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The Family Gathering: A Survival Guide
How to help your kids be at their best at Grandma's, avoid meltdowns, and have some fun, too- Rachel Ehmke
My 4-year-old was scared by a Halloween store several weeks ago, and he's still afraid to be by himself. What can I do?
A reaction that lasts this long isn't something parents can handle on their own. A therapist can help him process what he saw and regain his independence.- Rachel Busman, PsyD
Spotting Sandy’s Lasting Effects on Kids
Dr. Jamie Howard discusses symptoms of traumatic response to the hurricane—a disaster that isn’t even over yet for many who lost heat and power, homes and hope- Harry Kimball
ADHD All Grown Up: The Teen and Young Adult Years
As children with ADHD grow into adolescents and young adults, they face new challenges. Learn specific ways that parents and educators can help those with ADHD succeed during these years.
My son is being bullied on the football team, and the coach ignores it. Should I talk to him?
Teenagers need authority figures who make it clear that bullying is not acceptable on their team, or in their school.- Ron J. Steingard, MD
My 10-year-old daughter with anxiety won't participate in gym. Should we push her?
All avenues should be explored, including possible sensory issues. But a key is an emphasis on reward, not punishment.- Rachel Busman, PsyD
Autistic and Artistic: Can My Son Be Both?
They're both characterized by unique vision, eccentric behavior, intense focus. What turns 'cognitive differences' into creativity is the impulse to share.
What's the Special Sauce? Exploring Exposure Treatment
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.
Setting Up the School Year for Success: The Devil Is in the Details
Kids with ADHD often struggle with many school-related issues, such as classroom behavior and organizational skills.
A Conversation With Dr. Eric Kandel
The Nobel laureate neurobiologist talks with Cynthia McFadden about his life, his influences, his boldest decisions, his biggest regrets.- Caroline Miller