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Talking Brains Episode 6: How Children Thrive with Mark Bertin MD

By |2018-11-26T17:04:33+00:00November 14th, 2018|Categories: Children, Parenting, Talking Brains|Tags: , , , |

Talking Brains Podcast Ep 6: a conversation about parenting and how children thrive with Mark Bertin MD. Mark Bertin MD discusses child development and parenting - valuable information that can also be found in his newest book, "How Children Thrive: The Practical Science of Raising Independent, Resilient, and Happy Kids". Dr. Bertin can be found at [...]

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The Consequences of High-Conflict Divorce on Children

By |2016-11-20T07:53:40+00:00October 14th, 2016|Categories: Children, Collaborative Divorce, Crisis, Divorce, Mediation, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , |

While we know that high-conflict divorce impacts the wellbeing of all parties involved, there is scientific data showing specifically how high-conflict divorce impacts children.  Children who are victims of a high-conflict divorce have a significant decrease in quality of life. The following are three ways in which children’s lives are impacted by parents who are invested [...]

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10 Tips for Co-Parenting with a Narcissist

By |2018-09-29T13:26:47+00:00January 11th, 2016|Categories: Gaslighting, Narcissism, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , |

After posting Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 on signs you are in a relationship with a narcissist and what to do about it, I received emails and comments asking what to do when you have children with a narcissist. While walking away from a narcissist is difficult enough, it is even more of a [...]

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30 Quotes on Parenting

By |2017-02-15T10:32:53+00:00September 25th, 2012|Categories: Parenting, Quotes|Tags: , , , |

Learn what these well-known people had to say about parenting. Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands. - Anne Frank Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do. - Benjamin Spock We may not be [...]

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ADHD & Parenting: An Interview with Mark Bertin MD

By |2016-11-20T07:53:41+00:00June 11th, 2012|Categories: ADD, ADHD, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Dr. Mark Bertin, a board certified developmental behavioral pediatrician, studied at the UCLA School of Medicine and completed his training in general pediatrics at Oakland Children’s Hospital in California. Dr. Bertin is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at New York Medical College. Dr. Bertin is a frequent lecturer for parents, teachers and professionals on topics related [...]

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Allergy Death at School: When Do Morals Override Policy?

By |2016-11-20T07:53:43+00:00January 6th, 2012|Categories: Asthma, Medication, Parenting, School|Tags: , , , , , , , |

7-year-old Ammaria Johnson died after anaphylactic shock while at school. The school did not administer an Epi-Pen (which could have afforded Ammaria life-saving time to get to the hospital). One of the most shocking things about the allergy death is that the school stated they do have "lifesaving medication" available, but they administer them only "when [...]

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Taking medication for depression during pregnancy

By |2016-10-05T06:45:49+00:00April 17th, 2011|Categories: Depression/Anxiety, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Here's an article on MSNBC regarding the use of antidepressant medication during pregnancy: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/42612381/ns/health-pregnancy/ Dr. Steph says: Many decisions in life are determined by measuring benefits vs. risks. Would the mother's depression, if left untreated, negatively impact the well-being of her fetus? Would the mother's untreated depression negatively impact the way she cares for her infant [...]

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Moderate sleep loss impairs vigilance and sustained attention in children with ADHD

By |2016-11-20T07:53:46+00:00March 7th, 2011|Categories: ADD, ADHD, Parenting, Research, School, Sleep|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

ScienceDaily (2011-03-04) -- A new study indicates that the ability of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder to remain vigilant and attentive deteriorated significantly after losing less than one hour of nightly sleep for a week. "Moderate sleep restriction leads to a detectable negative impact on the neurobehavioral functioning of children with ADHD and healthy controls, [...]

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Kids with Migraines: Their Mental Health is Fine

By |2016-10-05T06:45:49+00:00February 18th, 2011|Categories: Depression/Anxiety, Parenting, Research|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In a study by Bruijn, et al. (2010), it was found that compared to healthy children, children with migraines: * do not exhibit more withdrawn behavior * do not have more thought problems * do not have more social problems * do not exhibit more delinquent or aggressive behavior * are not more frequently diagnosed with [...]

Video games are good for girls, if parents play along

By |2018-10-01T14:34:20+00:00February 2nd, 2011|Categories: Children, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , |

Here's a synopsis of the study, followed by my questions about it: ScienceDaily (2011-02-02) -- Researchers have conducted a study on video games and children between 11 and 16 years old. They found that girls who played video games with a parent enjoyed a number of advantages. Those girls behaved better, felt more connected to their [...]

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