Dr. Polly Dunn, PhD

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As a child psychologist, wife, and mom of four, I am passionate about sharing practical and user friendly information about parenting with others. I received my Ph.D. in Child Clinical Psychology from Auburn University and completed my internship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Psychology Training Consortium, both APA accredited programs. As a licensed psychologist for more than ten years, a wife, and a mom to four kids ranging in age from 3 to 14, I love to share what works and what doesn’t in my hectic life to best help others on their parenting journey!

For more information visit me at:
www.ChildPsychMom.com
Twitter: www.twitter.com/childpsychmom
Facebook: www.facebook.com/childpsych

Polly Blake Dunn, Ph.D.

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  • Dr. Polly Dunn, PhD - Auburn, AL - Psychology

    Is there any way I can help my kids get along?

    It’s so tough as a parent to want your children to get along with each other, when all they ever seem to do is squabble!  Here are some of my favorite tips to help reduce the infighting at your house:

    • Let your kids work out their differences on their own whenever possible. As long as they are not

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  • Dr. Polly Dunn, PhD - Auburn, AL - Psychology

    How can I help during a disaster?

    With a number of recent disasters, including devastating tornadoes across the country, there are lots of ways you can help! Here are just a few:

    • Donate items. After a disaster there is usually an overwhelming call for bottled water, canned food, personal hygiene items, and baby supplies.  Clothes,
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  • Dr. Polly Dunn, PhD - Auburn, AL - Psychology

    What percentage of the population has ADHD?

    ADHD is one of the most frequently diagnosed disorders in childhood. Globally, 3 to 5% of school aged children are thought to have ADHD. In the United States, studies have reported even higher prevalence rates. In addition, boys are more likely to receive a diagnosis of ADHD than girls. According to the...Read More
  • Dr. Polly Dunn, PhD - Auburn, AL - Psychology
    Dr. Polly Dunn, PhD has posted a blog entry:

    One of my specializations as a child psychologist is the evaluation of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). As a result, many parents often ask me “Does my child

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  • Dr. Polly Dunn, PhD - Auburn, AL - Psychology

    How do I know if my child with ADHD has a learning disability?

    If your child is evaluated for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) by a child psychologist, then typically that assessment will also include a review of their academic records. If difficulties with school work are reported, then a thorough evaluation of their academic achievement and

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  • Dr. Polly Dunn, PhD - Auburn, AL - Psychology

    Will my child's mild behavior problems ever go away?

    Sometimes mild behavior problems do go away on their own. It's part of a child's normal development to exhibit some behavior problems. No one is perfect, right? But if your child's behavior problems have been present for a while and are not going away, then it's time for you to intervene.

    One of my

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  • Dr. Polly Dunn, PhD - Auburn, AL - Psychology
    Dr. Polly Dunn, PhD has posted a blog entry:

    Over the past month, our nation has been hit by countless devastating tornadoes. In the aftermath, we are all left wondering what we can do to help

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