Getting children to break out of their comfort zone and potentially form new friendships can be particularly challenging. However, this is especially true when they are quiet, shy, and introverted. Many parents and other adults have difficulty understanding and addressing what I’ll call the “Shy Kid Syndrome.” That is when your child does not take […]
Matt Fleischman has more than a decade of experience helping teens, young adults, families and children with relationship and behavioral challenges. Matt earned his Masters in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University and currently practices at The Weichman Clinic at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach and is also the South Orange County director of Chiron Behavioral Health, with particular skills and training in the assessment and treatment of ADHD, ADD, Autism and Asperger's Syndrome. When he is not working, Matt enjoys playing sports, coaching high school basketball, hiking and other outdoor activities and spends time with family, including his 16 year old son.
With Spring fast approaching, it may be time to start thinking about what to say to your kids when they ask if the Easter Bunny is real. Parents, you do not have to lie to your kids. They will figure it out for themselves when the time is right. Although the Easter Bunny may be […]
The holiday season can be a very enjoyable and memorable time of year for families all across the world. It’s a time for reconnecting with loved ones and bringing people together to celebrate. At least that is the plan and intention on most occasions. However, when the holiday spirit goes awry, disaster can strike quickly. […]
Photography by Mike Morbeck In light of the recent controversy surrounding Adrian Peterson’s physical discipline of his 4 year-old son, I thought it would be a good idea to talk about the effectiveness of different types of discipline for children. Although hitting and other forms of physical punishments are widely unaccepted in our culture today, […]
For most parents, sending their kids off to school every day is a routine that is as ordinary as eating breakfast in the morning. School should be a safe haven for kids and parents alike. However, in recent years, schoolyards have become more reminiscent of prisons — with their high chain-link fences, security cameras, and […]