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 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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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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