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How parents can find their power in a world that won’t stop pushing.
Alison Escalante M.D.
Though it’s called Baby-Friendly, most parents experience it as parent unfriendly. Now, new research concludes that this set of hospital practices doesn’t work for breastfeeding.
Kids with the immune marker for celiac disease but no actual symptoms may have a higher rate of anxiety and oppositional defiant behaviors. Should parents seek testing?
Twenty-five to 35 percent of high-achievers feel like frauds who are going to be found out, despite their success. Parents can help prevent Imposter Syndrome.
Mothers with mompostor syndrome believe that their children are doing well for every reason in the world except the real one: that they are loving mothers who are doing enough.
Kids act up. Most parents see it as testing, a developmental behavior. But what if we've got it all wrong? What if behavior comes from something much deeper?
Does your child behave impulsively? Managing a child who struggles can be exhausting, but new research suggest that factors like sleep and screen time use could make a difference.
The NICU is a very noisy place. Even as the lives of babies are saved, the environment can be hard on their physiology. Now, research finds their mother's voice can help.
New research finds that social media hurts our teenagers' mental health, but another recent study disagrees. How do we reconcile them?
How many times have you heard that screen time is bad for adolescent's mental health? A new study published last week suggests the truth may be just the opposite.
Have you ever felt behind? Whether you can’t decide your college major or you’re changing careers, research shows that a diversity of experience is an advantage in the long run.
Shame can be very effective in getting the behavior we want from our kids, but parents don't realize the consequences for the child on the inside. Here's what to do instead.
Every loving parent has to face times when they have messed up with their kids. Do we simply try harder next time? Or can we take a better approach?
Has your child ever acted like a different person? One model of the psyche posits that we all have multiple sub-personalities, like in the movie "Inside Out."
On the inside, we are more like a family, with all the possibilities of health or dysfunction that implies, than an individual. What can we learn from the voices in our heads?
Burnout is the disease of the 21st century, and it's an epidemic among doctors. Now, new research shows that physicians want to feel valued and respected by their leaders.
Does it really matter how we parent our children? New research from Harvard tells us that "at the end of the day... simply trying to love our children well will go a long way."
Despite a growing American economy, adults in the U.S. are more worried, stressed, and angry than ever, according to the Gallup 2019 World Emotions Report.
Families are stressed out when they have a child with ADHD. But now, researchers have created a new tool to help doctors support these families.
Parents have always been stressed, but now we are drowning in it. A simple method can help us find a little peace and connect with our kids.
Parents who spent millions to get children into top colleges sent their kids a message: You are not good enough. We don’t believe in your abilities.
Mothers are drowning in stress not of their own making, and the U.S. stands out for the lack of support given to families. It does not have to be this way.
A new study has found that people who had loving parents in childhood have better lives later on.
Mind-blowing facts about the world impact what we teach our kids about giving.
I thought generosity was a good idea because it was part of being a good person, but this pediatrician thinks generosity goes with the fundamentals: sleep, diet, and exercise.
When we feel connected to others and connected to the world, we find an inner meaning that is more powerful than money or possessions.
My kids felt perfectly justified following me around and haranguing me, even though they knew it was against our rules. Why? Because they were bored, and boredom is the worst.
Close your eyes and imagine the holidays. What do you see? Do you see decorations and loved ones? Ugh. This joy stuff doesn’t happen by itself.
Have you ever been trapped in worry about what you should be doing for your kids? This 3-step method can change all of that.
Do you feel you need to get it right—that if you're not reading the research, you're not doing your job? It's time to put that burden down.
Anxious parents take the blame. Aren’t we a sad bunch of lemmings driven to bizarre group behavior? But we didn’t create this culture of anxiety by ourselves.
A pediatrician and writer, Dr. Escalante is on a mission to help parents out of the Shouldstorm that disconnects them from their kids. She is raising her own rambunctious boys.