Mental Health

It's important to get kids with mental health problems the help that they need. Learn about anxiety disorders, ADHD, OCD, dyslexia, and more.

6 Tips to Raise an Optimist

Wondering how to raise an optimistic child? After all, kids who see the glass as half full are better at dealing with life's challenges--and happier too. Here's six tips to help yours develop a sunny outlook on life.

Helping a Child With ADHD Succeed in School

Your kid may have trouble sitting still in the classroom or focusing on assignments, he can still reach academic success following these guidelines.

Is Your Child Too Anxious?

It's normal for children to have fears and worries, but a surprising number have an actual anxiety disorder that could benefit from treatment. Experts from the Child Mind Institute explain the difference.

When to Worry About Your Child's Worries

It's normal for kids to be anxious from time to time, but how can you know whether your child's worries are cause for concern? Here are smart suggestions from the experts at the Child Mind Institute.

Dealing With Disruptive Behavior

Experts from the Child Mind Institute share the techniques they use with kids in behavioral therapy -- so you can use them at home to improve your own child's behavior.

Does Your Child Have Seasonal Affective Disorder?

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a serious condition that can mean more than the usual winter slump for your kid. Learn what it is, how to spot the symptoms, and what you can do to help your child cheer up.

Doing Nice Things for Your Spouse Benefits You, Even When They Don't Notice, Science Says

Here's yet another reason to treat your spouse to that back rub, or let them have their way, or let them sleep in instead of you, or...

Children and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

More than 400,000 children develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) each year. This is what's known about the condition and how to help a child who's suffering.

What is Selective Mutism?

This anxiety disorder causes some children -- mostly girls -- to nearly completely avoid talking in certain situations, such as school. This is what's known about selective mutism's causes and treatment.

Children and Depression

This is how to determine whether your child's problem goes beyond run-of-the-mill sadness, and what can be done to help kids with depression.

6 Tips to Avoid Passing Your Own Anxiety On to Your Kids

I have an anxiety disorder, so I worry a lot--but mostly I worry about passing my anxiety disorder to my children.

Kids & Tourette Syndrome

There are lots of misconceptions about Tourette Syndrome. This is what experts know about how they affect children and what can be done to help.

How to Help Your Anxious Child

For some kids, minor worries turn into full-fledged fears. But with the right approach, you can help your child feel reassured.

Peace of Mind: How to Help a Child with Anxiety

Is your kid often anxious before a test or about things she saw on the news? Ease her worries with these low-key strategies.

Bipolar Disorder in Children

Bipolar disorder, which usually affects older children, is marked by very specific behaviors. This is how to spot -- and treat -- the condition.

Yes! Research Finds Another Major Benefit to Being an Older Mom

It's not all bad news when it comes to having children later in life, says our new favorite study.

Postpartum Depression: "I couldn't even talk... without crying."

Molly, a mom of two, started having postpartum depression symptoms, such as weight loss and exhaustion, right after she gave birth. In this video, she offers advice for women who are in a similar position.

Kids & Separation Anxiety

Nearly all children experience separation anxiety. This is how to help your child cope.

Postpartum Depression: "It felt like I was sort of always on."

Amanda, mom to a 5-year-old son and a 2-1/2-year-old daughter, was overwhelmed and unable to settle in after the birth of her daughter. After seeking help, she was able to overcome her postpartum depression. Learn more about her story.

The Invisible Bully: Childhood Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Children with OCD live in constant fear that something terrible will happen, but with the right treatment they can learn to feel safe again.

Why and How to Teach Your Kids Mindfulness

Practicing mindfulness can help kids learn to focus, manage stress, regulate emotions, and develop a positive outlook. Here's how to teach them the skill.

Kids and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder that affects many children--but the available treatments can make a big difference.

Is Your Smartphone Affecting Your Relationship With Your Kids?

"It's much harder to toggle between mom or dad brain and other aspects of life because the boundaries have all blurred together."

Even Kate Middleton Makes It Up as She Goes Along When It Comes to Motherhood: "There Is No Rule Book"

In a recent speech about women's mental health, the royal mama proves princesses aren't perfect parents either!

Alarming Report: Kids Who Spend Just 1 Hour a Day on Social Media Are Less Happy

Kids using social media is fairly inevitable but even just one hour online can make kids less content with their lives.

Everything You Need to Know About the Pill and Depression

Does hormonal contraception cause depression? A new study has sparked some debate. Here, get the facts.