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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

What is the Advantage of Group Therapy.

Sometimes when we think of child psychology we believe that a one-on-one approach may be best.  Have you ever seen a depiction of an alcoholics anonymous meeting?  It is done in a group for a reason.  How much people want to open up about themselves is very individual, but there's security in knowing that what’s said in group, stays in group.

Here are some of the advantages of group therapy for your child –

1.  Support.  Your kids know they are not alone in their feelings.
2.  A sounding board.  Everyone gets a wider range of perspectives.
3.  Listening to other’s success stories.
4.  They teach.  The other members of the group see you through their own eyes.

Your kids grow up in groups.  From sports, to education, to scouting, etc.  Social interaction and growth are promoted within groups.  See if group therapy is right for your kid by visiting healthgrades.com. Call me for a free consultation.  I am child psychologist Dr. Steven Sussman.  I have devoted decades to the strength and growth of the next generation.  Call me at (908) 217-8106 and we will meet in my Staten Island or Mountainside NJ office. 

Haunted Houses in New York

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"Prepare yourself for the Halloween Haunted Houses happening this season here in New York!"



Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Believing in You.

It is a lesson we try to teach our kids…believe in yourself and others will believe in you as well.  Developing positive self-esteem is extremely important especially among children with learning or attention issues.  Let’s give our kids the ability to recognize their own personal worth.  If it is not noted, it may never translate into self-esteem.

Here are some tips to try at home –

1.  Start a dialogue and be a true role model
2.  Be clear with your feedback without being critical
3.  Change the narrative…studies show that our brains view the glass as half-empty
4.  A mistake is what it is…a learning opportunity
5.  Praise the effort, not just the results

These techniques are all part of the growth process from toddler to teen and beyond.  Dr. Steven Sussman, a noted child psychologist knows that and wants to help you on this journey.  Why not call Dr. Sussman and arrange a visit at his Mountainside NJ or Staten Island office to discuss your specific questions with him?  That phone number is (908) 217-8106.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

NYC Parks Fall Festivals

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"From flying raptors to medieval delights, and from harvests to Halloween, the fall is a time to celebrate family, nature, and the great outdoors. Take a look at upcoming autumn celebrations, and have a ball this fall!"





Monday, September 17, 2018

Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat…oh my!

Our kids are bombarded by social media.  When moms and dads of today’s kids were growing up they were discussing the messages that Seinfeld was delivering…quite a difference, huh?  There are many good things to say about the prevalence of social media in our everyday lives.  People of all ages can stay in touch as never before.

What about some of the negatives?

1.  The constant hate speech
2.  Cyber bullying
3.  Sleep deprivation
4.  Identity theft
5.  Violent images

Yes, it’s a Brave New World Mr. Huxley and we need to work together to minimize the negative impact of social media.  I am Dr. Steven Sussman, one of New York and New Jersey’s top child psychologists.  Let’s discuss the challenges together at my Staten Island or Mountainside, NJ office.  Please call me for an appointment at (908) 217-8106.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Friends and Family Day, Sept 22nd

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"Come and learn the latest line dances, Lindy Hop, and work out in the fresh air in the greenery of the beautiful Marcus Garvey Park."



Tuesday, September 4, 2018

You May Find it Easier to Write it Than Say it.

This is a true fact in many areas of human communication.  How many times have you lacked the courage or eloquence to put your feelings and needs into words?  So, what do you do?  Often you will write it down and send it (these days) in the form of an email.  It is much easier to edit before hitting send…not so easy when it comes from your mouth!

As it pertains to the behavior of the most important people in your life…your kids…this is especially true.  You want to say it correctly and seek the answers that are vital to you in succeeding at the most difficult job in the human race…raising a child to adulthood.  Forget those that say underwater welding…that’s a piece of cake compared to this!

Would you please take some of the most important minutes that you may ever spend and visit my website www.sussmankids.com.  On the front page there is a tab called the intake form.  Please fill this out and submit it to me.  My name is Dr. Steven Sussman.  I have been a renowned child psychologist in NYC and New Jersey for many years.  Let’s exchange emails.