Dr. Harris Stratyner

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Send Time-Outs To The Trouble Corner? Experts Mixed On Disciplinary Practice

A recent parenting blog about completely eliminating punishment for children has a lot of folks debating what works and what doesn’t.


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Expert: Mayor de Blasio’s Constant Tardiness Will Impact Public’s Trust

In his short tenure in office Bill de Blasio has earned a new title, “Johnny come lately,” for his frequent tardiness at public events. Experts say if he doesn’t start setting his alarm clock it could affect his reputation.


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Study: Movies Rated PG-13 Contain As Much Violence As R-Rated Movies

An analysis in the December issue of the journal Pediatrics shows violence in films has more than doubled since 1950, gun violence in PG-13 films has more than tripled since 1985 and since 2009, PG-13-rated films have contained as much violence as R-rated films.


Suspect wanted for robbing a woman inside an elevator full of children (credit: NYPD)

Brooklyn Daycare Worker Says Robbery Suspect Threatened To ‘Kill Her’ In Front Of Kids

“When I said I don’t have any money, he put the gun more in my face and said, ‘If you don’t give it to me, I’ll kill you in front of these kids,’” the victim said.


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Study: Parents Possibly To Blame For Children’s Shopping Addiction

The study in the Journal of Consumer Affairs links a difficult childhood, including divorce, to compulsive shopping later in life.


Experts warn a new drug called 'Smiles' is being marketed to young teens. (credit: CBS 2)

Experts Sound Warning Over ‘Very Dangerous’ Drug Being Marketed To Young Teens

Psychologist and addiction recovery expert, Dr. Harris Stratyner, of the Caron Treatment Center, said it’s a frightening drug.


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‘Two and a Half Men’ Crew To Get Paid; Sheen Continues Speaking Out

Warner Bros. spokesman Paul McGuire confirmed that the crew of the show would be paid for four episodes, but declined comment on Sheen’s claim he’s pursuing further reimbursements.