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Dating as a parent

Dr. Paul

Jody, 39, is single after 20 years of marriage. Her ex-husband has a gambling and pornography addiction that finally upended their marriage. Jody tried to make it work, mostly for the kids. But over time, she felt neglected, ignored, and lonely. She finally threw in the towel.

Some adults, who marry at a young age, select the wrong person. After all, how well do we know ourselves when we first step onto the adult stage? At 18, I thought I knew everything there was to know. I didn't have any adult life experience, but who needs wisdom when you know everything? Read more about Dating as a parent

Making peace with passing time

Dr. Paul

When I was in middle school, I remember watching the big clock in the classroom. Five minutes to the end of the period seemed like an eternity. The second hand inched around the clock face so slowly, I wanted to scream. Read more about Making peace with passing time

Helping kids get back to school

Dr. Paul

Northwest summers, always anticipated and enjoyed, slide into autumn more quickly than anyone would like. The long days shorten, cloudy days stack up, and it gets cooler at night. Don’t be discouraged—We’ll still have some warm, lovely September days.

Now, the new school year is knocking at our door. Read more about Helping kids get back to school

Seattle Met Magazine announces 2019 Top Docs

August 26, 2019

 

The 2019 Top Doctors, Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants were nominated by their colleagues, whom they regard as the best in their field of practice. When asked, “If you or a loved one needed care, whom would you recommend,” the physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants listed made the top of the list. Congratulations to our 16 providers who made this year’s list.  Read more about Seattle Met Magazine announces 2019 Top Docs

Dealing with an anxiety epidemic

Dr. Paul

As a child psychologist, I see a growing number of children with anxiety—it’s disheartening. These kiddos are worriers, sleep poorly, and have frequent headaches and stomachaches. They worry about their parents, their future, grades, and their friends. Many of them have a permanent pit in their stomach.

According to the National Institute of Health, between 2007 and 2012, there was a 20% increase in anxiety disorders among children. They estimate that 30% of teenagers suffer from too much anxiety. This is alarming. What’s causing this epidemic of fear and worry? Read more about Dealing with an anxiety epidemic

It takes a village

Dr. Paul

When I was 13 years old, my beloved grandmother, who lived with us, died. Several months later, my parents got divorced—all in the same year.

It was the hardest year in my life. The loss of my grandmother from a sudden heart attack was devastating. She had lived with us since I was 8 years old. A few months later, my parents announced to me that they were getting a divorce. Read more about It takes a village

Keeping your summer peace during autumn’s rush

Dr. Paul

Everyone loves summer in the Northwest—the sun, the warm days, cool nights, —and yes, the long days that stretch into evening. I know, we all like to complain, just a little, when a cloudy, cool, or rainy day shows up. Or when the temperature climbs. But today, the sky is blue, and the sun peaks through my window shades. I love it. Read more about Keeping your summer peace during autumn’s rush

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