The Stigmatized Child

The dictionary defines stigma as “a mark of shame or discredit; a stain or reproach, as on one’s reputation,” and “a set of negative and often unfair beliefs that a society or group of people have about something.” Few parents… Read the rest

Riding the ADHD Roller Coaster

Ask any parent of a child with ADHD and they’ll tell you that life often feels like a never-ending roller coaster ride. There are days when your child comes home from school demoralized, dejected, frustrated, or angry. He’s had another… Read the rest

Cyberbullying: Parents Beware

Bullying has gotten a great deal of attention in the past several years thanks to a number of highly publicized cases in which children have been so brutally victimized by peers that they felt their only escape was suicide. In… Read the rest

Walk A Mile in Your Child’s Shoes

By Heidi Rosenholtz Have you ever chaperoned your child’s class trip and desperately tried to control the group as effortlessly as the teacher? Or stepped in for an absent soccer coach on a Saturday morning? Did you feel your entire… Read the rest

Is Your Child A Phone Addict?

When socially minded Apple investors recently challenged the iPhone maker to address phone addiction among child users, many parents took note, asking themselves if their child is a smart-phone addict. The concern is real. As cell phones have proliferated among… Read the rest