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My granddaughter has autism, is extremely hyperactive and sleeps erratically. Her medications keep changing. What can I do?
Monitoring medications is important. But it's more important that children with autism have comprehensive supports that address all their deficits and strengths.- Ron J. Steingard, MD
How to Work With Your School District to Get the Services Your Child Needs
An attorney specializing in education law offers tips to parents
All Grown Up: ADHD Over the Lifespan
Yes, kids with ADHD become grown-ups. Will they have ADHD? Will they still have symptoms? Find out the latest long-term prognosis from Dr. Alan Ravitz.
My 15-year-old needs therapy, but refuses. How can I get him the help he needs?
The right therapist can make all the difference. Look for someone who provides evidence-based treatments, and is a good fit for your son. Then you can forge a therapeutic alliance.- Alan Ravitz, MD, MS
The Facts on ADHD Medications
Researchers and clinicians agree on the effectiveness of stimulant meds, but not on whether it declines over time- Caroline Miller
Helping Teachers Manage Disruptive Kids
Dr. Nancy Rappaport on how teachers can more effectively understand and respond to disruptive behavior – to the benefit of everyone in the classroom.
In Their Shoes: A Parent Panel Discussion of the Journey Through Treatment for Parents With a Child Diagnosed With SM
A special Q&A panel of parents with children diagnosed with SM. Panel members share their personal stories about how and when they sought treatment.
The Power of Mindfulness
The meditation practice that helps kids become less anxious, more focused, and more in charge of their own behavior
'A Gene Called Misery'
"I was born with an extra gene called misery": A 22-year-old singer/songwriter's slam poetry on her journey through depression and anxiety.
I found porn on my 11-year-old's phone. Should I talk to him?
It might be an awkward conversation, but it's also an important one. Try to be as matter-of-fact and non-judgmental as possible, and get ready to answer questions.- Alan Ravitz, MD, MS