Small Child, Big Fears
A son with powerful phobias about everything from balloons to vacuum cleaners poses a challenge to his parents and more adventurous siblingsREAD MORE
ADHD and College: Advice for Parents
- Mary Rooney, PhD
College is a time for students to become more independent, but parents of kids with ADHD still need to offer support.READ MORE
Why You Should Have Frank Sex Talks With Teens
Kids often find themselves doing things they regret because they're been drinking—or they're not comfortable saying no. How parents can (and should) help them make better decisions.READ MORE
Family Dinner: How Much Does It Matter?
- Harold S. Koplewicz, MD
New research raises questions about whether sitting down to a meal together is as valuable for kids as we thought it was. So what does keep children close?READ MORE
The Secret to Calm Parenting
Helping kids relax, focus and shed anxiety by quieting their bodies to quiet their mindsREAD MORE
Managing Stress and a Chronically Ill Child
The key is to maintain rules and routines, says Dr. Tami Benton, and remember a sick child is a child first, and kids need a childhood no matter what.WATCH MORE
Monopoly Made Easy (and Fast!)
Go ahead! Change the rules! From Beach Bocci to Trivial Pursuit, Dinnertime Edition, how 5 popular games can be modified for kids of different ages and special needs.READ MORE
My 19-month-old granddaughter's sleeping habits change when she is at our home. Any suggestions on getting her to sleep?
- Clark Goldstein, PhD
Changes in routine can affect sleep, so make sure there aren't any major changes when she leaves her house to visit yours.READ MORE
My 11-month-old likes to play with her hair, and even pulls it. Is this trichotillomania?
- Jerry Bubrick, PhD
Symptoms must be very specific and impairing to merit diagnosis, says Dr. Jerry Bubrick. Most likely, the play is just a soothing behavior that strengthens the mother-daughter bond.READ MORE
Learning Trust From Parental Attachment
With all the fuss recently about “attachment parenting,” we can forget about the fundamentally necessary attachment that occurs early—even before birth. Dr. Regina Sullivan calls this "attachment learning," and it is key to healthy development. One of the lessons: Trust.WATCH MORE