Posts Tagged "Ask Dr. Kate"

Parents should feel empowered to get their child help

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Rates of childhood anxiety and depression have increased during the past 15 years. The reasons for this are complex. Some speculate that societal changes, such as higher divorce rates, over scheduling and emphasis on achievement as opposed to emotional connection, are possible contributors.

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7 ways to keep calm and carry on while marching into spring

 

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As February vacation comes to an end, students will enter what, for many, can be the most trying part of the school year. Beginning now until the end of the school year, academic expectations ramp up exponentially.

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The importance of talking to children about racism

 

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Once viewed as controversial and perhaps even a topic to be avoided, today the topic of racism is widespread. Racism is discussed on the presidential campaign trail, it’s questioned in relation to police brutality, it’s displayed through surveillance video recording taken by your average citizen, and it’s even an argument behind the choices for this year’s Oscar’s nominees.

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Parenting with presence: Trust your own instincts

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Listening to Amy Cuddy’s new book “Presence (Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges)” highlights the importance of body language and the ability to display “presence” when parenting effectively. Cuddy defines presence as “the state of being able to comfortably express our true thoughts and feelings and values and talents and knowledge — so knowing who you are and being able to access that when you most need to.”

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October Q&A: Smartphones

Kids and Smartphones   Question:

   Dr Kate, My son is entering 6th grade and insists on having a smart phone. What are your thoughts on this?

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