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OCD and Internal Compulsions
Kids with OCD are good at hiding their rituals, and these compulsions are even harder to spot when they aren't physical, but mental. They are no less real, however, and just as important for parents to notice.- Jerry Bubrick, PhD
My daughter is nervous about starting middle school this year. Do you have any tips for calming her anxiety?
Some back-to-school anxiety is common for kids going to a new school. The first rule to calming kids who are worried about the change is some reassuring conversation.- Rachel Busman, PsyD
Why You Should Have Frank Sex Talks With Teens
Kids often find themselves doing things they regret because they're been drinking—or they're not comfortable saying no. How parents can (and should) help them make better decisions.
The Family’s Role in Recovery from Eating Disorders
Dr. Douglas Bunnell of the Renfrew Center talks about the importance of family in recovery. If parents are getting “push-back” about their involvement in treatment, “that’s a warning sign.”
How can I help my daughter with the social issues that come with ADHD?
Kids with ADHD struggle with social interactions a lot more than people realize. One of the best things parents can do to help is set up what we call structured play dates.- Mary Rooney, PhD
An Ashram for Autism
A yoga teacher envisions a community where kids on the spectrum learn yoga and the culture of calm.- Jessica Wakeman
Do Video Games Cause ADHD?
Why kids with serious attention problems seem to be able to stay focused on a video screen, but not anywhere else.- Caroline Miller
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