Home > Services > Pediatrics > Center for Children > Pediatric Psychology > Just Thinking...
The following articles are written by Dr. Jim Schroeder, a member of the pediatric psychology team at St. Vincent Center for Children in Evansville, Indiana.
View Dr. Schroeder's introductory letter
Backpacking - Family Style.
Self-Destructing from Within.
Reducing the Contagion of Threat Anxiety.
Why the End Doesn't Justify the Means, But the Means Can Always Justify the End.
Phobic Reality: Fear Beyond Reason.
More Bad News About Our Devices: Just When Will We Heed the Warnings?
Part I: Are Smartphones Making Us Dumber?Part II: Virtual Autism: Could Excessive Screen Exposure Cause ASD?Part III: Why Monitoring Our Youth’s Tech Usage Is Not the Answer
Why Do We Reject Our Health & Well-Being?
A Marathon Near You
Abuse of the Loudest Kind
What I Really, Really, Really Want For My Kids
The Miracle Within: The Astonishing World of Genetics
What Kids Will Tell a Psychologist, But Are Often Afraid to Tell Their Parents
Low Tech Parenting: Possible and Promising
To Be Curious, or Not to Be
Part I: Curiosity Cured the KidPart II: I Know (Not) Where This Is Going
The Timeless Art of Ignoring
Silent Awakening (print entire series)
Part I: The Sweet Sound of SilencePart II: Embracing Silence in Our Everyday LivesPart III: Why We Fear (and Are Bored by) Silence
The Simple Joy of a Simple Joy
Sexuality Uncovered (print entire series)
Part I: Understanding What We KnowPart II: Striving Towards Best PracticePart III: Hey Guys, You are Much More Than What They SayPart IV: Calling All Teen Girls: Please Don’t Settle for the Guys
Extremes of the Mind: Addressing Perfectionistic and Intrusive Thoughts
Part I: The Pursuit of PerfectionPart II: Just Don't Think About It
The Rocky Marriage of Youth, Devices, and Schools
Part I: Banning Computers in the Classroom? Devices in SchoolsPart II: An App Full of Reasons Why the Mobile Device-Youth Experiment is Failing
Saying Yes to Drugs? (print entire series)
Part I: Confronting the RealityPart II: Changing the Answer to NoPart III: Starting with New Questions
The Promise of Pain
Understanding Why Authoritative Parenting is About More Than Parenting
Setting Realistic Expectations for Parenting
Treating Kids as Adults, and Adults as Kids
Left to Their Own DevicesHow Our Youth's Concept of Privacy is Changing; Why We As Parents Shouldn't Accept It31 Going On 13
Mental Health Stigma: More than Just a Matter of Diagnosis (print entire series)
Part I: The Delicate Topic of Stigma, Labeling, and the Search for the Common GoodPart II: Perceived Public and Personal StigmaPart III: The Critical Nature of Authenticity in Virtue in Combatting Stigma
In the Long Run: The Exercise Potential (print entire series)
Part I: Training for LifePart II: Why the Treadmill Comes to a HaltPart III: Aid StationPart IV: Thoughts on the Move
Grrrrrit: The Art of Persistence
Someday When You Are an Adult...
Now: The Opportunity of a Lifetime
Too Good to Be True? Separating Truth from Trends
How Following the Trail of "Cutting Edge" and "Convenient" Can Distort RealityHow The "Almighty Norm" Can Dilute Advice We Receive
Say What? Understanding That What We Say-and How We Say It-Changes Lives
There Is Another Way: Merging Technology Use with Health and Faith
Do You Know What Is Coming into Your Youth's Phone?Why 1:1 Is Not the Answer: Taking a Closer Look at Technology in the SchoolsA New Vision of Technology and Our Youth
Want to Be Drug Free? It's Time to Live More Simply
The Namby Pamby Effect: Are Our Kids Growing Up Soft and Confused?
Rethinking What We Say to Our Kids
I Just Want You to Be Happy: No, We Want Much, Much More for YouIt's What's On the Inside That Counts: Actually, It's Being Whole That MattersAlways Believe in Yourself No Matter What Anyone Says: On Second Thought, Know When to Heed Advice & When to Go Alone
Addressing the Mental Health Crisis: What Really Matters
Watch Presentation on Addressing the Mental Health Crisis
The Union of Faith, Family, and Psychology: Reuniting Old Friends
The Double Helix of Faith and FamilyTurning Faith and Works Inside Out: A Psychologist's PerspectiveThe Insidious Role of Pride in our Own Psychological DownfallFinancial Stress: Auditing Our Money Woes
There's More to Sleep Than Shuts the Eye (print entire series)
Part I: Waking Up to All that Sleep DoesPart II: The ABC's of ZZZ'sPart III: Putting to Bed Specific Sleep Problems
Reconsidering Youth Sports: What Happens When the Lights Go Off?
Embracing the Four Dimensions of Our Being
Further Reflections on Media and Technology: Where Do We Go from Here?
High-Tech CEO's - Low-Tech Parents: Are We Getting the Message?Dear Friends and Family: My Apologies for Being in the Technological Dark Ages, But...The Day the Silence DiedThinking Through the Immersion Dilemma: What if My Teen's Life is Governed by Media & Technology
Turning Distress into Joy (print entire series)
Part I: ForgivenessPart II: ChannelingPart III: Helping OthersPart IV: GratitudePart V: Meaning & Transcendence
I Do. It's a Girl. What's Next for Us?
The Paradox of Praise
Partner Bill of Rights: Speaking to the Cycle of Abuse
In Search of a Hundred Miles of Gratitude (print entire series)
Part I: Coldness UndonePart II: Covenant UpheldPart III: Sun Rise, Sun Set
Are We Losing Our Parental Will?
The Value of Our Efforts
Special Feature: Understanding Trends In Psychiatric Drug Use
Risperdal for a 2-year-old? Turning the Tide, One Interaction at a TimeUnSettling In for the Long Haul: The Interplay of Complacency Stagnation and Psychiatric Drugs
Conversations About Death...in Pursuit of Life
Resolving to Make This Year Mean More
Moving Beyond the Fear of Fear
Playing the Parenting Odds - Teaching Our Children to Do the Same
Weeding Through the Decisions of Youth
What Autism Teaches Us About Relationships—What Technology Does Not (print entire series)
1. Part I: Opening Act2. Part II: Lost Conversations3. Part III: For Better or For Worse
When to Control - When to Let Go
America the Beautiful: Reconsidering the American Dream
Striving for the Ideal -- In Others
Cultivating Our Future: Are We Reaping What We Are Sowing? (print entire series)
1. Part I: Cultivating Our Future - Changing Times2. Part II: Cultivating Our Future - A Privileged Life3. Part III: Cultivating Our Future - Where Have All the Good Workers Gone?4. Part IV: Cultivating Our Future - What Really Matters?
We Are What We Eat (print entire series)Dr. Schroeder's Guest Expert is Dr. Rebecca Carey
1. Part I: We Are What We Eat - Where Have We Come From?2. Part II: We Are What We Eat - Sifting Through the Ingredients for Change3. Part III: We Are What We Eat - Beneath the Icing
What Our Emotions Are Trying to Tell Us
In Letting Out the Spirit Within
Linked In: Assessing Trends Regarding Youth's Consumptionof Technology (print entire series)
Giving and Receiving All at Once - The Cycle of Volunteering
Having it all Without Having It All (print entire series)
Why Oh Why?
So the Tree Said - The Lost Art of Play
Children and Anxiety Disorders (print entire series)*
*The "Introduction to Anxiety Disorders" article was originally printed in a condensed form in the July/August edition of Evansville Living. We appreciate the publisher's courtesy in allowing it to be posted on our website.
Check out our Virtual Tour!
For questions and assistance, contact the Resource Center at812.485.7425
Your secure, online medical connection.
Wait at home. Check in to Urgent Care right now.
Pay My Bill
Pay a hospital and provider bill online.
Make a Donation
Interested in giving? Make a donation or learn more about ways to give.