10 Tips for Parenting Your Pre-teen
Keeping communication open, even kids push for more independence, will pay off in the turbulent years of adolescenceREAD MORE
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
Relatives don't believe my daughter's diagnosis because she doesn't always 'act autistic.' What can I do?
- Laura Kirmayer, MA
Educating your family on what autism really looks like is important, but so is protecting your daughter from negative attitudes.READ MORE
Getting Kids Ready for a Deployment
A guide for military families on how to prepare children for time away from a parent.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
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
Our son never wants to go to bed and it's making us all miserable. We need HELP!
- Ken Schuster, PsyD
Break the cycle and establish good sleep hygiene with a predictable and consistent routine. Your routine can actually begin as early as when your son gets home from school.READ 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
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