When Should I Worry About Tantrums?
Dr. Gabrielle Carlson tells us that, like any troubling behavior, parents should worry about extreme outbursts when they meet three criteria: they're persistent, pervasive, impairing.WATCH MORE
Kids and OCD: The Parents' Role in Treatment
Children with anxiety disorders like OCD rely on parents to help them avoid what they fear. But cooperation only makes the fear worse. In therapy parents learn to help kids fight back.READ MORE
What should a worried kindergarten teacher do about imaginary gun play in her class?
- Rachel Busman, PsyD
Play violence is developmentally appropriate for young kids, but teachers should always be on the lookout for warning signs of problem behavior.READ MORE
IS Pornography Dangerous for Teens?
Dr. Al Ravitz discusses how pornography's depiction of sex can skew a young person's views. We should help our children avoid harmful stereotypes and unrealistic expectations.WATCH MORE
How to Help Kids Who Are Picky Eaters
- Rachel Ehmke
Unless your doctor's worried about nutrition, what's important is helping kids feel good about trying new tastesREAD MORE
More Than Picky Eating
- Rachel Ehmke
When kids are so averse to foods that they're malnourished, or avoidance is seriously limiting their lives, they may need help. Often the culprit is anxiety.READ MORE
Pediatricians and Children's Mental Health
They are the first people parents turn to when there is a problem, Dr. Gabrielle Carlson says—but we need better training and more specialists to adequately care for children in distress.WATCH MORE
Language and Healthy Development
Dr. Lydia Soifer, founder and director of the Soifer Center for Learning and Development, discusses how exposure to rich and diverse language is crucial. For her, language is a "marvelous, powerful tool."WATCH MORE
ADHD in Teenagers
- Mary Rooney, PhD
As kids with ADHD hit high school, they may have outgrown some symptoms, but they also face new challenges and expectationsREAD MORE
Why Parents Are Silent About Mental Illness
Stigma and hostility discourage openness, even when a child's behavior is frighteningREAD MORE