Behavior

Some children may need help managing self injurious behaviors or other sensitivities. Learn how to manage these issues through discipline and calming strategies.

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Behavior, Special Needs

How You Can Assist a Family Through Pediatric Mental Health Crises

Children may experience mental health crises for a variety of reasons. Even without psychiatric training, you can make a difference in a child’s life.

Kid with ADHD don't paying attention to his mother.

Behavior

Recognizing Borderline Personality Disorder in Children

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is usually diagnosed in early adulthood and is marked by extreme emotions and unstable relationships.

Headphones with decals on them.

Autism, Behavior

Autism Headphone Decals

Many kids with autism wear noise-canceling headphones to help them deal with loud noises. These decals adhere to the headphones and let others know what they are for!

Little child is crying.

Behavior

Public Spaces and SPD: Strategies for Navigating Sensory Triggers

Public spaces can be challenging with SPD. Take a look at these practical tips and tools for navigating public spaces and sensory processing disorder.

children and mother crying first day go to pre-kindergarten school.

Behavior

How To Help a Child With Separation Anxiety at School

Helping your child cope with separation anxiety at school can feel like an uphill battle without the right tools. Learn how to set them up for success here!

Little girl showing stop gesture to angry mother while sitting in bed at home.

Behavior

Recognizing and Treating Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)

Find out how to recognize the signs and symptoms of oppositional defiant disorder, the conditions associated with it, and the treatments that can help.

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Behavior

What is a Sensory Diet?

For kids that struggle with overstimulation or understimulation, a sensory diet can be a helpful to help them feel more calm and in control of their bodies.

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Behavior

Tips for Successful Sensory-Friendly Haircuts

Grab this list of top tips for a successful sensory friendly haircut, designed to help you and your child relax, let go of stress, and have fun.

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Behavior

How Parenting Styles Affect Behavior in Children

Thanks to years of research, we know parenting style and child behavior are linked, so how you choose to parent impacts your child’s development.

Upset toddler throwing a tantrum at home.

Behavior

7 Ways To Find Your Peace When Your Toddler Is Having a Meltdown

Learn how to handle toddler meltdowns by staying present and calm. Discover the triggers that cause them and practical tips to find your peace here!

Mother and daughter consueling baby crying at kindergarten.

Behavior

Toddler Crying? 6 Reasons Why and How to Handle Them

Toddler crying is exhausting and unpredictable. Learn ways to understand and support your child through this emotional and normal stage of development.

Mother parenting her young child.

Behavior

Toddler Won’t Listen? Try These 11 Behavior Tips

Toddler won’t listen? Stay calm, be consistent, and model good behavior. Here are strategies to help you when your toddler doesn’t listen to you.

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Behavior

Why Is My Baby So Clingy All of a Sudden?

When a baby becomes clingy all of a sudden it can be exhausting. Remain calm and learn ways to support your child through this normal phase of development.

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Autism, Behavior

How to Discipline a Child With Autism

Disciplining a child with autism involves using consistent, gentle discipline techniques and understanding your child’s specific needs and behaviors.

Autistic boy having a meltdown and throwing a toy.

Autism, Behavior, Visual Impairment

Managing Difficult Behaviors in Children Who Are Blind and Autistic

Parents of children who are blind and autistic often face unique challenges when it comes to managing behavioral issues. Many traditional behavioral management techniques rely on visual supports, which can...

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Behavior

Common Sources of Cognitive Distortions for Kids

Does your child worry a lot? Cognitive distortions in kids can negatively impact mood and behaviors. Learn how to help your child overcome negative thinking.

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Behavior

Help! Why Is My Baby Chewing on His Tongue? 

If you're asking why your baby is chewing on their tongue, rest assured that it's a normal habit that most babies outgrow quickly.

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Autism, Behavior

How to Deal With Sensory Overload in Children

You can help your child manage their symptoms and even prevent future meltdowns by learning how to deal with sensory overload.

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Behavior

How to Discipline a Child With ADHD

Disciplining a child with ADHD is about setting clear expectations and giving simple instructions to help them learn to behave and make better choices.

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Behavior

How to Discipline a Child With DMDD

Having trouble disciplining your child with DMDD? There are many strategies a parent can use.

Mother trying to embrace and talk to upset daughter.

Behavior

7 Alternatives to Spanking for Positive Parenting

Is your house filled with yelling, arguments, and physical aggression? These alternatives to spanking are exactly what you need!

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Behavior

Parenting a Child With DMDD

Are you at your wits’ end with your child’s chronic irritability and frequent behavioral outbursts? Disruptive mood dysregulation disorder may be the cause.

Upset toddler having a meltdown.

Autism, Behavior

Sensory Meltdown Survival Guide for Parents

There are many remedies to handle your child’s sensory meltdown. They vary based on the environment and the type of sensitivities your child experiences. 

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Behavior, Development

Self Help Skills: Helping Your Child Achieve Independence

Self help skills are behaviors or activities performed by your child which lead to them developing more independence and autonomy.