How To Talk To Your Kids About Terrorism (‘The Incredibles’ Approach)

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Written by Dr. John Carosso Did you see that movie? The Incredibles is a great flick; probably one of the best animated movies. This family starts out as this dysfunctional unit who can’t communicate, are at-odds with one another, feeling no confidence or competence, but end-up coming together as a fighting force ready to take on the world and then […]

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Should Trophies be “Earned” or Given?

Written by Dr. John Carosso The Controversy Recently it was reported that James Harrison (Pittsburgh Steeler) took his kid’s trophies because they were not ‘earned’. This sparked an interesting debate. Point, counter-point, and nuances As would be expected, as with most issues, there is not necessarily a straight-forward ‘right or wrong’ answer given that certain nuances and conditions may exist […]

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Let’s Talk About Dyslexia

Written by Dr. John Carosso ‘Dyslexia’ does not have to mean ‘disability’ If your child has a reading disorder, better known as dyslexia, it’s vital you understand the underpinnings of the problem and where to turn for help. In that respect,  you and your child need to know that the problem does not reside with him or her, but with […]

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5 Easy Steps To A More Compliant Child

Here are 5 foundational steps of getting your kid(s) to be compliant: 1. Relationship, Relationship, and more Relationship. If you don’t have a fun-loving and enjoyable relationship with your child, then you’re in for a really tough time. The goal is that your child wants to follow your directions, and wants a happy and harmonious home-life and, consequently, is more […]

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To Spank or Not to Spank?

Given all the recent news regarding spanking and using a ‘switch’ to “teach children a lesson”, I thought it would be a good time to revisit one of my earlier posts on this subject. Please pass it along: Does Spanking Work? Okay, as a professional I’m supposed to tell you that corporal punishment (spanking) is a no-no and you shouldn’t […]

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