Tag: "Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology"
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.
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
What To Do When Encountering Racism with Children
Conversations about racism can be difficult. Confronting racism when we encounter it can be even more challenging. These tips and guidance for parents will help them be prepared to stand up if needed and help kids process what has happened.
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.
How to Talk to Kids About Racism
It is never too early to start talking about racial diversity and racism with kids. Although the conversation may look different depending on a child’s age and unique family make-up, the important thing is that the conversation be honest, meaningful, and ongoing.
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.
What Parents Can Do When They’re Stressed During COVID-19
Even the most calm and collected parent can be feeling overwhelmed right now! Read a child psychologist's coping tools for parents who may be feeling stressed during COVID-19.
Teaching Kids CBT Coping Tools During COVID-19
During this time of stress and uncertainty, a psychologist explains how parents can teach their kids mental health coping tools, including cognitive behavioral therapy.
Taking Care of Your Family’s Mental Health During COVID-19
As families are spending more time indoors during the coronavirus pandemic, a child psychologist offers some suggestions for taking care of your family's mental health during COVID-19.
Steps To Help Ease Kids’ Fears and Anxieties About COVID-19
As the news is changing rapidly about COVID-19, parents may be wondering how to talk to their kids about the disease to help ease their fears and anxieties. A child psychologist explains how.
Using Positive Praise to Inspire Behavioral Change
Positive praise comes easily for most parents. But if we want our kids to truly get better at something, or to change their behaviors, we have to get specific. Read a child psychologist's tips on how to do that.
Lying in Younger Kids: Why it Happens and What to Do About It
When preschoolers lie, it can be both a hilarious and disconcerting experience. The good news is that it is actually a normal developmental milestone. Read why lying happens and what parents can do about it.
Somatic Symptoms in Children: The 5 Ws Explained
Somatic symptoms can be scary and frustrating for children and parents alike. A psychologist explains the 5 Ws: who, what, where, when and why.
How to protect kids from predators
A recent attack on a high school student from Butler County is highlighting the dangers of some social media apps. In June, the teenage girl used an app called Whisper
Lack of Sleep Linked to Behavioral Problems in Kids
Getting too little sleep in early childhood is linked to cognitive and behavioral problems years later, a U.S. study suggests. Parents and teachers reported more problems in 7-year-olds who didn’t
Putting a pause in pain
Hannah Moore walks down the halls of Walton-Verona High School in Northern Kentucky with an extra confidence and bounce, thanks in part to a team or caregivers at Cincinnati Children’s.
Can New Technology Help Prevent School Violence?
Drew Barzman, MD and Yizhao Ni, PhD are working on a new way to identify and help young people who may be contemplating committing an act of violence at school.
Kids and Stress
A brief summary of and link to a story about stress in kids and how parents can recognize the signs that their child is dealing with a lot of stress.