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.
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.
5 Tips for Talking to Teachers About ADHD
Establishing a relationship with your child's teacher is a crucial step in helping your child with ADHD navigate school. Read 5 tips on how to talk to talk to your child's teacher, from one of our experts.
Misconceptions about Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) in Kids
OCD is an often misunderstood condition. For instance, the depictions we see on TV, like obsessive cleanliness, don't reflect the full scope of this neurological brain disorder. Read 4 misconceptions about it:
15 Books Featuring Kids with Mental Health Challenges
When kids read about characters who are different from themselves, their horizons expand. And when kids read about characters similar to themselves, it can help give them a better understanding of how they fit into the world. Read our list of books for kids that feature characters with mental health challenges.
Teens and Lack of Sleep: The Impact and What to Do About It
Teens and lack of sleep starts in early adolescence and typically gets worse each year through high school. The impact of this is wide-ranging, including the lack of emotion regulation, decrease in school performance, and increase in driving accident rates. Read to learn what parents can do about it:
10 Tips For Getting Out of the House With Fewer Tears (Maybe!)
Getting your family out of the house in the morning on time, without any tears, seems like an impossible feat. Read a psychologist's practical tips to help.
5 Bigger-Picture Suggestions To Help Build Kids’ Self-Confidence
Kids with a healthy self-confidence typically grow into self-confident adults! Read five bigger-picture suggestions to help them achieve this important trait.
Adults with Congenital Heart Disease: Do You Struggle with Executive Functioning?
If you're an adult with congenital heart disease, you are at-risk for having executive functioning issues. Answer these questions to assess your risk.
7 Tips to Mentally Prepare Your Child for the School Year
Getting ready for the new school year can be stressful! Read one of our psychologist's seven tips to help kids mentally prepare for the adjustment:
9 Steps to Help Kids Manage Their Anger
There is no quick fix for helping kids to manage their anger. But there are some strategies we can employ to help them regulate it better. Read 9 steps:
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.
Pros and cons of online sharenting
The trend of parents constantly posting photos and information about their children online has been termed “sharenting.” Dr. Natoshia Cunningham, an assistant professor of behavioral medicine and clinical psychology explains
7 Ways Parents Can Help Their Teens Manage Stress
Today's teens are just as stressed as their parents. Read seven ways parents can help them manage their own stress better.
Understanding and Help Managing Preschool Temper Tantrums
If we can understand why preschool temper tantrums happen, we will be more likely to prevent and manage them. A child psychologist offers tips.
Nurturing Perfectionism: Helping Kids Learn to Fail
Teaching kids how to fail, especially the ones who lean toward perfectionism, will help them to cope with the challenges that lie ahead.
Tips to Help Your Child or Teen with Depression
A pediatric psychologist at Cincinnati Children's shares simple tips you can try at home to help your child or teen combat depression.
Tackling Your Child’s Fear of the Creepy Crawlies
Aside from the obvious signs like the weather changing, I always know it’s spring time by the number of conversations I have with patients about bugs, insects and creepy crawlies. A
3 tips to help your two-year-old share their feelings
These simple activities can be done with your children to share quality time and help them better express their feelings.