Tag: Adolescent Therapy

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Child Development

#WalkUpNotOut: Why Being Nice to the Next Mass Murderer Doesn’t Help

I’m not against kindness. But here’s the problem with #WalkUpNotOut. The kid who’s going to eventually kill a bunch of people is the kind of …

failure to manage anger, a real American crisis
Anger Management

“Mental Health” Is Not The Problem, Failure to Manage Anger Is The Problem

“Mental health problems” do not lead to violence being perpetrated on society. A failure to manage anger does. We need to stop calling it a …

children are annoying - Leah Benson Therapy
Adolescent Therapy

Children Are Annoying

Yes, children are annoying. They whine, they cry, they break stuff, they hassle you. You can’t get rid of them. They treat you like you’re their slave and they don’t appreciate anything you do.

Why Children Think Parents are Put on this Earth to Make Them Happy

Why Children Think Parents are Put on this Earth to Make Them Happy

While it may be true that parents aren’t put on this earth to make their children happy for most of a child’s life, for the first year and sometimes longer, that is exactly what parents are put on this earth to do.

Can I Make My Kid Gay?

Can I Make My Kid Gay?

Having heard someone wonder if they were turning their child gay, I decided to address the question. Can I make my kid gay?

The Problem with Rich Kids
Adolescent Therapy

The Problem with Rich Kids

In the current issue of Psychology Today, the author, Dr. Suniya Luthar, describes  what she calls, “The problem with rich kids.” These youth have everything they could ever want materially, but they also have higher rates of substance use, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, cheating and stealing than ever.


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