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Dr. Ellen Goldman (New Blog Post): Application Anxiety

December 19, 2012  |   Posted by :   |   Blog Post,What's New   |   0 Comments

This is a difficult time of year for high school seniors, many of whom are in the thick of the college application process. These students are both excited and anxious, and they are surrounded by friends who are dealing with the same mix of emotions. The fact that we live in an area that is [...]

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Dr. Donna Henderson (Blog Post): A Parenting Lesson from My Dad

December 04, 2012  |   Posted by :   |   Blog Post,What's New   |   0 Comments

A Parenting Lesson from My Dad It’s funny what kids remember about their childhood.  I have a very clear memory of a day when I was maybe seven or eight years old.  I walked into my dad’s study, where he was working.  As he always did when I entered the room, my dad stopped working, [...]

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Dr. Susan Gerson (New Blog Post): Homework Help

November 26, 2012  |   Posted by :   |   Blog Post   |   0 Comments

I hate homework.  Its Thanksgiving weekend, my college-age son is home visiting, we are enjoying our mountain of leftover turkey, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, corn pudding, stuffing…  we are full and happy.  Well, three of us are full and happy.  One of us, my high school age son, is grappling with his mountain of homework.  [...]

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Dr. Kimberly Glass (New Blog Post): Action and Independence

November 12, 2012  |   Posted by :   |   Blog Post   |   0 Comments

In my home these days, with two little ones under 4, the phrases, “I can do it by myself”  or “no let me do it” are uttered with ever increasing frequency.  As a mother, I battle between respect for my children’s growing skills and my wish to support their developing independence and my pragmatic need [...]

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Dr. Katia Fredriksen (New Blog!): More Thoughts on Sleep during Adolescence

November 05, 2012  |   Posted by :   |   Blog Post,What's New   |   0 Comments

I’m glad that Dr. Black brought sleep deprivation to the center stage in his blog posting last week, as I strongly believe that there needs to be more awareness among parents, students, and school staff about this issue. I won’t reiterate Dr. Black’s points about why sleep is so important; suffice it to say that [...]

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Dr. David Black (New Blog Post): Our Funny Relationship with Sleep

October 30, 2012  |   Posted by :   |   Blog Post,What's New   |   0 Comments

The fall semester is now in full swing, the homework has begun to pile up, and fall sports are reaching their peak.  As our lives get busier, it increasingly seems that sleep becomes our last priority and gradually moves to the back burner.  A recent article published in the journal Pediatrics reminds of the very [...]

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Dr. Rebecca Penna (New Blog Post): Autumn Is Upon Us

October 15, 2012  |   Posted by :   |   Blog Post   |   0 Comments

Autumn is upon us! I get excited around this time every year, when we start to see the first hints of the fall season. I love seeing the leaves change from green to hues of orange, red, and yellow. I love the smells of cinnamon and spices, and the sight of pumpkins and brightly colored [...]

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Dr. Susan Hammond (Blog Post): Helping Children Feel Empowered

October 08, 2012  |   Posted by :   |   Blog Post,What's New   |   0 Comments

A month ago I attended a weekend reunion of the summer camp I went to for six years, celebrating the 70th anniversary of the camp. The women there ranged in age from around 80 down to 19. As we spoke of our years at camp, I was struck by a common theme: the development of [...]

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Dr. Robb Mappou (New Blog): When A College Student Thinks He or She Has ADHD

October 01, 2012  |   Posted by :   |   Blog Post   |   0 Comments

Dr. Rob Mappou Last week, Dr. Stixrud talked about the high level of fear and anxiety that may have led college students at Harvard to cheat. Anxiety may also cause college students to have difficulty concentrating and studying. “I think have a ADD,” said the college freshman sitting in my office. “Why do you think [...]

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Dr. William Stixrud (New Blog Post): Being a Non-Anxious Presence for Your Child

September 25, 2012  |   Posted by :   |   Blog Post,What's New   |   0 Comments

Harvard University recently reported the worst cheating scandal in its history. Since then, I’ve been thinking a lot about what I presume to be the high level of fear (e.g., of not being successful) experienced by the students involved. I’ve been reflecting on Edwin Friedman’s view, which he described in the late 1990′s (in his [...]

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