Child Development and Behavior
How to Help Your Child Handle the Stress of Finals
It’s crunch time! Finals will soon be here and your child is working hard to complete assignments, finish up projects and prepare for upcoming exams. Your student appears anxious, overwhelmed
Helping Children Cope After a Traumatic Event
Trauma can range from the sudden death of a family member, bullying, an unexpected diagnosis or natural disaster. When a child experiences a traumatic event, it can affect their ability to feel safe in the world. A social worker explains some signs that kids may need extra support and how to help.
How To Do Mental Health Check-Ins With Your Kids
Kids who were having mental health issues before COVID-19 are experiencing more issues; and kids who weren’t having problems before are having them now. A child psychologist outlines how and how often to do mental health check-in with kids to make sure that they're okay.
When Does My Child Need A Comprehensive Hearing Test?
Around one in five kids have some form of hearing loss. The good news is that children of all ages can have their hearing tested, and in the vast majority of cases, there is a treatment available to help. Read to learn when parents should seek a comprehensive hearing test for their kids.
Tips for Talking to Kids About Violence in the News
It's important for parents to talk to their kids about violence they may have seen or heard about on the news. Read a child psychologist's tips for how do to this.
7 Ways to Help Your Teen with a Broken Heart
Witnessing our teens go through a breakup can be gut-wrenching, especially knowing that someone else caused this pain. We can help by striking a balance between supportive parent and allowing them to work through it on their own. Read a child psychologist's suggestions for doing this.
How to Talk to Kids About People with Disabilities
Kids are naturally curious, and when they see people who look different than them, they may point it out and ask why. Dr. Ayers, a mom, psychologist, and a person with a disability, shares tips for talking to children about disabilities and valuing differences.
COVID-Related Anxiety in Kids: Why It’s Happening and How to Help
After two years of living through a pandemic, we're noticing that kids are behaving in ways that are similar to how we act after experiencing loss. This makes sese -- they have missed out on nearly two years of normalcy. A child psychologist explains how to help kids work through COVID-related anxiety.
Moving Cross Country for Lifesaving Heart Care
We decided to bring Wyatt from California to Cincinnati Children’s because of the team of talented surgeons and cardiologists. Their experience and expertise in the field are second to none and knowing that helped put me at ease.
My Daughter Has Severe Needle Phobia
After seeing the sheer terror in her daughter's eyes, Kate realized that her daughter wasn't resisting a shot to be difficult. She was absolutely terrified of the pain it might cause. Read to learn how a psychologist helped her daughter overcome a needle phobia.
Tips For Kids Feeling Socially Anxious As We Emerge From The Pandemic
As more people are getting vaccinated against COVID-19, families are starting to emerge from over a year of isolation associated with the pandemic. During the COVID shut-downs, many people stayed
“Adulting” With Your Teen: How To Teach Important Life Skills
Cooking, cleaning and laundry may just feel like chores to you. But they are essential life skills that are necessary for your teen to learn so they eventually can live
Menstrual Suppression in Teens
Menstrual suppression refers to using medication to stop someone from having a period or make it lighter or more regular. The questions I often hear next are why someone would
ADHD Parent Course: 5 Most Useful Things I Learned
All you need is a little patience and understanding, they said. Just read this book, they said. Try watching these videos, they encouraged. While I have appreciated the advice of
Talking With Kids About Mental Health
An estimated one in five adults in the United States is diagnosed with a mental illness. And nearly half of all teens have a mental disorder.* That means chances are
A Parent’s Guide to Reading Concerns During COVID
At Cincinnati Children’s Reading & Literacy Discovery Center we can help answer questions about your child’s reading abilities through our expert team of specialists.
Easing Back-to-School Jitters After A Long Summer
Parents and kids alike probably have mixed emotions about the impending school year. And while it’s typical to have back-to-school jitters, this year may be particularly rough given that kids have been out of school for 4-6 months! Read a child psychologists suggestions to help ease these worries.
Help Identifying Oppositional Defiant Disorder in Kids
Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) is an often mislabeled mental health condition. Some children may be “oppositional” or “defiant” at times, but it doesn’t necessarily mean that they have ODD or meet the clinical criteria. Learn some questions to ask to help identify it.
COVID-19 & Kids: Identifying Mental Health Problems and Getting Help
A report finds that anti-anxiety, antidepressant and anti-insomnia prescriptions have increased across all age groups amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Symptoms for these mental health problems aren't always obvious in kids. A child psychologist helps parents identify the warning signs and offers some strategies to help.