How can I stop my daughter’s violence towards me and her younger brother?
- Vasco Lopes, PsyD
Aggression towards siblings is very common and can be dangerous. Paying close attention to triggers and responding with consistent consequences can help rein in the behavior.READ MORE
Why Do Kids Have Tantrums and Meltdowns?
- Caroline Miller
They may look intentional and manipulative, but these outbursts are better understood as behavior children resort to when they lack skills of problem solving and emotional regulation.READ MORE
Should children attend funerals?
- Jamie Howard, PhD
There's no right or wrong answer, so take context into account. If your child does go to the funeral, make sure to prepare her in developmentally appropriate language.READ MORE
My son seems to have separation anxiety. Does he need to see somebody? I don't want him to be labeled.
- Rachel Busman, PsyD
Remember, sometimes naming a problem is a good thing. Get a thorough evaluation to find out if he has the disorder and learn how to help him.READ MORE
Choosing a Residential School
What to look for and what to ask when considering a boarding school for your child with psychiatric or developmental issuesREAD MORE
Residential Schools: What They Can Do for Your Child
- Beth Arky
While parents tend to think of them as a last resort, for some kids there are benefits they can't get from living at homeREAD MORE
How do I get my son to sleep in his own bed?
- Jamie Howard, PhD
Anxious kids can learn to sleep independently with a technique called 'fading' and a lot of positive reinforcement for gains.READ MORE
Teacher Conferences - A Guide for Parents
Making an effective alliance for the good of your child isn't always easy. But if you come prepared, keep an open mind, and always make sure both sides understand the other, the rewards are real.READ MORE
Our 2-year-old grandson doesn't speak yet. Is using sign language a good idea?
- Rachel Cortese, MS, CCC-SLP
For a child who has trouble producing speech, sign language can be an important stepping stone on the path to building intentional and functional communication.READ MORE
School Psychologists: Breaking Down Barriers to Learning
As first-line problem solvers, they step up when students, teachers, or parents have concerns, to investigate, discuss, and propose interventions.READ MORE