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Behavior

Parenting a Child With ADHD

Parenting is as important as any other part of ADHD treatment. The way parents respond can make ADHD better (or worse). This article has parenting tips to help kids improve and do well.

Parenting a Teen With ADHD

Parenting is as important as any other part of ADHD treatment. The way parents respond can make ADHD better (or worse). This article has parenting tips to help teens improve and do well.

Pica

Some young kids have the eating disorder pica, which is characterized by cravings to eat nonfood items.

Sexting: What Parents Need to Know

Sexting could haunt a teen for the rest of his or her life. Here's what parents need to know.

Soiling (Encopresis)

If your child has bowel movements in places other than the toilet, you know how frustrating it can be. Many kids who soil beyond the years of toilet teaching have a condition known as encopresis.

Sportsmanship

One of the most important goals of kids' sports is helping children develop a sense of good sportsmanship. Here's how to set a good example for your kids.

Steroids

Get the facts about steroids, their side effects, and what can drive kids and teens to try them.

Stuttering

Many young kids go through a stage when they stutter. Stuttering usually goes away on its own but in some cases lasts longer.

Talking to Your Child About Drugs

Just as you inoculate your kids against illnesses like measles, you can help "immunize" them against drug use by giving them the facts now.

Taming Tempers

Controlling outbursts can be difficult for kids - and helping them learn to do so is a tough job for the parents who love them. But just about every child can improve with the right coaching.