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Dr. Kate Roberts

Kate Roberts, Ph.D., is a Boston-area licensed clinical psychologist and certified school psychologist who has coached parents and families for more than 25 years. She offers parents practical strategies in her bi-weekly parenting column; Dr. Kate’s Parent Rap in the Salem News and in her Savvy Parenting blog for Psychology Today. Dr. Roberts has worked as a consulting psychologist to school districts throughout New England and works with parents and children through Massachusetts General Hospital. You can check out Dr. Kate's website at and also follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

Justin Bieber’s Wild Ride: How to Talk to Your Child about Celebrity Heroes Behaving Badly

Justin Bieber's latest exploits -- drinking and drag racing in a Lambourghini (with his father, no less), egging his neighbor's house, and a long-rumored drug problem -- have made news all over the world. Miley Cyrus, Lindsay Lohan, and Britney Spears before that...the list of young celebrities behaving badly goes on and on. Added to that, reality television and social... Read more »

How Much is Too Much at the Holidays?

I often hear parents in my counseling practice who are stressed out about buying for their children during the holidays.  The sentiment goes something like “The closer we get to the holidays, the more stressed I am about how much I should buy my children. My children add to their holidays lists daily. I want them to... Read more »

Miley Cyrus: Is She Lost in Transition from Child to Adult?

From the Editor: Today's post on Miley Cyrus's bumpy transition to the adult years comes from Dr. Kate Roberts, a Boston-area psychologist who's worked with parents and families for 25 years. Miley Cyrus’s recent behavior has been making the headlines lately, with many parents understandably up in arms over her complete image change -- and her... Read more »