Laughter, joy and smiles…. Having kids can be amazing. Meltdowns, backtalk, hyperactivity? Um, not so amazing. In her new book, […]
Does Media Multitasking Have a Negative Effect on Your Teen?
Have you noticed your teen “media multitasking”? Studies in adults have shown that individuals who engage in more than one […]
Ditch the Artificial Flavoring and Get Sweeter Kids!
Who doesn’t love sweets? Here’s what artificial flavoring in food can do to your child’s mood and behavior. Clinical Psychologist […]
Are Sugar Substitutes Harming Your Child’s Mental Health?
Head to any aisle in the grocery store and you will find food and drink packages filled with sugar substitutes. […]
Valerian Root and Lemon Balm Improve Attention, Hyperactivity, and Impulsivity Symptoms in Children
Does your child struggle with inattention, hyperactivity, and/or impulsiveness? Have you been told that stimulant medication is the only effective […]
The Key to Competent Children: Build Self-Esteem, Reduce Resistance, Instill Responsibility
If you have a child with attention, anxiety, mood and/or behavior challenges, then chances are you have a child who […]
Does Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy Increase Likelihood of Autism?
Recent research shows that use of certain types of antidepressants during pregnancy raises the child’s risk of Autism Spectrum Disorder. […]
Screen Time in the Evening Makes Sleep More Difficult for All Children-Especially Boys with Autism
It is well established in the research literature that exposure to screen-based media in the hours leading up to bedtime […]
Developing a Sleep Schedule That Works
“I just want to have a quiet evening! Why won’t you just go to sleep?!?” Do you ever have those […]
Move Your Body for a Healthy Brain
You need to move your body in order to keep your brain healthy! It is common knowledge that movement and […]
Research Review: Diet and Depression
A new study published last week in the journal BMC Medicine (Sanchez-Villegas et al., 2015) adds to the growing body […]
The Importance of Recess
I recently had the opportunity to participate in an interview with a magazine reporter writing about the importance of recess […]