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Consequences vs. Punishment
Author: Sara Teichman, Psy.D.
August 29th, 2017

All too many parents struggle with discipline. They will often complain that they have trouble making their rules stick, and busy themselves with searching for the “magic” that will make the process of discipline work. They may search for a list of punishments that they can whip out at a moment’s notice in the hope that that would get the children to listen. Unfortunately, despite ads and claims to the contrary, there is no magi …
Curiosity, a Blessing or a Curse
Author: Sara Teichman, Psy.D.
July 18th, 2017

Many a mother feels driven to distraction by her young child’s curiosity. Whether her child is into everything, tries to take things apart, or perpetually asks “why” – well, it’s enough to drive a mother crazy. Though there’s no denying that the curious child is a handful, curiosity is a very positive characteristic. In fact, curiosity is critical for our child to learn and grow throughout his lifetime, and is …
The Mean Girls
Author: Sara Teichman, Psy.D.
February 26th, 2017

Dear Dr T.   I was a very successful junior high teacher in a prestigious in town school. And, every year, mothers would come and complain about the mean girls who were bothering their daughters – excluding them, mocking and/or teasing, and generally making their lives miserable. The thing is – that the girls they accused were often the products of the finest homes, models of politeness and proper behavior, or just all-aroun …