Parenting FAQ’s About Separation/Divorce, Fear, ADHD and More With Child Psychologist, Dr. Jason Sabo – 046

Every parent has wished children came with a manual.

But they don’t. And raising healthy children is a challenge! In my eight-year journey to date, I’ve had questions I floated to friends, obsessed over in my mind, seriously doubted my abilities, and now, I’m seeking professional help. I took your questions about helping your child through a separation/divorce, parenting them without a father, navigating their fears, picking a “parenting style” that works, and worrying if my child was “normal” or suffering from anxiety or ADHD. If you’ve ever questioned any of those things, you’ll want to hear Dr. Sabo’s take.

Learn more about Dr. Sabo

Jason M. Sabo, Ph.D., is a pediatric psychologist with Lee Health Pediatric Behavioral Health Program. Dr. Sabo earned his Master of Psychology and Doctor of Psychology at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. He completed his internship at the Miami-Dade Department of Human Resources and his fellowship at the Ohio Department of Youth Services. He and his family moved to Florida in 2011, where he joined a private practice. In 2017 he joined Lee Health to help develop their behavioral health program. Dr. Sabo has a clinical specialty in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, behavioral problems, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, and violent and aggressive behaviors.

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Here are the books Dr. Sabo recommended :
Parenting: 14 Gospel Principles That Can Radically Change Your Family

From Chaos to Calm: Effective Parenting Of Challenging Children with ADHD and Other Behavioral Problems

Dad Tired and Loving It: Stumbling Your Way to Spiritual Leadership

The Good Divorce

The Discipline Book: How to Have a Better-Behaved Child From Birth to Age Ten

The Power of a Praying® Parent

5 Love Languages Of Children: The Secret To Loving Children Effectively

What Do You Do With a Problem? — Picture Book

The Opposite of Worry: The Playful Parenting Approach to Childhood Anxieties and Fears

Helping Your Anxious Teen: Positive Parenting Strategies to Help Your Teen Beat Anxiety, Stress, and Worry

Word of the show:

consistency [ kənˈsistənsē] noun

  1. conformity in the application of something, typically that which is necessary for the sake of logic, accuracy, or fairness.
  2. the way in which a substance, typically a liquid, holds together; thickness or viscosity.

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