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Teenagers in Juvenile Hall
ADHD, anxiety, depression, addiction, cutting: a writing teacher on what she sees and what the kids she works with really need.
My son had an allergic reaction to peanuts and now he will only eat about ten foods. What can I do to get him to eat?
He needs to learn healthy ways to deal with his anxiety and become more open-minded about food. Working with a psychologist and an allergist can help.- Jerry Bubrick, PhD
My son seems to have separation anxiety. Does he need to see somebody? I don't want him to be labeled.
Remember, sometimes naming a problem is a good thing. Get a thorough evaluation to find out if he has the disorder and learn how to help him.- Rachel Busman, PsyD
Selective Mutism 101
With the recent release of the DSM-5, we celebrate that selective mutism has finally been appropriately placed within the Anxiety Disorders category.
Choosing a Residential School
What to look for and what to ask when considering a boarding school for your child with psychiatric or developmental issues
Residential Schools: What They Can Do for Your Child
While parents tend to think of them as a last resort, for some kids there are benefits they can't get from living at home- Beth Arky
How do I get my son to sleep in his own bed?
Anxious kids can learn to sleep independently with a technique called 'fading' and a lot of positive reinforcement for gains.- Jamie Howard, PhD
Teacher Conferences - A Guide for Parents
Making an effective alliance for the good of your child isn't always easy. But if you come prepared, keep an open mind, and always make sure both sides understand the other, the rewards are real.
My son is 2 years old and has such severe outbursts and tantrums that it scares us. What do we do?
The key to helping is figuring out the cause of the tantrums, which can stem from anxiety, developmental delays, or other factors. Luckily, the earlier the intervention the better.- Natalie Weder, MD
On the Shoulders of Giants 2013
NIDA director Nora Volkow and her proteges discussed brain mechanisms of drug addiction, how modern food is a drug, and the vices of lab rats.- Harry Kimball