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
I have custody of two children, recently in foster care, who engage in sexual behavior. What can I do?
- Janine Domingues, PhD
This can be normal for this developmental stage, and also controlled with behavioral methods like redirection. But abuse is also a possibility.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
Encouraging Good Sleep Habits
- Ken Schuster, PsyD
Tips for bedtime routines that will insure that children get the sleep they need, and parents do, too.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
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
My son cries every day at kindergarten because he misses me, and isn't making friends. What can I do?
- Rachel Busman, PsyD
Take a step back and talk to his teachers and other people at the school. Knowing more about what your son is struggling with will help you know what to do next.READ MORE
Handling Tantrums and Meltdowns: What's a Parent to Do?
- Caroline Miller
First we have to understand what triggers them, and what reinforces them, so they keep happening. And then we need to help children learn better ways to handle challenging situations.READ MORE