My son is being bullied on the football team, and the coach ignores it. Should I talk to him?
- Ron J. Steingard, MD
Teenagers need authority figures who make it clear that bullying is not acceptable on their team, or in their school.READ MORE
My 10-year-old daughter with anxiety won't participate in gym. Should we push her?
- Rachel Busman, PsyD
All avenues should be explored, including possible sensory issues. But a key is an emphasis on reward, not punishment.READ MORE
Problem Behavior in Preschoolers
Kids who are out of control at home can benefit from behavioral therapy that resets the relationship, and the rules, between parents and childrenREAD MORE
Are Kids' Halloween Costumes Getting Too Adult?
- Rachel Busman, PsyD
Many parents have real concerns about the sexy, gruesome Halloween costumes marketed to children. Here are some tips for selecting a creative but age-appropriate costume for trick-or-treating this year.READ MORE
Top 10 Things to Look for in a School for a Special Needs Child
How to assess whether a mainstream school has what your child needs—from attitude to classroom configurations to specialists on siteREAD MORE
My daughter with ADHD can't keep friends. What can we do?
- Mary Rooney, PhD
Relationships are important, particularly for a child's developing self-esteem. Extracurricular activities provide a great foundation for building friendships and making kids more confidant.READ MORE
Raising Girls With Healthy Self-Esteem
How to help our daughters overcome the challenges to developing confidence and a positive body imageREAD MORE
13 Ways to Boost Your Daughter's Self-Esteem
What parents can do to help girls build confidence based on what they can do, not what they look likeREAD MORE
My son may have been abused, and is now oppositional. Could it be ODD?
- Jamie Howard, PhD
A disruptive behavior disorder could explain these symptoms, but so could PTSD. The key to making a correct assessment and providing the proper treatment is managing the oppositional behavior first.READ MORE
Extracurriculars Without Extra Stress
- Harry Kimball
How to steer kids towards a diet of activities that's good for them and the family—and not just their college applicationsREAD MORE