A fellow clinician asked me if I would work with her son who she felt possibly exhibited some symptoms of ADHD specifically in terms of testing limits and some impulsivity (which was not outside the norm for his age). After meeting with this second grader several times I explained to his mother that I did … Continue reading How the mental health field does a disservice to boys – Ryan Wexelblatt, LCSW
How fear-based parenting which is not based in facts denies kids of the opportunity to develop social and executive function skills. Mom: "With how the world is today I just can't let him run all over the place." Ryan: "Actually you can, kids are the safest they have ever been in history, crime is at … Continue reading How fear-based parenting is detrimental to developing social skills & executive functioning.