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Navigating Parenthood: Strategies to Eliminate Power Struggles with Older Children & Teens

2024-04-15T14:18:07-04:00March 28th, 2024|Tags: , , , , |

As children grow older, navigating the dynamic between parent and child can become more complex. Power struggles may arise as they assert their independence and [...]

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EP23: Managing Your Anxiety with Lynn Lyons, LICSW

2024-04-19T12:55:26-04:00February 26th, 2024|Tags: , , |

Dr. E and Lynn discuss how to balance parental intervention and accommodations to avoid the pitfalls of excessive worry and anxiety that could cripple a child's development.

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Understanding School Refusal: Causes, Impact, and Strategies for Support

2024-04-15T14:19:49-04:00February 20th, 2024|Tags: , , , , |

School refusal is a complex issue that affects a significant number of children and adolescents. It refers to a child's persistent resistance or refusal [...]

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EP22: Live Chat w/ Parents with SM

2024-04-19T12:57:06-04:00February 12th, 2024|Tags: , |

Three parents, Daphne, Edwin, and Julie, engage in conversation, sharing their experiences and asking questions related to their children's specific circumstances.

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EP21 (Ask Dr. E): Ways to get your child to speak in school, how to get past the verbal intermediary stage, when you should consider AAC devices or apps & more

2024-04-19T12:59:17-04:00January 29th, 2024|Tags: , |

Dr. Elisa Shipon-Blum answers five wide-ranging listeners questions relating to Selective Mutism. 

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Fostering Independence in Older Children and Teens

2024-04-15T14:21:22-04:00January 5th, 2024|Tags: , , , , |

Here are eight effective strategies for building independence in teens: As adolescents navigate the delicate balance between childhood and adulthood, fostering independence becomes a [...]

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Challenges Associated with Raising a Child with Selective Mutism

2024-04-15T14:22:29-04:00December 27th, 2023|Tags: , , , , , |

Raising a child with Selective Mutism (SM) presents a unique set of challenges for parents. Children with SM battle specific behavioral, social, emotional academic and [...]

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Ask Dr. E: When to get your child tested, why your teen is leaving their test blank, tips when traveling & more

2024-04-19T13:05:29-04:00October 16th, 2023|Tags: , |

In the third installment of our Ask Dr E podcast series, Dr. Elisa Shipon-Blum answers four wide-ranging questions from our listeners. 

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Ask Dr E: How to apply CBT, build friendships, assess your child’s emotional regulation & more

2024-04-19T13:13:18-04:00June 19th, 2023|Tags: , , , |

Dr. Elisa Shipon-Blum answers five questions relating to teenagers with Selective Mutism. 

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EP12: Live Chat w/ Parents of Children (Ages 3-8)

2024-04-19T13:19:26-04:00May 1st, 2023|Tags: , , |

This episode features a second installation of our live chat with parents. In this episode, we focus the discussion on children ages three to eight with Selective Mutism.

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