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Child Psychology

Reducing Screen Time May Improve Kids’ Behavior & Focus – A Book Review

According to a new book, Reset Your Child’s Brain – A Four-Week Plan To End Meltdowns, Raise Grades, and Boost Social Skills by Reversing The …

4 Warning Signs Your Child May Be Using Inhalant Drugs

Inhalant drugs are dangerous chemicals you cannot see. They are harmful vapors emitted from products such as glue, paint, gasoline, polish for shoes, and fluid …

Troubled Children Diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder May Fare Better with a Different Diagnosis

In a paper published in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health,Erik Parens and Josephine Johnston examine the evolution of the diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder …

Raising Your Teen’s Self-Esteem

Self-esteem is a tricky beast for teenagers, especially with the roller-coaster of emotions roiling through them. Some days they might feel on top of the …

Eight Ways to Encourage Self-Motivation in Your Child

Self-motivation is a trait that is often underrated. It’s more than just getting out of bed in the morning; it can have a huge impact …

Moving Onwards – Your Eight-Year-Old

You might feel like an old hand as a parent, having watched your son or daughter progress from a tiny baby unable to roll over to a …

Toys for the Under Ones – A Parent’s Guide

It’s natural to want to buy toys for your new baby, but how do you know what to choose? How much notice should you pay …

Moving Onwards – Your Six-Year-Old

You’ve spent the last few years watching your child grow and develop. You’ve helped her through her first year of school, but your child is …

5 Don’ts When Your ADHD Child Is Upset or Angry

Parents dread having to deal with meltdowns. However, parents of children with ADHD may face more meltdowns than other parents. Children with ADHD are more …

Moving Onwards: Your One-Year-Old

As your baby grows, she’ll be developing so quickly that you’ll barely notice the changes. It’s fun to watch your child get older and see …

Moving Onwards – Your 18-Month-Old

Your baby is now a toddler and at 18 months it’s exciting to see how quickly she’s learning and developing. She’ll have a mind of …

How to Teach Mindfulness Meditation to Children

Mindfulness meditation is practiced sitting with eyes closed, cross-legged on a cushion with your back straight.  Attention is put on the movement of the abdomen when …

Good News During Mental Health Month for Parents Looking for Psychosocial Help for ADHD Kids

  Many parents are looking for psychological help for their kids who have ADHD but often have difficulty connecting with a child psychologist who specializes …

Why Early Intervention Programs Benefit Kids with Developmental Delays

Parents often have a vision of how the first few years of their child’s life will go – filled with the traditional milestones of rolling …

How to Spot the Signs That Your Child Is Suffering from Exam Stress

  It is perfectly normal for anyone, child or adult, to become anxious before taking a test, excessive stress can cause both short and long-term …

What to Do When Your Child with ADHD Is Being Bullied

Bullying can be defined as unsolicited, aggressive behavior involving an imbalance of power. It can be physical (punching, kicking, etc.), and can also take the …