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Should my daughter who might have selective mutism switch classes?
Switching classes might help, but getting a diagnosis and deciding on a treatment plan should be your priority.- Rachel Busman, PsyD
Research Update: What Do We Actually Know At This Point?
Raquel Cumba, PhD, discusses how research has influenced the way we think about selective mutism and what research suggests about SM treatment strategies, including the role of medication as part of an overall treatment plan.
My niece refuses to speak around adults, but with kids she's the leader of the group. Could she have SM?
She could, so it makes sense to get an evaluation. Socializing with people her own age does not rule out selective mutism.- Raquel Cumba, PhD
Why Do Young People Hurt Themselves?
Harvard researcher Matthew Nock describes the reasons or 'functions' that might drive people to self-injury. A key insight is that self-harm can have emotional and social effects all of can understand.
Help! My Teen Stopped Talking to Me
Teens need their own space but they also need their parents. So while your kid is doing the work of separating, you need to do the work of carefully bridging the gap.
Is My Child's Anger Normal?
How to tell when aggression or outbursts are beyond typical behavior and deserve professional attention.
TDAH en adolescentes
Cómo ayudar a los niños a hacer frente a los retos y expectativas de la educación secundaria.
Kids With Learning Challenges Shine on Stage
In school drama programs and improv classes, teachers see kids who struggle academically or with communication open up when they're acting. What does theater do for them?- Harry Kimball
13 Maneras de aumentar la autoestima de su hija
Cómo ayudar a las chicas a basar su confianza en lo que pueden hacer, no en cómo se ven.
Antipsychotics, Weight Gain, and Kids' Health
Christoph Correll, MD, on balancing the benefits with strategies to address side effects. The takeaway: encourage healthy living, and always begin with the intervention that poses the smallest risk.