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My 3-year-old hugs too hard and doesn't like loud noises. What could be causing this?
A child who hugs too often or too aggressively may need practice with boundaries, but she also may be seeking sensory stimulation.- Michael Rosenthal, PhD
Handling Tantrums and Meltdowns: What's a Parent to Do?
First we have to understand what triggers them, and what reinforces them, so they keep happening. And then we need to help children learn better ways to handle challenging situations.- Caroline Miller
Building Brave Muscles
A review of the current behavioral conceptualization of SM and introduction to the behavioral skills that are crucial for effective treatment.
Why Autism Research Often Falls Flat
Dr. Bennett Leventhal on why studies that promise great things often fail to impact diagnosis, treatment, or prevention. One problem: results can't always be replicated.
How can I stop my daughter’s violence towards me and her younger brother?
Aggression towards siblings is very common and can be dangerous. Paying close attention to triggers and responding with consistent consequences can help rein in the behavior.- Vasco Lopes, PsyD
What to Do if You're Worried About Suicide
A parent's guide to helping a child in distress feel less hopeless, more connected, and more willing to accept help.
Helping College Kids With Depression
School is hard enough without adding depression to the course load. Learn what to look out for and who can help.- Rachel Ehmke
Epilepsy, MS, and Mental Illness: Treating the Whole Child
Too often, kids with chronic diseases aren't diagnosed with co-occuring disorders, says Dr. Deborah Weisbrot. It's an understandable but unfortunate missed opportunity.
Teen Suicides: What Are the Risk Factors?
Some aspects of a child's temperament, family life, and larger community that make a suicide attempt more likely, and some that mitigate that likelihood.
A ten-year-old boy has severe memory issues. What do you recommend his parents do? His public school?
There are a lot of things that could be underlying his challenges, so a comprehensive neuropsychological evaluation should be your first step.- Michael Rosenthal, PhD