No child's social life is perfect, and friendship dilemmas are common. Navigating them healthily can make the difference in your child's long-term happiness. Here's how to help.
“Shared parenting now has enough evidence...[that] the burden of proof should now fall to those who oppose it rather than those who promote it.”
Here are some ways that depression impacts people that often go unacknowledged.
Every parent knows the feeling of both joy and anxiety when a baby starts growing up and discovering the world, trying everything and experimenting.
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
Resilience in learning, as in life, provides the capacity to persevere through setbacks, take on challenges, and even risk making mistakes on route to reaching goal achievement.
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.
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.
Young adults want their parents to talk with them about the complexities of romantic relationships. The "Marriage 101" professor shares some questions to help you get started.
1. Suicide is a “blame game”: The premise of “13 Reasons Why” is that Hannah, the angst ridden main character leaves behind a series of audio tapes that blame various classmates.
Finding an empathetic, mutual path around ADHD aims families towards a shared goal instead of a battle, while adults build the same skills they’re aiming for in their children.
Is your child's or teen's defiant behavior maddening? Do consequences only make things worse?
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.
As a parent of a child with autism, do you wonder how you can help him approach social situations with confidence, rather than anxiety? These strategies can help you help him!
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
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.
By the age of 26, diagnostic rates of addiction were two to three times those in national norms.
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.
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
Maybe x is the problem, maybe x is part of the problem, or maybe x is irrelevant to the problem. With regard to sewing machines, much like my children, I will never know.
For Father's Day, we describe the science of what makes fathers unique from mothers, and the special role they play in child development.
A recent study, geared toward teachers promotes a new understanding of ADHD--a diagnosis that has been skyrocketing among American children.
Apologizing for your own off-track behavior doesn't mean you don't correct your child when necessary. He'll still know who's boss.
Are You The Parent of a Depressed Child or Teenager? A psychiatrist and a teenager's mother team up to offer irecommendaitons.
Is your college kid slipping into addiction?
Is your child unhappy about an upcoming move?
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.