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Three Common Parenting Traps
Tips to help you avoid saying and doing things you know aren't sending the right message.- Matthew Rouse, PhD, MSW
She said her words got 'stuck.'
In preschool, she said that her words got 'stuck.' Her extreme anxiety prevented her from speaking even when she really wanted to. Simply put, she was panicked into silence.
What's the Best Treatment for ADHD and Tourette's?
Treating comorbid ADHD effectively is really important, as Tourette's symptoms tend to subside but ADHD continues. And research shows that certain stimulant medications for ADHD don't increase tics significantly.
Treating Kids With OCD and Tourette's
Tourette's syndrome is often diagnosed alongside obsessive-compulsive disorder. Dr. Barbara Coffey talks about how treating OCD effectively can have a profound effect on tic symptoms.
Do Kids With Tourette's Usually Have Other Disorders Too?
Tourette's syndrome is often diagnosed alongside other "comorbid" disorders, most often obsessive-compulsive disorder and ADHD. Dr. Barbara Coffey talks about treating these other disorders.
4 Ways to Make the Holidays Better for Kids
Tips for keeping children happy so everyone can enjoy the festivities more- Rachel Ehmke
My six-year-old son gets anger attacks and his mind and reasoning completely shut down. During a recent one I didn't know if he was trying to hurt himself or me. What can I do?
Behavioral parent training is helpful because it's hard to teach kids coping skills when they are this young.- David Anderson, PhD
What Is Non-Verbal Learning Disorder?
Difficulty picking up concepts and patterns causes problems for kids in everything from socializing to solving math problems. Many kids diagnosed with ADHD and autism have NLD.- Caroline Miller
My 5-year-old son, who has a development delay, is very independent but does not want to do his homework. What can I do?
Spending homework time with your child can be very motivating, and it gives you a chance to show how much you care about his success in school.- Ken Schuster, PsyD
My 7-year-old, who has a mild form of cerebral palsy, has been having outbursts at home since starting school. What should I do?
Discipline like time outs only work when they're paired with praise and rewards for good behavior, and that should help with self-esteem, too.- Matthew Rouse, PhD, MSW