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My son wants to play football, but we're worried about the risk of concussions. How can we keep him safe?
When it comes to protecting young athletes, learning about concussions and following the recommended safety guidelines is essential.- Michael Rosenthal, PhD
Extracurriculars Without Extra Stress
How to steer kids towards a diet of activities that's good for them and the family—and not just their college applications- Harry Kimball
Does Teenage Pot Use Affect IQ?
A new study of heavy, long-term use draws attention to the fact that the adolescent brain is still changing, for better or worse- Harold S. Koplewicz, MD
Eating Disorders: Why Are Girls More Affected?
Cultural pressures make girls more likely to develop an eating disorder, but so does female biology and the stress of puberty.
My daughter is so aggressive she isn't welcome at her grandparents' house anymore. What should we do?
With behavioral issues, the first step is to get a thorough diagnostic assessment—not just an assessment of intelligence and achievement.- Mary Rooney, PhD
Why Kids With Psychiatric Issues End Up in the Emergency Room
The story of an 8-year-old, an angry drawing, and a school crisis shows what ER doctors are up against
Off to a Good Start in High School
Building strong study habits is often a personal responsibility in high school. Here are some tips to help students find the strategies that are most effective for them.- Ruth Lee, MEd, ET/P
Small Child, Big Fears
A son with powerful phobias about everything from balloons to vacuum cleaners poses a challenge to his parents and more adventurous siblings
Genetic Research and Developmental Disorders
New treatments for complex disorders are no 'pipe dream,' says Dr. Matthew State. We've already pinpointed the causes of things like Fragile X syndrome, and a better understanding of autism is on the horizon.
10 Tips for Going to College With ADHD
Losing the support of parents and a structured school day can be tough for kids with ADHD. Some suggestions for students who want to set themselves up for success.- Mary Rooney, PhD