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Dr. Smerling was recently quoted in a piece about online trends after girl gets doused with boiling water on Pix11.com. She’s quoted as saying:

“The judgment teenagers have unfortunately is not a very wise one, very often,” Dr. Kathryn Smerling, a family therapist, told PIX11 News.

According to Dr. Smerling, parents should never assume their child fully grasps the concept of cause and effect.

“There has to be more of an open rapport and a discussion of what is risky behavior and what is not,” she explained. “It’s the same thing as doing drugs.”

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