Friday, June 15, 2018

The Z’s.

Who is this new generation, anyway?  They have been dubbed Generation Z.  These are the kids born late in the 20th century until about the middle of this current decade.  Do you know them?  Do they know themselves?  How do they differ from the much-maligned Millennials that have been an easy target for critics?

Here are some key differences painted, of course, with broad strokes -

1. They are less focused.  They have been raised in a world of constant updates.
2. Gen Z’s are really good multi-taskers.
3. They care about frugality because they were brought up during a recession.
4. Many of them opt for the workforce over higher education.
5. They tend to be fierce individualists.

One thing that has not changed (and probably never will) is that they need to learn what it takes to cope with the challenges of the real world.  Dr. Steven Sussman, noted New York and New Jersey child psychologist has brought out the best in young people since Baby Boomers were riding tricycles!  Make an appointment at his Staten Island or Mountainside NJ office to meet your Generation Z(s) by calling (908) 217-8106.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Father's Day Reservations 2018 at Topgolf Edison

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Monday, June 11, 2018

Don’t Snooze on Generation Z.

Just who are these kids anyway?  Generation Z is the term that has been given to American children born generally between 1996-2014.  How do they differ from that much-maligned millennial generation?  They are as unique as Baby Boomers, Gen-X’rs, etc. and you need to get to know some of their traits.

First of all, they are ubiquitous!  They make up one-quarter of the U.S. population.  They have never known a world without internet or cell phones.  They are much more accepting of sexual fluidity and the right to identify with who they feel they are.  And…man are they racially diverse.  Get used to it and embrace it.

Can they be raised the same way that we were?  That question is as diverse as Generation Z itself.  Find out the latest child-rearing strategies of one of America’s most well-known child psychologists…Dr. Steven Sussman.  Make an appointment at either his Staten Island and in Mountainside NJ by calling (908) 217-8106.

Friday, May 25, 2018

My Child…My Legacy.

You know, it might be the right time for all parents to do some soul searching.  The future of your children reflects on you and, of course, your family’s legacy.  There are too many horror stories of teenagers committing unspeakable crimes around America.  There IS strength in numbers!  Isolation often brings resentment and unacceptable behavior.

If you think that child therapy is a stigma then how do you feel about your child making bad choices and doing things that send shivers up your spine?  All of this is not to scare anyone.  It merely points out the obvious.  If you ignore your children and think they will “outgrow” their feelings, you may be making a horrible mistake.

Why not talk to noted child psychologist Dr. Steven Sussman?  He has just about seen it all in his decades of dealing with families and their adolescent children who need the type of therapy that he provides.  Dr. Sussman has offices on Staten Island and in Mountainside NJ.  Please arrange a meeting with him by calling (908) 217-8106.

Memorial Day in NYC guide

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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

The Power of Empowerment.

It sounds a bit convoluted at first, but once you understand the importance of empowerment for your kid you’ll see what I mean.  It can be exhilarating to see your kids grow up and start doing things on their own. Now, it IS a bit terrifying to realize that someday soon they won’t need you anymore, but still, kudos to you for teaching your kids how to tie their own shoes!

Here are some methods to use to empower your children further –

1.  Teach them patience.  Tough to learn, even tougher to master.
2.  Slowly, but surely assign specific tasks and responsibilities.
3.  Give them something to care for…a pet, a plant, whatever.
4.  Teach them respect without being dictatorial.
5.  Show them the right path by behaving the way you would like to see them act.

There are more, of course, but the basics of human interaction and responsibility are the bridges that lead to maturity.  My name is Dr. Steven Sussman.  I have seen kids in various stages of growth and I know this…empowerment usually equals confidence!  Let’s work together to bring that synchronicity to your family.  Call me for an appointment at my Staten Island or Mountainside NJ office at (908) 217-8106.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Strength in Numbers.

When people gather together great things may come of it.  Many people make the mistaken assumption that individual child therapy is the right choice because it focuses on one child at a time rather than diverting any of the attention to the group.  That type of thinking may be convoluted for your particular situation!

So, why is group therapy preferable for many children?  When do kids seem to be most at ease? Perhaps in the classroom, on the athletic field, in a band or chorus, maybe scouting?  By using group therapy, your child will learn and grow from hearing the experiences of others.  That is what AA Meetings do for adults.

Dr. Steven Sussman believes in children’s group therapy for many of his patients.  If you reside in New York City or New Jersey you and your kid have a friend and compassionate listener in Dr. Sussman.  You won’t know until you call for an appointment at his Staten Island or Mountainside office.  That number is (908) 217-8106.