What Do I Need to Know Before Medicating My Child?

We live in a world where we are fortunate enough to have modern medicine to help provide our children who have many different medical issues with a quality of life never seen before. Yet, there is still so much more that we don’t know.  When your child has behavioral or psychiatric problems, medication may be […]

What Can I Do if My LGBTQIA+ Child Is Bullied at School?

According to StopBullying.gov, “When adults respond quickly and consistently to bullying behavior they send the message that it is not acceptable. Research shows this can stop bullying behavior over time.”  However, LGBTQIA+ kids are bullied at more than twice the rate of their cisgender peers, or those who identify with the gender assigned at birth. […]

Teaching Kids to Use Technology Responsibly

One of the issues magnified by online learning since the beginning of COVID-19 was how kids use technology. Suddenly, households with very regulated technology use were forced to allow their kids to be online for hours every single day.  With nowhere to go and unable to see friends in person, kids resorted to excessive use […]

Understanding the Obsessions of Kids With Autism

One of the manifestations of autism is what we commonly refer to as obsessions. For a long time, it was believed that these obsessions were due to co-occurring obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD.)  However, repetitive behaviors and psychological obsessions are actually part of how the minds of people with autism function. Learning to understand behaviors that some […]

Offering Choices to Kids to Avoid Power Struggles

Just seeing the term “power struggle” probably makes us reach for the migraine medicine. Part of being a teenager is breaking free of parents and others to become their own person.  However, since their brains are not fully developed until the age of 25, teenagers still need guidance in areas such as decision making, planning, […]