CHILDREN AND EATING DISORDERS

Today we are fortunate to have an interview with one of the nationally recognized experts in eating disorders, Shoshana Kobrin, who has a new book for you to check out. I have listed Shoshana’s contact information at the end of this entry.

1. Welcome Shoshana and congratulations on your new book, “The Satisfied Soul.” Let’s begin by having you tell our readers a little about yourself.

“Thank you. I’m a licensed Marriage Family Therapist, with a practice in Walnut Creek California, specializing in child therapy and eating disorders. I provide retreats training and workshops as well as publish on the subject.” (more…)

Embarrassment as Punishment?

One of the morning shows recently asked their viewers to weigh in on their reaction to the father who read his teenage daughter’s Facebook rant about her parents and then shot her laptop computer, posting all of this for public viewing. The response to the show’s question “do you approve or disapprove?” was anoverwhelming approval of the father’s using public embarrassment as appropriate parenting. It seems there is a public sentiment pointing to a need to (more…)

Helping Children Resolve Conflicts

Conflicts are an inevitable part of life for all of us however for our children mastering positive ways to resolve disputes with others is a long process.  Children are influenced by many factors–their temperaments which come hard wired at birth, their experiences which vary depending on many factors, their cognitive development and of course their emotional and social development.  All of these factors with their many facets can determine our children’s responses to conflict. (more…)