Category Archives: School Aged Children

Alarming Trend: Prescription pills in our schools

In recent months, I have become increasingly alarmed and truly pained by the rising incidence of prescription pill use in middle schools and high schools all over Los Angeles. It seems to be particularly rampant in many of the private … Continue reading

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Is my child a liar, or just a good storyteller?

When a parent comes in with a chief complaint being that their child seems to compulsively lie its time to pause and consider how to think about this issue in a different and more constructive way.  Any problematic behavior, be … Continue reading

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ADHD: a four letter word?

  There is so much discussion and talk about what I refer to as: the “diagnosis de jour”, ADHD.  Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, formerly known as Attention Deficit Disorder or ADD, seems to be thrown around like a hot potato … Continue reading

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