The importance of special family time

David Palmiter, PhD ABPP Psychologist & Author, shares advice for parents on the benefits that spending special time with your children can have for them
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The importance of special family time

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Quality time I think is as often as a family finds convenient. What's more important to me is how often special time. Just like a pediatrician might say an apple a day will keep me away, an hour of special time a week will keep a child psychologist away. One hour a week of undivided attention. The average American father spends nine minutes one on one each week with his teenage child. We way overestimate the amount of undivided attention we give our kids so an hour a week is kind of a real foundational baseline and our research suggests that the benefits of that hour lasts until middle life, you can see people in their forties and fifties. so that the base. up on that, as much quality time as the family wants to do as long as it does not drive them more crazy than they already are
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David Palmiter, PhD ABPP Psychologist & Author, shares advice for parents on the benefits that spending special time with your children can have for them

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David Palmiter, PhD, ABPP

Psychologist & Author

Dr. David Palmiter is a professor of Psychology and Counseling at Marywood University. He is a practicing and board-certified clinical psychologist, a past president of the Pennsylvania Psychological Association, the author of over three dozen publications, including two books on promoting resilience in youth, a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (true of < 6% of psychologists), the American Academy of Clinical Psychology and the Pennsylvania Psychological Association in youth. He has also given hundreds of workshops on family issues for organizations such as The Navy SEAL Foundation, The Master Therapist Series at the University of Connecticut, The American Psychological Association and the McGraw-Hill Financial Group and completed hundreds of media projects for outlets such as CNN, The New York Times, US News and World Report and the Wall Street Journal. David is also a dad of three (two studying at Cornell University and one still in high school) and husband of 27 years to Dr. Lia Richards-Palmiter. A central aspect of his professional mission is to put air under the wings of parents as they try to raise happy and resilient children and teens.

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