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My son lost his dad, is grieving and refusing school because of separation anxiety. How can I help him?
The first thing is to have a meeting with the school, figure out what's not working, and devise a plan to get from school refusal back to normal attendance step by step.- Rachel Busman, PsyD
What Happens When Teenagers Don't Get Enough Sleep
Many of the behaviors we associate with teens, like risk-taking and moodiness, could be partly caused by a chronic sleep deficit.
My 8-year-old son always feels unwell and is very emotional. I am depressed, and our interactions are difficult. Please help.
Physical symptoms are often connected to emotional difficulties. Because your son has these symptoms and a family history of depression, he may need treatment.- Janine Domingues, PhD
What is the difference between ADD and ADHD?
ADD, or attention-deficit disorder, is an old term, now out of date, for the disorder we call ADHD, or attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.- David Anderson, PhD
How Girls With ADHD Are Different
Since they don't fit the stereotype, they often go undiagnosed, at great cost both emotionally and academically.
What should a teacher do if parents aren't concerned about selective mutism?
Kids with SM often talk freely at home, so parents might not understand what teachers are seeing in the classroom.- Rachel Busman, PsyD
Is Your Child Getting the Right Dose?
Why starting medication slowly and observing kids carefully are necessary for successful treatment- Caroline Miller
My daughter with anxiety and ADHD says she 'is not as smart as the other kids.' How can I help her find strength and motivation?
Setting the stage for success inspires confidence. And parents should remember that although school is important, there are other areas where children can excel.- Dominick Auciello, PsyD
Brave Buddies Intensive Treatment for Selective Mutism
Laura Kirmayer tells us all about the Child Mind Institute's program, from why it works to individually tailored interventions to the weeklong group sessions
How Shy Is Too Shy?
Dr. Raquel Cumba discusses how selective mutism is different from shyness, and how the inability to speak is not the same (but can co-occur with) social anxiety disorder.- Raquel Cumba, PhD