Select Page

Blog

Recent Blog Posts

My goal in writing this blog is to help parents keep their kids safe. I’m going to share what I’ve learned in the last 25 years of working with traumatized kids and what I am continuing to learn as a parent and a grandparent.

Are The Brains of ADHD Kids Different?

Are The Brains of ADHD Kids Different?

If you talk to any parent of a child with ADHD, they may talk about differences in behavior that puzzled them before the diagnosis.  And they may talk about unique and extraordinary gifts the child may have. But one thing that’s just coming to light about...

read more
Open or Closed Doors at Night?

Open or Closed Doors at Night?

It’s tricky being a parent and making decisions to keep your kids safe.  We want to be able to check quietly on infants and toddlers, so we try to minimize changes in light and sound when they are asleep.  Keep the door open or shut? Or ajar just a crack?...

read more
Is Food Making You And Your Kids Crazy?

Is Food Making You And Your Kids Crazy?

We all know about food urges—cravings for sweets or French fries or other junk food. (And yes, chocolate cravings are a real thing.)  But did you know that a change in diet can help with symptoms of depression? A recent study of 67 people with unhealthy diets who...

read more
It’s Only a Game! And He’s a Preschooler!

It’s Only a Game! And He’s a Preschooler!

Six hours a week. That’s the national average for a U.S. kid, age 2-17, to spend time playing online games on a mobile device. More surprising, though, is this fact:  “Ninety-one percent of children play video games, and gaming among young children has increased...

read more
The Glories of Getting Dirty

The Glories of Getting Dirty

A recent National Geographic article made a startling statement:  Today’s kids spend less time outside than does the average prisoner. Wow. (But it’s not just kids—the article cites a recent study that says adults spend 93% of their time indoors, too.)  Paul...

read more
The Diaper Debate and Potty Training Tussle

The Diaper Debate and Potty Training Tussle

The CDC just announced that for the second year in a row, the U.S. fertility rate hit a record low, to just 60.2 births per 1,000 women of childbearing age.  This decline in the number of babies has had ripples in our economy, as manufacturers of disposable...

read more
How Stopping Exercise Impacts Depression

How Stopping Exercise Impacts Depression

Many, many studies show that a good way to combat depression is physical exercise. The results are immediate – that feeling of well-being and accomplishment; and later the satisfaction of a toned body, endurance, and better sleep. However, up until recently, no...

read more
Can Success For Failing Schools Be This Easy?

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...

read more
Life Balance Includes Free Play

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...

read more
Logo

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.

Contact Doc