My son started kindergarten and has been crying nonstop and saying he wants to come home. How do we keep him in school?
- Amanda Mintzer, PsyD
Difficult transitions are common this time of year, but there are things parents and teachers can do to help kids adjust.READ MORE
Not All Attention Problems Are ADHD
The common assumption is ADHD, but there are other less obvious things that make kids have trouble focusingREAD MORE
After seeing inappropriate sexual things on Instagram and BuzzFeed my daughter has been riddled with anxiety.
- Rachel Busman, PsyD
Sometimes thoughts can get "stuck." The best way to combat them is actually to stop thinking they're such a big deal.READ MORE
How to Help Kids Worried About 'Bad Thoughts'
- Caroline Miller
Children sometimes feel guilty about disturbing thoughts and can't stop confessingREAD MORE
Supporting the Emotional Needs of Kids With Learning Disabilities
- Rachel Ehmke
Signs your child with learning issues might be struggling with low self-esteem, anxiety, or depression, and how to help.READ MORE
My anxious son is 16, home-schooled, and prefers ‘cyber friends’ to real ones. We want him back in school, but can he cope?
- Stephanie Dowd, PsyD
It is very possible, if they help him overcome his anxiety in a structured way with the help of professionals. Avoiding it isn't the answer, and it doesn't have to be.READ MORE
Watching for Signs of Psychosis in Teens
- Juliann Garey
Spotting early symptoms enables us to support and treat kids before they are in crisis. That help can delay onset and mitigate damaging impairment.READ MORE
My daughter will only use the toilet with me or two other people. This started after a teacher abused her. Any advice?
- Jerry Bubrick, PhD
Drs. Bubrick and Howard look at the trauma that may have caused this response, and the behavioral techniques the family can use to help their daughter get back to enjoying school and friends.READ MORE
Siblings Under Stress
When one child is in crisis, other kids in the family need monitoring and support, too.READ MORE
Five Ways to Support Siblings in Special Needs Families
When one child has challenges that disrupt family life and consume a lot of attention, the other children are affected. Tips for helping siblings get what they need to thrive, too.READ MORE