ADHD & Other Disorders: Are Gifted Kids Being Misdiagnosed?

Are gifted kids being misdiagnosed with ADHD and other disorders such as obsessive compulsive disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, and mood disorders? Unfortunately, the literature shows that the misdiagnoses of exceptionally bright children continues to occur. The most common misdiagnosis of gifted children tends to be attention-deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), as these children may present with ADHD… Read more »


Family Changes: 2016 Next Generation Indie Book Award Winner

Family Changes: Explaining Divorce to Children is a winner in the 2016 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. We are delighted to share that Family Changes: Explaining Divorce to Children has won two awards. Family Changes has been awarded the WINNER in the “Best Cover Design Fiction” category, and an AWARD WINNING FINALIST in the Children’s Picture Book Category of the… Read more »


Dr. Maker Reviews a Book About Separation-Anxiety & Divorce

Separation-anxiety and divorce in young children is not uncommon, as a stressful life changing event can trigger anxiety and worries in children. I have reviewed a helpful children’s book, The Kissing Hand, on Littlest Bookshelf that could serve as an effective tool for adults to use with children struggling with separation anxiety during and after a… Read more »


About Children’s Fears of Racism & Terrorism Interview

Chicago Tribune interviewed Dr. Maker about children’s fears of racism and terrorism in today’s world. Children are growing up in a very different environment today, as they are surrounded by incidents, news, and conversations related to racism and terrorism. It is difficult for parents and adults to have honest and reassuring conversations with children and teenagers… Read more »


A Helpful Book Review About Step-Kids by Dr. Maker

I recently reviewed a new and helpful book by Erin Mantz, titled Hey, Who’s In My House? Stepkids Speak Out. This book addresses the myriad of struggles and hopes step-children may experience during their parents’ journey through new marriages and blended families. Although divorce is a complicated process for both adults and children, creating a collaborative… Read more »


A Guide for Parents to Help Kids

The first working Monday after the holidays has been tagged as ‘Divorce Day’ in the United States and the United Kingdom, given the unusually high volume of calls to family attorneys inquiring into divorce proceedings on this day. Interestingly, both the United States and the United Kingdom experience a surge in divorce inquiries after the… Read more »


Workshop: Rules to Help Children of Divorce Build Resilience

Are you a parent interested in helping your children continue to thrive through divorce? WORKSHOP Building Resiliency in Children of Divorce: 10 Co-Parenting Golden Rules Saturday January 30, 2016, 10.00am – 12.00pm  Pacific Academy, 722 Genevieve St., Solana Beach, CA 92075 Register at: Divorce Co-Parenting Golden Rules or call 760-815-2799 In this two-hour workshop, Dr. Azmaira… Read more »


Family Changes: A USA Best Books Awards Finalist

Family Changes: Explaining Divorce to Children is an AWARD-WINNING FINALIST in the 2015 USA Book News Best Books Awards. We are delighted to share that Family Changes: Explaining Divorce to Children is an AWARD-WINNING FINALIST in the “Children’s Picture Book: Softcover Fiction” category of the 2015 USA Best Book Awards. We would like to thank Polona… Read more »


NEPA Features Dr Maker: A Guide to Divorce Over the Holidays

NEPA Family Magazine features Dr. Maker’s article on guidelines for navigating divorce during the holiday season.  Divorce is a complicated process with many emotional tug-of-wars that can be painful for children.  These tug-of-wars sometimes become exacerbated during the holiday season, as each parent consciously or unconsciously vies for the children during the holiday celebrations.  Hence, children… Read more »


An Interview with Dr. Maker on Divorce & Children

The Littlest Bookshelf, an excellent resource for reviews on children’s books, conducted an in-depth interview with Dr. Maker on divorce and children.  To read the complete interview, please visit Littlest Bookshelf. The interview questions ranged from how Dr. Maker’s book, Family Changes: Explaining Divorce to Children was created, best ways to explain separation and divorce… Read more »