How to talk to your kids about tragedy

How can parents and guardians best help kids understand and process tragedy? What does a "normal" reaction look like? Below, OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital Child Psychiatrist Ajit...

When is my child old enough to use an iPad or tablet?

In general, consider any child younger than 2 years old too young. Tablets may prevent infants and toddlers from engaging in the give-and-take of everyday exchanges with family as well as the...

The power of reading

A number of studies link reading and writing literacy to productivity later in life. And research demonstrates that early exposure to books and reading can predict better academic skills in early...

3-D Health: omega-3s and vitamin D3 for well-rounded mental health

In addition to a diverse diet, sufficient sleep and adequate physical activity, there are two supplements that I often recommend to youth struggling with emotional distress, distractibility or...