This Year Will Be Better!

While some kids love being back to school after summer break, others find it challenging. For kids with LD and ADHD, getting back into the swing of things often means reliving some of their worst moments—rude classmates, poor grades, social… Read the rest

Anxiety in the Age of Gun Violence

When mass shootings and random gun violence dominate headlines, it’s not surprising for kids (and parents) to become nervous about their safety at school and other public places. But it’s challenging to allay your child’s fears when we’re anxious as… Read the rest

Is Your Child Depressed?

According to the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry about 5% of children and teens suffer from depression serious enough to interfere with normal functioning. And, not surprisingly, children with learning disabilities have higher rates of depression than their… Read the rest

The Damaging Myth of Normalcy

By the time I was in second grade I thought I was stupid and crazy. Why? Because that’s what I was taught. Those are not thoughts I would have come to on my own. Think about it. We all know… Read the rest

DBT May Help Regulate Emotions

Fifteen-year-old Thomas was diagnosed with ADHD, learning disabilities, and depression. Despite participating in mental health treatment programs, his level of depression increased, and he grew more impulsive and defiant. His relationship with his family became fraught with conflict, anger, and… Read the rest