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2018 archive of Dr. Dale Wisely's Blog

2018 archive of Dr. Dale Wisely's Blog

New podcast: Parents, Schools, & Discipline

Posted by Dr. Dale Wisely on 11/28/18

Prince of Peace Director of Family Life, Dr. Dale Wisely, has been a child and adolescent psychologist for 36 years, including 24 years in clinical practice, followed by 12 years serving as a school district administrator at which, among other duties, he consulted with school officials about disciplinary practices. ... Read More »

Author/Speaker Josh Ochs on Social Media & Youth PLUS Important Article in NYTIMES.

Posted by Dr. Dale Wisely on 11/09/18

There is an interesting read in the NYTimes with a great title: "A Dark Consensus About Screens and Kids Begins to Emerge in Silicon Valley." Is this the beginning of the backlash against many years of increasing "screen time," and kids carrying around smartphones WAY too young? I do ... Read More »

Blended Families: A Conversation with Dr. Julie McDonald

Posted by Dr. Dale Wisely on 10/19/18

I recently spoke to Dr. Julie McDonald, a colleague of mine who has extensive experience working with blended families. We made it into a podcast!

Blended families are the result of marriage, divorce, and remarriage, which both husband and wife bring children from the previous marriage to the new ... Read More »

What can I say to my children when they ask why we keep faith in this church?

Posted by Dr. Dale Wisely on 9/28/18

Kerry Weber is an editor at the Jesuit magazine, AMERICA.  In an article in the September 17, 2018 issue, she asks “What can I say to my kids when they ask why we keep faith in this church?”

Most of us should be able to understand why parents would ... Read More »

A Social Media Resource for Parents

Posted by Dr. Dale Wisely on 9/18/18

Parents struggle to deal with their kids’ use of social media. Early next year, we will offer a live program for parents and other interested adults about this ever-changing and challenging topic.

Many of us may wish that social media would go away. It will not. It will be ... Read More »

Suicide Prevention

Posted by Dr. Dale Wisely on 9/10/18

We want to encourage everyone just to take a few minutes to read this information, provided by the American Psychological Association.


In addition, look over the following information, which includes local resources.  Youth Suicide Warning Signs

YOUTH SUICIDE WARNING SIGNS: (Information for Friends, Parents, Healthcare Providers: www.youthsuicidewarningsigns.org) Talking about or making ... Read More »

10 Things to Say to Our Children: Video

Posted by Dr. Dale Wisely on 8/27/18

Last week, I posted a video, part 1 of my talk "10 Things to Say to Our Children." We had a technical problem with the video, so I have replaced it with a new video that includes the entire talk. I hope you find it useful. See the video here.  

God bless you and yours,Dale ... Read More »

Dealing with Disrespect

Posted by Dr. Dale Wisely on 8/22/18

When I was in private practice as a psychologist, I encountered a common complaint from parents about their children, particularly those that were passing or had passed through puberty. “He talks so disrespectfully to me. I can’t believe the way he talks to me. If I had talked that ... Read More »

Parenting by Principle

Posted by Dr. Dale Wisely on 8/09/18

In my long career as a child psychologist, I've picked up a lot of ideas about parenting and, through this blog, I hope to be able to offer you some of these ideas for your consideration. I want to begin with a "big picture" idea.

I was once invited ... Read More »


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