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My teen has ADHD and ODD. He refuses therapy. How can I help my son help himself?
He might be scared of feeling like he's failing in treatment, or he could have had a bad experience in previous therapy. The first step is focusing on his priorities, not yours.- David Anderson, PhD
DBT: What Is Dialectical Behavior Therapy?
A treatment for teenagers with serious trouble managing emotions, including self-harm and suicidal thoughts or attempts.- Juliann Garey
My 4-year-old daughter acts like she doesn't want to be near her father when she visits him. We've never lived together. Advice?
Identifying what part of their relationship or his new family is bothering her is the first step to helping her.- Jamie Howard, PhD
How to Help Girls With ADHD
How parents can help girls with ADHD come out of hiding, rebuild their self-esteem, and get comfortable with the idea of asking for help.
Books About Girls With ADHD
Our suggested reading list includes books for parents and books geared for girls themselves.
How to Talk to Your Teenager About Substance Use and Abuse
Research shows that setting clear rules about alcohol and drugs, even if they're sometimes broken, helps keep kids safe
My son needs extra time on the SAT. Does anyone test high schoolers?
Older kids can absolutely get tested, but getting a teenager accommodations for standardized tests can be tricky.- Dominick Auciello, PsyD
How to Make Time Outs Work
If time outs aren't working for your child, it may be time to revisit how you're doing them.
How to Give Kids Effective Instructions
The first step to harmony at home is making sure kids understand what they're being told to do.
After being home sick for 4 days, my daughter, who loved school, now cries when I leave her. What can I do?
It's not unusual after an absence, and you can help her by encouraging her coping skills.- Rachel Busman, PsyD