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July 17, 2019
The Magic Formula: Gratitude

Taking gratitude a step further, more than just thankful thoughts, can make a measurable difference.

May 7, 2018
Let There Be Light—Except at Night!

Some parents believe that they prepare their toddlers for “the real world” by making sure that they’re not overly quiet when their children are sleeping, reasoning that it might make kids dependent on silence for good sleep.  Similarly, some don’t worry about whether there is light in their kid’s bedroom. However, a recent study shows […]

March 26, 2018
How Much Sleep Does My Child Need?

When children and adolescents don't get enough sleep, they lack attention and the ability to regulate their emotions and behaviors.  They become difficult and moody.

May 25, 2018
Can Success For Failing Schools Be This Easy?

A recent study had dire news for anyone interested in secondary education: If your school is “low performing,” nothing will change that. But one program-- called Building Assets, Reducing Risk—has gotten awards for a method that can turn failing schools around. More meetings. (Hear the collective groan from educators, counselors, and school administration.) But these […]

April 23, 2018
Sexting and Online Safety

Sexting is the sending of suggestive pictures, videos, and/or messages via phone or any other electronic device. Sometimes parents think that monitoring their child’s electronic devices might be showing distrust of the child and might harm their relationship. “Become familiar with parental monitoring options and monitor desktops, laptops, tablets, cell phones, and video game consoles […]

May 23, 2018
Life Balance Includes Free Play

While it is our God-given role as parents to direct and guide our children, one psychologist says that many 21st century parents interpret that as a directive to fill their children’s hours with activities. Micromanagement overtakes scheduling, and the result can be stress-related mental health problems in children and adolescents, including anxiety, depression and self-harm.  Children […]

March 28, 2018
Blue Light and Your Child's Health

It’s an enduring social image of our age:  Groups of kids who sit beside each other or at round tables, not making eye contact with humans but only with the screens they hold.  There’s no conversation.  Only the silent movement of fingers and the glow of blue light. While this has great implications for your […]

April 19, 2019
When Depressed Teens Can't or Won't Take Meds

A new study shows that the families of over half the teens who are diagnosed with depression decide, for various reasons, not to start their children on medications. In addition, over half of the teens who do start on anti-depressants sometimes quickly make the decision themselves to stop the meds, citing side effects and lack […]

Since 1992, Dr. Robinson has worked in a variety counseling positions. She is also a popular author and speaker on topics ranging from childhood development and sexuality, teen issues, family dynamics including caring for elderly relatives, and church resources for families.

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