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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Managing the Holiday Season

Tips for Preparing your Child for Christmas

Written by Dr. John Carosso Good Tidings… The Christmas and New Years Holiday really is magical and fun; a wonderful time of year that spreads warm feelings and cheer in families and communities throughout the world. The celebration is well deserved, and we all tend to look forward to this very special time of year. But… Yeah, there is a […]

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Is Your Teen Under-Achieving?

Tips for helping underachieving Teen

Written by Dr. John Carosso What are the keys to teenage success? There are lots of considerations, but the primary key is keeping your teen busy and on a regular schedule. You know the saying, “idle hands are the devil’s workshop.” That’s as true for teens as for adults. If teens have too much downtime, they typically do not use […]

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Is Mild Autism Over-Diagnosed?

Autism Diagnosis

Written by Dr. John Carosso Recent article in the paper Mr. John Rosemond, a psychologist who writes a syndicated article in the local paper, is increasingly driving me nuts, and he’s at it again. You may have seen his recent article in the Trib; he writes that children diagnosed mildly on the autism spectrum are largely just ‘quirky’, and summarily […]

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