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David Rettew, M.D., is a child and adolescent psychiatrist and Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine. His newest book is Parenting Made Complicated: What Science Really Knows about the Greatest Debates of Early Childhood. Dr. Rettew is also the Medical Director of the child division of the Vermont Department of Mental Health He received his undergraduate degree in psychology at the University of Pennsylvania before working at the National Institute of Mental Health. He received his medical degree at the University of Vermont and then did both his adult and child psychiatry training at Harvard Medical School within the Massachusetts General and McLean Hospital program. He joined the UVM faculty in 2002 where he divides his time between clinical, teaching and research activities. His main research interest is the role of temperament and personality factors in childhood psychiatric disorders. Dr. Rettew has over 100 published journal articles, chapters, and scientific abstracts on a variety of child mental health topics. He delivers a regular television feature for WCAX in Burlington, Vermont entitled "Peace of Mind with Dr. Rettew." He is married and the father of three boys.

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