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My 5-year-old grandson, now living with his dad, cries about everything. Any ideas that would help?
It's normal for kids to have adjustment difficulties after a lot of change. As much as you can, try to be a consistent source of support.- Amanda Mintzer, PsyD
Behavioral Treatment for Kids With Anxiety
A behavioral technique called exposure and response prevention teaches kids how to stop avoiding things they fear and handle the bully in the brain.- Jerry Bubrick, PhD
My 6-year-old son has seen 2 occupational therapists, and both wanted to stop treatment at 6 months. What's going on?
Occupational therapists are focused on accomplishing specific goals, so your goals may need to be updated.- Ken Schuster, PsyD
Three Common Parenting Traps
Tips to help you avoid saying and doing things you know aren't sending the right message.- Matthew Rouse, PhD, MSW
She said her words got 'stuck.'
In preschool, she said that her words got 'stuck.' Her extreme anxiety prevented her from speaking even when she really wanted to. Simply put, she was panicked into silence.
What's the Best Treatment for ADHD and Tourette's?
Treating comorbid ADHD effectively is really important, as Tourette's symptoms tend to subside but ADHD continues. And research shows that certain stimulant medications for ADHD don't increase tics significantly.
Treating Kids With OCD and Tourette's
Tourette's syndrome is often diagnosed alongside obsessive-compulsive disorder. Dr. Barbara Coffey talks about how treating OCD effectively can have a profound effect on tic symptoms.
Do Kids With Tourette's Usually Have Other Disorders Too?
Tourette's syndrome is often diagnosed alongside other "comorbid" disorders, most often obsessive-compulsive disorder and ADHD. Dr. Barbara Coffey talks about treating these other disorders.
4 Ways to Make the Holidays Better for Kids
Tips for keeping children happy so everyone can enjoy the festivities more- Rachel Ehmke
My six-year-old son gets anger attacks and his mind and reasoning completely shut down. During a recent one I didn't know if he was trying to hurt himself or me. What can I do?
Behavioral parent training is helpful because it's hard to teach kids coping skills when they are this young.- David Anderson, PhD