Parenting

Parenting Millennials

October 12, 2018

A new study from Merrill Lynch and Age Wave estimates parents are providing $500 billion annually for their millennial offspring. This week’s installment during my bi-wkly mental health segment on NECN with anchor Joy Lim Nakim I discussed the importance of launching one’s millennials and being supportive vs. fully providing for them as though they […]

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Helping Kids Adjust to Change

August 21, 2018

As parents, helping one’s children to adjust to the new school year, and transition smoothly when change occurs, all kinds of change, is an important part of parenting. During my bi-weekly segment on NECN this morning, I provided parenting tips to help with the process. If you missed my live segment, here’s the link for […]

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Summer Transition And Adjustment For Families

June 19, 2018

Summer is a time of transition for many families. Which means adjustment. During my regular bi-weekly mental health segment on NECN with anchor Joy Lim Nakrin, we discussed this topic today. We explored that for some families this results in positive feelings, excitement and connection. For others the result is family tension, family conflict and […]

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Digital Media – Effects on the Developing Brain

May 21, 2018

This weekend I had the pleasure of being the keynote speaker for the Foxborough Regional Charter School’s annual Family Engagement Conference – Parenting in the 21st Century. My keynote: Digital Media – the effects on the developing brain. My intent for this keynote was to provide the most up to date research, as well as […]

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Summer Jobs For Teenagers – Value of Work

May 15, 2018

Teenagers: to work this summer or not to work? That is the question, and my most recent on air discussion during my regular bi-weekly appearance on NECN with anchor Joy Lim Nakrin, where I share analysis and tips on timely topics through my lens as a Psychotherapist/Family Therapist. My answer: oh yes! There is much […]

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Digital Heroin- The effects of screen time on the developing brain

April 17, 2018

As the keynote speaker for Foxborough Regional Charter School’s Family Engagement Conference 2018 I shall discuss: Digital Heroin- the effects of screen time on the developing brain. This will be my 3rd year in a row as a speaker for FRCS, and I am proud to be invited back. Each year is a different timely […]

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Teens, Sexting, Parenting Tips: What is normal sexual development?

April 7, 2018

If you are the parent of a teenager, then it is quite possible your teen is sexting. As NECN’s trusted go-to Psychotherapist/Family Therapist, this past week I had the opportunity to provide viewers with education regarding teen sexual development, my reaction to JAMA’s latest study about teenagers and sexting, share my timely analysis, and offer […]

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Teen Sexting – Is this normal? Sex Education in School?

February 28, 2018

Is sexting for teenagers normal? Should sexting be taught as a part of sexual education in school? These are the latest questions posed to me during an interview on FOX News Channel’s The Ingraham Angle. This blog article further explores the topic, post the interview.

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Porn Crisis – Effecting our Children’s Future

November 4, 2017

The Pornification of the American culture – this is the topic of discussion I participated in as a Psychotherapist/Marriage and Family Therapist Guest Expert on FOX News Channel’s The Ingraham Angle. If you missed this informative discussion between myself, host Laura Ingraham, and Sociologist Guest Expert Dr. Gail Dines, I invite you to watch on […]

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You Are A Football Mom When…

December 9, 2016

In contrast to the usual focus of my blog articles which provide tips, insight and perspective on varied mental health topics, relationships, marriage, dating, parenting, and timely topics in the news (e.g., politics, sports, celebrities) through my lens as a Psychotherapist/Marriage and Family Therapist, this blog rather shares my personalized experience as a mother. Specifically […]

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