Tag Archive: Parenting Tips

FA061 – Anatomy of Self-Esteem

Doctors Brian and Giuseppe talk about self-esteem, and how to help your kids to feel good about themselves! Website of the week: No Time for Flash Cards Listen here: [Audio clip: view full post to listen] You can get your free podcast subscription in iTunes. Vote for The Family Anatomy Podcast at Podcast Alley and…

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Helping Kids Deal With Divorce

Divorce is difficult for everyone involved including the parents who were formerly in love and the kids whose world can change overnight. While kids are typically aware of their parents conflicts, they are not usually privy to the intricate and painful emotional process that has led their parents to separation. As a result, it typically…

FA057 – Anatomy of Three Things, Part 8

Doctors Brian and Giuseppe discuss three recent stories on familyanatomy.com: Should you let your kids win when you play games? Anti-psychotic meds may be overprescribed for kids without psychotic symptoms. Summer jobs protect against suicide. Listen here: [Audio clip: view full post to listen] You can get your free podcast subscription in iTunes. If you…

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FA055 – Anatomy of Teaching Responsibility

Doctors Brian and Giuseppe talk about the importance of teaching children to be responsible by giving them jobs around the house. Dr. G hates the Ch-word, but: give your kids chores! Listen here: [Audio clip: view full post to listen] You can get your free podcast subscription in iTunes. If you use iTunes, you can…

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US Task Force: Screen teens for depression

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force reviewed studies of depression in teens in a study published in the April issue of Pediatrics. Although the researchers acknowledged that the data are limited, they concluded that screening methods can be an effective method of identifying teen depression and that there are treatments that can address the symptoms….

April Showers bring May Flowers and then….Dog Bites?

According to┬ánew research published in the March 2009 issue of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, rising temperatures leading into, and during the summer months, are correlated with an increased incidence of kids being bitten by dogs. The researchers believe that this is explained either by the fact that there is more outdoor, rough play with dogs…

Three tips for maintaining the parent-teacher relationship

Teachers in the U.K. are concerned that parents are failing their children. In a talk at the annual conference of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers, Mary Bousted said that children are arriving at school without being able to dress themselves, use the toilet properly, or eat at the table. Chlidren from various economic backgrounds…

Summer jobs prevent suicide

Psychologists have been aware for some time that teen suicide is “contagious” – if a youth knows someone who attempts suicide, it increases his or her risk as well. Even if a friend of a friend makes an attempt, a teen is more likely to consider suicide to be an option. A study to be…

Can dads get it right?

Parenting.com has posted a series of well-produced, entertaining videos in partnership with Juice Box Jungle. I found the headline, “Daddy Doesn’t Do It Right” and had to check it out. The brief video interviews mothers and fathers about their participation in childcare, and includes some not-so-surprising information: In this video: Over 25% of dads polled…

FA049 – Anatomy of the Teenage Years

Doctors Brian and Giuseppe talk to Barbara Desmarais, a parenting and life coach, about raising teenagers. Listen here: [Audio clip: view full post to listen] … or get your free subscription in iTunes. If you use iTunes, you can leave a review! Leave us a comment, or you can e-mail suggestions or questions to [email protected]….

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