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Separation and Divorce and its Impact on Children, by Dr. Veronica Brodsky PSYD, Licensed Child and School Clinical Psychologist

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Divorce and/or separation is a difficult transition for all involved, and is a major adjustment for adults and children. Dr. Veronica Brodsky outlines the psychological tasks children of divorce must accomplish when going through this difficult time. This is Dr. Brodsky?s first in a series of blogs that will address the topics of divorce and separation.

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MINDFUL PARENTING, Part 1: “Revenge of the Princesses” When Your Child’s Social Drama Becomes Your Own, by Fara Jones, M.A., LCSW, Psychotherapist

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?Mommy, the princesses won?t let me play with them.?
I pulled over and got into the back seat of the car with my 4-year old daughter.
?What do you mean?? I desperately asked her, trying to conceal the panic in my voice . . .
My poor girl, a fan of the Star Wars films, found herself in the nether-region of such ?gender play? and was effectively banished by both Han Solo and Sleeping Beauty.

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