Posted by: drmolly in mood, depression, behavior on
Jan 17, 2010
Being a preschooler seems like a great time in life. With growing independence, mastery of new skills, first real friendships and not a care in the world how could any preschooler be depressed? Still, depression does affect preschoolers - and more often than you would think.
Preschoolers are just learning how to manage their emotions and let's face it, sometimes grownups have a hard time with that! Preschoolers have to learn how to get mad and
It is mid-summer and by now I have given the puberty talk to my patients about 100 times. I have it down pat and have gotten enough positive feedback that I thought I would share it with you.
I give this talk to boys entering 5th or 6th grade because even if they aren't in puberty yet, some of their peers will be and this opens the lines of communication between the boy and his parents. I always give this talk with the parent(s) in the room but
Posted by: drmolly in mood, depression, behavior, anger on
Mar 15, 2009
A 13-year-old boy was sitting across from me in my office, his arms crossed, looking down with a scowl on his face. His father was concerned because this middle schooler was getting poor grades and detentions at school. He was defiant and angry all the time at home, too.
An 8-year-old girl is in for her well child visit and I ask my usual questions about school and friends. As soon as I ask about her friends she starts to cry. She has lots