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Answering your questions about your special needs child.
Liz Matheis Ph.D.
Did you have different expectations for parenthood?
"Why would I let my kids fail?" Because it sets them up for later success.
Parenting the Teen with Special Needs/Disabilities
Teenagers can be a lot to handle. Those with special needs even moreso. Here are some tips for managing the experience.
It's time to recover your mental health.
Teens have learned how to “meet” with friends using apps, bake together, watch movies, go to school, and all within the virtual world. They need a break just like their parents do.
Many teens are bored, anxious, self-conscious, and lonely right now—and unsure when they'll be "back to normal." Here's how parents and teachers can help.
Teen depression: what to look for and what to do as a parent.
Helping our children get through remote learning.
What can I do to help my child during virtual learning?
Are you feeling the effects of the pandemic?
How to continue to cope with the emotional challenges of the pandemic.
How to decompress and take care of yourself.
Take a breath—there are ways for you to continue to build your child’s social skills during this time.
You don't need to be a super parent—just good enough.
Our kids may be okay during this upcoming back-to-school season.
Your parental concerns about back-to-school 2020.
Setting more realistic expectations for ourselves.
A few ways to set up a productive summer for your children.
Not sure if your child is showing signs of a learning disability? Here's what to look out for.
Is there a correct way to re-integrate?
Are you feeling sad during the quarantine?
Taking care of yourself during this time is not optional.
Getting through homeschooling your children.
When we create unnecessary demands and expectations for children, they begin to shrivel and lose their joy for life. My poinsettias taught me this important lesson.
Your relationship with your child shouldn’t be difficult all the time. If it is, it’s time to take a look at what that relationship is and is not.
It's about you, too.
How present are you as a parent?
How to avoid parenting from a triggered place.
Try a different way of parenting.
Liz Matheis, Ph.D., is a licensed Clinical Psychologist and certified School Psychologist in private practice in New Jersey.