Five Ways to Support Siblings in Special Needs Families
When one child has challenges that disrupt family life and consume a lot of attention, the other children are affected. Tips for helping siblings get what they need to thrive, too.READ MORE
Lauren Book on "Lauren's Kingdom": Speaking Out About Abuse
"Lauren's Kingdom" is Lauren's first book for children. Set in the fanciful backdrop of a young girl's imagination, the book empowers caregivers to discuss the important, but often danced around topic of personal safety with their children.WATCH MORE
My nephew's father is dying and he's acting out in school. How can we help him?
- Jamie Howard, PhD
Regular check-ins and clear answers to his questions could make him feel calmer.READ MORE
Since a classmate's family was killed in a plane crash, our daughter is terribly anxious that something bad will happen to us. How can we help her?
- Jamie Howard, PhD
In kids who are prone to anxiety, disturbing events can trigger disorders that call for treatment.READ MORE
My 5-year-old grandson, now living with his dad, cries about everything. Any ideas that would help?
- Amanda Mintzer, PsyD
It's normal for kids to have adjustment difficulties after a lot of change. As much as you can, try to be a consistent source of support.READ MORE
How to Talk to Kids About Ebola
The virus is not very infectious, but fear is. Help kids fight fear by being calm, giving them clear factual information, and listening to their fears.READ MORE
Signs of Sexual Abuse in Children and Adolescents
Educator and advocate Lauren Book describes key physical and behavioral clues to abuse. This is incredibly important as children are often ashamed and find it difficult to open up.WATCH MORE
I have custody of two children, recently in foster care, who engage in sexual behavior. What can I do?
- Janine Domingues, PhD
This can be normal for this developmental stage, and also controlled with behavioral methods like redirection. But abuse is also a possibility.READ MORE
A child whose mother is hospitalized cries daily, disrupting the class. Should we pity her or demand that she perform?
- Rachel Busman, PsyD
A parent's illness can be very destabilizing for a child. She may need more support and fewer demands, and the school should be conferring with the family members caring for her.READ MORE
The Connection Between Chronic Neurological Diseases and Mental Illness
Too often, kids with chronic diseases aren't diagnosed with co-occuring disorders, says Dr. Deborah Weisbrot. It's an understandable but unfortunate missed opportunity.WATCH MORE