Essential Reads

Creating eBooks for Children - Let's Do It Together!

By Michael Hogan Ph.D. on July 27, 2016 in In One Lifespan
Story books for children have a long history and are universally valued by children and parents. Digital stories for children offer new ways to share stories and advance literacy.

The Top Five Gifts of Pokemon Go to Parents

"Thanks Pokemon Go for giving my kids a modern version of a 1970s summer!”

Feathering the Empty Nest

By Ann Smith on July 25, 2016 in Healthy Connections
Couples who were able to maintain their connection through the child rearing years will have a smoother transition into empty nest years.

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Should You Be a Stay-at-Home Dad?

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on July 29, 2016 in How To Do Life
An internal debate.

How to give your child a rich life--without raising entitled

Nobody wants to raise a child who thinks the world owes him, who feels like he’s entitled to take whatever he wants.

Connecting Spelling Books to Reading Scores

Do you know why so many American school children can't read proficiently? Guess what we aren't teaching.

"Pay Attention, Teach'"

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on July 28, 2016 in How To Do Life
On communicating effectively with people with a different world view.

Behave!

By Jenni Ogden Ph.D. on July 27, 2016 in Trouble in Mind
A series about the ethical standards of different fictional biographies and factual biographies of famous psychologists and scientists.The first is on John Watson & Rosalie Rayner

Handling Defiance: You're Not the Boss of Me!

Because a defiant child is rejecting the parent as leader, at least at this moment, defiance also indicates that the child feels disconnected from the parent.

Two Homes, One Childhood

I want children to have a childhood, despite their parents’ divorce. How? Their parents can act like parents, not litigants, spurned lovers, or bitter exes.
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Adolescence and Speed of Life

The demands of adolescence become more numerous as one grows because one must get up to speed to cope with the increased complexity of life.

Trump, Stress Reactivity, Trance, and Ethics

By Darcia Narvaez Ph.D. on July 24, 2016 in Moral Landscapes
Donald Trump paints pervasive threat, triggering the brain’s survival systems and attracting submission to his vision of dominance.

Mom With Metastatic Cancer Talks About Resilience

From time to time I receive inspiring letters from people who have encountered my work and are kind enough to share their lives. Here is one such letter that brought me to tears.

What's Wrong in America?

If you are frustrated or angry with what you see wrong in America, you could be part of the solution by simply changing your frame of mind. Learn how.
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Is Your School Helping or Hurting Your Child’s Literacy?

Reading is key to success. Five common teaching practices that don't work; and six ways to support kids in acquiring a love of reading that encourages learning across the lifespan.

Why Do Run-Down Schools Trigger Lower Test Scores?

A new study from Cornell University identifies a chain reaction that occurs in run-down schools which results in lower test scores for students from all walks of life.

Am I Messing Up My Kid?

With all the advice out there it's easy to have unfair and unrealistic expectations for yourself and your children. Recognizing the good in what you do will ease the pressure.

When the Lying Starts

By Kyle D. Pruett M.D. on July 20, 2016 in Once Upon a Child
How to understand and discourage lying

The Rainbow Link

A new book helps young children process the death of a pet and learn to grieve in healthy ways.

7 Questions to Help You Decode Your Child's SOS and Respond

As you set the limit—calmly and kindly—remind yourself that there’s a reason for your child’s behavior. It may not be what you consider a good reason, but it’s her reason.

The Stanford Rape Case

By Guest Blogger on July 19, 2016 in The Guest Room
Let’s shift the conversation toward understanding the needs of survivors in their healing journey.

Parenting While Traumatized

By Guest Blogger on July 19, 2016 in The Guest Room
Parenting is not an easy task. Imagine how much more difficult it must be to parent after surviving a childhood trauma.
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How to Talk to Kids about Mass Shootings and Attacks

How can we help kids cope with violent tragedies? Use a few simple guidelines.

I Cannot Do It All

By Colleen Long Psy.D. on July 19, 2016 in The Happiness Rx
Dr. Colleen Long is a psychologist and a mom who has come to the conclusion that one simply cannot have it all

Secret Stash: Ten Most Common Places Teens Hide Drugs

Teens are notorious for being innovative, and hiding their drugs is no exception.

Harvard Study Pegs How Parental Substance Abuse Impacts Kids

A new Harvard study, published today, reports that 1 in 5 children grows up in a home with parental substance abuse. The study offers advice on how to break the cycle of addiction.

Moms Working Outside of the Home: Good for Kids?

Do children benefit when mothers work outside of the home? Find out what the research says.

Silence Is Not Always Golden

By Deborah J. Cohan, Ph.D. on July 17, 2016 in Social Lights
The need to talk to your children about diversity in these violent times.

Oh No, Pokémon Go!

By Ira Hyman Ph.D. on July 17, 2016 in Mental Mishaps
We have an infestation of Pokémon on my campus and in my community. Have you seen any Pokémon lurking around your home, at work, in parks, or on the streets near you?

Models of the Human-Dog Relationship

Which model of the human-dog relationship is most scientifically accurate and morally appropriate?

Dad's Psychological Well-Being Impacts His Kids' Development

New research illuminates the impact a father's stress levels and mental health have on his children.

“Dad, if I Get a B I Feel Like I’ve Failed”

By Marcia Morris M.D. on July 16, 2016 in College Wellness
College students are under increasing pressure to be perfect - to maintain high grades, have a busy social life, look great, all while appearing calm and collected.

We're Splitting Up!

By Nick Luxmoore on July 16, 2016 in Young People Up Close
If adults can't contain their own tendencies to split, then what hope is there for young people?