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Being a parent is one of the most important jobs. But how do people prepare for parenthood? How do people learn to parent their children responsibly? These are important questions and there certainly isn’t one correct answer. However, taking time to reflect on your parenting skills and develop new parenting strategies could be beneficial.

Everybody will occasionally (or frequently) feel frustrated and angry with their kids. It’s important to remember, however, that in these moments your parenting skills are being put to the test!

If you have questions or concerns about parenting strategies you may find it helpful to consult one of our psychologists to identify new strategies for raising your child.

For more information and parenting tips, consider reading these resources:

The Effects of Screens on Kids and How to Set Limits By Dr. Jyothsna Bhat

The Effects of Screens on Kids and How to Set Limits By Dr. Jyothsna Bhat

“My precious,” coos Gollum from the Lord of the Rings, clutching his prized possession, the One Ring to Rule Them All. His obsession to possess the ring drives him slowly to madness. I often wonder, as a clinical psychologist who works with children and adolescents struggling with digital addiction, if the fantasy saga wasn’t in fact a cautionary tale about smartphones and the other ubiquitous, all-knowing gadgets that rule our lives, impinging on our children’s cognitive development, impacting our social relationships, and giving us all a literal pain in the neck. “My 11-year old son has been throwing tantrums and talking back, he is always irritable and seems depressed,” said Kathleen, an accomplished professional and mom who seemed at her wit’s end. We had gone through all the usual background information about her son, such as medical history, psychosocial development, interpersonal relationships, etc., and nothing had stood out. I asked Kathleen if anything had changed in her son’s environment recently. “Not really,” she said after thinking for a while....

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