Last month we discussed how adolescence is the prime developmental age for the onset of eating disorders. Now we will cover what an assessment of my teen should include.
This is a continuation addressing the guilt and pain of having to leave your child in the care of daycare providers.
Last week we covered basic methods of communicating with your teen. Today we will stress steps to take when a serious problem or behavior needs addressing.
In this two-part dissertation on the topic of communication with your teen, Dr. Smith enlightens us on methods of reaching them.
Sandra Smith discusses kids' lies, why children lie, and how to deal with persistent lying.
Trying to decide what is normal and what is abnormal behavior in your teen is a difficult task. Clear communication is critical. Guidelines help parents make informed decisions.
The curiosity of a child attempts to explore and compare their body parts with another child. What response should the parent have to this activity?
Cutting, or any form of self-injury, must always be viewed as within the context of a larger problem.
Implementing some of the suggestions in this article may be sufficient to eliminate most minor eating problems.
The appropriate course to follow if a parent suspects their child may have autism or another developmental disorder.
It is currently believed the 3-to-20 genes may contribute to susceptibility to autism.
This article deals with the guilt and pain of leaving a child in the care of daycare helpers that so many parents must endure today.
Tips for parents whose children are experiencing reactions to hearing about terrorism.
Fear of the dark is one of the most exhausing issues parents face. The fears are real and must be addressed. Here are some guidelines for parents to use through this difficult time.
Compulsive hair pulling is a disorder associated with tension and urges. Is there a treatment for this disorder?
An examination of bipolar disorder, its diagnosis and treatment in children.
An examination of ODD and some coping methods for parents.
This article addresses the particular difficulties in the diagnosis and treatment of bipolar disorder in the teen population.
Yalom states that adolescence is the prime developmental age for the onset of eating disorders. (1) School-based surveys indicate that about 80% of high school students believe that they need to lose weight. (2) Over one-half of high school girls acknowledge that they have dieted; 20% of these admit to dangerous weight loss methods.
Teen depression can be disguised as acting out behavior, sadness or unhappiness. The syndrome is not always readily identifiable. Read some of the hallmark symptoms and what you can do about it.