Ready to Learn

As millions of children return to school, tips abound about best practices for supporting their learning process. Cover Image: iStock


From language acquisition to problem solving to social skills, questions of how we learn are central to understanding human development. Formal education has its share of critics—can psychology lead the way to true reform?

Child Development

The speedy physical and psychological changes that children undergo from birth through adolescence often leave parents wondering how best to care for them at each stage. From how to talk so kids will listen to when to back off and allow them to fail, PT's experts weigh in.

Children and Teens

Though it's often hard to diagnose in young people, the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry estimates that up to one-third of the 3.4 million children and teens with depression in the US may have bipolar disorder.


Parenting can be the most stressful—and rewarding—job of your life. We can all think of ways we'd do things differently from our parents, and no doubt your kids will find ways they'll parent differently from you.