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'Beasts of the Southern Wild': On Trauma and Surviving Adversity
Despite profound adverse experiences, the child Hushpuppy thrives in 'Beasts of the Southern Wild.' Why are some people more vulnerable to trauma?- Alan Ravitz, MD, MS
My 16-year-old son vomits before every basketball game. Could this be generalized anxiety disorder?
That depends on whether he is anxious in a lot of other situations, like test-taking, and whether it's interfering with his life.- Rachel Busman, PsyD
Tips for Helping Military Children Cope Healthily With a Parent's Deployment
Dr. Jamie Howard discusses how parents in the armed services and their spouses can help their children thrive even when one parent is away for extended periods. One tip: keep lines of communication open.- Jamie Howard, PhD
How Military Deployment Can Impact Families, Both Parents and Kids
The stress of overseas military deployment can affect not only service members but entire families as well. Dr. Jamie Howard discusses why families can have a tough time adjusting even after they are reunited.- Jamie Howard, PhD
Mental Health Resources for Military Families
Dr. Jamie Howard discusses how the Child Mind Institute is trying to help military service members, veterans, and their families navigate the mental health care system both for themselves and their kids.- Jamie Howard, PhD
Cogmed and Other Brain Training Approaches: What's the Evidence?
Join Dominick Auciello, PsyD, for a comprehensive overview of how the Cogmed working memory training program works, including a demonstration of the program.
How Pornography Can Harm Your Kids
Dr. Al Ravitz discusses how pornography's depiction of sex can skew a young person's views. We should help our children avoid harmful stereotypes and unrealistic expectations.
Silver Linings: An Irreverent but Real Look at Mental Illness
A movie with a bipolar hero who benefits from therapy and medications, family and friends, and the recognition that we are all unbalanced, to some degree.- Harold S. Koplewicz, MD
Our 6-year-old son falls asleep with relative ease but has a difficult time staying in bed. What can we do?
To go back to sleep in the middle of the night instead of jumping into bed with you, kids need to learn to fall asleep by themselves.- Steven G. Dickstein, MD
How to Help Kids Who Are Picky Eaters
Unless your doctor's worried about nutrition, what's important is helping kids feel good about trying new tastes- Rachel Ehmke