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My seven-year-old with dyslexia cries when reading in a social setting. How can I help?
The short answer is that he will feel better as he gets increasing support in learning to read. Without support, dyslexia can cause some real discomfort, even humiliation.- Matthew Cruger, PhD
Social Media, Violent Imagery, and Kids
Dr. John Constantino on how young people who are preoccupied with violence can be negatively impacted by 24/7 access to information and communication.
Are Schools Driving ADHD Diagnoses?
How state educational accountability laws may influence the rising rate of kids with the disorder- Caroline Miller
My daughter cries nearly every day going to daycare. Could she have anxiety issues?
It sounds like your daughter's anxiety is lasting longer than the usual transition to daycare, so it is a good idea to get an evaluation before she goes to school this fall.- Rachel Busman, PsyD
Why Childhood Anxiety Often Goes Undetected (and the Consequences)
Kids often keep their worries hidden, or express them in ways that are hard to read. And they can do a lot of damage, without being visible to parents and caregivers- Roy Boorady, MD
My daughter worries constantly about thoughts, and things she has done, that she thinks are 'bad.' What can I do to help?
All children occasionally have unwanted thoughts, but if they're very frequent and very distressing to her, and your reassuring her doesn't help, she should be evaluated.- Rachel Busman, PsyD
Judith Rapoport on Dimensional Research
NIMH child psychiatry chief discusses how the symptoms that make up psychiatric disorders can also apply across them and could be the key to truly understanding brain diseases.
Do ADHD Meds Lead to Addiction?
A study finds no link to higher, or lowered, risk of future substance abuse in kids with ADHD- Caroline Miller
My twelve-year-old daughter with ADHD stays up late reading and then doesn't want to wake up in the morning. What should I do?
Setting limits with older kids can be tough. Starting with a conversation to better understand her motivations can help you find a compromise.- Steven G. Dickstein, MD
Lessons From a Life on the Spectrum
The writer distills her experience growing up with Asperger's (before it was Asperger's) into an advice book. Her biggest challenge? 'Not understanding myself.'- Beth Arky