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!
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Polly Blake Dunn, Ph.D.
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...Read More
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,
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
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...Read More
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 favorite...Read More