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Child Mind Institute
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When a military dad or mom comes home from deployment with a physical injury, it generally isn’t hidden. Children will be helped to understand that their parent may not be able to run after a ball or carry you around the way he used to.
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A child who looks, or behaves, differently from his peers can be the target of teasing and other unkindnesses. It’s painful for the child and can make parents witnessing this suffering feel powerless.
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Ritalin or Adderall? Short or long-acting? A look at the alternatives, and how they work.
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Having a sleepover should be the kid's idea. Parents may feel their kids are missing out socially if they don’t go on sleepovers, but, long daytime play dates can be just as good.
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"Here are some behaviors you or your child’s teacher might have noticed."
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"For children and teenagers, being “just a little off” in their social behavior can easily trigger rejection by their hyperaware peers, and make them targets of teasing and bullying."
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"Start low and go slow - sometimes there’s pressure from the school or a parent to speed things up, but it’s important not to rush out of anxiety to get results.”
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"The brain patterns itself after the ‘environmental input’ it receives, be it cuddling or computer games. Tech can quickly establish itself as preferred territory in the young developing brain."
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Children with a specific phobia have an excessive and uncontrollable fear of an object or situation that triggers so much anxiety it disrupts normal activities.
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