Dr. Robert Brooks
About Dr. Brooks:
Dr. Brooks received his doctorate in clinical psychology from Clark University and did additional training at the University of Colorado Medical School. He is on the faculty of Harvard Medical School and has served as Director of the Department of Psychology at McLean Hospital, a private psychiatric hospital. His first position at McLean was as principal of the school in the locked door unit of the child and adolescent program. He maintains a part-time private practice and has written and lectured nationally and internationally about such topics as resilience, motivation, school climate, parenting, family relationships, effective leadership, and balancing one’s personal and professional lives. He has authored or co-authored many books including The Self-Esteem Teacher; Raising Resilient Children; Raising a Self-Disciplined Child; The Power of Resilience: Achieving Balance, Confidence, and Personal Strength in Your Life; and Understanding and Managing Children’s Classroom Behavior: Creating Sustainable, Resilient Classrooms. In addition, he completed a video and educational guide for PBS titled “Look What You’ve Done! Stories of Hope and Resilience” that focuses on self-esteem and resilience in children with special needs and has served as a consultant for Sesame Street Parents Magazine.
Phone: (781) 449-3392
Fax: (781) 433-2691
Address: 60 Oak Knoll Terrace, Needham, MA 02492.
Articles by Dr. Robert Brooks
A common characteristic of individuals who are successful as business leaders, teachers, parents, spouses, or healthcare...
A number of years ago I received a draft of an article about disciplining children. One phrase in the article especially...
I had read an article in which the author wrote that many people have a "praise deficit." These words prompted me to...Topics: Parenting and Families
In many of my workshops and in my clinical practice I have been asked questions about the most effective ways to teach...
Some of the initial ideas for the approach for teaching children to be responsible, namely, to ask them to contribute in...Topics: Extracurricular Activities
Have any of you found yourself saying the same thing repeatedly to your husband, wife, children, students, co-workers,...Topics: Parenting and Families
Psychiatrists Stella Chess and Alexander Thomas were two of the pioneers in the study of differences in temperament of...
The inborn temperament of children impacts on both their development and the manner in which adults respond to them....
Differences from Birth: Responding to the Temperamentally Difficult Child - Guidelines for a Proactive Approach
Temperamentally “difficult” children may show some or all of the following behaviors: they are not easily satisfied,...
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