These articles have been carefully reviewed and approved for quality of content by Dr. Joel Bass, Chair of the Department of Pediatrics, Newton-Wellesley Hospital and Dr. Benjamin Siegel, Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry, Director of Medical Student Education in Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine.

A Letter to Parents

Taking Charge of Your Child's Emotional Health

Till Children Do Us Part

Web Resources For Parents

What Should Parents Expect From a Health Plan That Provides Quality Behavioral Health Care?

Guest Articles

Written for parents by leading experts in psychosocial pediatrics and related fields.

ADHD: A Pediatrician's Perspective

An Eyewitness to Postpartum Depression

An Introduction to Pediatric Psychopharmacology

Diagnosis at the Bedside of Modern Medicine

Preventing Child Sexual Abuse: New Language for Parents and Children

Raising a Child Who Wants to Stay Alive

Some Selected Pages From A Very Touching Book by Jan Hindman, illustrated by Tom Novak

Suicide and the Self-Destructive Child

The Doctor-Patient Relationship: Responding to the Pressure for Fast Answers

The Illusion of Certainty: Do Advances in Psychopharmacology Suggest That Students' Inner Lives Are Irrelevant?

Understanding Alcohol Abuse in Adolescents

War on Terrorism Hits Home for Generation X

When a Parent Has Cancer: Supporting Children and Families

Parent to Parent

Written for parents by parents.

A Family's Experience with Psychosocial Pediatrics

A Pediatrician to Keep

Finding the Right Path to Parenting

Saying Goodbye to Our Pediatrician

Bipolar Disorders in Children

Diagnosis of Pediatric Bipolar Disorder

Q & A with Mary Ann McDonnell and Dr. Howard King

The Meaning of Bipolar

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- Dr. Howard King, M.D.