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Physician's Guide to Doctoring with Bradley B. Block, MD

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Aug 22, 2023

This episode is sponsored by Charm Economics

Dr. Ronnesia Gaskins and Dr. Christine McAuliffe discuss the importance of modeling and narrating parental behavior to help children develop a healthy drive. They emphasize that children naturally observe and respond to their parents’ actions and experiences, so it is crucial for parents to narrate their own journeys, including successes, mistakes, and lessons learned. 

By providing a relatable and normalized example, parents can guide their children in finding a balance between drive and self-care.

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[00:02:06] Drive and parenting. 

[00:04:17] Parenting and self-criticism. 

[00:09:37] Letting kids know they're not alone. 

[00:12:50] Decision making and uncertainty. 

[00:14:44] Value of social connection. 

[00:19:27] College admissions and expectations. 

[00:21:24] Pressure on college admissions. 

[00:25:02] Labeling others as lazy. 

[00:29:03] Kids not being believed or listened to. 

[00:34:24] Socioeconomic status and parenting. 

[00:38:30] Transparency and ethical understanding. 

[00:40:28] Little kids finding their purpose.

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Dr. Christine McAuliffe 

​​Dr. Christine McAuliffe is a distinguished clinical psychologist whose career centers on a community-based, multi-systemic approach to helping children, adolescents, young adults, parents, and families navigate a range of challenges. She addresses issues such as divorce, behavior problems, anxiety, ADHD, trauma, and more. Her commitment to fostering resilience and well-being is underpinned by a PhD in Clinical Child and Clinical Community Psychology from Bowling Green State University. She further enriched her knowledge through internships at Yale University School of Medicine and a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Rochester Medical Center.

Dr. McAuliffe's impact extends beyond academia, as her genuine empathy and dedication to her clients shine through in her practice. Her holistic perspective, encompassing both individual and community needs, underscores her mission to create positive change. Through her career, she exemplifies a psychologist deeply attuned to the intricacies of human behavior and the transformative potential of compassionate care.

Find Dr. McAuliffe on her LinkedIn

Dr. Ronessia Gaskins

Dr. Ronnesia Gaskins is a compassionate clinical psychologist devoted to fostering personal growth and family harmony. Her practice is centered around creating a secure and empathetic space where individuals and families can navigate life's challenges with resilience. With a diverse clientele spanning all age groups, Dr. Gaskins has cultivated a deep understanding of the varied struggles people face, allowing her to provide tailored support to individuals from diverse educational, racial, religious, and sexual orientation backgrounds. 

Drawing from evidence-based techniques like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), she addresses a wide spectrum of concerns, from anxiety, depression, and stress management to parenting dilemmas and health-related adjustments. Dr. Gaskins' extensive academic journey, including a doctorate in medical psychology and a Master of Science in Public Health from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, along with specialized training in behavioral medicine/developmental disabilities and developmental pediatrics from Brown Alpert Medical School, reflects her unwavering commitment to holistic well-being.

Find Dr. Gaskins on her LinkedIn.

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