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Top 10 Parenting Tips

By Tim Carey Ph.D. on August 20, 2017 in In Control
Parenting is the greatest trip on earth. I wish you the ride of your life.

On the Modern Self

By Clay Routledge Ph.D. on August 19, 2017 in More Than Mortal
Writer Will Storr discusses his new book: Selfie.

The 1 Skill College Students Wish Their Parents Taught Them

We invest a lot of time in teaching young people to be academically prepared for the future, but we often overlook the skills they really need to succeed.

Keeping Track

By Jean Kazez on August 16, 2017 in The Philosophical Parent
Is it ethical to use Find-My-iPhone to track your kids?

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An Answer To Your ASD Teen's Tantrums.

"A meltdown can last in the upwards of fifteen minutes plus, and there is very little a parent can do to console their child. The promise of consequences doesn’t work".

Charlie Gard, Teacher

What parents, physicians, and psychologists can learn from the death of an infant.

5 Ways Your Struggling Adult Child May Be Manipulating You

Is your unjustifiable, yet unshakable, guilt making you vulnerable to the manipulations of your adult older child?
Aspiring Families Press

Protecting Kids From Divorce Tug-Of-Wars: 10 Golden Rules

Tips and tools to protect children through the loss and conflict of divorce.

Dear Parents, It's Time to Let Go

By Deborah J. Cohan, Ph.D. on July 29, 2017 in Social Lights
What college-bound students wish they could say to their parents.

20 Preachy Pleas

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on July 29, 2017 in How To Do Life
Did your parents tell you these?

Managing Parental Anger

Take a deep breath or count to 10 and find positive words to send your message.
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From the Cradle to the Grave, Looking Back

By Greg O'Brien on July 28, 2017 in On Pluto
“As I watched my wife of 66 years begin to deteriorate with dementia, it was the first serious trauma I had faced since losing my parents."

Lessen Your Child’s Back-to-School Stress

Are your kids stressed-out about school starting? Do a back-to-school mental health check-in.

My Teen Son Is Smoking Marijuana

How to handle a teen's marijuana use.
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It's Not All Your Mother-in-law's Fault

Your in-laws may not be as bad as you think.

When Children Begin to Talk

Language represents a huge developmental leap for a child. Once childre begins to talk, the task turns to teaching them to use words to appropriately express their feelings.

The Joys of Parenting

Is parenting overwhelming? Stuck in a negative rut? A few reminders and some good advice can help.

The Big-hearted "Big Sick"

By Deborah King on July 24, 2017 in Mining the Headlines
A new way to view a Pakastani Muslim—as the lead in a romance with real heart.

Borderline Personality Disorder: Who Burdens Who?

Most personality disorders are in actuality a family affair, but saying this has become politically incorrect. Political considerations can trump scientific ones in science.
Suzanne Bouffard

Ready, Set, Go!

Early childhood education is complicated. Here's a roadmap.
Carl Pickhardt Ph.D.

Young Adulthood and Avoiding Lifestyle Stress

Entry into young adulthood, usually in the early twenties, is a significant life change which can be unduly stressful unless one knows how to self-maintain and moderate demand.

The "Professionalization" of Youth Sports

"It's a disgrace what we're doing. We're asking kids to compete to win. Why not ask them to compete to have fun?" Sparky Anderson, Baseball Hall of Fame manager

How to Nurture Authenticity in Your Children

Parents want their children to lead happy lives, but paradoxically this can lead them to push their children in the wrong directions

The Root of Overprotective Parenting: Codependent Parents?

By Seth Meyers Psy.D. on July 21, 2017 in Insight Is 20/20
Overprotective parents say they have their child's best interests in mind. Is it true?

Who's the Baby?

By Nick Luxmoore on July 21, 2017 in Young People Up Close
We avoid having to acknowledge our own baby tendencies when someone else unwittingly expresses them for us.

The Uncomfortable Conversation about Online Safety

An online teen suicide challenge continues, despite the arrest of the originator. The conversations you should have with your children about safety online.

Stop the Hovering

As your perception of your grown children has changed, their perception of you should change as well.

A Guide to the Fantasy Bond

Many struggles we face in our current interpersonal relationships arise from a core defense formed in childhood known as the “fantasy bond.”

Is It Narcissism or Sociopathy?

By Stephen A. Diamond Ph.D. on July 19, 2017 in Evil Deeds
What is the nexus between narcissistic and antisocial personality?

Does Video Game Addiction Really Exist?

By Romeo Vitelli Ph.D. on July 19, 2017 in Media Spotlight
Despite the political pressure to declare video game addiction a real disorder, the basic science still isn't there. What will this mean for concerned parents and therapists?

How and Why You Compromise Your Integrity

Your most important possession is your integrity. It’s your trustworthiness, word of honor. Yet at some point you’ve certainly violated this most “sacred” part of yourself. Why?

What's So Bad About Bribing Your Child?

Cooperation is too complicated to be shaped by a simple habit, since it's driven by emotions and how connected your child feels to you at the moment.