Acceptance of the reality that a lost childhood cannot be recaptured or made whole can lead to different outcomes depending upon the associated feelings. Feeling nostalgic rather than simply bitter provides the opportunity to transform adversity into more than survival. Read More
Isn’t it ironic that in an age of immeasurable information, there is little that we can assume to be credible? As technology changed the way information is communicated, it challenged our ability to know what is valid and what is not. Without reliable ways of distinguishing fact from fiction we might conclude that no one is above suspicion and nothing is believable. Read More
From cell phones to pacemakers, products of technology have changed our lives. Gadgets entertain us, help us work and communicate, diagnose our illnesses, and even help create new life. But can they tell us when life support should be removed from a child injured in an accident? Read More
How happy was your childhood? A seemingly simple question can be more complicated to answer than one would think. Most people are able to think of a wide array of events, activities, people and things they encountered during their childhood. Some memories are happy, and some sad, upsetting, or frightening. Read More
Krystine Batcho, Ph.D., is a professor at Le Moyne College in Syracuse, New York.