Howard has been called one of the most influential living persons working to reduce children’s reliance on psychiatric medications. His work also supports children in resisting addictive substances. He has been a featured guest on CNN, a consultant for 48 Hours, and has consulted for numerous psychiatric, judicial, and educational programs. He currently instructs educators, parents and therapists in this work through live presentations and Internet-based courses. His own years as a difficult child have contributed the most to his understanding of the needs of challenging children.