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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
Our 2-year-old grandson doesn't speak yet. Is using sign language a good idea?
For a child who has trouble producing speech, sign language can be an important stepping stone on the path to building intentional and functional communication.- Rachel Cortese, MS, CCC-SLP
School Psychologists: Breaking Down Barriers to Learning
As first-line problem solvers, they step up when students, teachers, or parents have concerns, to investigate, discuss, and propose interventions.
My aggressive 6-year-old, who has had many diagnoses, reacted badly to stimulants and an SSRI. What else can we try?
Since aggression can be caused by many things it's important to understand the behavior better before trying new medication.- Natalie Weder, MD
Hyperfocus: The Flip Side of ADHD?
How can some kids with ADHD be so focused in particular situations? Experts see a key to a new, even empowering understanding of the disorder.- Harry Kimball
Big Disconnect: How Tech Changes Families
Author Catherine Steiner-Adair addresses the way screens and gadgets have infiltrated the family and are now influencing the course of our kids' early development.- Caroline Miller
My school's new emergency plan includes lockdown drills. How can we keep them from scaring the kids?
Letting kids know there's plan for keeping them safe, and practicing that plan, can make them feel calmer and more confident- Jamie Howard, PhD
Should I teach my child a second language or will it delay her language development?
Absolutely. Kids may be confused in the beginning, but they catch up quickly.- Rachel Cortese, MS, CCC-SLP