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Staying Close During Deployment
Tips for keeping your family strong when one parent is away. Learn how to stay connected, how to support your children, and how to take care of yourself, too.
My daughter used to love sleepovers but after getting sick at one she has become afraid of them. How do I help her get over it?
The best way to get over a fear of sleepovers is to stop avoiding them. You can help support your daughter as she faces her fear and help her develop a plan to manage the anxiety she feels.- Janine Domingues, PhD
Our 11-year-old has high-functioning autism and can’t keep his hands to himself. He touches family, friends and strangers, and we are desperate for help.
For kids on the spectrum, inappropriate touching is a common problem, and can even have dangerous consequences. Some strategies for handling this behavior.- Mandi Silverman, PsyD, MBA
What Is Social Anxiety?
When worry about how you appear to others, and fear of embarrassment, get in the way of functioning- Rachel Ehmke
Tips for Managing Social Anxiety
If worrying about embarrassing yourself is getting in your way, some strategies for beating the fear- Rachel Ehmke
This Is as Slow as I Go
Natalie, a 13-year-old with ADHD, writes about her life, her identity, and her meds in this personal essay.
My 6-year-old son is in trouble for being defiant in school, but we don't see any of this behavior at home. What can I do?
First, you want to rule out learning issues that might be causing his behavior, then work with the teacher on a reward plan contingent on good behavior in school.- Matthew Rouse, PhD, MSW
Signs a Child Might Have Auditory Processing Disorder
If a child has normal hearing, but seem to be missing a lot of what he's hearing, or unable to remember what he hears, he might have an auditory processing problem.- Caroline Miller
What Is Auditory Processing Disorder?
When kids have normal hearing but have trouble registering—or registering correctly—what people are saying. They often have trouble learning to read and speak clearly.- Caroline Miller
Help for Kids With Auditory Processing Disorder
Improving the listening environment and boosting skills can help kids who have trouble taking in information, and remembering it.- Caroline Miller