Finding the Balance With After-School Activities
- Harry Kimball
How to steer kids towards a diet of extracurriculars that's good for them and the family—and not just their college applicationsREAD MORE
How to Help Teenagers Get More Sleep
- Juliann Garey
59% of teens get six or fewer hours of sleep a night, with pretty serious consequences. But parents can help, even if it seems impossible.READ MORE
Since the birth of our third child, my eldest daughter refuses to go to bed. Please help!
- Mandi Silverman, PsyD, MBA
Remember that all attention is reinforcing, even negative attention. Praise her when she's being good and look for ways to help her feel loved and important.READ MORE
When Should You Come Between a Teenager and Her Phone?
Now that kids' kids lives are structured more than ever, social media offer an important place to hang out without adult supervision. Why kids need to learn to manage their own technology.READ MORE
My 7-year-old seems to only hear what he wants to hear. How do I make myself clear?
- Matthew Cruger, PhD
How well children understand what we say often depends on how old they are.READ MORE
10 Tips for Parenting Your Pre-teen
Keeping communication open, even kids push for more independence, will pay off in the turbulent years of adolescenceREAD 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
Relatives don't believe my daughter's diagnosis because she doesn't always 'act autistic.' What can I do?
- Laura Kirmayer, MA
Educating your family on what autism really looks like is important, but so is protecting your daughter from negative attitudes.READ MORE
Getting Kids Ready for a Deployment
A guide for military families on how to prepare children for time away from a parent.READ MORE
What Happens When Teenagers Don't Get Enough Sleep
Many of the behaviors we associate with teens, like risk-taking and moodiness, could be partly caused by a chronic sleep deficit.READ MORE