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Dr. Lisa Boesky discusses this with Donny Deutsch on CNBC

1) Decide if You Need to Reinvent Yourself. WHO Gave You the Label?

Was it the “popular” kids who called you a nerd? The rich kids who called you a “loser?” A

Dr. Lisa Boesky

Dr. Lisa Boesky

Dr. Lisa Boesky

doctor who diagnosed you with ADHD after a five minute interview? If they had no clue who you really were, why put so much stock in their opinion?

If your label has some validity and you WANT to re-invent yourself……

2) Write Down 4 Positive Aspects of Someone with Your Label

–If you have Dyslexia, reading and writing may be a struggle—but you are likely creative, think out of the box, and are great at oral presentations.

–If you have ADHD, you may be hyper and distractible—which means you have a lot of energy, can multi-task, and likely think much faster than most.

–If you were the “poor kid from the wrong side of the tracks”—you are probably resourceful, self-reliant, not paralyzed by setbacks, and confident in your ability to survive anything.

What better traits for CEOs, Inventors, and anyone who wants to succeed?

3) List How the Positive Aspects of Your Label Can Help You Reach Your Dream

If you were labeled a “nerd,” think about how your intelligence, ability to prioritize, good study skills, research abilities, and not wasting time/energy on partying can help you develop that product you’ve got in your head or take your business to the next level.

4) Take 3 Actions Putting Your Positive Traits In Motion

Make a prototype. Research similar products. Call some distributors. Get a patent.

Actions are critical to convince everyone you are MORE than your label. And to convince yourself!

5) Evaluate How Your “Re-Invention” is Working for You

You may have gotten a “real job”—but you are bored out of your mind.

You may have the money and success you wanted, but now there is no time for your family.

You may be seen as hip and cool, but your old friends no longer want to hang out with you.

The goal is to take your strengths and channel them into an area you are passionate about to increase your happiness, productivity and success. Not just get a new label.

Note: A study of CEOs found 30% had Dyslexia. Great leaders like Charles Schwab, Richard Branson, and Ted Turner were diagnosed with Dyslexia. The CEO of JetBlue, James Carville, Olympic Swimmer Michael Phelps have ADHD. They did not let labels hold them back—and neither should you!

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FRIDAY, July 11 (HealthDay News) — The teen birth rate is up for the first time in 15 years, and homicides among teens are up for the first time in 12 years, a new government report finds.

Pregnant Teens

Pregnant Teens

Dr. Lisa Boesky, clinical psychologist and national speaker recently appeared on CBS’ The Early Show to discuss this phenomenon brought to the mainstream media because of the pregnancy pact among teens in Massachusetts

On the plus side, there has been a drop in childhood deaths from injuries, and fewer eighth graders are smoking, according to the report, put out by the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics.

The proportion of Asian and Hispanic children in the population has increased, which reflects the growing diversity among individuals of all ages across the country.

A particularly disturbing trend was the increase in Homicides committed by teenagers– up for the first time since the early 1990’s.

Other risky behaviors, such as alcohol and drug use did not increase or decrease. Read More..

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Dr. Lisa Boesky, Guest Expert on Fox News this morning discussing the biggest hit online today! Katy Perry – “I Kissed a Girl” Video the hottest songs on iTunes!  Dr Lisa discusses this on Fox News

Today’s girls are upping the ante in vying for attention from their male counterparts. Being pretty, smart, or having a good personality doesn’t get a boy’s eye when the girls next to you are kissing each other!

This song isn’t talking about being a lesbian, she’s got a boyfriend and is just “experimenting.” Katy sings about liking the taste of “cherry Chapstick” and “hoping her boyfriend doesn’t mind.”

Dr. Lisa discussed this new trend in teenage girls kissing each other and the change Katy Perry made from being a Christian singer to a new pop princess with controversial lyrics.

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Do you know a sweet, compliant child who has become a moody, defiant, unfocused, unpredictable, angry or overly sensitive teenager?

Are you wondering if that teen is going through a “phase”–or if something may really be wrong?

Does something feel “not right” about your own teen’s behavior?

When to Worry can help you distinguish typical teen behavior from those that merit concern. It then walks you through the steps you can take to help a struggling teen and to bring peace back into the family home.

After reading this book, you will know:

• what warning signs indicate which particular teen problems

• specific “dos and don’ts” for each teen issue

• how to effectively communicate with teenagers

• how and where to get professional help, if necessary

• the pros and cons of medication for teens

Moody teens, rebellious or defiant teens, school problems, teen depression, ADHD, teens and drugs, self-injury (“cutting”), low self-esteem, delinquency, learning disabilities, out of control teens, worries/fears and stress, eating disorders, aggression, bipolar disorder, Aspergers, teen suicide, trauma, and more.

Readers are given specific questions to ask professionals before working with them, recommendations for obtaining quality evaluations for teens, and information on effective treatment for adolescents.

Practical advice is given regarding successfully interacting with or parenting teens with special needs, taking care of YOU so you can take care of teens, and a detailed resource section helps put your new knowledge into action.

Compassionate and reassuring, this practical and user-friendly guide is invaluable to ANY adult concerned about a teenager.

Purchase this invaluable book now!

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