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Carl's experience
 
Carl has been in private practice since June 2010.  He earned his master's degree in social work from The Ohio State University in 2007.  He then joined Nationwide Children's Hospital for three years as a member of the CSP team. Carl is a trained group leader in the Incredible Years parenting program.  Carl also participated in an intensive, nine-month family therapy internship with Dr. Gil Greene and Dr. Susan Saltzburg, professors of social work at The Ohio State University.
 
 
Frequently Asked Questions
 
 
 
Radio appearances
 
Isolation and Child Abuse
 
Carl was a guest on "Conversations That Heal" with host Susan Jacobi on KKNW-AM radio in Seattle on Sept. 18.  The topic was dealing with the feelings of isolation that come with being a victim of child abuse.  Click here to listen: http://conversationsthatheal.com/carl-grody
 
 
 
Articles in which Carl is quoted
 
Six Tips for Stay-at-Home Dads
 
 
 
When To Seek Help For Rebellious Teens
 
Your teen is testing the limits — both at home and at school. Some may say it’s par for the course for teenagers, but when has it gone too far ...
 
 
How To Get Your Kids To Really Talk To You (Life & Beauty Weekly)
 
Does it seem like an effort to get your children to say anything to you besides, “Fine” and “What’s for dinner?” Lack of communication can make parents feel closed off ...

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Articles and blogs by Carl
 
 
Stressed Out About Stressing Out
 
Often, the phrase “stress management” just causes you more stress.  It’s bad enough to feel overwhelmed by stress, but thinking about how to manage it often makes ...
 
 
 
Nobody Wins the Blame Game
 
Let’s say I have new clients named Joe and Mary. Let’s say they’ve never been in for a session before. Joe often expects things to go like this ...
 
 
 
Regrets Get Old After A While
 
Everyone has regrets. We might not want to admit it, but we do. Maybe it’s a lost relationship, or a choice you didn’t make, or even something as simple as trying ...
 
 
 
Divorced Parents: The Way It Should Be
 
It takes a lot to surprise me as a therapist ...
 
 
 
Curses!  What To Do When Your Kid Starts Cussing
 
Parents often complain that their children morphed overnight into drunken sailors – not because they found a parrot and a bottle of booze in their kids’ rooms, but because ...
 
 
 
Kicking Mental Health Stigma
 
Let’s imagine your family is at the soccer field for one of your children’s games. One of the players shows up with a pair of crutches and an announcement. “I broke my ..."
 
 
 
So Now You're the "Bad Guy": Dealing with Teenagers
 
I see a lot of angst in my job. It comes with the territory when you do family therapy. But sometimes, the turmoil is simply caused by the passage of time. It seems ...
 
 
 
In Praise of Praise
 
Praise has taken a beating lately.  Several recent studies show that over-praising children can make them less able to handle adversity, less successful, and ...
 
 
 
"Hey, Coach!" Parents, They're Talking to You
 
Parents, you’re about to get drafted.  No, you’re not headed to boot camp, although there might be days when you feel trapped and welcome any relief from the ...
 
 
 
"Mom, I'm Bored!"  Now What?
 
If you listen closely, you can hear them murmuring. Their eyes are wide. Fear oozes from their pores. Before long, panic sets in.  Yep, it’s the parents. They stare at you with dread and mutter, “What do I do? The children are coming home ...”
 
 
 
Q&A: One ... Two ... Uh-Oh
 
Q: My kids have always responded to me counting out a warning, as in, “You need to do this before I get to three. One … two …” But what happens when they don't listen ...
 
 
 
Q and A: How Do I Apologize to My Child without Losing Authority?
 
Parents often feel trapped by these situations. Everyone makes mistakes, even parents, and everyone needs to apologize once in a while – not only because it’s the right thing to do, but because it helps the person doing the apologizing move on ...
 
 
 
New Year's Resolutions: Ripples, Not Splashes
 
I’m writing this on January 4, which means many of you have already given up on your New Year’s resolutions. If you’re still following through, I give you credit, but ...
 
 
Make a Holiday Wish: Your Family's on the Way
 
This time of year reminds me of a joke I heard in graduate school. We’d missed a week of classes because of an ice storm. My professor welcomed us back by asking, "Did you have fun at home ... for a week ... locked up with your families?!? ...”
 
 
 
Adjusting To The Empty Nest
 
Fall was always odd for me as a parent. From the time my oldest child headed off to kindergarten, there always seemed to be a transition when summer faded ...
 
 
 
When Cheering Really Isn't
 
Imagine you’re at a local high school watching a baseball game on a lovely spring afternoon.  The sun is shining, birds are chirping, the smell of cheap hot dogs teases ...
 
 
 
Squaring Off With Chronic Pain: A Family Battle
 
In my work with families influenced by Chronic Pain, there's normally confusion about whether the pain is real in the first place.  Well, the client suffering Chronic Pain isn't ...
 
 
 
Despite Recent Headlines, Treatment Still Best Bet Against Teen Suicide
 
Often, things are exactly what they seem to be.  This is not one of those stories ...
 
 
 
Q&A: Should I lock my child in his bedroom at night?
 
A: Well, at first glance, this seems like a no-brainer.  You can’t lock children in their rooms.  What horrible parents these people must be.  But as with all things, it’s not that easy.  What looks crazy and wrong from the outside looks perfectly reasonable to the people involved ...
 
 
Q&A: Why Do I Keep Dating the Same Kind of People?
 
A: It's frustrating when you feel like you keep making the same mistakes in choosing partners.  There can be several reasons for doing this ...
 
 
 
Adventures in Therapy: Why It Helps To Stick To Reward Programs
 
I recently read an article in a parenting magazine by a frustrated parent who'd had enough of using stickers as a reward. In desperation, he decided to go "old school" and insisted that his child go to bed because he said so and not because she was getting a sticker ...
 
 
 
Q&A: How Do I Know If My Child Needs Counseling?
 
Q: My son often acts out, and on a couple of occasions, well-meaning people have called him crazy and told me to get him (or me) professional help. How can I tell what’s “normal” behavior, and what requires a visit to the therapist ...
 
 
 
Adventures in Therapy: Hurricane Parenting
 
I found myself rooting for a hurricane the other day ...
 
 
Adventures in Therapy: Co-Parenting
 
It takes a lot to surprise me as a therapist. I’ve had clients announce that they’d like to give their adopted children back. I’ve had children tell me how they help cover up their parent’s alcoholism. I’ve had a school psychologist...
 
 
 
Adventures in Therapy: A Diagnosis or a Drum?
 
I’m always reminded of an elementary music teacher this time of year (Christmas). Her name was Miss Lilly, and I remember her this time of year because she conducted our elementary school choir when I ...
 
 
 
Q&A: What Do I Do If My Toddler Bites?
 
 Q: I’ve been looking for an answer to this problem for a long time – babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers that bite. What’s going on with the biting, and what do I tell people to do to make it stop ...
 
 
 
Q&A: How Do I Get My Kid To Stop Whining?
 
Q: My toddler whines whenever she’s hungry. How can I make her stop ...
 
 
 
 
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