At best, family relationships are challenging, but raising a child with LD or ADHD can create stress that ripples through the entire family. Concerns about a child with learning challenges can impact relationships between siblings, parents and children, and even… Read the rest
By Cynthia Keefe, Psy.D., with Eve Kessler, Esq.
Stress is a normal part of being a parent. Parents of children and adolescents with ADHD, LD, anxiety or other special needs, however, experience significantly more daily and chronic stress than other… Read the rest
When my teenage son was six years old, he asked me how babies get out of their mother’s belly. My three-year-old was also there at the time, and I was proud of my answer. “When you were ready to be… Read the rest
With 95% of Americans owning mobile devices, it’s common to find children using technology for long stretches of time each day, often at the expense of engaging with the “real” world—talking face-to-face, playing outside, doing homework, etc.
For many parents,… Read the rest
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that doctors prescribe behavioral interventions (parent training) as the first line of treatment for children under age 6 with ADHD. In a 2010 Treatment Study, Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) was found to be… Read the rest