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David Paltin, PhD

Dr David Paltin is a licensed child and adolescent psychologist in Orange, California. He received his PhD from United States International University. He currently is in private practice and member of the Adjunct Faculty with National University and Columbia College. He is the Author of The Parents’ Hyperactivity Handbook and other professional articles, Dr. Paltin has lectured and consulted on parenting, special needs education, and behavioral health challenges in children. Dr. Paltin appeared recently on CNN’s feature show “Medical Mysteries” and has been profiled for his work with ADHD and sleep problems in children.

Summer is the Season to Take Back Learning!

Here’s a quiz for you: Did you spend at least seven of the last nine months complaining about the way your kids were educated at …

Forming a Stronger Parent Unit

It’s possibly the most over-used gag on family sit-coms spanning the TV airwaves from the days of Leave it to Beaver till our own 8 …

Teen Cyberfights

I was looking over my 13 year old son’s shoulder the other day (or, as they say in teen cyberlanguage “POS” for Parent Over Shoulder) …

Gossip Around the Bowl: Conquering Constipation in Kids

  Anyone who has had a child who has had constipation knows how worrisome it can be. You know your child hasn’t had a bowel …

FDA acts to Protect Kids from the Drug Industry

Ten-year old Jack is depressed. Does mom need to head for the medicine cabinet or rush to the pharmacy for antidepressants to help him cope …

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

Early relationships in the middle and older adolescence years are, how should we describe it—intense and emotionally charged. Remember Romeo and Juliet, the 13-year-olds from …

Sassy Kids Watching Sassy TV

Have you heard? Sassiness is in fashion among the 8 to 16 year old crowd. Sarcasm, subtle insults and put-downs, and conversation stopping one-liners have …

Help! I’m raising a Pop Head!

A cold soda on a hot day, maybe one during lunch on the weekend. . . What is the problem? The problem is that one …

Is my child’s behavior a side effect of medication?

“Dust mite allergy,” the allergist told John and Tamara, consulting with them about their constantly scratching 10 year old who now had constant red marks …

Listening to Your Child’s Inner Voice

You walk softly past your child’s room at night, lower the light in the hallway, and then you hear it; a quiet song, a joke …

It’s All About Family Fun

Food?  Shelter?  A vegetable with every meal?  Health insurance?  Maybe you think of these as the basics, the essential ingredients of a healthy childhood in …

Mirror, Mirror, in the Brain

Most of the time, when a colleague or co-worker calls me over to watch a video on Youtube, my first thought is to look at …

Bridging the Communication Gap Between Parents & Children

When did talking to kids become so hard? It shouldn’t take a Ph.D. in Human Relations and ten years of college debate-team experience to communicate …

Encouraging Your Child’s Vegetable Eating

It’s a parenting dilemma struggled with for generations, or at least since the first blob of mustard greens or lentil loaf was spooned out onto …

Autism and Freeways: more questions than answers at this point.

Findings of a new study conducted by autism researchers at the Saban Research Institute at the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles have created a buzz …

The Anti-Aging Message and our Kids

Cosmetics industry analysts report that expenditures for anti-aging products have created a 15 billion dollar market for creams, injections, and compounds that promise to slow …