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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.

Kids and Video Games

Video games are often used in excess, which may result in parent-child conflict. Parental concerns are not without merits. In fact, the American Academy of Pediatrics has produced guidelines on screen and media usage, along with negative associations on development[1]. Alternatively, some studies have shown positive associations with video game use[2]. Arguing about the merits

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Instilling Gratitude in Children

Child and Family Mental Health is proud to present a beautiful guest post written by the local social worker, play therapist, and professor Ms. Sheri Mitschelen, LCSW, RPT/S, on instilling gratitude in children as we approach the Thanksgiving holiday.  Please see the bottom of this post for more information about Sheri. With Thanksgiving approaching this month

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Family Bonding Over Food

  One of my fondest memories growing up was family dinners.  Every night we sat down and ate dinner together – all six of us. No matter if any of us had the best or worst day at school or work, we would stop to share food together.  It wasn’t simply eating dinner together that

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Is “Good Enough” the New (and Old) Perfect?

For as long as I can remember, I dreamed of being a mommy. My favorite photograph is of a pig-tailed 7-year-old “me”, pushing around my toy carriage. I had 8 or 9 dolls in tow, and my little pink night gown was stuffed with pillows, indicating more little dollies on the way. “Oh, yes,” I

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