Managing Your Child’s COVID-19 Fears

By Marcia Eckerd, Ph.D Everywhere you turn there’s news of COVID-19—some of it dire, much of it scary and all of it discomforting. And that’s from an adult’s perspective. Imagine what your kids are internalizing. Even those too young to… Read the rest

To Spy or Not to Spy?

There are several reasons parents use to justify monitoring their child’s online activity, most of which come from the well-intentioned desire to protect their child from online abuse or misuse (cyberbullying, sexual predation, inappropriate content). That coupled with a growing… Read the rest

ADHD: A Family Affair

The complex dynamics of an ADHD household can be stressful, sometimes overwhelming, and often require a huge emotional commitment of time and energy. You know that your child with ADHD is different from his non-ADHD peers and that he doesn’t… Read the rest

The Father Factor

Fathers often have difficulty accepting that their child has learning differences. For some, the idea of having an “imperfect” child threatens their sense of competence or self-worth; for others—especially those who struggled with learning issues themselves—the thought that their DNA… Read the rest

Siblings: The Lifelong Bond

You, as brothers and sisters of an individual with special needs grow up seeing that not all people have an easy path in life and that some must struggle on a daily basis, often without positive results. You may feel… Read the rest