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Psychologist Dr. Karen Caraballo – “Como Puedo Crear Un Lazo Mas Fuerte Con Mi Hija?”

QUESTION: Tengo una niña de 10 años pero siento que hay mucha distancia entre nosotras. Yo la traje a este pais cuando tenia 4 años y medio. Yo quiziera ser mas cariñosa con ella pero no se porqué con ella no puedo ser como soy con otros niños. Yo amo mi niña pero quiero sentir […]

Psychologist Dr. Karen Caraballo – “I’ve Been Depressed Since My Miscarriage…Will Getting Pregnant Right Away Make Me Feel Better?”

QUESTION: Hi. I’m 21-years-old and last year I became pregnant and had a miscarriage. I was having a lot of issues at home with my parents and I think the stress contributed to me losing my child. Being a mother is something I’ve always wanted. I just love children! Ever since the miscarriage, I’ve been […]

Psychologist Dr. Karen Caraballo – “Child Protective Services Took My 3 Daughters Away…What Can I Do To Get Through This?”

QUESTION: I’m 23-years-old, Hispanic, and I have three beautiful girls. I’m going through a really rough time and I don’t know how to keep myself from crying. I’m soooo used to having my 3 princesas with me. I’m very stressed and I start thinking negative thoughts when I wonder if they’re going to take my […]

Psychologist Dr. Karen Caraballo – “Should I Be Concerned That The YMCA Provides A Club-Like Setting For My Daughter During ‘Parents Night Out’?”

QUESTION: The YMCA where I live hosts a parents night out once a month on Saturdays from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. It allows parents to go out while their children spend time at the Y. I think it’s a good idea but the only thing is that the area they use for the kids […]

Psychologist Dr. Karen Caraballo – “My Son’s Father Doesn’t Want A Relationship With Him”

QUESTION: My son wants a relationship with his father, but his father doesn’t want one with him. How can I let my son know this without hurting him? DR. CARABALLO’S ADVICE: I am glad that you are asking this question. As a single parent it must be difficult for you to address this situation without […]

Psychologist Dr. Karen Caraballo – "I’m Upset That My Daughter Is Calling Her Father’s Fiancé ‘Mami’"

QUESTION: I have a 2-year-old-daughter. Her father and I have been separated for almost 2 years. He has a girlfriend that he has been living with during this time period. Well, recently my daughter came to me saying that her father’s girlfriend was her “Mami”, something she never did before. I went to her father […]