Bolstering Your Child’s Self-Esteem: Part II- Relationship with You

Written by Dr. John Carosso Where we left off We had discussed, in Part I, the importance of your child’s relationship with God in enhancing his or her self-esteem. Next we move-on to the most important person in your child’s life. So, who is that most important person? Well, it’s you. Yes, go figure; you’re far and away the most […]

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The Placebo Effect, Hope, and the Power of Words

parenting tips- words have power

Written by Dr. John Carosso What is the placebo effect? A placebo is something that has no active therapeutic properties and is given to a patient to make them think they are getting the actual medication. The placebo effect is that some patients, interestingly, actually get better when given the placebo. Medications are compared to placebo because, if not better […]

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5 Easy Steps To A More Compliant Child

Here are 5 foundational steps of getting your kid(s) to be compliant: 1. Relationship, Relationship, and more Relationship. If you don’t have a fun-loving and enjoyable relationship with your child, then you’re in for a really tough time. The goal is that your child wants to follow your directions, and wants a happy and harmonious home-life and, consequently, is more […]

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Are Your Kids “Lazy”, Or Are They Being Lazy?

Subtle difference? Well, it’s really not so subtle. It’s the difference between labeling your child, or simply describing an annoying and transient behavior. Dr. John Carosso Dr. Carosso has more than 30 years of experience as a licensed Child Clinical Psychologist and Certified School Psychologist working in private, inpatient, outpatient, residential, school, and home settings. He is Clinical Director of […]

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Autism and Early Intervention; What Works and How Well?

The Study Pediatrics (2009, November) compared traditional early intervention approaches commonly offered in the community (S/L, OT, Specialized Preschool) to the more intensive Early Start Denver Model (ESDM) based in applied behavioral analysis. Who was assessed? Forty-eight children diagnosed within the autism spectrum, between 18-30 months of age, were randomly assigned into one of the two groups, and assessed at […]

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A Recipe for Ruining a Perfectly Good Kid | April 4, 2013

Written by Dr. John Carosso The Essential Ingredients –Start with a fun-loving, intelligent, inquisitive child who wants nothing more than to please his or her parents. –Add-in a demanding, critical parent. –Keep adding the parental demands and expectations. –Add only a pinch of some subdued praise, and praise only for the highest of achievements. –Add a few hundred cups of […]

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