My Kid Has Me Worried

My Kid Has Me Worried

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

Teen Depression

By Hara Estroff Marano
Why it's so important to recognize it.
The Biggest Threat Our Kids Face

The Biggest Threat Our Kids Face

By Lisa Firestone Ph.D.
One in 10 kids has a mental health problem.
Is Your Teen Trustworthy?  Can You Tell?

Is Your Teen Trustworthy? Can You Tell?

By Nancy Darling Ph.D.
Can you really tell when your teen is lying?
My Teen Has Only One Friend

My Teen Has Only One Friend

By Irene S Levine Ph.D.
Advice on teen friendships.

A Message to Creative Young People

By Fletcher Wortmann
You don't have to suffer to make art

International Day of the Girl

By Irene S Levine Ph.D.
Friendship advice for young women under the age of 18

Worst Mistakes Parents Make When Talking to Kids

By Melanie Greenberg Ph.D.
Words can change your kid's brain. Learn to use the right ones.

How Much Does One Hour of Lost Sleep Matter?

By Joseph A. Buckhalt Ph.D.
Slow-wave sleep loss means poor learning.

Why Do Grade Schoolers Want To Be Sexy?

By Sarah Gervais Ph.D.
Self-sexualization in young girls and what we can do about it

Psychopaths, Children, and Evil

By Nancy Darling Ph.D.
To what extent are psychopaths born and not made?

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

By Fred Kaeser Ed.D.
You have to start sometime, so let's start at nine.

How Much Pot Is Too Much Pot?

By Jann Gumbiner Ph.D.
When does substance use become substance abuse?

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

By Susan Newman Ph.D.
China sends a strong message to all parents.

Black Sabbath Says “God is Dead”

By William Irwin Ph.D.
Speculation on the new song title

Teen Girls Displaying an Interesting Adaptation:

By Lucie Hemmen Ph.D.
They’re getting crustier

Someone Is Teaching Your Kids About Sex:

By John T. Chirban Ph.D, Th.D.
Shouldn't It Be You? (Part 1 of 2)

The Highly Distracted Gifted Child: You Can Help

By Christopher Taibbi M.A.T.
Formal ADHD diagnosis or not, here are some tips to keep you from giving up.

Two Questions About Emotional Boundaries

By Carl Alasko Ph.D.
People are pressuring me in uncomfortable ways

Capacity to love

By Samantha Smithstein Psy.D.
Parenting a child with learning and/or attention differences is unique

Deep Secrets: The Truth Behind Self-harm

By Raychelle Cassada Lohmann MS, LPC
Breaking the stigmas and stereotypes associated with self-harm.

Chilling News About Football and Teen Concussions

By Rita Watson MPH
Family relationships become strained when parents bench their athletes.

Five Keys to Enhancing Your Emotional Intelligence

By Preston Ni M.S.B.A.
Ninety Percent of High Performers Possess High EQ

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

By Seth Slater M.F.A.
A survival guide for disallowing the unallowable

What to Tell Your Daughter about Love and Sex

By Donna Barstow
How to talk about sex in the language of texting.

Dark Adolescent Romance

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D.
For adolescents, more romance = more depression and drinking

You Should Monitor Children’s Viewing of Movie Sex

By Ronald E Riggio Ph.D.
Can early movie sex viewing lead to risky adolescent sexual behavior?

Thought. Fear. Action.

By Abby Sher
My foray into exposure therapy

Lifting the Burden of Potential

By Eileen Kennedy-Moore Ph.D.
Helping Children Develop a Healthy Perspective on Achievement.

I don't care if you're purple!

By Marilyn Wedge Ph.D.
The poignant drama of a teen coming out to parents

"Oppositional Defiant Disorder" or "Just Behaving Like a Boy"?

By Marilyn Wedge Ph.D.
ODD or just behaving like a boy?

Kids With Migraines: Their Mental Health Is Fine

By Stephanie Sarkis Ph.D.
Kids' migraines not linked to behavior problems.

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

By George Drinka M.D.
Responding to an article in The New York Times Magazine

Love and Money: Get out of your own way!

By Joan DiFuria MFT
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

By J. Richard Gentry Ph.D.
Find out if your child is getting good writing instruction in school.

The Dangerous Game Your Kid May Be Playing

By Susan Newman Ph.D.
The Choking Game: No drugs or alcohol needed, but it can be deadly.

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

By Stephanie Sarkis Ph.D.
Learn more about effective parenting when you have an ADHD child.

Worried About Your Quiet Child? From One Mother to Another

By Barbara Markway Ph.D.
Your child is going to be okay

Happiness or Harvard?

By Marilyn Price-Mitchell Ph.D.
How one teenager redefined her attitudes about success

Mental Karate for Kids

By Bill Knaus Ed.D.
A powerful program to help kids lead healthy, happy, lives

From Cute Little Girl To Boderline Personarity

By Susan Heitler Ph.D.
Difficult daughters may show early signs of potential borderline patterns.

How to Enhance Closeness in Your Relationship

By Preston Ni M.S.B.A.
Are you and your partner compatible in the dimensions of intimacy?

Seven Ways to Say “No” and Keep Good Relations

By Preston Ni M.S.B.A.
Set your boundaries without feeling guilty.

Are You a Poor Communicator? How to Improve

By Preston Ni M.S.B.A.
Are You a Poor Communicator? Stop the Damage and Improve Relationships

Help For Little Girls Who Do Too Much Anger

By Susan Heitler Ph.D.
Exit strategies can do miracles with highly sensitive children who yell.

Will Swearing Harm Your Child?

By Ronald E Riggio Ph.D.
Should children be protected from swearing, or allowed to express themselves?

To Label or Not To Label

By Sandeep Gautam
Is labeling a necessary evil? Is drugging the only solution?

Are “Bath Salts” Just Hype?

By Susan Newman Ph.D.
A new, highly addictive drug parents and users should worry about.

Study Drugs: The Next Teen Addiction?

By Marilyn Price-Mitchell Ph.D.
What parents need to know about the pressure to succeed

Smart Kids Face Challenges Too

By Marilyn Price-Mitchell Ph.D.
How parents foster true potential in bright children

Teaching Netiquette to Kids

By Signe Whitson L.S.W.
In an age of Cyberbullying, is there a "right" age for kids to use social media?