TikTok: Avoiding the Downside

By Nadja Streiter, LMSW TikTok, the current king of social media, is one of the most popular apps in history for young people. It offers a great space to express creativity, share thoughts on important topics, showcase talent, and just… Read the rest

The Forgotten Child

In her fourth book, Anne Ford, the long-time advocate for children with learning disabilities, turned her attention to the impact of LD on families. The Forgotten Child explores territory often overlooked in the literature, yet is challenging for many families.… Read the rest

Kids to Kids: Explaining ADHD

When kids are identified as having ADHD, they are often left in the dark about what that diagnosis means. They may be given a prescription for medication and a brochure entitled “What is ADHD?” But rarely are they provided with… Read the rest

Prioritize Relationships Over Schoolwork

We run into problems when we allow schoolwork to undermine the relationships we have with our children. It is easy to see how this happens: parents become short tempered when an assignment is due, anxious when material hasn’t been mastered… Read the rest

Collaboration Is Not “Enabling”

I frequently encounter two types of children: children who feel ashamed because they get bad grades and children who feel ashamed because they need a lot of assistance from their parents to complete their homework. Neither needs to be true.… Read the rest