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My daughter who is self-harming has agreed to see a counselor. Is there anything else we can do?
Seeing a counselor will be a good step towards learning how to help her. Beyond that you should be supportive—and get support for yourself if you need it.- Jill Emanuele, PhD
The 'Frozen' Songwriters Talk About Unconventional Princesses, Kids with Differences, and Knowing When to 'Let It Go'
The couple behind the Disney blockbuster discuss updating fairy tales for 21st century families.- Caroline Miller
Using Medications Without FDA Approval
Prescribing medication 'off-label' is fairly common, and there are many uses that doctors agree are safe and effective. But parents should be wary of treatments that were never evaluated.
A Team Approach: Collaboration and Coordination with Schools
Laura Kirmayer, MSW, covers the importance of developing a team approach to weekly communication on interventions and progress, how to increase the rate of generalization of skills across settings, successful implementation of strategies and techniques in the school.
My four-year-old has strange fears. Should she see a psychiatrist?
If her fears are stopping her from doing important things, then you're right to be concerned. But you should pick the right kind of mental health professional to consult.- Rachel Busman, PsyD
What We Know About the Long-Term Effects of ADHD Medications
A summary of what the research shows for parents trying to weigh the risks and benefits for their kids.
I'm afraid my 15-year-old daughter is a hoarder because she hides food around her room. What do you think?
Children who hoard usually keep many different kinds of things, not just food. There are some other explanations for your daughter's behavior that might be a better fit.- Jerry Bubrick, PhD
How Sensory Processing Issues Affect Kids in School
Kids who are struggling to process sensory input can be distracted and prone to meltdowns at school. Some tips for parents and teachers to help them succeed.
Do Kids Grow Out of ADHD...and How?
While some kids do shed the diagnosis, it's vital to think about what all children can achieve with early intervention. Sometimes 'wait and see' is the worst option.
Our son never wants to go to bed and it's making us all miserable. We need HELP!
Break the cycle and establish good sleep hygiene with a predictable and consistent routine. Your routine can actually begin as early as when your son gets home from school.- Ken Schuster, PsyD