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Helping Toddlers Expand Their Language Skills
Early language acquisition is instinctive, but parents can have a big impact on accelerating development. Here are some tips to help get kids talking.- Rachel Cortese, MS, CCC-SLP
My 5-year-old daughter has been flying into a rage if she doesn't get something right. What should I do?
Performance anxiety and rigid perfectionism may be signs of underlying anxiety. She should be assessed for an anxiety disorder, which could be treated with behavioral therapy.- Vasco Lopes, PsyD
What can I do for my 4-year-old son who still doesn't hold his pencil correctly?
The best way to help a child develop a mature grasp and small muscle strength is with fun activities- Ken Schuster, PsyD
Strategies to Make Homework Go More Smoothly
Start the new school year with clear routines and incentive systems to enable kids to succeed, with minimal stress for everyone.
My son is three and autistic. What should I be doing for him?
Research shows that early intervention can help re-wire the brain. But your first step should be getting an evaluation to discover how your child learns best.- Rachel Cortese, MS, CCC-SLP
Coming Home From Camp
Whether they had a terrific time or were chronically homesick, some kids find it hard to adjust to family life again. How to help with the reentry.- Beth Arky
My 14-month-old granddaughter has no words yet and is very, very active. Is delayed speech a sign of ADHD?
Children develop at different speeds in different areas, and at this age your pediatrician should be looking for progress in all areas and advising intervention if delays become concerning.- Steven G. Dickstein, MD
Raising Drug-Free Kids: How Can the Science of Addiction Help Us?
Dr. Nora Volkow on addiction as a developmental disorder.
Can my child have both autism and selective mutism, and be treated for both?
The two can't be diagnosed together, though it's not unusual for a child's diagnosis to change as he develops, and there are some similarities in the treatments we recommend.- Steven G. Dickstein, MD
When to Wait: Getting Kids Care, or Not
Every parent has felt the pressure to decide if a child's behavior or developmental level is par for the course or a source of concern. Remember: waiting is a decision.- Harry Kimball