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
10 Ways to Teach Your Child the Skills to Prevent Sexual Abuse
Clear language and rules about private parts of the body and a no-secrets policy can help protect young kids without scaring them.READ MORE
When Should You Get Your Kid a Phone?
How to decide if your kid is ready to handle a phone well, and rules to consider before the phone is purchased.READ MORE
Is it normal to have 'waves' of bad behavior? Our son is good for a week, then starts again.
- Matthew Rouse, PhD, MSW
The family is on the right track doing positive reinforcement for good behaviors, but consistency and patience is also necessary to break the 'habit' of acting out.READ MORE
Why Is Screentime Bad for Young Children?
Dr. Kimberly Noble of Columbia University describes an experiment showing that even what we might think of as "educational" programming is no substitute for one-on-one interaction. Early language development depends on that dedicated time with kids.WATCH MORE
I have a 9-year-old son who won't listen to his mother. What can we do?
- Kristin Carothers, PhD
It's normal for 9-year-olds to try to assert their own wants. But when kids are acting out, parents need effective discipline strategies.READ MORE
Tips for Moving With Special Needs Kids
A mom of four kids who recently moved from New York City to Houston offers a checklist for minimizing stress and maximizing success for special needs kids.READ MORE
How to Avoid Passing Anxiety on to Your Kids
Help yourself, and your children, by learning techniques to manage stress in a healthy way and sharing them with the kids.READ MORE
How to Help Kids Have Good Romantic Relationships
- Rachel Ehmke
Some Dos and Don'ts to help your kids be healthy and happy as they start dating.READ MORE
Media Guidelines for Kids of All Ages
- Rachel Ehmke
Managing your children's exposure to screens gets more and more challenging—tablets, phones, games, apps, social media. Tips for setting some healthy limits.READ MORE