Conflicts Over Parenting
When couples can't agree on parenting strategies, children are the losers. Better to try one approach—whether or not it's the best one—than to subject kids to confusion and contention.READ MORE
Could my 2-year-old be having sleep terrors?
- Jamie Howard, PhD
Also known as night terrors, they are more common among kids ages 3-7, but it is possible for kids who are even younger to have them.READ MORE
Helping Toddlers Expand Their Language Skills
- Rachel Cortese, MS, CCC-SLP
Early language acquisition is instinctive, but parents can have a big impact on accelerating development. Here are some tips to help get kids talking.READ MORE
Strategies to Make Homework Go More Smoothly
Start the new school year with clear routines and incentive systems to enable kids to succeed, with minimal stress for everyone.READ MORE
Coming Home From Camp
- Beth Arky
Whether they had a terrific time or were chronically homesick, some kids find it hard to adjust to family life again. How to help with the reentry.READ MORE
My 14-month-old granddaughter has no words yet and is very, very active. Is delayed speech a sign of ADHD?
- Steven G. Dickstein, MD
Children develop at different speeds in different areas, and at this age your pediatrician should be looking for progress in all areas and advising intervention if delays become concerning.READ MORE
Raising Drug-Free Kids: How Can the Science of Addiction Help Us?
Dr. Nora Volkow on addiction as a developmental disorder.READ MORE
When to Wait: Getting Kids Care, or Not
- Harry Kimball
Every parent has felt the pressure to decide if a child's behavior or developmental level is par for the course or a source of concern. Remember: waiting is a decision.READ MORE
Toys Your Kids Will Actually Play With
The toys kids keep coming back to can take us by surprise. Here's one mom's Top 10 list of toys that entertain her three kids, including a special needs 11-year-old, time and time again.READ MORE
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