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Doctor’s Notes Not Recommended for School Avoidance

In the current issue of Deutsches Ärzteblatt International, child and adolescent psychiatrist Martin Knollmann and colleagues describe school avoidance due to emotional issues and compare it with true truancy. The truant child will skip school to engage in more preferred activities such as spending time with friends or using drugs, and parents are often unaware […]

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Heroin Abuse Increasing Among High School and College Students

buy cigars online img class=”alignright size-full wp-image-22545″ title=”troubled-teenage-girl” alt=”” src=”http://childdevelopmentinfo.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/troubled-teenage-girl.jpg” width=”150″ height=”225″ />Last month I ventured into the non-clinical realm and discussed sports psychology and the, if you will, lighter side of the profession.  This month I am plunging into the depths of what appears to have been, or may still be, an epidemic of […]

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Building Your Child’s Self Esteem

It’s often been said that children learn what they live. So if you’re looking for a place to start helping your child build positive self esteem and self value, then you should show them your positive sense of self and strong self esteem. Be positive when you speak about yourself and highlight your strengths. This […]

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Is your Teen Involved in a “Mine-Field Relationship?”

Early relationships in middle and older adolescence are, how should we describe it,… intense and emotionally charged. Remember Romeo and Juliet, the 13 year-olds from feuding families that Shakespeare tragically paired together in 15th century Verona? With good reason, we mythologize love in adolescence, with its power to plant in our hormonally-fertilized psyches the seeds […]

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Autism

A recent report from the CDC indicates that the prevalence of autism has increased by 78% since 2002. It is unclear what has caused this increase in prevalence. According to the CDC, this increase may be due to the way autism is identified, diagnosed and treated. Public awareness of this condition has steadily increased over […]

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Making Boys Better Men

For the past twenty-five years, I have been doing support groups for men.  I do not call them therapy groups because men generally do not like to go to therapy.  It has been customary for men to enroll in greater numbers than women in alcohol or drug recovery programs, which are for some reasons perceived […]

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Positive Praise for your Child’s Pride

Praising a child correctly is important to the development of positive behaviors. It’s a great way to encourage constructive future behavior. When you give praise you are giving your child a feeling of positive feedback, which increases their sense of confidence, self esteem and abilities. When you praise your child, you are pointing out the […]

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