Jacqueline Sperling, PhD
Posts by Jacqueline Sperling, PhD
As the school year begins, plans for how learning will happen are in flux, and may change rapidly. With so much uncertainty, parents will want to limit confusion and create as much structure as they can for their children in this difficult situation.
Children and teens may get stuck in a cycle of focusing on negative emotions or aspects of daily events. Try these four tips to help break the negativity loop.
Children’s tantrums always seem to happen at the worst possible times. Take a breath and try this 3-point strategy for calming everyone down.
Siblings are not used to spending so much time with each other, so if your children are fighting more during the pandemic-related school closures, here are some tips to help you manage their behavior.
Is your child’s school closed due to precautionary measures around coronavirus? Here are some tips to help parents cope.
As with younger children, teenagers are also likely to have questions –– and possibly misinformation –– about the new coronavirus. While the questions may be similar, your answers may be more complex.
Wondering how to talk to your children about the coronavirus? Here’s how to prepare for questions they might ask and how you can respond.
Having trouble getting younger kids ready to leave home on time in the morning? Try these strategies to motivate them to accomplish morning-routine tasks.
If you’re a parent, part of your role is to prepare your children for adult life by teaching and otherwise encouraging independence. But how does one start to do this?
If a child has obsessive-compulsive disorder, the condition affects everyone else in the family. Understanding OCD and learning helpful strategies to support the child can ease distress all around.