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The Children Are Not All Right

By Kathryn Seifert on October 25, 2011 in Stop The Cycle
From the cultural revolution of the ‘60s and ‘70s to the dawn of video games and heavy metal music in the ‘80s, adults have had multiple reasons to worry whether the next generation of kids will grow up to be "all right."

Will We Cure Alzheimer's?

By Stanton Peele on October 25, 2011 in Addiction in Society
What to believe about dementia -- can we diagnose and cure it through early testing and treatment? The answer is "no," despite constant announcements that we are on the verge of doing both. Allen Frances tells us, instead, to eat, drink, exercise, and live wisely.

The Music of Campaign Speeches

By Donna Barstow on October 25, 2011 in Ink Blots Cartoons
Politicians say some shocking things...shocking, if you just arrived on this planet, that is. A cartoon about promises, promises.

The Single Self-Loather: Caught Between Loneliness and Guilt

If you experience feelings of inadequacy or self-loathing, you may shun or avoid romantic relationships, judging yourself unworthy of love and feeling guilty for "burdening" others. Is there any way you can overcome this and enjoy closeness with others?

Parenting Gifted Children: Is the New School Year Okay? Part 1

By Joseph Cardillo Ph.D. on October 25, 2011 in Attention Training
Robert Frost used to get tossed out of school on the first day of classes because he was unhappy there. Beethoven's music teacher would refer to him as "hopeless." And Einstein quit school at fifteen.

What to Do with Cheaters

By Arthur Dobrin D.S.W. on October 25, 2011 in Am I Right?
My students say it is the teacher's job to catch cheaters, not theirs.

Surviving Tough Times

By Nancy Darling Ph.D. on October 25, 2011 in Thinking About Kids
When things are easy, gazelles win out. But you want a warthog in the mud. Hard times are like that.

ADHD Diagnosis Saves Marriages: Dr. Hallowell Talks to Dr. Oz

By Rita Watson MPH on October 24, 2011 in With Love and Gratitude
"Women wanting more responsible ADHD husbands get nowhere by pummeling, but rather by saying ‘Your brain is wired differently. How can we work together so that we can rediscover the flame and the passion?’” says Dr. Hallowell.

You Have Never Suffered Enough

By Gordon S Livingston M.D. on October 24, 2011 in Lifelines
And so we suffer twice: the broken lives and withered hopes inflicted by and upon the addicted in their relentless pursuit of the evanescent pleasure that substances produce AND the suffering we as a society exact on those who use and traffic in these substances.

Why We Stand By And Don't Help

By Ray Williams on October 24, 2011 in Wired for Success
Is callousness to human suffering increasing?

Good Moaning! Good Moaning?

When chronic pain is an issue, the enemy of sex is fear. Trust is the key to fearlessness. The worn adage, "yes means yes, and no means no" has never been more important. In order for each partner to be able to trust the "yes," each must respect the "no." In order for that trust to exist, it is important that neither plays any games with this clarity.

Affirming the Container

By James V. Cordova Ph.D. on October 24, 2011 in Living Intimately
Holding ourselves off from intimacy because we need this problem to go away first is a trap. If you drag your relationship into this trap, it will happily chew it up, spit it out, and ask for more.

Brag Like a Lady: Self-Promote Without Backlash

By Joan C Williams on October 24, 2011 in Family Friendly
We all know that self-promotion is the way to get ahead, but it poses special challenges for women. Here are a few tips for making your achievements known in the office while avoiding being seen as a bitch.

Treat Chronic Pain as an Ongoing Experiment

By Deborah Barrett Ph.D., LCSW on October 24, 2011 in Paintracking
One of the most difficult parts of living with chronic pain is its unpredictability. Learning the reasons behind your ups and downs puts you in the driver's seat.

When Children Have Been Bullied: Healing Options

Bullying can have devastating impacts on kids. Less overt hurtful moments can induce phobias and emotional hypersensitivy as well. This new treatment method can erase potential lifelong damage from traumatic events.

Unlikely Heroes: Resilience with a Dragon Tattoo

The Hollywood remake of the movie “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” is scheduled for release in December. The marketing build-up, concerns over the explicit sexual violence, the intrigues of casting, and the inevitable comparison to the Swedish version have eclipsed the true power of the book—the psychology of the characters, particularly that of Lisbeth Salander.

Singing a New Kind of Praise: 7 Tips for Nurturing Gifted Children

When it comes to perfectionistic children, it is more effective to encourage efforts, than to focus on performance or ability.

"Very Funny!" Why Sarcasm is No Laughing Matter for Kids

While humor is a glue that binds many families together, sarcasm can be the wit that wounds.

Put Your Cell Phone in Your Sock Drawer, Part III

By Faith Brynie Ph.D. on October 24, 2011 in Brain Sense
Because children's heads, brains, and bones absorb more radiation from cell phones than adult models predict, some experts suggest that new methods of measuring and monitoring are long overdue.