Liza Long on Mental Illness, Diagnosis, and Hope
The author of "I am Adam Lanza's Mother" and the new book "The Price of Silence"now sees a future for her son. And she wants every family who struggles with mental illness to have access to care.WATCH MORE
My 4-year-old with a behavior disorder attends therapy but she can't compose sentences or express feelings. Am I doing enough for her?
- Mandi Levine, PsyD, MBA
Recognizing your emotions and expressing them requires higher order processing. This is one reason why some young children are oppositional.READ MORE
My 9-year-old won't listen to me, and I don't have much patience with her anymore. Any suggestions?
- Laura Kirmayer, MA
There are several variables that could be contributing to a change in your daughter's behavior. Figuring out why she's acting out is the first step towards improving your relationship.READ MORE
What Is Dialectical Behavior Therapy?
Dr. Alec Miller describes how the approach for treating borderline personality disorder can help people with very troubling behaviors by seeing someone else's point of view.WATCH MORE
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.WATCH MORE
4 Ways Parents Can Help Kids Who Act Out
Dr. Mary McKay says parents need to understand why kids might act out, and how putting thought and effort into a few specific areas of family life can have transformative effects.WATCH MORE
Angry Kids: Dealing With Explosive Behavior
How to understand and respond effectively when children lash outREAD MORE
Is My Child's Anger Normal?
How to tell when aggression or outbursts are beyond typical behavior and deserve professional attention.READ MORE
My five-year-old son will not stay in time out. What am I doing wrong?
- Vasco Lopes, PsyD
Kids often wear down parents by bolting from time outs. You need a back-up area that's inescapable, for him to calm down, before going back in the chair.READ MORE
I'm 13, and I think I have social anxiety. My parents say I have disruptive behavior. How can I tell which I have?
- Rachel Busman, PsyD
Your feelings and the behavior that's bothering your parents may be related. What's important is to talk to your parents about how you feel and how you can get help.READ MORE