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How to Help Your Child Become Their Best Self

Dr. Tamar Kahane recently addressed the ADHD parent community in an interview titled, “How to Help Your Child Become Their Best Self”. This informative video is part of a series called “Meet the Therapists” which aims to help parents become familiar with various professionals and resources available to help their neurodiverse children.

Dr. Kahane provides specific examples of everyday parenting challenges while addressing the following:

  1. 1. Recognizing when children need help
  2. 2. Short-term goals vs long-term goals
  3. 3. Neuroplasticity – the ability of the brain to change through practice & hard work
  4. 4. Defining success as a parent and allowing our children to be heard

For full interview:

Recognizing When Children Need Help
Short-term goals vs. long-term goals
Defining Success

Win Summit

Summit Speaker: Dr. Tamar Kahane — WIN Summit

Tamar Z. Kahane, Psy.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice for over 25 years treating adults, couples, families, adolescents and children. [read the full story]


The Washington Post

Teaching children how to navigate conflict

My preschool-age twin boys and I were wearing masks recently as we exited a beach-access stairway. One of my sons asked [read the full story]


The New York Times

Making Summer Fun Out of Plastic Trinkets and Sugary Cereal

As myriad activities are restricted this summer, there’s no shame in the game when it comes to creatively keeping up morale. Video [read the full story]


The New York Times

Helping Children Manage Their Feelings

A child psychologist says we need to impart the difference between feelings and actions. Also: Moving for a job; housing problems in the Bay Area. [read the full story]


WIN Summit 2019 Highlight Reel

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Controversial School Safety PSA

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Here’s how parents can help their kids build cognitive skills

“None of my kids are particularly neat, but one of my little boys takes messy to another level. His backpack is always crammed with papers, his room is littered with trading cards and he forgets his belongings everywhere.” [read the full story]


Should parents let their young girls wear makeup?

“The morning of my 7-year-old daughter’s dance recital, she was brimming with excitement, but it wasn’t the sparkly costume or crowds of onlookers that excited her most. It was the face full of makeup.” [read the full story]


Thrive Global

The Reset Button

“As we greet the month of February, New Years and it’s lofty resolutions begin to feel like a distant memory. The hopes and dreams that we had for a fresh start have faded along with the holiday” [read the full story]


Thrive Global

Detox Your Relationship: 10 Mistakes That You Didn’t Even Realize You Were Making.

“This Valentine’s Day give yourself and your partner the gift of noticing what is working and what isn’t in your relationship. Here are ten common” [read the full story]


When kids pitch tantrums, keep calm and don’t carry on

“If parents can see tantrums as part of a normal developmental process of children growing and learning how to regulate themselves, then they’ll be better able to facilitate that process.” [read the full story]


How to let children make their own decisions — within reason?

“Last week I took my four kids, ages 9 and under, out for breakfast at IHOP. As they eagerly took their seats, our waiter handed us giant glossy menus covered in pictures of the massive stacks of breakfast foods at their disposal.” [read the full story]



How Do You Help A Child Who’s Feeling Homesick At Summer Camp?

A curly-haired, ten year old boy entered my office this week toting a colorful calendar sent to him from the sleep-away camp he will attend later this summer. On it, all of the colors of the rainbow indicated the different activities available – horseback riding, arts and crafts, sports, swimming in the lake… though the calendar was brimming with excitement, the child was clearly not. As he reluctantly began to share the calendar with me, pointing out what he was considering and telling me more about the camp itself, his eyes welled up with tears.” [read the full story]



More NJ Teens Are Committing Suicide: Why It’s Happening And What Can Be Done

On the outside, T.J. Sefcik seemed to have it all. His family loved him. He was a two-sport athlete at Montville High School, playing hockey and lacrosse. But inside, Sefcik was battling depression and mood swings. His behavior became erratic. He was in the care of a psychologist and a psychiatrist. Counselors, teachers, friends, coaches and his family were looking out for him.” [read the full story]



Eternal Lessons From Eleanor Roosevelt

“On my regular run through Riverside Park I pass Eleanor Roosevelt. I have come to depend on Eleanor’s comforting and consistent stance leaning thoughtfully on her chin and reflecting pensively on life: predictable, dependable, steady and constant as only a statue can be. But recently I noticed something unusual and different about her. Eleanor was wearing a pink pussy hat on the top of her head. Undoubtedly, she had been enlisted to join with the hundreds of thousands of people who came out to express solidarity yesterday for defending women’s rights.” [read the full story]


Jewish Standard

Shadow training helps classroom aides become more effective

In addition to the Shadow Training Institute, the facility includes an Aspergers Institute and nutrition center, as well as a learning component and family services program. “I’ve been doing shadow training for years through my practice,” says psychologist Tamar Kahane, Teaneck resident and founder of Englewood’s Kahane Center.” [read the full story]


Fox News

Fox and Friends, Segment on Aspergers

“Aspirin for cancer patients; a way to alleviate autism symptoms” [read the full story]


The New York Times

Michelle Obama’s Target: Obesity in Children

“Working families stand to benefit greatly from Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign to combat childhood obesity. The number of overweight kids has tripled in the last 30 years, and an alarming number of American children have high cholesterol, high blood pressure and diabetes. We must take action.” [read the full story]


The New York Times

Gauging Psychiatric Drugs for Children

“Child’s Ordeal Reveals Risks of Psychiatric Drugs in Young” (front page, Sept. 2) illustrates a disastrous course for one young child. Millions of children with psychiatric and learning disorders get the wrong treatment or no treatment because of a lack of access to proper care, general misinformation about child development, and a lack of training for pediatricians.” [read the full story]



Three Myths About Picky Eating

“Week after week, Kaden Hansen’s menu looks like this: macaroni and cheese, cheddar-cheese slices, chicken nuggets, and plain cheese pizza. Breakfast is cold cereal with rice milk, never cow’s milk. He’ll eat a certain brand of angel-hair pasta with butter but won’t touch spaghetti. He loathes vegetables and most fruits. Salad or casserole? Not a chance. The foods on his plate must never, ever touch one another.” [read the full story]


Daily Voice

Englewood Psychologist Runs To Destigmatize Mental Illness

“ENGLEWOOD, N.J. — An Englewood psychologist recently completed the Miami half marathon that she ran to bring attention to the stigma of mental illness.” [read the full story]


Kahane Center Director Runs to Raise Money for Emotional Illnesses

“Dr. Tamar Kahane, founder and director of The Kahane Center in Englewood, ran a half-marathon in Miami, Fla., in January, raising $4,379.20 for an organization called Bring Change 2 Mind, whose mission is to normalize emotional struggles and end the stigma surrounding them.” [read the full story]


The New York Times

Overcoming Our Fears

“As a child psychologist, I would say that it is normal to be scared. This is the case for boys, for girls and for ourselves. At times fear is an important emotion that helps keep us safe. We need to begin by validating that emotion in all our children.” [read the full story]


NY Metro Parents

How to Help Kids Develop Healthy Eating Habits

“Babies are born with a natural taste for sweetness. Once they get their first swig of juice or bite of dessert, those tiny taste buds develop a preference. Before you know it, they want sugar-coated cereal for breakfast and French fries for dinner and they look at vegetables as if they are strange creatures from another planet. However, play your cards right and you won’t have to move to a commune to keep junk food out of their diets as they grow.” [read the full story]

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