Ten Tips for Managing Meltdowns

Written by Dr. Carosso It’s not uncommon that kids may become overly emotional, even tantrummatic at times. Parents typically ignore such behavior and send the child to their room to calm, which can be an effective and appropriate strategy. To isolate or not to isolate? For kids who show more severe emotion, banishing to the room may not be entirely […]

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Separation Anxiety: A Kindergartner’s Struggle

Written by Dr. John Carosso Off to school blues Have you had smooth experiences getting your kids off to school? I hope and trust that your kids have navigated this transition without undue difficulty. However, my kiddo has not been so fortunate. Much to his chagrin, Nico is starting Kindergarten, and the separation process has not been easy. Our mornings have […]

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Autism: Back to School Made Easy

Written by Dr. Carosso Sorry to mention it, but… Don’t hate the messenger but, yes, it’s about that time to start thinking about ‘back to school’. I shudder even writing those words given the implication of summer coming to an end. Summer vs School Routine Need I mention the difference between summer and school-year routines?  If you start about 3-weeks […]

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Asperger’s and Social Outings: Don’t Leave It To Chance

Written by Dr. Carosso The  Challenge In my work with parents, it’s all too common to hear the concern that their child, with high functioning Autism/Asperger’s, initially tends to ‘fit-in’ but, invariably, peers begin to notice peculiar tendencies, and social immaturity, and then shy away from their child. Of course, this causes distress, sadness, and frustration for everyone involved. The […]

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Relationship: The Foundation of Discipline

Written by Dr. 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; not […]

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