My Child Worries Too Much: Managing Childhood Stress

Anticipating the future is a mixed blessing. Some children are overwhelmed with anticipatory anxiety. They worry about events they cannot control, things that haven’t and may not happen. Thinking too […]

Help a Child Who Doesn’t Get Their Way

Does your child get overwhelmed by stress? Does the slightest disappointment send them spinning out of control? Are there emotional meltdowns when they don’t get their way? Many children display […]

Five Great Movies That Can Help Improve Organization Skills

Does your child regularly misplace homework? Is homework forgotten or not turned in? Do they lose focus easily and have difficulty sustaining effort? These are all indications of executive functioning […]

Can anxiety cause slow processing speed in children?

Can anxiety cause slow processing speed in children?

Anxious kids often appear to be hesitant and unsure of themselves. They take a long time to make decisions and may be […]

Five Great Movies for Improving Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Skills

Social emotional learning (SEL) skills help young children to manage emotions, cooperate with others, understand themselves, and deal with stress. SEL skills are crucial for twenty-first century kids who are […]

Train Your Brain for Success: A Teenager’s Guide to Executive Functions

If you are the parent or teacher of a capable but disorganized teenager it is probably worthwhile to devote some energy to improving their executive functions. Teens who struggle with […]

Video Games Can Help Children with Autism Function Better

Children affected by autism tend to be very engaged – sometimes too much so – with video games. How can parents leverage the video game engagement of children with Autism […]

How to Choose and Use Video Games, Apps, and Social Media: A Guide for Clinicians

Clinicians can use a variety of methods to employ video games and other digital media in their therapeutic practice with children. Technology can be helpful in developing therapeutic relationships, preferably […]

The Best Apps and Games for Social Emotional Learning (SEL) and Positive Psychology in Teenagers

Twenty-first century teenagers may be more sophisticated than their parents and grandparents when it comes to understanding their world and themselves. They are more apt to ask questions about how […]

Beyond Games: How to Help a Frustrated Child

Does your child fall apart when frustrated? Avoid situations that carry the risk of failure? Children who cannot tolerate frustration often do not take on the types of challenges that […]