psychiatry

Parenting a child with gender-identity concerns

Children who identify with a gender other than that assigned at birth in the past perhaps struggled in isolation until reaching adulthood. Today children can simply turn on the TV or pick up a paper and see people with a variety of gender identities. As a pediatrician, I have had parents call as their children …

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Motivating patients to change

Meeting patients where they are to motivate change – Motivational interviewing Often as part of a well-child check with a teenager we discuss risky behaviors such as unsafe sex or drug or alcohol use. It is important to discuss these topics in a way that helps the teen make healthy choices without being preachy. It’s …

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