What’s the Best Strategy for ADHD?

Written by Dr. John Carosso Of all the options… There are a host of ways to help manage ADHD and its primary symptoms of impulsivity, hyperactivity, and distractibility. People often seek counseling for their child, and that approach is worthwhile, given it’s vital to teach coping skills. Of course, medication is often pursued and that too is quite effective. However, […]

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Is There a “Cure” for Dyslexia?

Written by Dr. John Carosso So, is there a “cure”? There is not a “cure” for dyslexia. However, to better-understand the answer to this question, it’s best to review the nature of dyslexia and its underpinnings. In that respect, dyslexia is a neurological disorder in the sense that at least three particular areas of the brain, in charge of recognizing […]

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Is it Okay to Compare Your Kids?

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Written by Dr. John Carosso To compare or not to compare? Parents often quickly correct themselves after making comparisons between their kids, saying “I know we’re not supposed to do that…” It’s generally taken for granted that comparing our children is wrong. Is it really wrong? In reality, we compare all the time. In fact, comparing helps us to understand […]

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Our Christmas Gift: The Wonderful Counselor

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Written by Dr. John Carosso What I’m expected to do… As a psychologist, I’m expected to talk about traditional and clinically-relevant approaches to help kids, and parents, work through difficulties. This of course would include helping people to think in more reasonable ways (cognitive therapy), behave in ways that are productive and healthy (behavioral approaches), be emphatic (Rogerian techniques), stay […]

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Relationship: The Foundation of Discipline

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Written by Dr. John Carosso The discipline trap How beneficial is time-out, taking away the TV, or ‘grounding’ a child from going outside? Of course, as most parents have come to find, all of these discipline strategies can be effective. However, what happens if you rely too heavily on these strategies? Well, first, your household can become like a gulag; […]

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