Essential Reads

Unloved Daughters and the Culture of Shame

By Peg Streep on June 23, 2017 in Tech Support
Shame plays many roles in an unloved daughter's life, especially on the road to recovery when the cultural notion of filial obligation becomes yet another obstacle.

Four Reasons Why People Become Empaths: Trauma to Genetics

Why do people become empaths? As a psychiatrist and an empath, I’ve seen that there are four main factors that can contribute to heightening one's sensitivities.

Aggression and Fear Can Be Reduced in Specific Dog Breeds

New data provides a possible alternative to breed-specific legislation to control aggression and fearfulness in dogs.

Caution, Moms: Your Daughters Are Listening

It’s summer. For millions of women, wearing a bathing suit in public is agonizing. Do we keep beating ourselves up or try something new this year for the sake of our daughters?

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Why Hiding Information Is Harmful to Your Health

Keeping secrets: Why hiding information from your partner can be harmful to your health and your relationship.

2 Minute Ways Couples Can Avoid Drifting Apart After Baby

By consciously pursuing two-minute actions that bond, repair, or boost a relationship, couples can help prevent a "silent drift apart after baby."
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Couples Grieving a Child

Understanding the differences in how men and women grieve.

Understanding Bias, Prejudice, and Violence

If we want to understand bias and prejudice, it might help to understand infant development—feelings and how they work—and evolution.

A Boundary Overstepped

What should a teenage girl should do if her dad has poor boundaries?

Dad Dynamics: The Balancing Act of Modern Fatherhood

By Michael Ascher M.D. on June 05, 2017 in Unhooked
Seven things dads can do to raise emotionally healthy children.

Co-Parenting Tips If You Have Asperger's/Autism

I’m currently working with a wonderful father who has Asperger’s, and he’s been doing a wonderful job navigation the co-parenting situation.

The Manchester and London Bridge Attacks: Helping Kids Cope

Helping kids cope with terrorist attacks and weapon violence: Tips and tools.

School's Out for Summer

By Deborah J. Cohan, Ph.D. on June 04, 2017 in Social Lights
How parents and college students can survive the long break.

Parent's Guide to the Gender Revolution

Three guidelines for discussing gender identity with your kid.

How are the Trump Troubles Like the Army-McCarthy Hearings?

By David P. Barash Ph.D. on June 01, 2017 in Pura Vida
I'm sure that I'm not alone is finding myself glued to the latest Trump Troubles, including Russia Revelations. It brings back memories of sunshine in some bad old days.

12 Tips to Build a Stronger Sibling Bond

How do siblings build up a reservoir of good feelings to draw on? Mostly, by having a good time together.

What Do Kids Really Want from a Trip?

By Andrea Bartz on June 01, 2017 in The Wandering Mind
New research shines a light on exactly how children feel about family vacations.

Confronting Complex Multiracial Realities

Social psychology professor Saera Khan discusses the complexities of multiracial identity, prejudice, and discrimination in our especially tense sociopolitical climate.

Don't Let Emotion Choose You

Advisors should work diligently to help their clients keep their emotions from getting the better of them.

A Hierarchy of Dog Needs: Abraham Maslow Meets the Mutts

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on May 31, 2017 in Animal Emotions
Linda Michaels' force-free training, adapted from Abraham Maslow's hierarchy of human needs, stresses gentle care and treatment, rewards, and choice. Being nice to your dog is key.

Why Shaming Doesn't Work

Many people consider shaming an acceptable way of changing behavior. Is shaming effective? Research reveals that shame is a complex emotion.

13 Things Parents Should Know About 13 Reasons Why

Although 13 Reasons Why is a show about high school students, parents should be tuning in before allowing kids to watch the program.

Banish These Bad Ideas About Dyslexia

By Temma Ehrenfeld on May 31, 2017 in Open Gently
Dyslexia isn't a vision or behavior problem and can't be cured with bone broth. But your child can flourish.

Improve Your Summer by Teaching Kids to Say "Thanks"

Teaching kids to say "thank you" makes the drudgery of keeping together a house full of kids a lot more bearable.

A Child's Illness, a Mother's Anguish

By Amy Tuteur M.D. on May 30, 2017 in Push Back
Bibi, age eleven, has a chemical imbalance of the brain called “bipolar.”

Dangers in Child Sex-tech Communications

Are you aware of developing communication technologies that your kids may engage that involving sexual content? Have you addressed with them strategies to avoid such exchanges?
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When Parenting Becomes a Spectator Sport

By Barb Cohen on May 29, 2017 in Mom, Am I Disabled?
The strongest parents absorb the professionals' good advice, ignore the useless commentary, and treat themselves with compassion. But most of us are not among the strongest.

Authoritarianism Comes with a Huge Price

Empathy is the key to conflict resolution and lack of empathy is the source of great conflict.

"13 Reasons Why:" Psychological Costs for Vulnerable Kids

This binge-able series is wildly successful with teens, but they may also find it unexpectedly evocative, disturbing, and misleading.

For Parents: High School Students Facing Year-End Burnout

Is your exhausted, stressed-out high school student crumbling at the end of the school year? These tips will help you provide the practical support your child needs.

52 Ways to Show I Love You: Making Miracles

Parents, patients and staff at Blythedale Children's Hospital show what love can manifest as they use trust, caring and commitment to transform lives with assistive technology.
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How to Tell When Your Child Has Started Adolescence

Accustomed to parenting a child, it can be hard for parents admit when childhood is over and parenting an adolescent has begun.

Behave Yourself: Moral Behavior and Conformity

By Eyal Winter Ph.D. on May 27, 2017 in Feeling Smart
Should we induce our kids to conform?