- Special Editorial: Meds, meds, meds…Do we really need them or is it all in our heads?
Okay, so the medication debate is not as black and white as the title may suggest. It sure is worth having, however, as an article that came out this June in APA’s Monitor on Psychology ab [...]
- How to Tone Down Parent Conflict During Separation and Divorce to Help Your Kids Adjust
This makes sense, right? Children who must face ongoing fighting and conflict between their parents while they also endure all of the changes prompted by their parents’ separation or divor [...]
- Moms, Kids Anxiety
Pass and colleagues took a look at around 60 mothers in the UK who were diagnosed with anxiety disorders (specifically, social phobia with about half also having generalized anxiety disorder) and 60 m [...]
- Race and Spanking in the US: A Spank is a Spank is a Spank
The researchers used data from a nationally representative sample of over 11,000 children gathered in the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study’s Kindergarten Cohort of 1998-1999. Children in [...]
- Special Editorial: Does your child need therapy? Thoughts on parental fears and why we need you involved
Since then, the attack on parents appears to be relentless. Our media outlets are filled with misinterpretations (and sometimes accurate interpretations) of research findings and statements by clinici [...]
- I Need a Nap!
While sleep studies typically focus on adults, a study in the Journal of Sleep Research by Berger and colleagues looked at 30-36 month olds. They studied ten healthy children with no assessed sl [...]
- It Wasn’t Me: How to Handle Your Child’s Dishonesty
Let’s first think about why lying gets under our skin so terribly. Well, as parents we know that honesty is critical to healthy relationships, to having integrity, and to resolving problem [...]
- ADHD Outcomes: Being Rejected Can Have a Bigger Impact than Having Friends
As I mentioned in a recent editorial, data from the Multimodal Treatment Study of ADHD (MTA) revealed some surprising results about long-term outcomes for children with ADHD. Among the results i [...]
- Special Editorial: Shooting Holes in the Argument for Ritalin
Now before I go any further, let me make clear that I am not a medical doctor and I am in no way trying to urge parents to discontinue their child’s ADHD medication. I am, however, suggest [...]
- My pediatrician wants my toddler to be in therapy!
What is a parent to do?When presented with this recommendation, many parents agree and seek intervention for their kids, while many others decline the recommendation, either because they believe it is [...]