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Finding the Balance With After-School Activities
How to steer kids towards a diet of extracurriculars that's good for them and the family—and not just their college applications- Harry Kimball
Tips for Helping Kids With Selective Mutism Go Back to School
If you have a child with selective mutism, it's important to give her as much support as you can as she encounters a new teacher, in an unfamiliar classroom.
How to Help Teenagers Get More Sleep
59% of teens get six or fewer hours of sleep a night, with pretty serious consequences. But parents can help, even if it seems impossible.- Juliann Garey
Since the birth of our third child, my eldest daughter refuses to go to bed. Please help!
Remember that all attention is reinforcing, even negative attention. Praise her when she's being good and look for ways to help her feel loved and important.- Mandi Silverman, PsyD, MBA
What Are the Symptoms of Depression in Teenagers?
Signs you child might be more than moody start with losing interest in things she usually enjoys. Here's what to look for.- Ron J. Steingard, MD
When Should You Come Between a Teenager and Her Phone?
Now that kids' kids lives are structured more than ever, social media offer an important place to hang out without adult supervision. Why kids need to learn to manage their own technology.
My 8-year-old son has been dealing with the death of his best friend, and now his uncle has died. How can we tell him?
Be brief, honest, and concrete. Make it comfortable for him, now and later, to ask questions. Let him know that his feelings are okay, and don't share your own.- Jamie Howard, PhD
Top ADHD Resources
A round-up of our most essential information about diagnosis, treatment, and helping kids with the disorder reach their potential
I'm 16 and I'm feeling like there is something wrong with me. I may be depressed, but I'm not sure. Please help.
Adolescent depression is more common than some people think. Take a look at these signs of depression, and see how many fit you.- Stephanie Dowd, PsyD
My 7-year-old seems to only hear what he wants to hear. How do I make myself clear?
How well children understand what we say often depends on how old they are.- Matthew Cruger, PhD