Risky Teen Challenges

By Nora Heston Tarte The tide pod challenge rocked the nation as children coast to coast died from consuming laundry detergent pods. Parents are at a loss—why are teens participating in this risky, and seemingly purpose-less activity? Do they not understand how...

Teens and ADHD

By Chantay Banikarim, M.D. MPH Does your teen struggle with forgetting homework, organization, making decisions without thinking, concentrating on schoolwork and being patient? Could your teen have Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)? Absolutely. ADHD can...

Parents Ask: Organizational Skills

Q: My 12-year-old is extremely forgetful and disorganized at home and school. My friends tell me this is normal behavior for kids this age. Is this normal and what can I do to help him? – Susan from Cave Creek A: Most 12-year-olds are forgetful or disorganized...

Parents Ask: Sleep

Q: Heading into the start of the new school year, I always have a difficult time getting my kids back on a schedule. How much time should I actually schedule for my kids to be getting enough sleep? – Cassie from Chandler A: It’s a struggle that has gone on since...

Tips for Upcoming Election

It may seem strange to talk about voting in the middle of summer, but primary elections are right around the corner. And while voting is usually on people’s radar, the combination of work, family vacations and back-to-school prep, can make it seem overwhelming to sort...

Overcoming Anxiety

By Adam Issacs As we finish the year, my wife and I reflect on the progress our son, Charlie, has made since starting kindergarten two years ago. In the beginning, every morning Charlie thought he was saying goodbye to us forever. His eighth day of kindergarten was...

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