My school's new emergency plan includes lockdown drills. How can we keep them from scaring the kids?
- Jamie Howard, PhD
Letting kids know there's plan for keeping them safe, and practicing that plan, can make them feel calmer and more confidentREAD MORE
Finding the Right Fit for a Child
After years of believing in (and pushing for) inclusion for her son, one mom discovers how successful the right contained classroom can beREAD 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
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
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
Are Schools Driving ADHD Diagnoses?
- Caroline Miller
How state educational accountability laws may influence the rising rate of kids with the disorderREAD MORE
Animals, Nature Offer Children a Fresh Start
- Beth Arky
Horses, dogs, sheep—even injured birds of prey—calm and teach kids struggling with social, emotional, and behavioral challengesREAD MORE
What Is Pragmatic Language?
'The functions of language are many,' Dr. Lydia Soifer says, and being able to differentiate how others are using it is a skill as important as vocabulary or conjugation. And it doesn't come easily to some.WATCH MORE
Anxious About Learning: Helping Kids Find Success - Matthew Cruger, PhD
Dr. Matt Cruger discusses how learning difficulties can lead to impairing anxiety in children if they don't have the right supports. The key is to help them experience success so they can tackle problems with confidence.WATCH MORE
My five-year-old is being disruptive towards the end of the school day. What can I do to help him?
- Samantha P. Miller, PhD
Your son might be acting out because he's getting tired. Motivate him with positive reinforcement for his good behavior.READ MORE