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January Got You Down? What's Up With Blue Monday?

Rachel Busman, PsyD | Posted 03.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Rachel Busman, PsyD

A gentle reminder to ourselves to lighten someone else's spirits by making them smile, showing that you care, or sharing a laugh is a lovely way to combat those emotional lows.

New Year's Resolutions for the Whole Family

Rachel Busman, PsyD | Posted 02.19.2014 | Parents
Rachel Busman, PsyD

Setting New Year's resolutions doesn't have to be a daunting experience. It's the perfect opportunity to sit down with your children (both young and old) and have a conversation about how to set short- and long-term goals

Catherine Pearson

The Diagnosis That Finally Explained This Little Girl's Struggle

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 12.20.2013 | Parents

For weeks after she started preschool, Alvin Asencio, 27, and his wife Krystal, 28, thought their daughter, Kailee, was just battling typical shyness ...

Free Speech? Free Bullying?

Rachel Busman, PsyD | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Rachel Busman, PsyD

We hear more and more that schools have a "no tolerance" policy for things like bullying, and I believe that in some cases more action is being taken when kids experience it at school. But what about online?

Dear Parent... Your Child Is Fat!

Rachel Busman, PsyD | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Rachel Busman, PsyD

It doesn't really take a letter to tell kids they are overweight. They know this, and so do their parents. If the goal is trying to help families make real changes, a letter home stating a child's BMI is not really going to do anything.

Don't Let Your Kids Be 'Spooked' by Media This Halloween

Rachel Busman, PsyD | Posted 12.21.2013 | Parents
Rachel Busman, PsyD

"Scary" anything -- especially when it's blaring out of every piece of technology in the house, from iPads, computers, TVs and iPhones to radios -- should be reserved for older eyes and ears.

How One of Your Worst Habits Rubs Off on Your Kids

Rachel Busman, PsyD | Posted 11.30.2013 | Parents
Rachel Busman, PsyD

We want to model for our kids the ability to just be in the moment, without looking to what just happened or planning what's next. And the way to do this is to put the phone or gadget down and engage.

Dad Of 6-Year-Old With Asperger's: "There Was Not A Lot Of Guidance"

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 05.17.2013 | Parents

It took Brian and his wife, Susanna, a lot of research and trial and error before they got their daughter, Arizona, help that really worked. Their 6-y...

Catherine Pearson

How My Daughter Learned To Live With Her Anxiety Disorder

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 05.03.2013 | Parents

As part of Speak Up for Kids, an initiative led by Child Mind Institute to provide the public with information about children’s mental health, we wi...

The Barriers to Mental Health Care for Kids and How to Overcome Them

Dr. Harold Koplewicz | Posted 07.01.2013 | Parents
Dr. Harold Koplewicz

In the wake of the Newtown shooting, President Obama called for a national conversation about mental health. But that conversation really begins in your home and your community, and it doesn't start and stop with individual tragedies.

How Hurricane Sandy Affects Trick-Or-Treating

The Huffington Post | Emma Mustich | Posted 10.31.2012 | Parents

Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc on the East Coast on Monday night, likely driving Halloween far from the minds of those who witnessed its greatest destr...

Scientists Scan Children’s Brains for Answers to Mental Illness

| Posted 11.11.2012 | Healthy Living

By Ingrid Wickelgren (Click here for the original article) In a room tucked next to the reception desk in a colorful lobby of a Park Avenue office...

QUIZ: Facts And Myths About Children's Mental Health

Posted 05.10.2012 | Parents

Your child is acting out. Does that mean he has ADHD? Do your daughter's mood swings mean she's plagued by full-blown depression? In honor of National...

Disorder Many Parents Don't Know To Look Out For

| Posted 05.10.2012 | Parents

Written by Beth Arky. This story is part of Speak Up for Kids, an annual public education program held during National Children's Mental Health Awa...

What Is ADHD, and Why Do People Say It Doesn't Exist?

| Posted 05.09.2012 | Parents

Written by Dr. Steven Kurtz This story is part of Speak Up for Kids, an annual public education program held during National Children's Mental Heal...

For Kids, How Anxious Is Too Anxious?

| Posted 05.08.2012 | Parents

Written By Jerome Bubrick, PhD This story is part of Speak Up for Kids, an annual public education program held during National Children's Mental H...

Speak Up for Kids Mental Health This Week

Dr. Harold Koplewicz | Posted 07.04.2012 | Parents
Dr. Harold Koplewicz

The public perception of child and adolescent mental illness hasn't changed along with the possibilities that have opened up to treat or even prevent it.

Overstating the Placebo Effect

Dr. Harold Koplewicz | Posted 05.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Harold Koplewicz

Psychotropic medications are no stranger to controversy, but lately there has been a surge in attacks on their efficacy.

Extremely Loud and the Incredible Courage of Parents

Dr. Harold Koplewicz | Posted 04.23.2012 | Parents
Dr. Harold Koplewicz

The thing in Extremely Loud that moved me even more than Oskar's nervous pluck was the portrayal of his parents -- their patient and equally ingenious efforts to understand Oskar's complexities and nurture his talents.

Is Your Parenting To Blame For Your Child's ADHD?

The Huffington Post | Jessica Samakow | Posted 02.06.2012 | Parents

Dr. L Alan Sroufe has been fanning the flames of parental guilt lately by suggesting that one major cause of ADHD in children is... their parents. ...

Should A Child With Disabilities Always Get His Way?

Lisa Belkin | Posted 01.31.2012 | Parents

Ellen Seidman's nine-year-old son Max likes to have things his way. He went through a Cars 2 phase, wherein he would watch that video -- never the ori...