Helping Challenging Children

Helping Challenging Children

Hosted by: Dr. Pat McGuire

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...

Episodes

Keeping Our Children Safe from Gun Trauma

Season #2

Did you know that in the US one child or teen is injured by gunfire every 32 minutes? Did you know that one child or teen is killed by gunfire every 2 hours and 36 minutes? This podcast is not about abolishing guns....
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Foster Care Needs in Our Country

Season #2

Each year the number of children in foster care would be the same number as the population of Wyoming. While there are children leaving the system each year, at least as many are entering during the same time. Foster...
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Building Resilience in Children

Season #2

Resilience has been defined as an ability to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change. It has also been described as the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties, and toughness. According to the 2020...
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Understanding the ODD Child

Season #2

Why are kids called oppositional, but adults are called assertive? It all comes down to perspectives on who is holding their ground and what the issues are. Of course, not all children called oppositional or defiant...
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ACEs, Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes

Season #2

One child in six lives in poverty. Most have experienced adverse childhood experiences. Together, these risk factors increase the likelihood of children developing obesity and then type 2 diabetes. This then leads to...
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Literacy and Prison

Season #2

Over 3/4 of prisoners have literacy problems. 2/3 of children who are struggling with reading in 4th grade will end up in jail or on welfare when they grow up. Listen and see what can be done to correct this travesty.
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Understanding How School Discipline Has Been Failing

Season #2

Did you know that over 1/3 of our states still allow corporal punishment in public schools? Or that police as resource officers have been in our schools since the 1940s? But, as can be seen, these are not making a...
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Obedience Through Fear Does Not Bring Respect

Season #2

"Spare the rod and spoil the child" is a phrase that I have heard to justify the physical punishment of children. The reality is that physical punishment and verbal abuse don't create long-term improvements in the...
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Why Are People Fighting Social & Emotional Learning?

Season #2

Parents say that they want their children to get along with others. They want them to share. But there is a growing resistance to schools providing education on social and emotional skills to students. Why is there...
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School Refusal Isn't Truancy

Season #2

Before COVID, school refusal occurred in 2-5% of all K-12 students. It has increased due to the anxiety triggered by the pandemic. Unfortunately, school refusal is often seen as a form of truancy, when in reality it...
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Anxiety Behaviors in Children that You Need to Understand

Season #2

How common is anxiety in children? What is the difference between manipulation or oppositional behavior and anxiety? How do I help my child with anxiety? Listen to this podcast to learn more about childhood anxiety...
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If Only Doctors Were Fluent in Parent and Child Speak

Season #2

One parent in four has a low literacy level. This makes it difficult for them to be able to know what their child has, what the medications are for, and how to get ahold of the physician when the child is getting...
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Do you understand how these 3 factors affect the lives of youth?

What if you are only acknowledging one or two of these traits when working with at-risk youth?

Will that affect their lifelong outcome?

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