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A New Diagnosis for Explosive Behavior
Disruptive mood dysregulation disorder aims to address one of the toughest problems child psychiatry.
My son, who has ADHD, is becoming aggressive. Should we change medications?
Medication alone won't rein in aggression. We recommend behavioral therapy in which parents and child work together on problem behavior.- Ron J. Steingard, MD
Family Gatherings: How to Make the Most of a Tough Situation
Holidays are supposed to be fun, but they can be particularly challenging for children with selective mutism. Laura Kirmayer, MA, shows parents the techniques they can use to help children with SM.
A Look at Acute Stress Disorder and PTSD
Here we look at two stress-related disorders and why families should be on the lookout for some time after an upsetting event.- Harry Kimball
Partnering With Your Child on Writing
A lecture and discussion about research in the area of typical writing development and how writing can be an obstacle for many children, leading to a learning disability.
The Family Gathering: A Survival Guide
How to help your kids be at their best at Grandma's, avoid meltdowns, and have some fun, too- Rachel Ehmke
My 4-year-old was scared by a Halloween store several weeks ago, and he's still afraid to be by himself. What can I do?
A reaction that lasts this long isn't something parents can handle on their own. A therapist can help him process what he saw and regain his independence.- Rachel Busman, PsyD
Spotting Sandy’s Lasting Effects on Kids
Dr. Jamie Howard discusses symptoms of traumatic response to the hurricane—a disaster that isn’t even over yet for many who lost heat and power, homes and hope- Harry Kimball
ADHD All Grown Up: The Teen and Young Adult Years
As children with ADHD grow into adolescents and young adults, they face new challenges. Learn specific ways that parents and educators can help those with ADHD succeed during these years.
My son is being bullied on the football team, and the coach ignores it. Should I talk to him?
Teenagers need authority figures who make it clear that bullying is not acceptable on their team, or in their school.- Ron J. Steingard, MD