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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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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No Meltdown Outings: How to Manage Your Child’s Public Behavior

Tips on how to encourage good behavior on outings with your child

Public outings with your child can be quite challenging and demanding, and there tend to be more excursions over summer vacation. Children sometimes find the new environment, whether it be a store or amusement park, to be over-stimulating, and want to carry out the outing ‘on their terms’ rather than on yours. However, if you make a plan in advance, […]

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Mission: Fatherhood! An Open Letter To Dads

Celebrating Dads: A happy dad plays with his laughing daughter on Father's Day

On This Father’s Day, First I Gotta Give a Shout-Out to Moms! We all fully recognize the importance of a mom in a child’s life. Indeed, no one can surpass the love, compassion, caring, empathy, and tenderness of a mother. Dads sometimes can demonstrate those traits, but usually not on par with their female counterparts and, one could argue; that’s […]

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Is ‘Auditory Processing Disorder (APD)’ a Valid Diagnosis?

An Audiologist tests a child's hearing to determine if they have APD.

What is an auditory processing disorder (APD)? Quite simply, it’s a difficulty with the processing of auditory information. Usually, APD is diagnosed by an audiologist. Some of the specific signs Here are some of the specific symptoms of APD: Difficulty with: auditory discrimination auditory memory auditory sequencing hearing speech in a noisy environment  maintaining attention locating the source of a […]

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Is Your Teen Depressed, or Is It The Lock-down, or Both?

Teen boy with depression struggles to focus on homework.

I write about improving self-esteem and academics in my new book, Managing the 5 Most Challenging Childhood Behavioral Health Conditions of Our Day, and clearly we face a particularly difficult situation with our present-day pandemic and school-hybrid/lock-down situation. The impact of lock-down I am seeing more kids and teens struggling with their ‘down’ mood, lack of productivity, declining grades, and […]

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