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10 Tips for Parenting Your Pre-teen
Keeping communication open, even kids push for more independence, will pay off in the turbulent years of adolescence
How to Tell if Your Daughter Has ADHD
Girls with ADHD have less obvious symptoms than boys, even if they're hyperactive and impulsive, and they often hide their struggles.
My 9-year-old won't listen to me, and I don't have much patience with her anymore. Any suggestions?
There are several variables that could be contributing to a change in your daughter's behavior. Figuring out why she's acting out is the first step towards improving your relationship.- Laura Kirmayer, MA
Relatives don't believe my daughter's diagnosis because she doesn't always 'act autistic.' What can I do?
Educating your family on what autism really looks like is important, but so is protecting your daughter from negative attitudes.- Laura Kirmayer, MA
Getting Kids Ready for a Deployment
A guide for military families on how to prepare children for time away from a parent.
What Parents Should Know About Tweens
A guide to the confusing changes and new challenges of early adolescence
My son lost his dad, is grieving and refusing school because of separation anxiety. How can I help him?
The first thing is to have a meeting with the school, figure out what's not working, and devise a plan to get from school refusal back to normal attendance step by step.- Rachel Busman, PsyD
What Happens When Teenagers Don't Get Enough Sleep
Many of the behaviors we associate with teens, like risk-taking and moodiness, could be partly caused by a chronic sleep deficit.
My 8-year-old son always feels unwell and is very emotional. I am depressed, and our interactions are difficult. Please help.
Physical symptoms are often connected to emotional difficulties. Because your son has these symptoms and a family history of depression, he may need treatment.- Janine Domingues, PhD
What is the difference between ADD and ADHD?
ADD, or attention-deficit disorder, is an old term, now out of date, for the disorder we call ADHD, or attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.- David Anderson, PhD