My son lost his dad, is grieving and refusing school because of separation anxiety. How can I help him?
- Rachel Busman, PsyD
The first thing is to have a meeting with the school, figure out what's not working, and devise a plan to get from school refusal back to normal attendance step by step.READ MORE
My daughter with anxiety and ADHD says she 'is not as smart as the other kids.' How can I help her find strength and motivation?
Setting the stage for success inspires confidence. And parents should remember that although school is important, there are other areas where children can excel.READ MORE
How Sensory Processing Issues Affect Kids in School
Kids who are struggling to process sensory input can be distracted and prone to meltdowns at school. Some tips for parents and teachers to help them succeed.READ MORE
How Do I Know If My Child Has Executive Function Issues?
A guide to tests that are used to identify problems kids are having with organizationREAD MORE
Kids With Learning Challenges Shine on Stage
- Harry Kimball
In school drama programs and improv classes, teachers see kids who struggle academically or with communication open up when they're acting. What does theater do for them?READ MORE
My son cries every day at kindergarten because he misses me, and isn't making friends. What can I do?
- Rachel Busman, PsyD
Take a step back and talk to his teachers and other people at the school. Knowing more about what your son is struggling with will help you know what to do next.READ MORE
A ten-year-old boy has severe memory issues. What do you recommend his parents do? His public school?
- Michael Rosenthal, PhD
There are a lot of things that could be underlying his challenges, so a comprehensive neuropsychological evaluation should be your first step.READ MORE
Choosing a Residential School
What to look for and what to ask when considering a boarding school for your child with psychiatric or developmental issuesREAD MORE
Residential Schools: What They Can Do for Your Child
- Beth Arky
While parents tend to think of them as a last resort, for some kids there are benefits they can't get from living at homeREAD MORE
Teacher Conferences - A Guide for Parents
Making an effective alliance for the good of your child isn't always easy. But if you come prepared, keep an open mind, and always make sure both sides understand the other, the rewards are real.READ MORE