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Five Ways to Support Siblings in Special Needs Families
When one child has challenges that disrupt family life and consume a lot of attention, the other children are affected. Tips for helping siblings get what they need to thrive, too.
Why Is Screentime Bad for Young Children?
Dr. Kimberly Noble of Columbia University describes an experiment showing that even what we might think of as "educational" programming is no substitute for one-on-one interaction. Early language development depends on that dedicated time with kids.
A kindergarten student with SM refuses to use the bathroom at school. Do you have any suggestions?
Give him lots of opportunities to practice outside of regular school hours. His parents can get involved, too.- Rachel Busman, PsyD
How to Help Kids With ADHD Drive Safely
Extra precautions, clear rules pay off for kids who are inattentive and impulsive, putting them at higher risk of accidents behind the wheel
My seven-year-old daughter keeps wetting her pants at school. What should we do?
Your daughter might be struggling with something called enuresis. A behavioral therapist should be able to help.- Laura Kirmayer, MA
Tips for Beating Test Anxiety
Study strategies and coping tips for when panic hits can transform a child's relationship to learning.- Rachel Ehmke
I'm homeschooling my daughter with selective mutism because the school wouldn't help her. Am I doing the right thing?
A child with selective mutism needs a school environment that will support and scaffold her so that she can begin to speak in school. Keeping her at home may reinforce the anxiety.- Laura Kirmayer, MA
When (and How) Should You Tell Kids They Have Asperger’s?
For some children, the diagnosis will give a welcome sense of belonging and control. For others it will be seen as an obstacle. Tips for parents on timing, how to explain the diagnosis, and how your child might respond.
Helping Resistant Teens into Treatment
For treatment to work kids not only need to be in the room, they need to be motivated enough to want (and believe) that things can change. Tips for parents on making that happen.- Rachel Ehmke
Is my son getting the right treatment for his Tourette's syndrome?
There are four key components that you should be looking for the therapist to include in treatment.- Shelley Avny, PhD