June 2017

Some Advice on Coping Following Trauma

If you, a loved one or friend, has recently been through a traumatic and upsetting event, it may be worth considering some of the following ways of coping

A Simple Strategy to Help Worried Kids

The more parents say, “It’s fine. Don’t worry!” the more anxious kids demand, “But what if…?” Here's a way to help children use their imagination to manage worries.

Should You Negotiate with Your Child?

Sometimes that means we just have to say No and stick to it. Even when our limit is greeted with tears. But remember, there's no reason to be mean about it.

Baby Care: Baselines for Mental Health

Babies need 24/7 care. For most babies in the USA today, their early experiences are undermining their short and long term mental (and physical) health.

How to Effectively Respond to an Angry Teen

It is easy for parents of teens to forget that their once little children, are now closer in transition to adulthood compared to years past. As a result the rules of engagement hav

Can’t Get Through To Your Child?

As children develop, they naturally want to explore the world and learn for themselves. But they need to know that their parents are available, providing a safe base for them.

The Bully on the Screen

With the explosion of social media, the proliferation of screens, and the rapid rise in screen time, children are more exposed than ever to cyber-bullying.

ADHD Summer Reading Challenge

Reading is one of the most crucial activities for children, promoting language development, building knowledge, and setting up academic success – but getting children with ADHD to

What’s so Special about Dads.

For Father's Day, we describe the science of what makes fathers unique from mothers, and the special role they play in child development.

6 Things You Should Know about ADHD

A recent study, geared toward teachers promotes a new understanding of ADHD--a diagnosis that has been skyrocketing among American children.

How To Teach Kids Right From Wrong

We all want our kids to grow up knowing right from wrong, with the moral courage to act on what they know. Courage is something they have to develop through experience and practice. Talking can help, as kids encounter tricky situations at school or with friends; story books also help us along with these conversations. But acquiring courage has to be a gradual, interactive process: we can’t just sit down one afternoon and tell our kids how to be courageous, hoping that talking will be enough.

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