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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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“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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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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