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Welcome to this new podcast which focuses on helping parents and adults survive and thrive with challenging children.My name is Dr. Pat McGuire. I am a developmental & behavioral pediatrician who, over the last 30+ years has worked with more than 3000 children and their families, in order to create positive, healthy families. Our society is realizing that raising children to be healthy, happy, and productive adults is more challenging than originally thought. We are seeing the effects of toxic stress on the integrity of families and in the physical and mental health outcomes of children.This podcast will look at a variety of topics which will help parents and professionals rethink how they see and respond or react to children and adolescents. I will challenge many adults to consider how they decided to interact with children and if it was based on sound developmental knowledge, or a history of "That's the way it has always been."

Helping Challenging Children Dr. Pat McGuire

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Welcome to this new podcast which focuses on helping parents and adults survive and thrive with challenging children.My name is Dr. Pat McGuire. I am a developmental & behavioral pediatrician who, over the last 30+ years has worked with more than 3000 children and their families, in order to create positive, healthy families. Our society is realizing that raising children to be healthy, happy, and productive adults is more challenging than originally thought. We are seeing the effects of toxic stress on the integrity of families and in the physical and mental health outcomes of children.This podcast will look at a variety of topics which will help parents and professionals rethink how they see and respond or react to children and adolescents. I will challenge many adults to consider how they decided to interact with children and if it was based on sound developmental knowledge, or a history of "That's the way it has always been."

    Child Trauma is Lifelong Trauma

    Child Trauma is Lifelong Trauma

    2/3's of children by the time they are 16 have experienced at least one trauma, which is part of adverse childhood experiences. Of these children, one in six will go on to develop PTSD. The podcast this week will look at the reality of how our childhood experiences will impact us for the rest of our lives, unless changes are made.

    • 11 min
    The Needs of Children With Autism

    The Needs of Children With Autism

    One child in every 44 is in the autism spectrum. That is 7 1/2 million children in the US. We need to make sure we are providing them with the services and supports that they need to become confident and competent adults

    • 17 min
    Supporting Our Prematurely Born Children

    Supporting Our Prematurely Born Children

    Approximately 10% of all children in the US are born prematurely. They are at a higher risk for physical problems but also for educational and social-emotional struggles.

    We need to do more to intervene, monitor, and support them in order for them to have the best chance for a productive adulthood.

    • 18 min
    Educating Politicians on the Benefits of Helping Children & Families

    Educating Politicians on the Benefits of Helping Children & Families

    Children and families are being stereotyped as money-hungry, drug abusers, and "hunters" who don't want to work. But the politician (s) who believe this aren't looking at the facts. Check out my latest podcast to learn more. And if you agree with me, how about sharing this podcast so that politicians learn about the consequences of their decisions or lack of support.

    • 11 min
    Saving Our Children's Mental Health

    Saving Our Children's Mental Health

    What is the most important thing you would like to have for Christmas? How about improved mental health for our children? The US Surgeon General just published his Protecting Youth Mental Health Advisory 2021. He is sounding the alarm about the worsening mental health of our youth, which was a public health concern even before COVID. Find out what he said and what we can do to help our youth.

    • 11 min
    Supporting our Early Childhood workers

    Supporting our Early Childhood workers

    Roughly one in four children ages birth to 5 years are in childcare. There are also a significant number of children from 6 to 12 in childcare for before and after school services. These children are cared for by workers who are there to support the health and well-being of our youth. But they are poorly paid and now are seeing increasing demands for professional development, ranging from certificates to college degrees, with no possibility of increased wages. Listen to this podcast to understand what is going on in this field and where your help is needed.

    • 12 min

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