This post originally appeared on The Washington Post in September, 2015. We can use Google to translate words, but our family is how we learn to interpret the world. That learning process can be mundane, frightful, funny, and even a matter of life and death. I remember one scene as if it happened yesterday. I am […]
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This post originally appeared on The Washington Post in August, 2015. Parents who want their kids to succeed more than anything are now being sold a high-tech solution. Class 120 is a $199-a-year smartphone app that tracks your teenager and alerts you if the kid isn’t in her scheduled class, and, according to figures provided by the […]
This post originally appeared on Psychology Today in July, 2015. Earlier this month, a 542-page report was released, concluding that top officials of the American Psychological Association, including its ethics director, contorted and altered the association’s ethics policies so the psychologists on the Pentagon’s payroll could use their expertise to refine and expand methods of torture. The new “ethics […]
This podcast originally aired on Takoma Radio in March, 2015. Listen in as Dr. Dan discusses the free range parenting style in the wake of recent news reports on the subject.
This post originally appeared on Huffington Post in January 2015. One afternoon last December, a brother and sister, ages 10 and 6, were walking a mile along a six lane avenue just north of Washington, DC. A concerned passerby alerted police. A patrol car soon arrived, picked the kids up and took them home, and […]
This post originally appeared on Huffington Post in November, 2014. As any concerned citizen preparing for International Talk Like a Pirate Day, I did some preparation, reading Under the Black Flag: The Romance and the Reality of Life Among the Pirates, a history of pirates by the English naval historian David Cordingly. With 25 years […]
This post originally appeared on Huffington Post in October 2014. Corporal punishment is bad, so it’s good to not do it or stop doing it. More about that later. Adrian Peterson did not impose corporal punishment. Peterson beat his 4-year-old son with a tree branch, inflicting cuts, welts and bruises over several parts of the […]
This post originally appeared on Huffington Post in October 2014. A couple recently came into my office. On paper, they had a reasonably healthy marriage. Greg had suffered some setbacks at work, and got depressed sometimes, but Sue did her best to be kind and generous. They still got the kids to soccer games, managed […]
This post originally appeared on Huffington Post in September, 2014. If “hope” was a drug, the worst addicts would be parents. Proof came in a recent New York Times Magazine cover story, “The Kids Who Beat Autism,” which offered a few Cinderella stories against a common evil step-sister, the motley crew of diagnoses lumped into […]
This post originally appeared on Slate in April, 2014. Written by Hanna Rosin. Many children on the autism spectrum develop affinities, or what we might call obsessions. They focus on things like train schedules, maps, baseball scores, video games, or, in the case of Owen Suskind, the subject of his father, Ron Suskind’s, new book, […]