As difficult as it is to learn that your child is the bully, it’s important to deal with the situation right away. Whether the bullying is physical or verbal, without intervention it can lead to more aggressive antisocial behavior, serious emotional problems and legal difficulties. It also can interfere with your child’s academic success and ability […]
As a parent, it’s easy to worry that you’re making mistakes or to second-guess your decisions or parenting skills. However, child psychologist Geoffrey Putt, director of outpatient therapy services at Akron Children’s Hospital, wants parents to feel confident in their abilities and recognize that when it comes to raising kids, there’s no right or wrong […]
A self-described “jack of all trades,” Dr. Putt joined Akron Children’s in 2009 as director of outpatient therapy services in a role that is as unique as he is. “I feel like you need to feed your soul with things you’re passionate about,” he said. “I like to build and grow programs. I love to teach. I picked the areas of psychology that I’m passionate about and am lucky enough to have a position that caters to that.”
As child abuse allegations continue to make front-page news, WAKR’S Ray Horner recently spoke with pediatric psychologist Geoffrey Putt, director of outpatient therapy centers at Akron Children’s Hospital, about discipline techniques and positive parenting. “Many people do what they were taught…and if that [spanking] is what you learned and experienced, it puts you in a […]
Extracurricular activities can provide children with fond memories and learning experiences that may shape their lives for many years to come. In this video, child psychologist Geoffrey Putt discusses the role parents can play in ensuring a healthy balance in the amount and type of these activities.
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has undergone many name changes over the years. Since 1987, we have used the term ADHD to describe a condition where people have problems with inattentiveness, over-activity, impulsivity, or a combination of all three.