Free Range Parenting

Parenting Wars

April 13, 2015

On FOX News Channel John Stossel’s show, he provided for a special report entitled: Grow Up: Parenting Wars. During this report, I appeared on air sharing my concerns regarding the topic of “free range parenting”. You are invited to watch it in it’s entirety. My portions begin at the 4 minutes/32 seconds mark and ends […]

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Free Range Parenting In The News Again Vs. Helicopter Parents

April 13, 2015

Here we go . . .  “free range parenting” is in the news  . . . yet again. Free Range = Permissive Parenting “Free range”, from my perspective is simply permissive parenting when you allow one’s children who are between the ages of birth to age 10 to be without parental/adult oversight in unpredictable environments […]

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Free Range Parenting – A Cult?

March 9, 2015

Children 5-10 Years Old Without Adult Supervision – Is That Really The Best Option? A 6, 7, 8, 9, or 10 year old child simply does not have the same risk assessment skills as does a 12/13 year old. May I be so bold as to suggest this? Anyone who thinks otherwise is fooling themselves, […]

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Parenting Matters – 23 Tips For Raising Mentally Healthy Happy Kids

August 19, 2014

Parenting Matters! In this blog article I shall address a parenting approach and philosophy to be mindful of to put your best foot forward in raising mentally healthy and happy children, along with 23 specific tips to live by as parents, with consistency. As a Family Therapist who has been counseling children, parents, and the […]

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Young Children’s Body Image, Free Range Kids VS Helicopter Parenting

July 7, 2014

On this morning’s ‘Ask Dr. Karen’ segment on FOX News Boston, I weighed in on a study that discussed young children’s body image. As always, I answer viewers questions. Today’s example addressed young children playing in the park unsupervised. In turn, leading to my verbalization explaining this example is symbolic for  two separate parenting camps: […]

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Are Parents Doing Too Much For Their Grown Children? Helicopter Parents

May 2, 2014

Some parents guide their children all the way into the work force. Is it healthy or helicopter parenting? As a parenting expert/Marriage & Family Therapist, I weighed in on the topic of ‘Helicopter Parents’ LIVE on FOX News Boston on 5/1/14. Are parents doing too much for their grown children? How can you know if […]

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Gutfeld’s Book ‘Not Cool’ Psychoanalyzed – Mental Health & Personal Growth Messages

April 7, 2014

As a Psychotherapist who specializes in Marriage, Parenting, and Personal/Relational Growth and Wellness, I found Greg Gutfeld’s new book ‘Not Cool’ offers tons of mental health/wellness messages. Yes, believe it or not! ‘Not Cool’ – A SELF HELP BOOK!? Ha, ha. Sounds like an oxymoron. Certainly not intended to be a self help book, and […]

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Obama’s Marijuana Comment Sparks Debate- Psychotherapist With Neil Cavuto- It’s Dangerous!

January 22, 2014

President Obama’s comments regarding marijuana, as he compared it to smoking cigarettes and stating that it is no more dangerous than alcohol “in terms of its impact on the individual consumer” concerns me as a Psychotherapist, as a parent, as a person. It concerns me when a person who is in such a position of […]

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Too Sexy Too Soon – FOX & Friends With Parenting Expert Tips

June 9, 2012

Are kids growing up too fast? ‘Too Sexy Too Soon‘ is the title of this morning’s interview on FOX & Friends weekend with this parenting expert. I invite you to watch this informative interview with hosts Alisyn Camerota and Clayton Morris. Below you will find talking points including 4 real life scenarios and parenting tips.

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This Generation Of Kids – Parent Expert Explains

May 13, 2012

Why is parenting this generation of kids such a challenge? This parenting expert, Dr. Karen Ruskin explains the reason why: we are living during a time of great transition, of real transformation. Specifically, we are living during a time of Familial And Relational Transformation (F.A.R.T.). This is the FART generation and it is not a […]

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