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Posted by: Farah W. Brink, MD on Dec 31, 2018

“Spanking was a common form of discipline in my home and my school. I got spanked all the time and look how I turned out – I have a successful career, a great marriage and three wonderful children.” Recent high-profile cases have raised to the media forefront the discussion of

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Myths About Suicide: Depression is a Sign of Weakness

Sep 05, 2016

This is part one of a three-part series on myths surrounding suicide. “If you were stronger you would get over this.” “No one wants to hear you crying all the time and talking about how awful your life is. Read More

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Talking to Your Kids About Depression and Suicide

Aug 17, 2016

As a parent, you want the best for your children. You work every day to protect them from harm. Sometimes that work means you have to have some difficult, often uncomfortable conversations – including ones about suicide. Read More

Habits in Children – Are They Cause for Concern?

Jun 28, 2016

A habit is defined as an acquired behavior pattern sometimes followed so regularly it can become involuntary. Commonly, people associate them with annoying or negative behaviors.  Read More

Thumb-Sucking: When Should Parents Intervene?

Jun 07, 2016

If you are concerned about your baby sucking her thumb, no need to worry. Sucking is a normal reflex in babies and thumb-sucking is a common activity among infants and toddlers. In fact, some babies place their thumb in their mouth even before they are born. Read More

Benefits of Massage Therapy for Children

Feb 25, 2016

For many, the word massage brings up an image of a serene spa with low lights and soft music; a luxury viewed as a guilty pleasure. However, did you know that massage has been proven to help with your child’s development? Is your child… A musician? An athlete? An academic achiever? A Read More

Tips to Prevent Holiday Stress for Children (and Parents)

Dec 08, 2015

The holidays are filled with exciting events. As children grow from infancy into toddlerhood and early childhood, parents will find they experience holiday events in new ways each year. Read More

Imaginary Friends: Should You Worry?

Nov 05, 2015

As a clinical psychologist, I get the occasional parent asking what is “typical ” when it comes to their child to having an imaginary friend. Some films and books have turned nonexistent pals into the stuff of nightmares. Read More

When Kids Draw Violent Pictures, Should you Worry?

Oct 20, 2015

Your 5-year-old comes home, proudly waving a picture she drew of an epic battle between good and bad fairies, glittery wings and heads ripped apart, all splattered with bright red blood. Your mind races with concerns. Read More