Pre-School Archives | MGH Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds


Q+A: What Can I Do To Help My Preschool Kids Learn Anger Management?

Question: My almost 4-year-old has been having a lot of angry tantrums lately, some that spiral out of control. What can I do to help them calm down? 

It’s always good to start early in learning skills, and controlling anger and finding ways to channel it can begin in the preschool years.

Q+A: ¿Cómo encuentro un terapeuta para mi hijo?

Mi hijo tiene ansiedad y estoy buscando un terapeuta. ¿Cómo puedo encontrar uno bueno?

Esta es una pregunta extremadamente importante, y aunque no hay reglas absolutas, aquí hay algunas pautas que pueden ayudar a informar su proceso:

Recomendaciones de otros suele ser la mejor fuente de información.

Preguntas y Respuestas: ¿Qué es el trastorno de ansiedad por separación?

A mi hijo de 4 años le acaban de diagnosticar un trastorno de ansiedad por separación. ¿Qué es?

Es posible que ya haya adivinado por el nombre del diagnóstico que el trastorno de ansiedad por separación tiene algo que ver con la ansiedad que siente un niño cuando se separa de sus padres o cuidadores.

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


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.

Desarrollar el bienestar mental en los niños: lo que los padres pueden hacer

Los padres son los verdaderos expertos cuando se trata de conocer a sus hijos, y a menudo son los primeros en notar cualquier cambio en el comportamiento de sus hijos:

Colin era un joven feliz. Tenía amigos, le iba bien en la escuela y se llevaba bien con sus hermanos y padres en casa.

Q+A: What Is Separation Anxiety Disorder?

My 4-year-old was just diagnosed with Separation Anxiety Disorder. What is it?

You may already have guessed from the name of the diagnosis that separation anxiety disorder has something to do with the anxiety a child feels when separated from parents or caregivers.

Q+A: Should I be nervous? My preschooler’s teacher recommended I have him evaluated for an anxiety disorder..

My 3-year-old son Justin has been in preschool for five months and he won’t stay unless I sit in the classroom with him. His teacher told me today that this isn’t fair to the other children and that I need to get him evaluated for an anxiety disorder.

Why Chores Are Important for Kids


We all remember them.

Some were associated with allowance, others simply mandatory. For many kids, and I bet for most of us, they were often an intrusion on other more important things to do.

Q+A: How Do I Find a Therapist for My Child?

My child has anxiety and I need to find a therapist. How do go about finding a good one?

This is an extremely important question, and while there are no absolute rules, here are some guidelines that can help inform your process:

Word of mouth is often the best source of information.

Exploring Gender Dysphoria

Note: On May 25, 2019, the World Health Organization approved revisions to the 11th edition of its Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) to move gender incongruence out of mental disorders and into sexual health conditions.