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My 9-year-old won't listen to me, and I don't have much patience with her anymore. Any suggestions?
There are several variables that could be contributing to a change in your daughter's behavior. Figuring out why she's acting out is the first step towards improving your relationship.- Laura Kirmayer, MA
Relatives don't believe my daughter's diagnosis because she doesn't always 'act autistic.' What can I do?
Educating your family on what autism really looks like is important, but so is protecting your daughter from negative attitudes.- Laura Kirmayer, MA
Getting Kids Ready for a Deployment
A guide for military families on how to prepare children for time away from a parent.
What Parents Should Know About Tweens
A guide to the confusing changes and new challenges of early adolescence
My son lost his dad, is grieving and refusing school because of separation anxiety. How can I help him?
The first thing is to have a meeting with the school, figure out what's not working, and devise a plan to get from school refusal back to normal attendance step by step.- Rachel Busman, PsyD
What Happens When Teenagers Don't Get Enough Sleep
Many of the behaviors we associate with teens, like risk-taking and moodiness, could be partly caused by a chronic sleep deficit.
My 8-year-old son always feels unwell and is very emotional. I am depressed, and our interactions are difficult. Please help.
Physical symptoms are often connected to emotional difficulties. Because your son has these symptoms and a family history of depression, he may need treatment.- Janine Domingues, PhD
What is the difference between ADD and ADHD?
ADD, or attention-deficit disorder, is an old term, now out of date, for the disorder we call ADHD, or attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.- David Anderson, PhD
How Girls With ADHD Are Different
Since they don't fit the stereotype, they often go undiagnosed, at great cost both emotionally and academically.
What should a teacher do if parents aren't concerned about selective mutism?
Kids with SM often talk freely at home, so parents might not understand what teachers are seeing in the classroom.- Rachel Busman, PsyD