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Ask Ellen: How to Keep The Learning Going This Summer

Summer is often a time when families seek to balance fun and structure. But many are feeling uncertain about what lies ahead due to disruptions to their kids’ school year and changes in their summer plans.

My Son Was Just Diagnosed With ADHD. How Do I Talk to Him About It?

Educating yourself is a great way to prepare for this discussion, and there are a lot of resources on our website to get you started. Because there are a lot of misconceptions about ADHD, you’ll also want to start by educating your child about what the diagnosis is.

How to Understand Your Child’s “Anxiety Monster”

As a child psychiatrist who’s seen patients in many different settings, including doing psychotherapy and managing medications, I’ve found that talking about anxiety with kids and adults alike is hard to do in a way that helps them understand what anxiety is, while preparing and motivating them for what can be a difficult treatment journey.

How We Talked About Racism With Our Very Young Kids: A Child Psychiatrist Mom’s Conversation with Her 5- and 3-Year-Old Sons

June 26, 2020

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Like many people in the world, I’ve been very emotionally affected about how the recent news on police brutality towards the Black community exposed the racism that continues to prevail.

Cómo Obtener Una Evaluación Básica Realizada A Través De Su Distrito Escolar

¿Cómo se completa una evaluación básica a través de su distrito escolar local?

Bueno, la respuesta corta es: “Usted La Solicita”.

Desordenes del Juego

“Él está jugando juegos todo el tiempo. ¡Cada oportunidad que tenga! Desde el momento en que llega a casa hasta la hora de acostarse, está en su habitación con esa computadora. Y casi no pasa tiempo con la familia. ¿Es adicto? Estoy realmente preocupado.

¿Qué Hago Si Mi hijo Es Acosado (Le Hacen “Bullying”)?

Hasta hace unos seis o siete años, el término “bullying” estaba prácticamente ausente de nuestro vocabulario diario. De hecho, hace seis o siete años, si uno le hubiera pedido a alguien que definiera “acoso”, probablemente le hubieran dicho que la palabra en sí era antigua y pasada de moda.

Q+A: What Should I Tell My Daughter About Her Dyslexia Diagnosis?

Although some parents worry that “labeling” their children’s problems will somehow damage them or make them feel bad about themselves, the fact is that the majority of people (kids and adults, alike) are relieved to know that what they are struggling with or suffering from has a name.

Medios digitales e imagen corporal

Gene Beresin y yo hemos trabajado con personas que luchan contra los trastornos alimentarios, principalmente niñas y mujeres jóvenes y sus familias durante años.

La Importancia del Sueño para el Bienestar Emocional de los Niños

Tengo una confesión que hacer. Raramente duermo lo suficiente.

Sé que es importante para mí, pero con demasiada frecuencia la vida se interpone. No estoy solo.