My teen has ADHD and ODD. He refuses therapy. How can I help my son help himself?
- David Anderson, PhD
He might be scared of feeling like he's failing in treatment, or he could have had a bad experience in previous therapy. The first step is focusing on his priorities, not yours.READ MORE
DBT: What Is Dialectical Behavior Therapy?
- Juliann Garey
A treatment for teenagers with serious trouble managing emotions, including self-harm and suicidal thoughts or attempts.READ MORE
How to Give Kids Effective Instructions
The first step to harmony at home is making sure kids understand what they're being told to do.READ MORE
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 Silverman, 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
How DBT Works
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