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This blog is written by the clinicians at Jonah Green and Associates, a mental health practice based in Kensington, MD that provides quality services for children, teens, families, and adults. It is intended as a resource for families who are seeking to expand their knowledge about mental health and mental health services, and also as a resource for families who are seeking quality mental health services, especially in the mid-Atlantic region.

Talking with Your Child about Race and Racism

Given recent events, many individuals and families have been thinking about and discussing race and racism. As parents, it may be hard to know how to go about talking about these charged issues and how much to share with your child. I wanted to offer a few ideas as you have these conversations with your

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Parenting in the Time of Coronavirus

Between the time I am writing this (early March) and you are reading it there will have been countless scary headlines about the coronavirus, and some new useful facts, discoveries, and policies, too.  It feels like a crazy time and adults and children alike are anxious, confused, and unsure what to do or to believe.

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“Reporting” Upset to Your Partner: A Bridge to Deeper Communication

  Therapists, coaches, and “how-to” books offer a lot of excellent communication advice for conflict resolution. One recommendation is to use “I” rather than “you” statements: “I feel hurt” rather than “you’re so mean”.  Another suggestion is to acknowledge the other’s point of view, with statements such as “I get how you would feel that

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Walking The Middle Path: Striving For Balance in Parenting

“You just don’t understand me at all!” “You never listen to anything I say!” “Everyone is smarter than me!” Chances are that if you have been caught in an argument with your teen that starts with one of these polarizing statements, you have found it quite tricky to get out of.  It can be extremely

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Taming Tough Transitions

For many children, moving from one activity to another can be a great challenge.  Managing expectations during transitions and using specific strategies can decrease battles and increase harmony when moving shifting tasks.  Below are several ways to ease transition time both inside and outside of the home. Set Expectations First, it is important that your

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