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I have custody of two children, recently in foster care, who engage in sexual behavior. What can I do?
This can be normal for this developmental stage, and also controlled with behavioral methods like redirection. But abuse is also a possibility.- Janine Domingues, PhD
Sensory Processing FAQ
What it is, how it's treated, and why it's controversial.
My 4-year-old has been kicked out of preschool for behavior problems we don't see anywhere else. What can I do?
To reduce problem behavior in the classroom, the first step is understanding what's triggering it, and how it's being reinforced.- Melanie A. Fernandez, PhD, ABPP
Señales de trauma en los niños
Sabemos que tanto los padres como los maestros harán lo imposible para ayudar a los niños a enfrentarse a la tristeza y ansiedad consecuencia de un acontecimiento inquietante o pérdida trágica en sus vidas
My five-year-old son will not stay in time out. What am I doing wrong?
Kids often wear down parents by bolting from time outs. You need a back-up area that's inescapable, for him to calm down, before going back in the chair.- Vasco Lopes, PsyD
Brain Imaging Clues to Autism's Sensory Issues
Dr. Wendy Chung speaks about how research has revealed a functional brain difference in autism that leads to sensory issues. It also suggests ways caregivers can help.
Behavioral Treatments for Kids With ADHD
Interventions that help kids manage symptoms, get organized, and control problem behaviors- Caroline Miller
I'm 13, and I think I have social anxiety. My parents say I have disruptive behavior. How can I tell which I have?
Your feelings and the behavior that's bothering your parents may be related. What's important is to talk to your parents about how you feel and how you can get help.- Rachel Busman, PsyD
Climbing the Ladder: Creating and Implementing Approach Tasks
Steven Kurtz, PhD, ABPP, explains the whys, whens, and hows of exposure therapy so that parents and professionals can effectively guide children up the ladder.
I saw by accident that my 15-year-old daughter has been talking about sex with a guy on Facebook. What should I do?
It's time for a conversation about social media, safety, and sex. You need to establish rules and expectations, but first listen to what's going on in her life.- Rachel Busman, PsyD