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Teenage Depression and the Immune System
Dr. Vilma Gabbay of Mount Sinai Medical Center talks about how the stresses of adolescence may contribute to the high incidence of depression in that age group, as poor diet and lack of sleep and exercise may cause an immune response.
My nephew's father is dying and he's acting out in school. How can we help him?
Regular check-ins and clear answers to his questions could make him feel calmer.- Jamie Howard, PhD
Improving Behavior in the Classroom
Live coaching helps teachers flip the focus from problem to desired behavior, to help more kids have a positive experience- Caroline Miller
My 10-year-old is either pooping his pants or not cleaning properly, leading to messy underwear almost daily. What should I do?
It sounds like he might have a condition known as encopresis and should see a pediatric gastroenterologist.- Jerry Bubrick, PhD
My 10-year-old son has become more sensitive over the last two years and now cries over almost anything. What can I do?
A child who is oversensitive to small slights could be depressed or anxious. He needs to learn and practice coping skills, to handle small upsets successfully.- Jerry Bubrick, PhD
How to Help Kids Have Good Romantic Relationships
Some Dos and Don'ts to help your kids be healthy and happy as they start dating.- Rachel Ehmke
Since a classmate's family was killed in a plane crash, our daughter is terribly anxious that something bad will happen to us. How can we help her?
In kids who are prone to anxiety, disturbing events can trigger disorders that call for treatment.- Jamie Howard, PhD
Media Guidelines for Kids of All Ages
Managing your children's exposure to screens gets more and more challenging now with tablets, phones, games, apps, social media. Tips for setting some healthy limits.- Rachel Ehmke
I'm working with a student who doesn't want to read out loud and is unresponsive in class. Please help!
Kids who freeze when asked to speak or perform in class may look like they're being defiant, but often they are acutely anxious.- Rachel Busman, PsyD
What to Do if Your Child Is Bullying
How to find out what's behind the behavior, rectify the situation, and foster healthy friendship skills