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My 12-year-old doesn't want to do anything outside her room, even with friends, unless we make her. Please help me!
Typically kids this age want to play with friends and do things outside the home. Your daughter could be struggling with depression or an anxiety disorder.- Jill Emanuele, PhD
Social Media and Self-Doubt
The pressure to look perfect online is creating a lot of stress for some teens. How can parents help?
Is my toddler's behavior too out of control?
There is a wide range of normal behavior in kids, and toddlers are often very active.- Natalie Weder, MD
My son is having problems swallowing and isn't eating. We need help.
Your son could be feeling anxious or depressed. Getting an evaluation to understand clinically what is going on with your son is important.- Jerry Bubrick, PhD
How to Help Kids Who Are Too Hard on Themselves
There are lots of reasons children make negative comments about themselves. What do they mean, and when should you worry?
My son started kindergarten and has been crying nonstop and saying he wants to come home. How do we keep him in school?
Difficult transitions are common this time of year, but there are things parents and teachers can do to help kids adjust.- Amanda Mintzer, PsyD
Advice From Siblings of Special-Needs Kids
Their tips on how to minimize stress and make sure all the kids' needs are met
Not All Attention Problems Are ADHD
The common assumption is ADHD, but there are other less obvious things that make kids have trouble focusing
After seeing inappropriate sexual things on Instagram and BuzzFeed my daughter has been riddled with anxiety.
Sometimes thoughts can get "stuck." The best way to combat them is actually to stop thinking they're such a big deal.- Rachel Busman, PsyD
How to Help Kids Worried About 'Bad Thoughts'
Children sometimes feel guilty about disturbing thoughts and can't stop confessing- Caroline Miller