Could my 2-year-old be having sleep terrors?
- Jamie Howard, PhD
Also known as night terrors, they are more common among kids ages 3-7, but it is possible for kids who are even younger to have them.READ MORE
Helping Toddlers Expand Their Language Skills
- Rachel Cortese, MS, CCC-SLP
Early language acquisition is instinctive, but parents can have a big impact on accelerating development. Here are some tips to help get kids talking.READ MORE
Strategies to Make Homework Go More Smoothly
Start the new school year with clear routines and incentive systems to enable kids to succeed, with minimal stress for everyone.READ MORE
Home From Camp: How to Help Your Kids With the Reentry
- Beth Arky
Whether they had a terrific time or were chronically homesick, some kids find it hard to adjust to family life again.READ MORE
My 14-month-old granddaughter has no words yet and is very, very active. Is delayed speech a sign of ADHD?
- Steven G. Dickstein, MD
Children develop at different speeds in different areas, and at this age your pediatrician should be looking for progress in all areas and advising intervention if delays become concerning.READ MORE
When to Wait: Getting Kids Care, or Not
- Harry Kimball
Every parent has felt the pressure to decide if a child's behavior or developmental level is par for the course or a source of concern. Remember: waiting is a decision.READ MORE
Toys Your Kids Will Actually Play With
The toys kids keep coming back to can take us by surprise. Here's one mom's Top 10 list of toys that entertain her three kids, including a special needs 11-year-old, time and time again.READ MORE
My seven-year-old with dyslexia cries when reading in a social setting. How can I help?
- Matthew Cruger, PhD
The short answer is that he will feel better as he gets increasing support in learning to read. Without support, dyslexia can cause some real discomfort, even humiliation.READ MORE
Social Media, Violent Imagery, and Kids
Dr. John Constantino on how young people who are preoccupied with violence can be negatively impacted by 24/7 access to information and communication.WATCH MORE
My daughter cries nearly every day going to daycare. Could she have anxiety issues?
- Rachel Busman, PsyD
It sounds like your daughter's anxiety is lasting longer than the usual transition to daycare, so it is a good idea to get an evaluation before she goes to school this fall.READ MORE