You Complete Me

When parents live out their dreams through their children, kids suffer. Exploring the danger of living vicariously through the next generation.

Raising “Star” Children: The Pressure May Be Too Great

By Susan Newman Ph.D.
China sends a strong message to all parents.

Get Your Own Life, Parents

By Michael W. Austin Ph.D.
And let your kids live theirs

Do Mothers Cause Eating Disorders?

By Dara Chadwick
We can control what we choose to model.

Develop Your Kids Into Leaders: What to Do and When

By Ronald E Riggio Ph.D.
Age appropriate leadership tasks for kids.

Curbing Too-High Hopes for Children’s Success

By Susan Newman Ph.D.
Why and how to curb parental expectations for children’s futures.

The Dangers of Narcissistic Parents

By Lisa Firestone Ph.D.
How narcissistic parents substitute emotional hunger for love.

Will Fame Buy Me Love?

By Robert Evans Wilson Jr.
What is it in your past that motivates you today?

Some Ways to Practice Are More Perfect Than Others

By Susan Heitler Ph.D.
For Olympic gold, or top kudos in school, arts, and even love, learn to practice

The Myth of the Helicopter Parent

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
Indulgent parents of young adults may actually promote their development

The Eyes of the Tornado

By Amy Przeworski Ph.D.
How parental perfectionism reared its ugly head