All posts by Dr. Michael Smith

  • Family Psychology Associates

    Back To School Struggles

    Back to School Struggles: How Do I Know if My Child Has AD/HD? Now that summer is over, some of the struggles that your child may have experienced last school year may return. It is not unusual for children with learning and attention disorders to have conflict free summers and holidays, only to have their Read More

  • Parenting

    Parenting in the Information Age Part 2

    This is the second part of a two part blog.  For readings that illustrate each of these goals, see the Reading Lists on our Resources page.  You will also notice that each of the Specialties pages includes suggested readings as well. You can also visit our Facebook page to get up to date posts of Read More

  • Parenting

    Parenting in the Information Age Part 1

    Despite all the negative press about the decline of the American family, it could be argued that this is the best time ever to be a parent.  No longer confined to rigid roles like “breadwinner” or “homemaker,” parents today have alternatives like flex-time, family leave, and telecommuting to help you balance work and family.   More Read More

  • Emerging Adulthood

    Emerging Adulthood

    The new developmental period of “Emerging Adulthood” is not just a clever marketing ploy concocted by psychologists. The term was coined by Dr. Jeffrey Jensen Arnett in 2000. This period from 18-25 coincides with the final stage of neurological development. Furthermore, this new developmental period is occurring not just in America, but in all western Read More

  • Autism Speaks

    Autism Speaks

    Autism Speaks ( is the leading advocacy organization in the United States for children on the autism spectrum and their loved ones.  With the most recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimating that the prevalence of autism is now 1 in 68 children, the mission of Autism Speaks is more important Read More

  • Florida Psychological Association

    Mental Health Florida

    Mental Health Florida ( is a resource for consumers maintained by the Florida Psychological Association (FPA).  It includes blogs and a YouTube channel.  I had the pleasure to serve as the President of the Child, Adolescent and Family Division of FPA for five years.  My video (“Emotional Intelligence in Children”) was posted in April, 2014.  Read More