Play Your Way

Play Your Way

More than just frivolity, play helps you learn, create, discover, connect, relax, maintain health and stay present (not to mention belly laugh.)

Do What You Love? Risky

By Marty Nemko Ph.D.
There may be a wiser route to contentment.

Three Ways to Use Play to Get Kids to Behave

By Susan Heitler Ph.D.
School's out! Road trip? Be prepared so the kids don't drive you bananas.

How to Find Joy in a Vacation You Cannot Take

By Toni Bernhard J.D.
Even if you can't travel, you can learn to make others' joy your own.

Anxiety and Relationships Part 3: Rediscovering Why Part of the Work Should Be Play

By Amy Przeworski Ph.D.
The importance of fun in relationships.

Splash! What Kids Discover in a Puddle

By Siu-Lan Tan Ph.D.
8 great videos of children's first encounters with puddles

Play and the Child's Sense of Self

By Marilyn Wedge Ph.D.
The loss of free play means a loss of creativity.

Brain Freeze, or the Art of Trying Just Hard Enough

By Susan K Perry Ph.D.
Forget your audience and quit trying so hard.

Learning to Be Present With Yourself

By Melanie Greenberg Ph.D.
Can you just "be" instead of "doing" all the time?

5 Reasons You Need to Play More

By Emma M. Seppälä Ph.D.
Research finds that fun seriously aids everything you want your mind to do.

Are Olympic Athletes Heroes?

By Travis Langley Ph.D.
Does going for the gold make a sports figure a hero?

The Power of Choosing Your Thoughts

By Lisa Firestone Ph.D.
Introspection versus rumination

Fathers, Sports, and Developing Children Into Leaders

By Ronald E Riggio Ph.D.
How to develop leadership potential in your children.

How to Unleash Your Creativity and Find Inspiration Today!

By Preston Ni M.S.B.A.
How to deal with creative or mental blocks and be inspired.

How To Make Your Child a Psychological Wreck - The Playground Manual

By Stanton Peele
You can screw your kid up at the playground too!

OCD and Video Games

By Fletcher Wortmann
Games can isolate or empower, can create mania and addiction or peace of mind.

Nature's Rx: Green-Time's Effects on ADHD

By Victoria L. Dunckley M.D.
Green-time may prove to be a powerful natural treatment for ADHD symptoms.

Free Play Is Essential for Normal Emotional Development

By Peter Gray
Why Mother Nature motivates our children to play in emotionally exciting ways.

Adolescence and Parents as Valuable Informants

By Carl E Pickhardt Ph.D.
Discussing worldly dangers and disclosing personal history is complicated to do.

Breaking 5 Stuttering Myths

By Katherine Preston
Despite growing acceptance, stutterers are still wildly misunderstood.

Children May Be Playing, But Their Brains Are Working

By Darcia Narvaez Ph.D.
How does play help children?

Waiting Room Etiquette 101

By Traci Stein PhD, MPH
What your provider wants you to know but may not tell you