Helping Challenging Children

Dr. Pat McGuire

Welcome to this new podcast which focuses on helping parents and adults survive and thrive with challenging children.My name is Dr. Pat McGuire. I am a developmental & behavioral pediatrician who, over the last 30+ years has worked with more than 3000 children and their families, in order to create positive, healthy families. Our society is realizing that raising children to be healthy, happy, and productive adults is more challenging than originally thought. We are seeing the effects of toxic stress on the integrity of families and in the physical and mental health outcomes of children.This podcast will look at a variety of topics which will help parents and professionals rethink how they see and respond or react to children and adolescents. I will challenge many adults to consider how they decided to interact with children and if it was based on sound developmental knowledge, or a history of "That's the way it has always been."
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The Needs of Children With Autism
The Needs of Children With AutismSupporting Our Prematurely Born ChildrenEducating Politicians on the Benefits of Helping  Children & FamiliesSaving Our Children's Mental HealthSupporting our Early Childhood workersHeadaches and Behavior Problems in Children and AdolescentsConcussions and Behavioral Problems in ChildrenGender Bias and STEMTrying to be WhiteCultures and ParentingClimate Change, COVID, and ACESDrawing Boundaries to help, Not Limit ChildrenChild Mental Health Declaration of EmergencyDyslexia Awareness: Dyslexia Does Not Mean DumbA New Approach to School DisciplineWho are the Juveniles in our Legal System?ADHD is Forever for MostExplaining Out-Of-Control Adults to ChildrenTrauma Informed SchoolsToxic Effects on Children