Welcome!Hello and Welcome! I'm Dr. Deb - a pediatric psychologist and expert in child development, behavior, and learning. I am a graduate of U.C.L.A. where I obtained my Ph.D. in clinical psychology. I also received very highly specialized post-doctoral training in developmental child psychology at UCSD/Rady Children's Hospital. Currently I have a busy private practice in San Diego, CA, am Voluntary Assistant Clinical Professor in the School of Medicine at UCSD, research collaborator, media consultant, invited speaker, published author, and mother of two wonderful children (ages 5 and 1)!
At How2HelpMyChild.com you will find research-based, practical advice, guidance, and insights on a variety of topics pertaining to your child's development! Based on questions I have received over the years from thousands of families in my practice, I will provide solutions to these common concerns!
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Topics of Interest
From tantrums, anger outbursts, defiance and aggression, what parents need to know to successfully manage behavioral issues!
Baby and Toddler-Hood Issues
From sleep habits, eating habits, crying, tantrums, toilet training, speech/language, preschool and more. How to navigate these common hurdles of early childhood!
From improving social skills or frustration tolerance, to organizational skills and attention/focus. Covering developmental and behavioral diagnoses such as ADHD, Asperger's, and Autism/PDD. I will share results from the latest research, and discuss the most effective tools and treatments available!
From educational placement, 504/IEP plans, kindergarten readiness, learning disabilities and giftedness. Tools and strategies all parents should know on how to help your child be successful in the classroom!
From improving self-esteem, self-confidence, managing anxiety, bullying, friendships, and family relationships. How to create an emotionally healthy and happy child!
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Dr. Deb Featured on ParentSavers National Podcast: Potty Training: Naptime and Nighttime: Tips for Parents!
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