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Barbara Greenberg, PhD

Barbara is a Ph.D. clinical psychologist who specializes in the treatment of adolescents and their well-intentioned but exhausted parents. She is the co-author of Teenage as a Second Language-A Parents Guide to Becoming Bilingual with Jennifer Powell-Lunder PsyD and the co-creator of the website

Is Your Child Being Bullied? What NOT to Say

Kids have been getting teased and bullied for generations, but what has changed is that bullying is happening on a much larger scale — and the consequences are often much more tragic. Bullying used to take place almost exclusively at school. Now it may enter the home in a non-stop, malignant manner because of the... Read more »

Why I Hate the Word “Punishment.”

Got kids? Then you must be very familiar with the word PUNISHMENT. "If you come home too late then I will punish you." "If you don't do your homework again then you'll really get punished." "Wait until I tell your father… then you'll definitely get punished." Who on earth came up with this particular linguistic phrase — and why do... Read more »

Don’t Be a Turkey: It’s the Holidays

Regression back to our teenage selves is not uncommon during family holiday gatherings. We enter a relative's home as an adult, but somehow once we're seated at the table (and barely before the turkey has been passed around) we're behaving like we're 30 years younger. Oh, those familiar smells, faces, and conversations — coupled with... Read more »