Mother comforting her daughter with Relational Aggression Issues
    February 5, 2018
    The Do’s and Don’ts of Helping Your Daughter Cope with Relational Aggression Issues

    A fifth-grade-girl is at a loss. She sits on my couch, wringing her hands and staring hard at a piece of fuzz on the carpet. She can’t figure out how her friendships became so negative or what to do…

    Gymnast Gabby Douglas was the target of celebrity shaming during the 2016 olympics.
    October 9, 2017
    Celebrity Online Shaming: What Can We Learn & What We Can Teach Our Children

    Celebrities—especially females—are perhaps the biggest targets for online shaming. Celebrity online shaming is real. Generations of stars have endured the sniping and scrutiny of gossip rags, from…

    Three teenage girls laying on carpet with cell phones. Online shaming is real.
    October 2, 2017
    Online Shaming: I Can’t Believe They Posted That!

    From tweens to Millennials to aging seniors, online shaming doesn't discriminate. Imagine waking up to find out you're a victim of revenge porn from a vengeful ex. Maybe your webcam had been hacked an…

    Group of teens posing for a selfie on the steps o a building. Posting selfies is part of teen social media behavior.
    September 5, 2017
    Social Media Behavior: It’s Time to Talk with Your Teen

    Most parents understand the importance of discussing online safety and security with their children, but may not understand how regular social media use can have a negative impact on mental well-being…

    Partial Eclipse
    August 21, 2017
    Why I Believe in The Eclipse

    The Eclipse is doing what no politician, political party, media, or leadership has been able to do – it’s bringing people together. It’s crossing blue states and red states with no partiality. B…

    Mom and child interacting - PCIT.
    February 12, 2017
    Behavioral Struggles at Home? PCIT: The toolbox that every parent needs!

    At times parenting may feel like one of the most challenging experiences an adult may have. I know because I am a parent, too! The stakes are high. As parents, we guide our children in becoming happy,…

    March 15, 2013
    Conflict vs. Bullying: How can you tell the difference?

    As parents, we want to prepare our children to handle conflict and work through it, but what may sound like a conflict to us may sound like bullying to others.  How do you determine if your child is …

    March 14, 2013
    Bystander Behavior: What do other children do when they witness bullying?

    You can just imagine it. Your son or daughter is on the playground, and a bully comes up to them.  They start picking on your child, and soon, one of your child’s friends steps in to defend them. T…

    March 13, 2013
    How to Speak with Your Child’s School about Bullying

    Your child has opened up to you that he is being bullied at school.  Now what?  If you feel less-than prepared to handle this situation, you’re not alone.  Although most schools are becoming resp…

    March 12, 2013
    Is Your Child Being Bullied? Know How to Spot the Signs

    As a parent, it doesn’t take much to detect when something’s different about your child.  While not all issues are apparent, if your gut is telling you that something’s wrong, then it’s time …

    March 11, 2013
    How to Identify if Your Child is a Bully

    Maybe it’s the extra money your child came home with.  Or the fact that he’s losing his temper more often.  Does she deflect responsibility for her actions, especially if those actions are earni…

    Disruptive Behavior
    January 13, 2003
    Disruptive Behavior

    Dr. Greene's Answer: With kids who are disruptive, working on empathy can be very helpful--not telling her what to do, but helping her learn to identify what others are feeling (which can lead to chan…

    Children’s Environmental Health Research Centers Studies Effect of Toxic Exposures on Autism, ADHD, Hearing, Behavior, & IQ
    October 30, 2001
    Children’s Environmental Health Research Centers Studies Effect of Toxic Exposures on Autism, ADHD, Hearing, Behavior, & IQ

    Current evidence tells us that DDT was responsible  for a host of medical problems and the deaths of many children - but the link wasn’t proven until  more than 30 years later! (more…)…

    Fast Facts about Huffing
    January 27, 1999
    Fast Facts about Huffing

    "Huffing," or inhaling volatile substances, is becoming increasingly popular among children, especially among 12- to 14-year-olds (Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, 1998;152(8):781--786).…

    February 18, 1997
    Trichorrhexis Invaginata and Trichorrhexis Nodosa

    Dr. Greene's Answer: We all know how much we hate to have a bad hair day. Our hair is an important part of our self-esteem. Advertisements for hair care products call out to us from television and mag…

    January 27, 1997
    Expressing Pride in Our Children

    Dr. Greene's Answer: It's clear that you are pleased with your son. My guess is, your father was pleased with you, too. Perhaps he just didn't know how to express his pride in a way that "got through.…

    A Parent’s Guide to Praise
    January 27, 1997
    A Parent’s Guide to Praise

    Taking pride in our own accomplishments or those of our children is a healthy thing. Requiring ourselves or our children to continually accomplish things is not healthy. As parents, we need to express…