Whether it’s seeping underneath the door crack at bedtime or casting shadows across the uneaten tuna casserole at dinner time, the glow of an electronic screen seems to be everywhere in the lives of our children. In this Children’s Channel video, Geoffrey Putt, PsyD, director of outpatient therapy services at Akron Children’s Hospital, discusses the physical […]
For some kids, making friends seems to come easily, while others need a little extra help. But like all social skills, making friends is a skill that must be taught.
Cheating is rampant in our society – from athletes who take performance-enhancing drugs to financiers who cheat investors out of millions. With this emphasis on winning at any cost, it should come as no surprise that cheating is also commonplace in our schools.
In this segment of 60-Second Positive Parenting, child psychologist Geoffrey Putt, PsyD, director of parenting and family support services at Akron Children’s Hospital, reviews these and other techniques to help improve a child’s ability to organize and record important information.
Now that a new school year is upon us, it’s time to get back into the daily routine of homework and study time.
While many apps and websites can be used to aid in learning new information or helping kids study, child psychologist Geoffrey Putt says the most effective tool is the one your child will use.
Texting, social media, multi-player game systems and other advances in technology have created new challenges for parents as they try to guide their children into adulthood – not to mention more traditional problem areas such as messy rooms and whining. In 2011, Akron Children’s Hospital helped parents put these same technologies to good use by […]