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.
Letting children settle their own disputes with siblings or peers can teach valuable life lessons, but some situations may warrant a parental referee.
While some parents may feel hurt or betrayed when their child lies to them, children, especially young kids, don’t lie to be malicious or hurtful. They often lie to get their way, to avoid getting into trouble, or to gain attention or approval from friends.