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Silver Linings: An Irreverent but Real Look at Mental Illness
A movie with a bipolar hero who benefits from therapy and medications, family and friends, and the recognition that we are all unbalanced, to some degree.- Harold S. Koplewicz, MD
Our 6-year-old son falls asleep with relative ease but has a difficult time staying in bed. What can we do?
To go back to sleep in the middle of the night instead of jumping into bed with you, kids need to learn to fall asleep by themselves.- Steven G. Dickstein, MD
How to Help Kids Who Are Picky Eaters
Unless your doctor's worried about nutrition, what's important is helping kids feel good about trying new tastes- Rachel Ehmke
More Than Picky Eating
When kids are so averse to foods that they're malnourished, or avoidance is seriously limiting their lives, they may need help. Often the culprit is anxiety.- Rachel Ehmke
Pediatricians and Children's Mental Health
They are the first people parents turn to when there is a problem, Dr. Gabrielle Carlson says—but we need better training and more specialists to adequately care for children in distress.
My five-year-old is being disruptive towards the end of the school day. What can I do to help him?
Your son might be acting out because he's getting tired. Motivate him with positive reinforcement for his good behavior.- Samantha P. Miller, PhD
Language & Communication: The SLP Perspective
In this workshop, Rachel Cortese, MS, CCC-SLP, MSEd, a speech-language pathologist at the Child Mind Institute, will share what we know about the connection between speech, language, and selective mutism.
Language and Healthy Development
Dr. Lydia Soifer, founder and director of the Soifer Center for Learning and Development, discusses how exposure to rich and diverse language is crucial. For her, language is a "marvelous, powerful tool."
Mood Disorders and Teenage Girls
Why are they more vulnerable than boys to depression and anxiety, and what signs and symptoms should you look for?- Ron J. Steingard, MD
Are there any colleges with good services for kids with ADHD?
Yes. Programs include everything from a gap year to bolster skills and earn credits to a supportive traditional college experience- Ruth Lee, MEd, ET/P