Growth and Physical DevelopmentHas Teen Stopped Growing?Find out what's involved in determining whether a child has reached his full height.
ShynessA Shy ChildLearn how to help a child become more outgoing.
Dealing With BulliesVerbal HarassmentHere's what to do when your child is the subject of name-calling at school.
Social and Emotional DevelopmentChildren and GuiltChildren lack the appropriate skills for coping with guilt. They often begin to act out when they feel they've caused some harm to befall a parent, .
FriendshipsDaughter Wants a Best FriendChildren can get upset when they don't have a "best" friend. You can help.
FriendshipsDaughter Has No Close FriendsIf a child is physically attractive, makes excellent grades, and is liked by her peers, does it matter that she has no close friends, or any one special friend?
FriendshipsWhen a Child Loses Her Best FriendCounseling may be called for when a child shows signs of serious distress over losing a friend.
Death and DyingPreoccupation with Death and IllnessWhile a child's fear may be focused on one topic, it usually reflects a more general anxiety condition related to a bigger problem.
FriendshipsWhen a Friendship EndsChildren may be very upset when a friendship ends.
Activities for LD ChildrenDoes Special Ed Seventh-Grader Need More Friends?Special education students make friends in regular school fairly easily, but make sure that the school doesn't tolerate teasing, harassing, or bullying of any kind.
FriendshipsAffectionate Five-Year-OldA mother worries that her five-year-old's displays of affection toward his friends are inappropriate.
Grief and LossWhen a Child Loses a Parent to CancerAdolescents are especially at risk when they have experienced the loss of someone dear to them.
EncouragementPlaying Catch-UpSwitching school mid-year can cause academic difficulty.
FriendshipsFeeling Left OutMaking friends away from school may be a good way to keep a child from feeling left out.
FriendshipsFriendships for Fifth GraderSome children don't need to have intense, close friendships to be happy.
CliquesDomineering FriendsFind out what to do when the boy next door steals your child's friends excludes him from the group.
FriendshipsParent Disapproves of Daughter's New FriendsIt's a big mistake when parents put down their children's friends.
Social SkillsSon Is Unhappy at New SchoolWhen school is hurting a child's self-esteem, it's time to look for outside activities or groups he could join.
Cognitive and Psychological DevelopmentThe Cognitive Abilities TestLearn about the Cognitive Abilities Test.
Gifted EducationPreschooler Gifted but ShyConfidence-building experiences in school and at home with family and friends help children become more outgoing.