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Eating Disorders and College
What makes those first years away from home a perfect storm for developing disorders like anorexia and bulimia
How to Help Someone With an Eating Disorder in College
Opening a conversation about it, in a non-judgmental way, is the first step, and one that may take repeated efforts.
Lauren Book on "Lauren's Kingdom": Speaking Out About Abuse
"Lauren's Kingdom" is Lauren's first book for children. Set in the fanciful backdrop of a young girl's imagination, the book empowers caregivers to discuss the important, but often danced around topic of personal safety with their children.
Teenage Depression and the Immune System
Dr. Vilma Gabbay of Mount Sinai Medical Center talks about how the stresses of adolescence may contribute to the high incidence of depression in that age group, as poor diet and lack of sleep and exercise may cause an immune response.
My nephew's father is dying and he's acting out in school. How can we help him?
Regular check-ins and clear answers to his questions could make him feel calmer.- Jamie Howard, PhD
Improving Behavior in the Classroom
Live coaching helps teachers flip the focus from problem to desired behavior, to help more kids have a positive experience- Caroline Miller
My 10-year-old is either pooping his pants or not cleaning properly, leading to messy underwear almost daily. What should I do?
It sounds like he might have a condition known as encopresis and should see a pediatric gastroenterologist.- Jerry Bubrick, PhD
My 10-year-old son has become more sensitive over the last two years and now cries over almost anything. What can I do?
A child who is oversensitive to small slights could be depressed or anxious. He needs to learn and practice coping skills, to handle small upsets successfully.- Jerry Bubrick, PhD
How to Help Kids Have Good Romantic Relationships
Some Dos and Don'ts to help your kids be healthy and happy as they start dating.- Rachel Ehmke
Since a classmate's family was killed in a plane crash, our daughter is terribly anxious that something bad will happen to us. How can we help her?
In kids who are prone to anxiety, disturbing events can trigger disorders that call for treatment.- Jamie Howard, PhD