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Do Asexuals Have Sexual Fantasies and Do They Masturbate?

There is a spectrum of asexuality with a variety of sex drives, attractions, fantasies, and masturbations.

Adolescence: Your Parenting Work Is Not Over Yet

A parent’s job changes at a child’s adolescence. Be available while letting go. Argue. Laugh. Love the person your child really is, underneath all the identities they’re trying on.
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Six Reasons Why Individuals Choose Suicide

Have you been affected by a suicide this year?

Margaret Mead and the Great Samoan Nurture Hoax

Margaret Mead’s claim that nurture prevailed over nature in Samoan childhood and adolescence has been shown to be completely fictitious.

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Mentoring Kids in Distress

Are parents being served by the current "mental disorder labeling and medicating" model? Join experts from around the world as we look at alternative models and helping strategies.

Understanding the Impulse to Harm Oneself

By Nick Luxmoore on January 07, 2017 in Young People Up Close
"I've been self-harming! I think I might be depressed! I'm having suicidal thoughts!" Sometimes these are simply ways of saying, "I'm not a child any more. Take me seriously!"
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ADHD as a Fictitious Disease

Are parents being served by the current "mental disorder labeling and medicating" model? Join experts from around the world as we look at alternative models and helping strategies.

How Pushover Parents Raise Bullies

Without intervention, children who bully their parents will continue to have temper tantrums and blame others, even in adulthood.
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Cure Your Child With Food

Are parents being served by the current "mental disorder labeling and medicating" model? Join experts from around the world as we look at alternative models and helping strategies.

Loveys, Stuffed Animals, and Pets

Ever wondered about the significance of a child's stuffed animal or blanket? And the qualities that make up this relationship? Ever had one yourself?
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For Parents of Creative Children

Are parents being served by the current "mental disorder labeling and medicating" model? Join experts from around the world as we look at alternative models and helping strategies.

An Open Letter to Parents Struggling With Discipline

By Linda Esposito LCSW on January 04, 2017 in From Anxiety to Zen
Do you feel like the only time your kids pay attention is when you yell and get angry? Answering questions about your own childhood can help you restore rules and order at home.

My Divorced Father Is Dating & I Am Jealous

By Barbara Greenberg Ph.D. on January 03, 2017 in The Teen Doctor
Handling Jealousy About A Parent's Dating
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Partners in Resilience

Are parents being served by the current "mental disorder labeling and medicating" model? Join experts from around the world as we look at alternative models and helping strategies.
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Diagnoses as Descriptions of Behavior

Are parents being served by the current "mental disorder labeling and medicating" model? Join experts from around the world as we look at alternative models and helping strategies.
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Why Parents Should Ask Questions

Are parents being served by the current "mental disorder labeling and medicating" model? Join experts from around the world as we look at alternative models and helping strategies.

Early Intervention as Panacea: Reality or Myth?

By Emily T. Troscianko on December 31, 2016 in A Hunger Artist
Might the mantra that early intervention improves the chance of full recovery from anorexia lack solid evidence, and do harm as well as good?
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Where is the Actual Science

Are parents being served by the current "mental disorder labeling and medicating" model? Join experts from around the world as we look at alternative models and helping strategies.

Intergenerational Epigenetics and You

By Jesse Marczyk Ph.D. on December 30, 2016 in Pop Psych
Inheriting your grandfather's behavior is unlikely.
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How to Think About Psychiatric Diagnosis

Are parents being served by the current "mental disorder labeling and medicating" model? Join experts from around the world as we look at alternative models and helping strategies.
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Life Coaching and Children's Issues

Are parents being served by the current "mental disorder labeling and medicating" model? Join experts from around the world as we look at alternative models and helping strategies.
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They Say You're Crazy

Are parents being served by the current "mental disorder labeling and medicating" model? Join experts from around the world as we look at alternative models and helping strategies.
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Top Crime News of 2016

By Katherine Ramsland Ph.D. on December 28, 2016 in Shadow Boxing
Among the many lists that have been compiled for the closing year, true crime merits a place.

Your Teen Has Suicidal Thoughts—How Worried Should You Be?

By Temma Ehrenfeld on December 27, 2016 in Open Gently
Insomnia and loss of appetite are warning signs.
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Support Groups for Parents

Are parents being served by the current "mental disorder labeling and medicating" model? Join experts from around the world as we look at alternative models and helping strategies.

Why Is Violence So Contagious?

By Christopher Bergland on December 26, 2016 in The Athlete's Way
Violence is contagious. This week, two new studies put the epidemic of violence spreading like a communicable disease within social networks and communities back in the spotlight.

Getting Your Children to Listen to You

By Ugo Uche on December 26, 2016 in Promoting Empathy With Your Teen
Children pay more attention to mood than words.
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The Invisible Efforts of Parenting

Celebrate your investment. Your teenager won't.
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Voices of Hope for Mental Illness

Are parents being served by the current "mental disorder labeling and medicating" model? Join experts from around the world as we look at alternative models and helping strategies.
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Excellence in Mental Health Care

Are parents being served by the current "labeling and medicating" model?
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Alternative Children's Mental Health

Are parents being served by the current "mental disorder labeling and medicating" model? Join experts from around the world as we look at alternative models and helping strategies.

The 4.0 All College Students Should Achieve

By Deborah J. Cohan, Ph.D. on December 23, 2016 in Social Lights
40 things students need to know by the time they leave college.
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The Silenced Child

Are parents being served by the current "mental disorder labeling and medicating" model? Join experts worldwide as we look at alternative models and helping strategies.

Rest or No Rest After a Concussion?

By Harry Kerasidis M.D. on December 22, 2016 in Brain Trauma
New research may confuse long-held beliefs of how to recover from a concussion. Here's the key, along with need-to-know answers to commonly asked questions about concussions.