Anxiety Problems: Signs & Symptoms

Clinical anxiety conditions—generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, phobias, panic disorder, and PTSD—are the most common emotional disorders diagnosed in children. The prevalence rate in 2- to 5-year-olds is 9.5% and rises to nearly 32% in 13- to 18 –year-olds.… Read the rest

Help Your Child Manage Anxiety

Anxiety-related disorders are the most widespread psychiatric conditions affecting children and adults. For many kids with ADHD and LD, the added burden of high anxiety can make getting through the day seem like an overwhelming struggle. How can parents help… Read the rest

15 Tips To Start the School Year Strong

By Marcia Eckerd, Ph.D Many students with LD, ADHD, and NLD become increasingly nervous as back-to-school approaches and even during the first couple of weeks. They may have had negative experiences before with classes or peers leading them to experience… Read the rest

Hooked on Digital Devices

Kids are fascinated with screen devices and the rich array of digital platforms available. But when it comes to kids with ADHD and learning challenges, smartphones, iPads, and screen-based activities have a particularly strong hold. With excessive use, kids may… Read the rest

Girls and Social Media: Parents Beware

In last week’s blog post we shared key insights from the Girls Index, a national survey of more than 10,000 young females in grades 5 through 12, released by Ruling Our Experience, an Ohio-based nonprofit. In that post we focused… Read the rest