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.
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Just for Now: Part II – Some Tips for Parents During COVID-19
1 “Just for Now” is a way to frame this for ourselves and our kids to make this time more manageable. We are experiencing all this stress, having to cancel most in-person activities that involve friends and extended family, and … Continue reading
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Just for Now: Virtual Use of the Oaklander Model in a Time of Crisis
We are all too aware that we find ourselves in an unprecedented global crisis due to COVID-19. As a child therapist who uses the Violet Oaklander Model of Gestalt Therapy with Children, I wish both to gather and to share … 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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“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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I’ve Taught Every Kid in the City to Read – How Come I Can’t Teach My Own Kids?
by Karen Fried, co-director of The K&M Center Years ago, we worked with the children of a nationally recognized elementary school teacher. She was expressing her frustration that everyone else’s children benefited from her expertise and her own … Continue reading
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