Sylvia Rimm / Parents

Complex Tantrums Need Anger Management

Q: My 10-year-old granddaughter has been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. She has many medical problems, as well. My granddaughter does extremely well in a regular private school, where she is the model student and excels academically in...

How to Share Gifted ID With Child

Q: If your child has been identified as gifted and talented, should you share this information with your child? What do I say to my daughter?

A: Though this seems like an easy question, it can feel really complex for a parent to answer and a ...

Plan Ahead to Avoid Public Tantrums

Q: My boy and girl twins are 3 years old. Recently, we've had an uptick in tantrum behaviors. At home, we just ignore their tantrums, and when they calm down, we talk about the issue they were upset about. Our bigger problem is when either of ...

Children Often Outgrow Sensory Disorders

Q: My 10-year-old son has just been diagnosed with sensory processing disorder. He has exhibited some unusual behaviors but is not on the autism spectrum. We see an occupational therapist every other week. What are the long-term expectations for...

All Children Have Strengths and Weaknesses

Q: How do you deal with children who have different learning styles?

A: Children do have a variety of styles in which they learn best. Some children are fairly even in their learning abilities, whereas others are very uneven. It helps to think ...

Top 10 Tips for University Success

Each year at this time, a new group of students heads off to the exciting and challenging experience of pursuing a university education. The first year can be a difficult adjustment. Students are faced with more independence, more challenges and...