How to Tell if Your Daughter Has ADHD
Girls with ADHD have less obvious symptoms than boys, even if they're hyperactive and impulsive, and they often hide their struggles.READ MORE
What Happens When Teenagers Don't Get Enough Sleep
Many of the behaviors we associate with teens, like risk-taking and moodiness, could be partly caused by a chronic sleep deficit.READ MORE
Why Are Teenagers So Sleep-Deprived?
A perfect storm of biology, technology, homework and overscheduling is keeping them up all hours, and school starts too early in the morningREAD MORE
How to Help Kids Deal With Rejection
Learning to rebound from failure is a key emotional skill that will serve kids well. Don't minimize feelings. Do Encourage Resiliency.READ MORE
My daughter who is self-harming has agreed to see a counselor. Is there anything else we can do?
- Jill Emanuele, PhD
Seeing a counselor will be a good step towards learning how to help her. Beyond that you should be supportive—and get support for yourself if you need it.READ MORE
Help! My Teen Stopped Talking to Me
Teens need their own space but they also need their parents. So while your kid is doing the work of separating, you need to do the work of carefully bridging the gap.READ MORE
I saw by accident that my 15-year-old daughter has been talking about sex with a guy on Facebook. What should I do?
- Rachel Busman, PsyD
It's time for a conversation about social media, safety, and sex. You need to establish rules and expectations, but first listen to what's going on in her life.READ MORE
Teens and Social Media
- Rachel Ehmke
Experts say kids today are growing up with more anxiety and less self-esteem because of all the time they spend texting and using social media. Learn how, and what parents can do.READ MORE
Teen Suicides: What Are the Risk Factors?
Some aspects of a child's temperament, family life, and larger community that make a suicide attempt more likely, and some that mitigate that likelihood.READ MORE
Teenagers in Juvenile Hall
ADHD, anxiety, depression, addiction, cutting: a writing teacher on what she sees and what the kids she works with really need.READ MORE