Are Your Kids “Lazy” or Are They Being Lazy?

Parenting tips Lazy kids

Written by Dr. John Carosso Subtle difference? Well, it’s really not so subtle. It’s the difference between labeling your child, or simply describing an annoying and transient behavior. What’s the big deal? When we call our kids “lazy,” “rude,” “liars,” “thieves,” or whatever, we are defining their character, and suggesting that this is their enduring quality. Okay, so now you’re […]

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Let’s Talk About How We Diagnose And Treat Autism Part III: Treatment of More Severe Autism

Autism Treatment

Written by Dr. John Carosso Where we left off We spent the past few posts discussing the diagnosis and treatment of mild autism. By the way, your subsequent comments and questions have been remarkable and very thought-provoking; thank you. At this point, you already know the general signs and symptoms of autism (if not, just check-out any number of my […]

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Let’s Talk About How We Diagnose and Treat Mild Autism – Part II: Treatment

Treating Mild Autism

Written by Dr. John Carosso Focus in Treatment? Children with mild autism are treated with a very specific approach that involves clearly delineating the problem behaviors and tendencies. In that respect, we need as much detailed information about what goes wrong, and what goes well, in what situations, to what extent, for how long, and how frequently? Detailed written descriptions […]

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How to Listen so Your Kids Will Too: The Art of Reflective Listening

Parenting- reflective listening

Written by Dr. John Carosso You get into an argument with your spouse. You know your point is valid but you’re having trouble getting your mate to acknowledge your view; instead, he just wants to “move on” and “forget about it.” So, he tries to change the subject and you’re left feeling unheard and misunderstood. You’re simply not ready to […]

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Our Christmas Gift: The Wonderful Counselor

Christmas Message

During this very special time of year, in what has become a tradition, I am happy to re-post this special Christmas message. Here’s wishing you and your kiddos a wonderful and blessed Christmas Holiday. 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 […]

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