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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Bus Anxiety, School Behavior, Sleep Problems – Ask Dr Karen

September 2, 2014

This week’s episode of ‘Ask Dr. Karen‘ on FOX News Boston included viewers parenting questions. Topics with concrete tips included: Bus anxiety for a middle school girl and her mother’s worry School behavior problem for a 6 year old (e.g., writing on the wall instead of participating in circle time) Sleep issues (20 month old […]

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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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What Age Is OK To Leave Children Unsupervised?

August 18, 2014

At what age is it OK to leave your children unsupervised? With varied stories of children being left unsupervised getting marked attention in the news as of late, FOX Evening News Boston called upon my expertise as a Family Therapist/Psychotherapist to offer insight. Anchor Sorboni Banerjee interviewed me for this segment. Some will agree with […]

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Obesity In Adulthood Linked To Parenting?

August 12, 2014

Can obesity in adulthood be linked to parenting? A much talked about video displays the connection between parenting patterns of one’s children into whom they become as adults, with specific focus on non healthy eating. During my interview on FOX News Boston, anchor Maria Stephanos and I discussed this video where I shared my insights […]

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Kids And Technology – Long Car Rides

August 10, 2014

Kids and technology – many debate regarding quality and quantity. The age of children and how long they should have their eyes looking at a screen is often in question. Through the years I have shared my insights and tips on television: Social Media Impact On Children – Are Kids Too Plugged In? (e.g., FOX […]

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Children Overexposed on Reality TV

July 20, 2014

Star Magazine called upon my expertise as a Family Therapist and Parenting Expert to weigh in on the topic of children on reality TV. I invite you to check out my reaction and insights in an article entitled: Reality Kids Revolt.

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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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Stay Married For The Kids Or Divorce, Co-Parenting, Graduation Speech Tips- Ask Dr. Karen

June 2, 2014

Viewers submit their relationship questions, and Psychotherapist/Marriage and Family Therapist/Relationship Expert Dr. Karen Ruskin answers them LIVE on air on FOX News Boston for this informative regular segment; ‘Ask Dr. Karen’. This morning’s segment received many great submissions. The 3 topics Dr. Karen Ruskin addressed with anchor Elizabeth Hopkins included: If you are unhappily married […]

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Working Moms CAN Be Great Moms – Emma Thompson Says No?

May 29, 2014

Can working moms be great moms? Celebrity Emma Thompson’s recent controversial statement suggests the answer is a big NO! During my segment of ‘Ask Dr. Karen’ on FOX News Boston, I discussed this topic. I invite you to check out my insights, viewing available on demand.

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