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Michael Kramer, PhD

Michael Kramer, PhD writes about procrastination, lying and teen temper tantrums for Empowering Parents.


Dr. Kramer has been a Licensed Psychologist in the State of Maine for over 20 years.

His Portland practice is quite varied, providing psychotherapy to children, adolescents, couples, and families.

In addition, he is an Organizational Consultant and provides multiple services to a wide variety of for-profit and non-profit businesses.

A final area of specialization is Sports Psychology.

You can read more about Dr. Kramer on the website of the Maine Psychological Association.


Dr. Kramer received his BS in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and his MS and PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Kentucky.

A Word from Michael Kramer, PhD

“The key to stopping your teen’s outbursts is to teach him about his ability to influence—specifically how he can have positive influence on you and other adults that will win him more freedom and less supervision.”

Articles by Michael Kramer, PhD

5 Ways to Help Kids Who Procrastinate



Not now. Later. Tomorrow. That’s when many teenagers say they plan to complete their household chores or tackle their homework. To a certain extent, this is normal—many of us have a tendency to delay, to put off until tomorrow what we don’t want to do today. There is a difference, however, between the occasional delayer and... Read more »

Mother talking with teen daughter

How to Talk to Your Child About Lying



When your child lies to you, it stirs up a potent mix of emotions. You might feel angry, hurt, and offended all at once. Lying is extremely upsetting for parents because it shakes the foundation of trust we have in our child. So it's understandable and normal if you have an emotional reaction to lying—whether... Read more »

Teen having temper tantrum

Teen Temper Tantrums: 6 Steps to Stop the Screaming



You thought the terrible twos were bad. Now you’re dealing with the terrible thirteens—and it’s even worse. When she was two, she cried, kicked, and screamed. At 13, she’s yelling, slamming doors, storming out of the house, and screaming, “You can’t control me!” You can reduce and eliminate teenage tantrums by taking these six steps. But... Read more »

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