ADHD – Children & Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
What is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD, ADD)?


9 Things Every Parent with an Anxious Child Should Try
How you deal with your emotions can influence whether you have anxiety
Living with anxiety
Your Adolescent – Anxiety and Avoidant Disorders
Recommended Book: My Anxious Mind by Michael Tompkins, PhD & Katherine Martinez PsyD

Art Therapy

Art Therapy with Adolescents
Expressive Mask Making For Teens

Behavior Health

Pediatricians Recommend Later School Times for Teens
NY Times – For Teenagers: A Tweak on “Just Say No”
Why the teen brain is drawn to risk

Bullying What you need to know about bullying What if my son is a bully?


What Families Need to Know about Adolescent Depression Is exercise the best drug for depression? Lack of sleep can cause depression, weight gain and even death “Eco-Therapy” for environmental depression
Teen depression:_A guide for parents
20 signs & symptoms of childhood/teen depression 

Emotional Intelligence

What is Emotional Intelligence (EQ)?

Executive Function Skills

What Is Executive Functioning?
Study: Too Many Structured Activities May Hinder Children’s Executive Functioning

Recommended Books: 
Smart but Scattered by Peg Dawson and Late, Lost, and Unprepared by Joyce Cooper-Kahn & Laurie Dietzel


Yoga & the mind: can yoga reduce symptoms of major psychiatric disorders?
The exercise effect 
The Brain-Changing Benefits of Exercise

Internet Use/Abuse Two-faced facebook: we like it but it doesnt make us happy Kids who hang out on facebook do worse in school Keeping teens “private” on facebook won’t protect them 

Learning Differences

Strategies & techniques for ADHD Misunderstood minds
LDA For parents
National Center for Learning Disabilities
Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity
ADHD/ADD Parenting Strategies 

Positive Psychology

Huffington Post: The Habits of Supremely Happy People 

School Avoidance

NY When a Dr.’s Note for a student doesn’t help 

Sleep An active, purposeful machine that comes out a night to play sleep – what’s in it for you? 

Stress Study – stress shrinks the brain and lowers our ability to cope with adversity How stress gets under the skin 

Substance Abuse

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
Teens in early recovery: -10 common triggers for relapse
A hidden effect of marijuana use Early drinking to drunkenness by teens often leads to serious problem by college  
E-cigarettes spawn a form of teen addiction that worries doctors, parents and schools

Teen Communication

Tips for Communicating With Your Teen
Most people think their intelligence is fixed. The science says it’s not. 
Who are those distracted teen driver calling and texting? Talk to parents about sex? Yeah, right
Recommended Book: Teenage as a Second Language: A Parent’s Guide to Becoming Bilingual by Barbara Greenberg & Jennifer Powell-Lunder

Transition to College

National Center for Learning Disabilities: Making the transition from high school to college

How to Help a Teenager Be College-Ready: Being admitted to college doesn’t mean a student is ready for it. Parents can encourage kids to step up their levels of personal responsibility while still in high school.

On Campus, Failure is on the Syllabus:  A Smith College initiative called “Failing Well” is one of a crop of university programs that aim to help high achievers cope with basic setbacks.

Updated 7.29.19