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Encouraging Good Sleep Habits
Tips for bedtime routines that will insure that children get the sleep they need, and parents do, too.- Ken Schuster, PsyD
7 Common Behavior Problems at Formal Events, and How to Prevent Them
How to anticipate what's likely to stress your kids out and help everyone have a good time
A child whose mother is hospitalized cries daily, disrupting the the class. Should we pity her or demand that she perform?
A parent's illness can be very destabilizing for a child. She may need more support and fewer demands, and the school should be conferring with the family members caring for her.- Rachel Busman, PsyD
Ayudar a los Niños a Afrontar Noticias Perturbadoras
Consejos a los padres sobre lo que pueden hacer para ayudar a sus hijos a superar la pena y el miedo de manera saludable.
My 11-year-old daughter gets sick to her stomach and cries when I take her to school. Is this an anxiety disorder?
Anxiety can be expressed in a number of different ways, including an upset stomach. Getting an evaluation will help you learn what kind of anxiety your daughter has.- Rachel Busman, PsyD
My son has a very mild case of ADHD combined. Would coffee help him?
Like ADHD medications, coffee is a stimulant. But it's not targeted on the right brain regions to make it effective for treating ADHD symptoms- Vasco Lopes, PsyD
Teens and Social Media
Experts say kids today are growing up with more anxiety and less self-esteem because of all the time they spend texting and using social media. Learn how, and what parents can do.- Rachel Ehmke
My son cries every day at kindergarten because he misses me, and isn't making friends. What can I do?
Take a step back and talk to his teachers and other people at the school. Knowing more about what your son is struggling with will help you know what to do next.- Rachel Busman, PsyD
My 3-year-old hugs too hard and doesn't like loud noises. What could be causing this?
A child who hugs too often or too aggressively may need practice with boundaries, but she also may be seeking sensory stimulation.- Michael Rosenthal, PhD
Handling Tantrums and Meltdowns: What's a Parent to Do?
First we have to understand what triggers them, and what reinforces them, so they keep happening. And then we need to help children learn better ways to handle challenging situations.- Caroline Miller