My 9-year-old won't listen to me, and I don't have much patience with her anymore. Any suggestions?
- Laura Kirmayer, MA
There are several variables that could be contributing to a change in your daughter's behavior. Figuring out why she's acting out is the first step towards improving your relationship.READ MORE
Understanding Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Dr. Alec Miller describes how the approach for treating borderline personality disorder can help people with very troubling behaviors by seeing someone else's point of view.WATCH MORE
Do Kids Grow Out of ADHD...and How?
While some kids do shed the diagnosis, it's vital to think about what all children can achieve with early intervention. Sometimes 'wait and see' is the worst option.WATCH MORE
Family Dynamics and Problem Behavior
Dr. Mary McKay says parents need to understand why kids might act out, and how putting thought and effort into a few specific areas of family life can have transformative effects.WATCH MORE
Angry Kids: Dealing With Explosive Behavior
How to understand and respond effectively when children lash outREAD MORE
Is My Child's Anger Normal?
How to tell when aggression or outbursts are beyond typical behavior and deserve professional attention.READ MORE
My five-year-old son will not stay in time out. What am I doing wrong?
- Vasco Lopes, PsyD
Kids often wear down parents by bolting from time outs. You need a back-up area that's inescapable, for him to calm down, before going back in the chair.READ MORE
I'm 13, and I think I have social anxiety. My parents say I have disruptive behavior. How can I tell which I have?
- Rachel Busman, PsyD
Your feelings and the behavior that's bothering your parents may be related. What's important is to talk to your parents about how you feel and how you can get help.READ MORE
My son, who has ADHD, is defiant and emotionally over-reactive. Parenting him is like riding a roller coaster. What type of therapies could help?
- Vasco Lopes, PsyD
Many kids with ADHD are defiant, and parent training can have a big impact on this problematic behavior.READ MORE
7 Common Behavior Problems at Formal Events, and How to Prevent Them
How to anticipate what's likely to stress your kids out and help everyone have a good timeREAD MORE