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Do Kids With Tourette's Usually Have Other Disorders Too?
Tourette's syndrome is often diagnosed alongside other "comorbid" disorders, most often obsessive-compulsive disorder and ADHD. Dr. Barbara Coffey talks about treating these other disorders.
4 Ways to Make the Holidays Better for Kids
Tips for keeping children happy so everyone can enjoy the festivities more- Rachel Ehmke
My six-year-old son gets anger attacks and his mind and reasoning completely shut down. During a recent one I didn't know if he was trying to hurt himself or me. What can I do?
Behavioral parent training is helpful because it's hard to teach kids coping skills when they are this young.- David Anderson, PhD
What Is Non-Verbal Learning Disorder?
Difficulty picking up concepts and patterns causes problems for kids in everything from socializing to solving math problems. Many kids diagnosed with ADHD and autism have NLD.- Caroline Miller
My 5-year-old son, who has a development delay, is very independent but does not want to do his homework. What can I do?
Spending homework time with your child can be very motivating, and it gives you a chance to show how much you care about his success in school.- Ken Schuster, PsyD
Building Brave Muscles: Behavioral Treatment for Selective Mutism
Laura Kirmayer, MA, associate psychologist and director of the Brave Buddies program at the Child Mind Institute, reviewed the behavioral skills that are crucial for effective treatment.
My 7-year-old, who has a mild form of cerebral palsy, has been having outbursts at home since starting school. What should I do?
Discipline like time outs only work when they're paired with praise and rewards for good behavior, and that should help with self-esteem, too.- Matthew Rouse, PhD, MSW
How to Talk to Your Parents About Getting Help if You Think You Need It
Asking for help can be tough, but it is important to do. Here are some tips to make talking about it a little easier.- Rachel Ehmke
My son is having emotional and behavioral issues after I went back to work and our family pet died. What do you suggest?
When things change it can feel scary, especially for kids. You can help your son process change in a healthy way by being reassuring and modeling how to stay calm.- Janine Domingues, PhD
What Can Brain Training Really Do for Kids?
A look at how these computer programs work, what they claim to do, and the evidence for effectiveness.- Juliann Garey