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7 Ways to Help Your Child With ADHD Make (and Keep) Friends

        Kids with ADHD can find it difficult to make and maintain social relationships. Gentle encouragement from parents along with rehearsing appropriate behavior can make a big difference. Click here for Jamie Levine’s article in Everyday Health...

September’s Around the Corner

September Transition With only 2 weeks left of summer this is a valuable time to encourage your child to connect with old and new friends. Whether on vacation or relaxing at home, it is important to prepare your child for successful social and emotional growth this upcoming...

A Play Date Primer

While many children excel in the realm of social interactions, others struggle with learning to play with their peers. When children have problems making friends in school or social settings, play dates can be a valuable means of developing their social skills. For children, the...

Play Date Tips For Parents

Limit the length of the play date. Start with 30 to 45 minutes, and be prepared to cut the date short to make sure it is a positive experience for both children. Preview the play date with your child. Let him/her know the time, location, who they will be playing with, where they...

Managing Your Child’s Screen Time

On June 27, 2011, the Supreme Court ruled that video games are protected by First Amendment rights, overturning a California law that prevented the sale of violent video games to minors. Regardless of whether or not you agree with the decision, this probably got you thinking...

Letter From Jamie, Let’s Meet!

For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Jamie Levine and I have worked in the education/mental health field for the past 11 years. I do not claim to be a therapist or a mental health specialist, but I consider myself an expert on parenting and connecting with...