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How can I increase the positive interactions I have with my child who has ADHD and dyslexia?
Kids with ADHD and dyslexia tend to get more commands and negative feedback from their parents. You should look for opportunities to praise him, and spend some one-on-one time together.- Mary Rooney, PhD
Family Dinner: How Much Does It Matter?
New research raises questions about whether sitting down to a meal together is as valuable for kids as we thought it was. So what does keep children close?- Harold S. Koplewicz, MD
When a Teen Rejects the ADHD Diagnosis
Adolescents need and want autonomy, so we need to help them make good, informed decisions for themselves, and own their own treatment
Beating the 'Summer Slide'
Summer means a break from school, but it can also mean a loss in reading skills. Here are some tips to help your child keep practicing his skills and get the most out of reading this summer.- Rachel Ehmke
Suggested Summer Reading
We combed the Web for some of the best summer booklists out there. Here are our top five.
The Secret to Calm Parenting
Helping kids relax, focus and shed anxiety by quieting their bodies to quiet their minds
Managing Stress and a Chronically Ill Child
The key is to maintain rules and routines, says Dr. Tami Benton, and remember a sick child is a child first, and kids need a childhood no matter what.
Monopoly Made Easy (and Fast!)
Go ahead! Change the rules! From Beach Bocci to Trivial Pursuit, Dinnertime Edition, how 5 popular games can be modified for kids of different ages and special needs.
My 19-month-old granddaughter's sleeping habits change when she is at our home. Any suggestions on getting her to sleep?
Changes in routine can affect sleep, so make sure there aren't any major changes when she leaves her house to visit yours.- Clark Goldstein, PhD
Explaining Separation Anxiety
Most kids cling to their parents on the first day of school, but kids with separation anxiety take it to the next level. What it is, why it happens, how it's treated.- Rachel Ehmke