Essential Reads

The Right Dose of Screen Time for Kids

By Vanessa LoBue, Ph.D. on October 22, 2016 in The Baby Scientist
On Friday, the American Academy of Pediatrics changed their policy on screen time for children under the age of 2 on Friday. Here's what the new policy means for your kids.

How Will Artificial Intelligence Change Education and Work?

A new report titled “Artificial Intelligence and Life in 2030” explores the role of AI in various aspects of society and considers implications for our future.

The Ethics of Sharing Client Stories

How can I use my clients as examples in my teaching, while honoring my clients’ confidentiality and therapeutic experience? What are the ethical limits to telling clients' stories?

The Truth About Teens and Sex

A new report details statistics about virginity loss in the United States

More Posts on Parenting

Is there something wrong with anonymous gamete donation?

There are so many ways to parent badly, and it is arguably the case that anonymous gamete donors should know something about those who will raise their biological offspring.

Walking on Eggshells: When Good Parenting Becomes Prying

When does good parenting cross the line to prying and spying? Parents and kids disagree in surprising ways.

Our Children, Our Future

By Leon Hoffman M.D. on April 19, 2011 in Beyond Freud
The current temporary government funding bill passed by Congress will soon expire, and the battle will resume with the House pursuing a budget that will make devastating cuts to programs for children.

What Does Calling Someone a “Victim” Mean?

By Elizabeth Wagele on April 19, 2011 in The Career Within You
A victim is a person who has been hurt or taken advantage of, which most of us try to avoid. Some people hit others over the head with this word. Some seem to like being victimized; some almost compete over who is the biggest victim. What is it about this word?


By Rachel Clark on April 19, 2011 in
Why does divorce rank up there with death of a spouse?

How to Adapt Stress-busting Strategies for Really Tough Problems

By Connie Shapiro PhD on April 19, 2011 in When You're Not Expecting
When life is filled with too much pressure, we either cave or we decide to deal with it. If you're on the "deal with it" team, you may feel apprehensive about how to identify strategies that will work. In today's blog I'll suggest some ways you can gather strength and resources to reduce the stress that threatens to become a way of life.

Parents: Spot Victims and Villians in Your Family

By Cathy Cress M.S.W. on April 19, 2011 in Mom Loves You Best
If one child feels like the helpless person, and the other sibling has all the power, this may lead decades later, to an "I Hate You" story.

Watching Life Unfold

I’ve always been fascinated by human development. What makes each of us tick? How do we grow, mature, and find our way through life? What determines the path each individual takes? What experiences tend to be transformative, and why?

High Octane Girls: A Personal Story Turns into a Professional Challenge

By Sherrie Bourg Carter Psy.D. on April 18, 2011 in High Octane Women
Of all the jobs in the world, raising children is by far the hardest job in the history of the universe. And although all children present their own distinct challenges, I speak from experience when I say that high-achieving children have a rather unique way of adding a few degrees of difficulty to this already daunting task.

Human Cooling, Global Warming and Childhood Obesity

Are we getting even with an unloving world by taking from Mother Nature and then eating poorly?

The Fragility and Distortions of Our Love of Neighbor

By Stephen G Post Ph.D. on April 18, 2011 in The Joy of Giving
The sources of our love for others are unstable aspects of human nature, and often overwhelmed. And yes, there are forms of giving and helping that are unhealthy. We need not overstate these things, or become skeptics, but we need to acknowledge them.

What to Do When Your Child Says: "I'm Gay!"

By Michael C. LaSala Ph.D., LCSW on April 18, 2011 in Gay and Lesbian Well-Being
Your child has just come out to you as gay, lesbian, bisexual, or trangender...What should you do? Well, first, take a deep breath... (Good advice when first confronting any difficult situation, right?)

Adolescence and the Transition to Middle School

So your son or daughter will enter middle school next fall and you are wondering how to manage the transition? The answer is, "very mindfully" because your child's life is about to undergo a number of significant changes. Here are a few to consider.

Why Are Older Parents More Likely to Have Daughters?

By Satoshi Kanazawa on April 17, 2011 in The Scientific Fundamentalist
One of the consistent findings in the field of reproductive medicine is that older parents are more likely to have daughters. Why?

Kids Hitting? Dodge Sibling Problems by Intervening Right Away

By Cathy Cress M.S.W. on April 17, 2011 in Mom Loves You Best
Do not let siblings settle differences between themselves.

Children Need to Learn to Define Grief

By Phyllis R. Silverman Ph.D. on April 16, 2011 in Raising Grieving Children

"Get Outside of the House: Literally Get Out and Smell the Roses"

By Gretchen Rubin on April 15, 2011 in The Happiness Project
I met Anne Kreamer because I was a big fan of her book, Going Gray: What I Learned about Beauty, Sex, Work, Motherhood, Authenticity, and Everything Else That Really Matters. Not dying her hair any more was a sort of happiness-project for Anne, so that really caught my attention.

Generation Stuck: The One-two Punch of College Debt and a Recession

By Barbara Ray on April 15, 2011 in Adulthood: What's the Rush?
The promise of college is the American Dream for working-class parents like David's. David's dad had bigger dreams for his son than removing asbestos in a refinery. Yet, the ins and outs of college were a blur. The result: unmanageable debt and a stunted beginning to adulthood.

Trying to Stop Infidelity Makes It Worse

By David J Ley Ph.D. on April 14, 2011 in Women Who Stray
How hard should you work to prevent your spouse from cheating? Should you check their email and their text messages? Go through their car and pockets and purse, checking for unexplained receipts, or underwear that's not yours? Or can this actually backfire, and make them MORE likely to cheat on you?