My seven-year-old with dyslexia cries when reading in a social setting. How can I help?
- Matthew Cruger, PhD
The short answer is that he will feel better as he gets increasing support in learning to read. Without support, dyslexia can cause some real discomfort, even humiliation.READ MORE
Social Media, Violent Imagery, and Kids
Dr. John Constantino on how young people who are preoccupied with violence can be negatively impacted by 24/7 access to information and communication.WATCH MORE
My daughter cries nearly every day going to daycare. Could she have anxiety issues?
- Rachel Busman, PsyD
It sounds like your daughter's anxiety is lasting longer than the usual transition to daycare, so it is a good idea to get an evaluation before she goes to school this fall.READ MORE
My twelve-year-old daughter with ADHD stays up late reading and then doesn't want to wake up in the morning. What should I do?
- Steven G. Dickstein, MD
Setting limits with older kids can be tough. Starting with a conversation to better understand her motivations can help you find a compromise.READ MORE
Lessons From a Life on the Spectrum
- Beth Arky
The writer distills her experience growing up with Asperger's (before it was Asperger's) into an advice book. Her biggest challenge? 'Not understanding myself.'READ MORE
Giving Thanks to Fathers
- Caroline Miller
Recognizing the dads who inspire us, from bloggers to businessmen, who get overlooked all too often.READ MORE
Naomi Judd at the Katz Lecture: Tragedy, Resilience, and Success
- Harry Kimball
Famed singer says there's no shame in mental illness. And to those who perpetuate stigma? 'Shame on them.'READ MORE
When Should I Worry About Tantrums?
Dr. Gabrielle Carlson tells us that, like any troubling behavior, parents should worry about extreme outbursts when they meet three criteria: they're persistent, pervasive, impairing.WATCH MORE
Kids and Anxiety: The Parents' Role in Treatment
Children with anxiety disorders like OCD rely on parents to help them avoid what they fear. But cooperation only makes the fear worse. In therapy parents learn to help kids fight back.READ MORE
What should a worried kindergarten teacher do about imaginary gun play in her class?
- Rachel Busman, PsyD
Play violence is developmentally appropriate for young kids, but teachers should always be on the lookout for warning signs of problem behavior.READ MORE