Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Stability = Well Being.

It doesn’t take much research to suggest that children who experience multiple transitions in family structure may face worse developmental outcomes than children raised in stable two-parent families and perhaps even children raised in stable, single-parent families.  Yes, stability at home often equals your kid’s ability to cope in the real world.

The instability of family structure has become an increasingly significant part of children’s lives in the United States over the past half-century.  Repeated movements of parents and their partners and spouses in and out of the child’s household could produce a series of short-term crises that might reduce a child’s capacity for normal development.

None of this is an exact science.  Learned minds will continue to research family stability and how it affects the well-being of your kids.  We could all use a little help.  That comes in the form of Dr. Steven Sussman a noted New York/New Jersey child psychologist.  Sit down with Dr. Sussman and discuss your particular situation by calling (908) 217-8106.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Helping Kids with Special Needs Succeed.

Isn’t that the goal of every parent…helping your kids succeed in this ever-changing environment?  The way children are able to process information varies in perfect conditions.  What we need to understand is that kids with special needs such as learning disabilities need to be taught a bit differently.

Here are some recommendations for the teachers who do so much of the heavy lifting –

1.  Maintain an organized classroom with limited distractions.
2.  Utilize music and voice inflection.
3.  Confine your instructions to smaller and more manageable tasks.
4.  Give students with special needs plenty of opportunity to succeed.

This is the point I hope that we will all focus upon.  What are those strategies that we can employ to give our kids the maximum opportunity to succeed?  Let’s work together to help raise your children to adulthood.  My name is Dr. Steven Sussman.  I am a well-known child psychologist in Mountainside NJ serving the greater NY metropolitan area.  Please call me at (908) 217-8106.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

St Patrick's Day Festivities in New Jersey!

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"March is the time for the Irish Americans to plan and celebrate St. Patrick's Day with all it's festivities, parades, entertainment, and of course some green beer and Corn Beef and Cabbage."

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Generation Alpha…The Children of Millennials.

For many Baby Boomers this almost sounds like the title of a horror movie.  But, it’s true…the 22 million Millennial parents in America are giving birth to nearly 10 thousand new Alpha babies every day!  And remember this…even the oldest member of this new generation is less than ten years of age.

Many social analysts have quantified the importance of the millennial generation.  We hear those millennial jokes all the time.  Very few have examined the effect of their diverse offspring, generation Alpha.  Born since the year 2010 (and until the year 2025), generation Alpha are the children of millennials.

Their challenges are unique.  They were born with a phone in their hand and a computer screen in front of them…well, practically.  They are and will be faced with unusual challenges of socialization.  Dr. Steven Sussman knows that.  He is a New Jersey/New York child psychologist in Mountainside, NJ.  Call him to discuss your little Alpha at (908) 217-8106.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

How Prevalent is ADHD These Days?

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder occurs mostly in children.  That is rather well known.  What you may not know is that well over six million American kids between ages 4 and 7 have been diagnosed with ADHD.  Symptoms seem to begin appearing between three and six.  The real question is…could one of your children have ADHD, but not yet be diagnosed?

Here are some facts that I want you to know about ADHD –

1.  Boys are three times more likely to contract it.
2.  13% of men will acquire the symptoms in their lifetime and only 5% of women.
3.  The average age of an ADHD diagnosis is seven years.
4.  It isn’t just confined to kids, either.

As the best parent you can be, it is imperative that you don’t “hide your head in the sand”.  If you suspect that your child has signs of ADHD please call me for a consultation.  My name is Dr. Steven Sussman with an office in Mountainside NJ.  This disorder has been around for over 100 years and it’s time to control it once and for all!  Please call me at (908) 217-8106.

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

I Wish I Could Afford that.

How many times in your life have you thought that?  Whether the subject is a nice restaurant, a luxury car, or a bigger home most of us have faced that dilemma.  What about as it pertains to your children’s health care…especially their mental well-being?  Now, that’s an issue that may require the right caregiver!

Although private insurance typically covers many health care costs, the challenges faced by families caring for a sick child are nearly always substantial.  These challenges may be exacerbated with mental illnesses.  If you are a parent of a child with special needs, I know that at this point I am “preaching to the choir”.

Please contact me to discuss insurance coverage and payment solutions.  My name is Dr. Steven Sussman.  I have been in the practice of child psychology in the New Jersey/New York area for decades and am now working out of my office in Mountainside, NJ.  Please don’t ever deny your child the proper care because of insurance.  Call me at (908) 217-8106.