There are many temptations to organize our life around the experience of earlier trauma. But that may short-change the future—which starts by our envisioning something better.
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Answering your questions about your special needs child.
Liz Matheis Ph.D.
When the pandemic hit, parents had to juggle a great deal and take on many additional roles.
What are the continued effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on our children?
Is there anything I can do to help my anxious child, teen, or young adult at home and in school?
How to raise resilient children in the midst of a pandemic.
How to help a picky eater build a varied palate that ensures nutrition.
Finally, get things done with these tips!
Some experiences of anxiety can be easily overlooked, especially in children and adolescents.
Stay away from New Year's resolutions. Find your intentions instead.
Children’s social skills and friendships have suffered due to limited interaction through COVID. Here are tips to help them rebuild their social skills.
The long-term effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on our kids.
Many people struggle with trying to be a good parent. These suggestions can help.
A personal perspective: Why teachers and administrators should focus on students' mental health first, rather than academics.
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.
Liz Matheis, Ph.D., is a licensed Clinical Psychologist and certified School Psychologist in private practice in New Jersey.