Author Archives: Karen Fried PsyD MFT

About Karen Fried PsyD MFT

Karen is the co-founder and co-director of The K&M Center, an educational therapy center in Santa Monica, California.

Honey – We Won the Lottery – Part 2

  By Karen Fried, Psy.D.   “Mom, I got a great job that pays $150 to $200 per day!” I checked back in with my friend about her son Jeffrey to see how he was doing in college. She reported … Continue reading

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How can I get my Teenager to Focus on the Road?

By Karen Fried, co-director of the K&M center Below is a frequent question I get regarding teenage drivers who have weak attention and executive functioning skills: “Do you have any suggested reading or tips on teaching a kid with attention … Continue reading

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I Need to Talk about my Child’s ERB Scores

by Karen Fried, co-director of The K&M Center This is a common voice mail or email message that I receive, along with the following questions and answers: How do I Interpret the ERB Results? Students attending independent schools have been taking … Continue reading

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“Don’t Worry, I Know it Like the Back of My…Head”

by Karen Fried, co-director of The K&M Center These words, told to me by one of my students, were supposed to reassure me that despite my worry, he really was ready for his test. Instead, I thought, “Uh oh, he … Continue reading

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“Ok – The Train is Back on the Tracks!”

by Karen Fried, co-director of The K&M Center These were the words a former student, Emma, would tell me when she was ready to learn. Because Emma had weak attention, she often got distracted and missed out on directions given … Continue reading

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“You Don’t Know How to Parent!” or How James Learned to Share His iPad Time with Reading

by Karen Fried, co-director of The K&M Center “You don’t know how to parent!” – spoken like any frustrated 10 year-old. James lost his iPad privileges because his parents realized he had stopped reading because games like Flappy Bird, 2048, … Continue reading

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“Honey, we won the lottery! Oh, wait a minute…”

by Karen Fried, co-director of The K&M Center My dear friend said these words to her son, Jeffrey, and her husband when the school psychologist told them that Jeffrey was eligible to have college tuition paid for by the Department … Continue reading

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