The Behavioral Therapist Detective: Here’s How We Solve the Case

The Behavioral Therapist Detective

How It Starts… I regularly get questions from parents about how to manage their child’s behavior. We welcome such questions and look forward to working with parents to help improve the situation. I might hear something like, “my child is having lots of tantrums and is really hard to manage” or “my child won’t do anything I ask!” These are, […]

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The Christmas Gift of Faith: What Role Does it Play?

The Gift of Faith and the role it plays in childhood difficulties.

Sharing this post is one of my favorite traditions. This Christmas blog post was first put up the HelpForYourChild.com back in 2012. It has been helping families recognize the role Faith plays in helping families and childhood difficulties. What I’m Expected to Do… As a psychologist, I’m expected to talk about traditional and clinically-relevant approaches to help kids, and parents, […]

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Merry and Bright: How to Handle Your Child’s Behavior On Holiday Outings

Keep Those Holiday Outings Merry!

The holiday season often includes busy public outings with your child. These can be quite tricky and challenging! Children sometimes find the new environment, whether it be a store or a crowded holiday event, to be over-stimulating. They try to carry out the outing ‘on their terms’ rather than on yours. However, if you make a plan in advance, there […]

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Selective Mutism: Is Your Child Just Shy, Or Is It Something More?

Is it Selective Mutism, or just shyness?

Selective Mutism vs ‘Just Being Shy’ Selective mutism is a diagnosable condition that significantly interferes with a child’s ability to adapt and function in social situations. It’s defined as a failure to speak in situations where the child is expected to speak. The child perceives the situation as uncomfortable and usually with a degree of social pressure to interact. Novel […]

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Thanksgiving Day Special: How to Raise Thankful Kids

Teaching your kids how to be Thankful this Holiday Season.

Thanksgiving is Extra Special Many people find Thanksgiving to be one of their favorite holidays. It’s simple, no gifts to buy, no fuss. It’s just family and friends coming together with a recognition that we have a lot to be thankful for. How Do We Help Kids Practice Being Thankful Year-round? I imagine many of us try to keep that […]

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Dr. John Carosso’s ebook: The Steps to Improving Your Child’s Behavior

An expanded content eBook about improving your child's behavior, with steps and videos..

The Steps to Improving Your Child’s Behavior There is a formula to child discipline. If you follow the recipe, the outcome is very predictable in a positive way. Children expect parents to behave in a particular manner; when they do, they tend to respond accordingly in terms of being more manageable, respectful, calmer, and grateful. When parents don’t follow the […]

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Community Psychiatric Center’s Social Skills Groups and Parent Support Groups

A group of kids having a successful Social Skills Group session.

Our goal at CPC is to provide a wide array of treatment options to help children reach their fullest potential. To that end, we offer social skills groups that help children learn better ways to make and keep friends. Children with autism can present as delightful and endearing, but sometimes don’t know what to do in order to maintain a […]

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Preparing for the ‘Back to School’ Routine

Kids happy to be back at school.

It’s Getting Close to That Time Again… It’s closing in on that ‘back to school’ time of year. Yes, it is sad to see August slipping by, and it’s time to start thinking about getting back into the school schedule. It can be a difficult transition for children to get back into that routine, with some kids dreading the end […]

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Check Out Our Library of Helpful Resources

We’ve Provided a Repository of Parent Resources!! You might now know it, but our library of parent resources extends beyond the helpful articles I share here. If you check out cpcwecare.com you’ll see our Parent Resource section, and the archives of our CPC Presents television shows. The Resource section has many helpful links to information. The information covers autism, Asperger’s, […]

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