Golden nugget of parenting advice

Karen Khaleghi, PhD, gives her golden nugget of parenting advice
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Golden nugget of parenting advice

I would say my golden nugget of parenting advice would be: "Stop and listen--and if you're worried, understand that it will always come back." If your child has a concern, a fear, a stressor--it will keep coming back until that question is answered. If you feel like you missed it the first time or you didn't hear it when it cropped up, understand that if you listen for it, it will come back again and you'll have another shot at it. Our kids love us--they want us to parent--they want us to show them the love and affection that we can, but they also understand that they can keep coming back to us again and again until those questions are answered. You'll always have another shot.

Karen Khaleghi, PhD, gives her golden nugget of parenting advice


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Karen Khaleghi, PhD

Co-founder of Creative Care Malibu

Dr. Karen Khaleghi is a pioneer in the field of dual diagnosis, or co-occurring drug and alcohol addiction along with mental health disorders. As one of the co-founders of Creative Care in Malibu and co-author of The Anatomy of Addiction, Dr. Karen speaks to parents and organizations about the formation of addiction, the critical aspects of nature and nurture and the resulting disconnection between emotions and behavior as well as the genesis of addiction and the path to recovery, a process she calls "connecting the dots." 

There are many things that set Dr. Karen Khaleghi apart from others including her individualized treatment approaches and excellent treatment facility Creative Care which is filled with clinical staff comprised of professionals that offer the highest standard of care in the industry. Karen graduated from California Graduate Institute with her Ph.D in 1989 and lives in Los Angeles, CA with her loving husband and children. Dr. Karen Khaleghi has been featured on The Today Show, KCAL 9, Dr. Phil and many others!


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