Mommy, I’m Scared

March 25, 2009 by  
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Every parent has awakened to this lament. It’s important for parents to realize that a child’s fears are real and shouldn’t be discounted, said Vicki Panaccione, a Melbourne psychologist who works with children. “For younger children, they are in the room by themselves with nothing to occupy them but their own thoughts, which can be very scary,” Panaccione said. “It’s legitimate... 

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Movies Offer Special Form of Therapy

September 18, 2008 by  
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Though the case can be made that we are regressing intellectually, like it or not, people’s love for movies is not likely to lesson anytime soon. Licensed psychologist Dr. Vicki Panaccione often suggests that parents have ongoing discussions with their children about the images they see and ideas they encounter while viewing movies. Panaccione sometimes finds that the discussion of film can be a... 

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