Being present and setting effective limits in a way that promotes healthy development comes naturally when parents can feel heard and supported Read More
My blog speaks to parents, professionals who work with children, and policy makers. Through stories from my behavioral pediatrics practice (with details changed to protect privacy) I show how contemporary research in child development can be applied to support parents in their efforts to facilitate their children’s healthy emotional development. I address factors that converge to obstruct such support. These include limited access to quality mental health care, influences of a powerful health insurance industry and intensive marketing efforts by the pharmaceutical industry.