The COVID pandemic is like nothing most of us have ever lived through. This is especially true for kids and teens who are still developing mentally and physically.
Does your child get stomachaches at the thought of going to school? Does your younger child throw temper tantrums? Does your teenager spend all day in the school counselor’s office, or even refuse to leave the house? When kids struggle to go to school, it can be a challenging situation.
It’s normal to be distracted or disorganized from time to time. But some kids have more trouble paying attention and staying on track than their peers. In this Parent Strategy Announcement (PSA), Dr. Gene Beresin and Dr. Ellen Braaten talk about ADHD (Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder).
Executive function skills are essential for kids to thrive at school and at home. Planning, staying organized, and managing time are important for academic success and balancing the responsibilities of daily life. But what if your child is struggling with these skills?
In our latest Ask Ellen Live Q&A, our co-director Dr.
Question: My son was just diagnosed with ADHD. How do I talk to him about it?
Dr. Braaten’s Answer:
Educating yourself is a great way to prepare for this conversation, and there are a lot of resources on our website to get you started.
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.
Despite our growing awareness of mental health conditions, the relationship between creativity and mental illness is often misunderstood. In this short film, Dr.
Most of us, young and old, were stunned by the tragic death of Kobe Bryant along with his daughter. Whether you are a Laker’s fan or not, Kobe represented something more, including for young people.
Tom Brady said it this way in a Twitter statement:
“And in this tragedy, I have learned so much.
It’s important for kids to get enough sleep. Experts recommend eight to ten hours each night! But most kids struggle to reach that due to busy schedules and digital distractions. In this Parent Strategy Announcement (PSA), Dr. Gene Beresin and Dr.
Teen breakups. When you’re 17 years old, breaking up with someone really, really hurts.
Yes, that’s a cliché. So much so that almost every adult can think of a favorite popular culture reference to this particular kind of pain. My personal favorite occurs at the heartbreaking beginning of Nick Hornby’s novel, High Fidelity.