Advice From Siblings of Special-Needs Kids
Their tips on how to minimize stress and make sure all the kids' needs are metREAD 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 Your Child Get Motivated in School
If you have a child who just doesn't seem to be trying in school, strategies you can use to encourage him work up to his potential.READ MORE
How to Help a Special Needs Teen Fly Solo
What we've learned from setting up our son to go it alone, get important time with his extended family, and gain independent living skillsREAD MORE
How to Help Kids Learn to Fail
Parents naturally want to protect kids from failure, but only through trial and error can children become resilient adultsREAD MORE
Ideas for Getting Your Kids into Nature
How to make being outdoors fun and rewarding for kids inclined to stick to their screensREAD MORE
Why Kids Need to Spend Time in Nature
If you ask them, most kids would say they prefer spending time indoors. But the benefits (and pleasure) kids get from being outside are worth the push.READ MORE
I have a child who is very good but won’t follow directions. What should I do?
- Kristin Carothers, PhD
The way parents phrase requests can make kids more (or less) likely to follow through. Giving kids the right kind of praise helps, too.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
4 Small Ways to Build Confidence in Kids
From play to chores, it's mastering skills and succeeding at tasks that help kids feel competent and believe in themselves.READ MORE