Episode 15: Developing a Collaborative Approach in Raising Children, with Dr. M. Alex Peterson

March 29, 2017

Dr. M. Alex Peterson is a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of California (PSY18593) with a specialty in child and adolescent neuropsychological assessment. He has been in private practice in Oakland, CA since 2006. He was previously employed as a neuropsychologist through the Neurology Department with Children’s Hospital Oakland. He completed his postdoctoral training through the Neurology Department with Oakland Children’s Hospital where he is subsequently employed.

What you’ll learn about in this episode:

  • Dr. Peterson’s background
  • What’s involved in a neuropsychological assessment
  • How electronics & media are impacting the way children are being raised today
  • How we’re raising teens in a time of academic pressure
  • Why we need to set limits on electronics from the start
  • Why Dr. Peterson thinks we hold our children to unrealistically high expectations
  • Why parents need to develop a more collaborative approach in raising children
  • How over-scheduling leads to anxiety & depression
  • Why we need to nurture children’s passions
  • Teaching our children to take initiative
  • The absence of basic life skills & how this affects all aspect of our children’s lives