My Kid Has Me Worried

My Kid Has Me Worried

When should parents be concerned about a child or teen's behavior?

Teen Depression

Why it's so important to recognize it.

The Biggest Threat Our Kids Face

One in 10 kids has a mental health problem.

Is Your Teen Trustworthy? Can You Tell?

Can you really tell when your teen is lying?

My Teen Has Only One Friend

Advice on teen friendships.

A Message to Creative Young People

You don't have to suffer to make art

International Day of the Girl

Friendship advice for young women under the age of 18

Worst Mistakes Parents Make When Talking to Kids

Words can change your kid's brain. Learn to use the right ones.

How Much Does One Hour of Lost Sleep Matter?

Slow-wave sleep loss means poor learning.

Why Do Grade Schoolers Want To Be Sexy?

Self-sexualization in young girls and what we can do about it

Psychopaths, Children, and Evil

To what extent are psychopaths born and not made?

Teaching Your Nine-Year-Old How to Use a Condom

You have to start sometime, so let's start at nine.

How Much Pot Is Too Much Pot?

When does substance use become substance abuse?

Raising “Star” Children: The Pressure May Be Too Great

China sends a strong message to all parents.

Black Sabbath Says “God is Dead”

Speculation on the new song title

The Highly Distracted Gifted Child: You Can Help

Formal ADHD diagnosis or not, here are some tips to keep you from giving up.

Two Questions About Emotional Boundaries

People are pressuring me in uncomfortable ways

Capacity to love

Parenting a child with learning and/or attention differences is unique

Deep Secrets: The Truth Behind Self-harm

Breaking the stigmas and stereotypes associated with self-harm.

Chilling News About Football and Teen Concussions

Family relationships become strained when parents bench their athletes.

Five Keys to Enhancing Your Emotional Intelligence

Ninety Percent of High Performers Possess High EQ

What To Do When the Fit Goes Hissy -- In Public

A survival guide for disallowing the unallowable

What to Tell Your Daughter about Love and Sex

How to talk about sex in the language of texting.

Dark Adolescent Romance

For adolescents, more romance = more depression and drinking

You Should Monitor Children’s Viewing of Movie Sex

Can early movie sex viewing lead to risky adolescent sexual behavior?

Thought. Fear. Action.

My foray into exposure therapy

Lifting the Burden of Potential

Helping Children Develop a Healthy Perspective on Achievement.

I don't care if you're purple!

The poignant drama of a teen coming out to parents

Kids With Migraines: Their Mental Health Is Fine

Kids' migraines not linked to behavior problems.

A Response to Puberty Before Age 10: A New Normal?

Responding to an article in The New York Times Magazine

Love and Money: Get out of your own way!

What does money (and love) have to do with it? Listen to Tina Turner's wisdom.

Can Your Child Write? Five Questions You Should As

Find out if your child is getting good writing instruction in school.

The Dangerous Game Your Kid May Be Playing

The Choking Game: No drugs or alcohol needed, but it can be deadly.

ADHD & Parenting: An Interview with Dr. Mark Bertin, MD

Learn more about effective parenting when you have an ADHD child.

Happiness or Harvard?

How one teenager redefined her attitudes about success

Mental Karate for Kids

A powerful program to help kids lead healthy, happy, lives

From Cute Little Girl To Boderline Personarity

Difficult daughters may show early signs of potential borderline patterns.

How to Enhance Closeness in Your Relationship

Are you and your partner compatible in the dimensions of intimacy?

Seven Ways to Say “No” and Keep Good Relations

Set your boundaries without feeling guilty.

Are You a Poor Communicator? How to Improve

Are You a Poor Communicator? Stop the Damage and Improve Relationships

Help For Little Girls Who Do Too Much Anger

Exit strategies can do miracles with highly sensitive children who yell.

Will Swearing Harm Your Child?

Should children be protected from swearing, or allowed to express themselves?

To Label or Not To Label

Is labeling a necessary evil? Is drugging the only solution?

Are “Bath Salts” Just Hype?

A new, highly addictive drug parents and users should worry about.

Study Drugs: The Next Teen Addiction?

What parents need to know about the pressure to succeed

Smart Kids Face Challenges Too

How parents foster true potential in bright children

Teaching Netiquette to Kids

In an age of Cyberbullying, is there a "right" age for kids to use social media?