How to Help Kids Who Are Too Hard on Themselves
There are lots of reasons children make negative comments about themselves. What do they mean, and when should you worry?READ MORE
What to Do if Your Child Is Bullying
How to find out what's behind the behavior, rectify the situation, and foster healthy friendship skillsREAD MORE
How to Know if Your Child Is Being Bullied
- Jamie Howard, PhD
We want to support kids who are being bullied, but we don't want to raise the alarm every time a child has a bad experience. When does teasing become torment?READ MORE
A Cyber-Bullying Story With a Twist
A young man with autism receives a hurtful text, a mom steps in, and the outcome surprises everyone.READ MORE
My son is being bullied on the football team, and the coach ignores it. Should I talk to him?
- Ron J. Steingard, MD
Teenagers need authority figures who make it clear that bullying is not acceptable on their team, or in their school.READ MORE
My sister is being bullied, but says it's not that bad. Can I help without losing her trust?
- Jamie Howard, PhD
Talk to her about the specifics of what's happening at school without passing judgment on her response, and then you can give advice and practice strategies that fit the situation—whether she's upset or not.READ MORE
Parenting 2.0: Are Kids 'Lost in Cyberspace?'
- Harry Kimball
Smartphones, the Web, 'screentime.' Do kids live in a different world?READ MORE
Parenthood and Bullying
- Beth Arky
When Max, the fifth-grader with Asperger's, is teased because of his odd mannerisms, his mom steps in to stop it. Will it work?READ MORE
One Special Needs Mom Addresses Bullying Head-on
To protect her son from bullying, one mom went to the source: She talked to her son's class, and answered their (many, and honest) questions.READ MORE
Teen Suicides: What Are the Warning Signs?
The teenagers most at risk for suicide are severely anxious or depressed, but hiding their pain, which is why we need to make it easier, and more socially acceptable, to ask for help.WATCH MORE