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What is Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)?
Dr. Deborah Fein explains the autism therapy used to help kids who have a hard time complying with requests and learning social behaviors.
Reuniones de padres y maestros: Una guía para los padres
Establecer una asociación eficiente entre el hogar y la escuela requiere de un esfuerzo tanto de los maestros como de los padres.
My son, who has ADHD, is defiant and emotionally over-reactive. Parenting him is like riding a roller coaster. What type of therapies could help?
Many kids with ADHD are defiant, and parent training can have a big impact on this problematic behavior.- Vasco Lopes, PsyD
Encouraging Good Sleep Habits
Tips for bedtime routines that will insure that children get the sleep they need, and parents do, too.- Ken Schuster, PsyD
7 Common Behavior Problems at Formal Events, and How to Prevent Them
How to anticipate what's likely to stress your kids out and help everyone have a good time
A child whose mother is hospitalized cries daily, disrupting the the class. Should we pity her or demand that she perform?
A parent's illness can be very destabilizing for a child. She may need more support and fewer demands, and the school should be conferring with the family members caring for her.- Rachel Busman, PsyD
Ayudar a los Niños a Afrontar Noticias Perturbadoras
Consejos a los padres sobre lo que pueden hacer para ayudar a sus hijos a superar la pena y el miedo de manera saludable.- Harold S. Koplewicz, MD
My 11-year-old daughter gets sick to her stomach and cries when I take her to school. Is this an anxiety disorder?
Anxiety can be expressed in a number of different ways, including an upset stomach. Getting an evaluation will help you learn what kind of anxiety your daughter has.- Rachel Busman, PsyD
My son has a very mild case of ADHD combined. Would coffee help him?
Like ADHD medications, coffee is a stimulant. But it's not targeted on the right brain regions to make it effective for treating ADHD symptoms- Vasco Lopes, PsyD
Teens and Social Media
Experts say kids today are growing up with more anxiety and less self-esteem because of all the time they spend texting and using social media. Learn how, and what parents can do.- Rachel Ehmke