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Disruptive Behavior: Why It's Often Misdiagnosed
Tantrums and defiance often mask issues that aren't apparent to parents and teachers.
Sharing an Autism Diagnosis
Tips for explaining your child's autism to grandparents and other relatives to help them be supportive and become effective allies.- Rachel Ehmke
Should my son with Tourette's syndrome get exposure therapy for his school anxiety?
If anxiety is a primary trigger for your son's tics, treating his anxiety may also reduce his tics.- Shelley Avny, PhD
How Can We Help Kids With Non-Verbal Learning Disorder?
One school works successfully with NLD kids by teaching them the patterns they don't pick up intuitively, in everything from visual/spacial awareness to social communication to math concepts.- Caroline Miller
Anxiety and Mindfulness
How helping kids embrace their natural mindfulness and live in the present (instead of worrying about the past or the future) can have a big effect.
My 11-year-old son has started having crushes on teachers and moms of friends. He has an obsessive personality and finds this all very embarrassing. What can I do?
Sexual obsessions can be really upsetting for kids, but offering too much reassurance can actually reinforce their anxiety. It sounds like what you need right now is an expert in anxiety disorders.- Rachel Busman, PsyD
Managing Medication in College
Training kids to handle their own meds in high school will set them up to take care of themselves and make good decisions when they're on their own.
My son has made great progress in day treatment and is ready to return to a regular school. How can we get the school to work with him if he still has occasional outbursts?
Your son needs a school team that will be proactive about helping him behave, not waiting for him to fail.- Mandi Silverman, PsyD, MBA
What's ADHD (and What's Not) in the Classroom
Signs that a child might have the disorder, and other problems that may be confused with ADHD- Caroline Miller
People think my son is rude because he has tantrums when we're out, but at home he is the most loving boy in the world. Is anything wrong with him?
There could be a number of explanations for your son's behavior. One thing you can do is try to notice what is "triggering" the tantrums.- Shelley Avny, PhD