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Think hard before shaming children

January 24, 2020

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Claire McCarthy, MD, Senior Faculty Editor, Harvard Health Publishing

Claire McCarthy, MD, is a primary care pediatrician at Boston Children’s Hospital, and an assistant professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. In addition to being a senior faculty editor for Harvard Health Publishing, Dr. McCarthy … See Full Bio
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VitaliZEN Health
January 27, 2020

Thank you for this. This is very hard to do once you get used to scolding your children instead of thinking different ideas to make the situation better, because it is very easy for us to react first than to think first before we say anything. In order to do this we should observe first our behavior and practice to calm down and relax in any given situation. Try meditation for once in a while it will help you to self realize and access your own decisions in life and hopefully change the bad habits that we used to do.

January 25, 2020

This would be a great topic to address for parents of adult “children” as well who may benefit from guidance during significant life events, unhealthy diet choices, career challenges, and many more.

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