Kids and Alcohol
Amphetamines: What Parents Need to Know
Methamphetamines: What Parents Need to Know
Ask KOMO: Positive Parenting (3:06)
Dr. Ken Feldman gives tips for how to manage the stress that all parents feel.
Anxiety, Fears, and Phobias
Helping Kids Handle Worry
Why Is My Child Anxious About Going to School?
Children’s Mental Health (0:00:30)
Mark Fadool, clinical director of mental health services at Odessa Brown Children's Clinic, provides early warning signs of mental health issues in kids and teens and urges us all to notice the signs...cont.
Healthlink: ADHD Impact (00:02:55)
Dr. Chris Varley, director of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry program at Seattle Children's, comments on the struggles children with ADHD face, and a new study showing children with ADHD are more...cont.
Help Your Anxious Child: Blow Colors (00:01:24)
Dr. Wendy Sue Swanson shares a little trick to help coach children who are anxious.
Helping Teens Who Cut
How Can I Help My Son Wake Up in the Morning?
How Can I Improve My Child's Eating Habits?
How Can I Stop My Child From Biting Her Nails?
Is Head Banging Normal?
Is Your Child Too Busy?
Seasonal Affective Disorder
Teens, Depression and Guns (PDF)
Teens, Depression and Guns (Spanish) (PDF)
5 Ways to Bully-Proof Your Kid
Facebook Chat: Raising Teens in the Digital Age
Helping Kids Deal With Bullies
How Can I Help My Child Deal With a Bully?
Respecting Differences: How to Talk with Your Child About Disabilities
Teaching Kids Not to Bully
Abusive Head Trauma (Shaken Baby Syndrome)
Caring for a Seriously Ill Child
Electronic Health Records
End-of-Life Care for Children With Terminal Illness
Explaining Cancer to Kids
When Your Baby Has a Birth Defect
When Your Child's in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
CocaineandCrack: What Parents Need to Know
Healing Messages for Children Who Witness Violence (PDF)
Healing Messages for Children Who Witness Violence (Spanish) (PDF)
If Your Child Is Raped
My Child Is Stealing
School Violence and the News
What Can Be Done About a Child Who Steals?
What Can I Do to Stop My Child From Shoplifting?
Helping Your Child Deal With Death
When a Pet Dies
Disasters and Scary Events: Helping Children Cope
How Can I Help a Child Cope With a Parent's Suicide?
How Can I Help My Child Cope With a Friend's Death?
Earthquakes, Disasters, Tsunamis: Teaching Children to Cope with Grief (00:08:09)
Important information about helping kids cope with grief and troubling news from Dr. Bob Hilt, director of psychiatric emergency services at Seattle Children's Hospital. He discusses ways parents can...cont.
Am I 'Too Tough' When I Discipline My Kids?
Disciplining Your Child
Disciplining Your Child With Special Needs
Disciplining Your Toddler
How Can I Bring Peace to the Witching Hours?
How Can Parents Discipline Without Spanking?
Teaching Your Child Self-Control
Helping Your Child Through a Divorce
How Can I Help My Child Cope With Divorce?
How Can I Help My Child Deal With My Dating After Divorce?
Tips for Divorcing Parents
Cough and Cold Medicine Abuse
Depressants: What Parents Need to Know
Drugs: What Parents Need to Know
Ecstasy: What Parents Need to Know
GHB: What Parents Need to Know
Inhalants: What Parents Need to Know
Ketamine: What Parents Need to Know
Rohypnol: What Parents Need to Know
Talking to Your Child About Drugs
Healthlink: Prescription Drug Abuse (00:02:57)
Leslie Walker discusses the dangers of prescription drug abuse.
Kids and Smoking
Nicotine: What Parents Need to Know
Binge Eating Disorder
Body Dysmorphic Disorder
Eating Disorders Booklist and Resources (PDF)
My Child May Have an Eating Disorder -- What Can I Do?
The Rise of Eating Issues and Disorders
What Are the Symptoms of an Overeating Disorder?
Good Growing: Eating Disorders in Teenage Boys (4:15)
Dr. Rose Calderon discusses body image issues and eating disorders in teenage boys.
Healthlink: Eating Disorders in Teens (00:03:04)
Pediatrician Dr. Cora Breuner discusses the warning signs of eating disorders in teens.cont.
Heroin: What Parents Need to Know
LSD: What Parents Need to Know
A Parent's Guide to Preventing Underage Marijuana Use (PDF)
Marijuana: What Parents Need to Know
Preparing Your Child for a Move
How Can I Teach My Daughter Tolerance?
Teaching Your Child Tolerance
About Teen Suicide
Developing Your Child's Self-Esteem
How Can I Help My Child Develop Healthy Self-Esteem?
How Can I Help My Child Overcome Shyness?
How Can I Help My Teen Quit Smoking for Good?
Helping Kids Cope With Stress
Is It Normal for Children to Hold Their Breath?
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Stress Management (PDF)
Stress Management (Russian) (PDF)
Stress Management (Spanish) (PDF)
Stress Management (Vietnamese) (PDF)
What Kids Say About: Handling Stress
Tips for Stress-Free Kids (4:31)
Youd think kids dont have much to stress about, but school, the media, social pressure and even family life are putting a heavier burden on our children than ever before. Dr. Cora Breuner has some...cont.
How Can Parents Help Kids Handle Teasing?
Making Sense of Medical News
Taking Your Child to a Therapist
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