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Ask the doc: My son has changed his mind about overseas study

Published:Tuesday | April 12, 2016 | 12:00 AM

Q: My son has decided that he will not go overseas to study after all the plans have been made. Do I still let him go to the orientation session in case he changes his mind?

A: Please sit with your son and ask him why he may have changed his mind. If he will not share with you, you can take him to a psychologist.


Obsessed with forensics

Q: My daughter is obsessed with CSI-type shows. She is 15. Is this normal?

A: Your daughter's fascination with forensics is quite okay for her age. She may learn a lot and make a great career choice from watching the shows. You should monitor the amount of time your daughter watches television.


A desktop computer a 6 year old?

Q: I am thinking of buying a desktop computer for my six-year-old. My ex-wife says that all she needs is a small tablet.

What do you think?

A: A tablet may be all you need now. If there is a computer and printer in the home, another one may not be necessary at this time.

• Orlean Brown-Earle, PhD, is a child psychologist and family therapist. Dr Brown-Earle works with children with learning and behavioural problems throughout the island and in the Caribbean. Email questions to or send to 'Ask the Doc', c/o The Gleaner Company, 7 North Street, Kingston. Responses to concerns are to be considered as general, as cases shared with psychologists privately would be queried more deeply. Pray always!