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Elf on the Shelf: Christmas Friend or Foe?

The Elf on the Shelf, a toy based on a 2005 children’s book, is a fun and novel idea that many families have eagerly incorporated into their Christmas traditions. We asked Nicholas J. Westers, Psy.D., a clinical psychologist at Children’s HealthSM Children’s Medical Center, about the potential psychological impact of the Elf on the Shelf tradition. Here’s what […]

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Video Interview: Teen Depression

How can you tell if your teen is depressed? In this week’s Take Charge Parenting interview, Pediatric Neuropsychologist Peter L. Stavinoha, Ph.D., manager of the Neuropsychology Service at Children’s HealthSM Children’s Medical Center Dallas, talks about the differences between typical moodiness and teen depression. Leave us a comment to tell us about how you talk to your child about teen depression. […]

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Video Interview: Children With ADHD

Are you worried about your child’s focus or level of attention in school? In this week’s Take Charge Parenting interview, Catherine Karni, M.D., a child and adolescent psychiatrist and the Medical Director of the Psychiatry Outpatient Service at Children’s HealthSM Children’s Medical Center, provides tips for parents of children with ADHD.   Previous Take Charge Parenting […]

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Coping With Separation Anxiety in Children

Separation anxiety is a very normal and expected occurrence among young children, especially for children starting preschool or kindergarten. Although separation anxiety in children is normal, it can be understandably distressing for you to leave your young child at school that is crying and begging not to be left alone. Four Tips for Coping With Separation Anxiety in […]

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