Dear Mom

Most people think their relationship with their moms are difficult. Here's how to manage your biggest fan and harshest critic.

Is It Easier to Love a Stepdad Than a Stepmom?

By Wednesday Martin Ph.D.
The tensions between stepmothers and stepchildren.

Monster Mommy

By Amy Przeworski Ph.D.
Surviving months with a colicky baby

Watching Your Parents Age

By Judith Fein
What it feels like to see your parents age

Adoption Diary, Part I: Giving Birth in an Airport

By Toni Bernhard J.D.
Who knew that parents could give birth to a 3-year old child?

Lessons My Daughter Taught Me

By Ruth C. White Ph.D.
Parents don't always know better.

Why Does This Baby Cry When Her Mother Sings? (Viral Video)

By Siu-Lan Tan Ph.D.
Communicating emotion through face and melody

The 11 Best Mother's Day Quotes

By Melanie Greenberg Ph.D.
Inspiration & Celebration of the Parenting Bond

The Unloving Mother

By Mark Banschick M.D.
The Brutal Womb and the Child of the Borderline

The Rise of Artisan Parenting

By Camille S. Johnson Ph.D.
Making parenting more difficult makes people feel like better parents.

Daughters of Unloving Mothers: 7 Common Wounds

By Peg Streep
A lack of confidence and an inability to trust are just the beginning.

Putting "Me" Before "Mommy"

By Stephanie A. Sarkis Ph.D.
Putting "me" before "mommy" isn't selfish - it's essential.

Mother's Day Dread

By Susan Heitler Ph.D.
If your mom had a borderline personality, Mother's Day can be difficult.

The Crash After the Crush

By Robert Evans Wilson Jr.
Intense emotional pain drove me to discover its true source

My Mother’s Secret, My Secret

By Jennifer Haupt
Breaking the legacy of depression.

Breaking the Fantasy Bond with Our Mothers

By Lisa Firestone Ph.D.
The value of differentiating from the negative traits of our mothers.

"Mom, I Love You, But Please Don't Friend Me on Facebook"

By Andrea Bonior Ph.D.
Navigating family dynamics in social networking.

Do Fewer Babies Create Happier Humans and Better Societies?

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D.
Does fewer babies mean national oblivion or human flourishing?

Worried About Your Quiet Child? From One Mother to Another

By Barbara Markway Ph.D.
Your child is going to be okay

Susanna Sonnenberg: The Line Between Stepmother and Mother

By Jennifer Haupt
Family, or simply bound by the man who is father and husband?

Take my mother-in-law: 6 steps to good in-law relationships

By F. Diane Barth L.C.S.W.
Using psychology to improve relationships with your in-laws

Why You Can't Force Your Mom into Therapy

By Linda Esposito LCSW
Your mother is not in therapy. But you are.

Mother's Day Thoughts

By Robin Marantz Henig
I misbehaved one Mother's Day, and hope I've learned my lesson.