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Quality Time

Family Dinner: How Much Does It Matter?

New research raises questions about whether sitting down to a meal together is as valuable for kids as we thought it was. So what does keep children close?

Collateral Damage

After Newtown: Why Amateur Diagnoses Are Dangerous

We do know that whatever was going on in the mind of 20-year-old Adam Lanza, when he went on this appalling shooting spree, it did not come from a place of good mental health. But to blame this violence on Asperger's or a personality disorder, as many media outlets currently are, is a serious mistake.

Ask An Expert

How can I increase the positive interactions I have with my child who has ADHD and dyslexia?

Look for opportunities to praise him, and spend some one-on-one time together.


Strategies for a Successful Summer Break

Summer isn't a vacation for parents of children for whom structure and routine are especially important. Tips for making "time off" relaxing for everyone.


Fighting Caregiver Burnout

Caring for children with intense needs can take an emotional (and physical) toll on parents. Why self-care has to be a priority.