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This Is as Slow as I Go
Natalie, a 13-year-old with ADHD, writes about her life, her identity, and her meds in this personal essay.
My 6-year-old son is in trouble for being defiant in school, but we don't see any of this behavior at home. What can I do?
First, you want to rule out learning issues that might be causing his behavior, then work with the teacher on a reward plan contingent on good behavior in school.- Matthew Rouse, PhD, MSW
Signs a Child Might Have Auditory Processing Disorder
If a child has normal hearing, but seem to be missing a lot of what he's hearing, or unable to remember what he hears, he might have an auditory processing problem.- Caroline Miller
What Is Auditory Processing Disorder?
When kids have normal hearing but have trouble registering—or registering correctly—what people are saying. They often have trouble learning to read and speak clearly.- Caroline Miller
Help for Kids With Auditory Processing Disorder
Improving the listening environment and boosting skills can help kids who have trouble taking in information, and remembering it.- Caroline Miller
ADHD in Girls
Most often associated with boys who have trouble sitting still or concentrating in school, ADHD affects girls differently.
How to Talk to Kids About Ebola
The virus is not very infectious, but fear is. Help kids fight fear by being calm, giving them clear factual information, and listening to their fears.
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