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April 11, 2022
Easter And The Power of Hope

The Vital Nature of Hope “Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without the words and never stops at all”. - Emily Dickinson. It’s hard to overstate the importance of hope. The more hope, the stronger the drive, and it doesn’t dare to ever stop, nor even […]

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December 20, 2021
The Christmas Gift of Faith: What Role Does it Play?

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 […]

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June 14, 2021
Mission: Fatherhood! An Open Letter To Dads

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 […]

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December 21, 2020
Our Christmas Gift: The Wonderful Counselor

Written by Dr. John Carosso As a Christmas tradition, here is one of my favorite posts, and hopefully yours as well, highlighting the true gift of Christmas!! 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, work through difficulties. This of course […]

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December 18, 2018
Our Christmas Gift: The Wonderful Counselor

Written by Dr. John Carosso 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, work through difficulties. This of course would include helping people to think in more reasonable ways (cognitive therapy), behave in ways that are productive and healthy (behavioral approaches), […]

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December 18, 2017
Our Christmas Gift: The Wonderful Counselor

During this very special time of year, in what has become a tradition, I am happy to re-post this special Christmas message. Here's wishing you and your kiddos a wonderful and blessed Christmas Holiday. What I’m expected to do… As a psychologist, I’m expected to talk about traditional and clinically-relevant approaches to help kids, and […]

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December 23, 2016
Our Christmas Gift: The Wonderful Counselor

Written by Dr. John Carosso 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, work through difficulties. This of course would include helping people to think in more reasonable ways (cognitive therapy), behave in ways that are productive and healthy (behavioral approaches), […]

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December 7, 2015
Our Christmas Gift: The Wonderful Counselor

Written by Dr. John Carosso Wishing you and yours a blessed Christmas and Holiday Season. I hope you find this annual 'Wonderful Counselor' post to be comforting and that it helps to refocus what this Holiday is really all about. What I’m expected to do… As a psychologist, I’m expected to talk about traditional and […]

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November 11, 2011
Ten Tips for Managing Meltdowns

Written by Dr. Carosso It’s not uncommon that kids may become overly emotional, even tantrummatic at times. Parents typically ignore such behavior and send the child to their room to calm, which can be an effective and appropriate strategy. To isolate or not to isolate? For kids who show more severe emotion, banishing to the […]

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May 26, 2011
Spanking: Might makes right?

Written by Dr. Carosso The standard line: Okay, as a professional you know that I am supposed to tell you that corporal punishment (spanking) is a no-no and you shouldn’t do it. I’m supposed to tell you that it’s ineffective and simply does not work. Well, I’m not going to tell you that; or at […]

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