3 Strategies to Improve Communication with Your Kids

3 Strategies to Improve Communication with Your Kids

As a parent of two small kids and a psychotherapist, who works with families and their children, I try to always be learning parenting  strategies and effective ways to communicate with kids of different ages. I’ve recently started focusing on...

Read more
Decoding the Adolescent Brain: Interview with Dr. Jess Shatkin, author of “Born to be Wild: Why Teens Take Risks and How We Can Keep Them Safe”

Decoding the Adolescent Brain: Interview with Dr. Jess Shatkin, author of “Born to be Wild: Why Teens Take Risks and How We Can Keep Them Safe”

I am reading the newly published book, “Born to be Wild: Why Teens Take Risks, and How We Can Keep Them Safe” by Professor, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and Pediatrics at NYU School of Medicine Jess Shatkin, MD. He was kind enough to agree...

Read more
13 Reasons Why Parents Should Pay Close Attention to Their Teen’s (Social) Life: Lessons from Netflix Original Series “13 Reasons Why”

13 Reasons Why Parents Should Pay Close Attention to Their Teen’s (Social) Life: Lessons from Netflix Original Series “13 Reasons Why”

Number 1. Adolescence is marked by the invincibility syndrome. Number 2. Relationships with peers become more important than relationships with parents and family. Number 3. Sexuality and dating… Number 4. Risk taking behaviors are...

Read more
When is the right time to bring your child to a specialist

When is the right time to bring your child to a specialist

As parents, we want to think that we know best what is good for our children and how to help them when they are struggling.Yet, we are only human and we are not expected to know everything and be 100% comfortable handling all child-rearing...

Read more
One way that depression manifests in adolescence that is not just “normal” teen behavior

One way that depression manifests in adolescence that is not just “normal” teen behavior

Last time, I spoke about depression and adolescence in general, listing 5 insights that every parent needs to know. Today, I want to talk about one common way that depression manifests itself during teenage years that will help you recognize the...

Read more
Phone: 1-773-470-3106
110 E. Schiller St.
USA, Elmhurst, IL 60126