Essential Reads

Overcoming the Paralysis of Toxic Shame

How might toxic shame play a role in your anger?

Beyond Recess: Synchronized Play Improves Kids' Cooperation

We all know the elated feeling of swinging side-by-side with someone in synchrony. Now, researchers have identified unexpected benefits of synchronized movement during childhood.

A Simple Trick to Get Your Kid to Stop Whining

By Guy Winch Ph.D. on April 16, 2017 in The Squeaky Wheel
You can get your child to stop whining if you follow this formula:

How Common Is Childhood Mental Illness?

Think childhood mental illness is rare? Think again.

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From Michael Jackson to "Bieber Fever," Where is the Ethical Psychologist?

From Michael Jackson to "Bieber Fever," Where is the Ethical Psychologist?

The two-year anniversary of Michael Jackson's death is a reminder of the perils that often accompany child stardom. From shows such as "Toddlers and Tiaras" to the phenomenon known as "Bieber Fever," children are wielding increasingly large amount of power with minimal supervision. Where do psychologists fit into the picture?

Loaded Question

By Nancy Rappaport M.D. on June 24, 2011 in We Are Only Human

Get Your Children Under Control In Public

By Nancy S. Buck Ph.D. on June 24, 2011 in Peaceful Parenting

Saturday Morning Cartoons Meant My Parent's Door Was Shut (I think)

By Steven Schlozman M.D. on June 24, 2011 in Grand Rounds
Saturday morning gave me my TV and gave my parents some privacy. You can't get that kind of happiness with Hulu.

Susan Newman: The Case for the Only Child

By Jennifer Haupt on June 24, 2011 in One True Thing
Stopping at one child can be a difficult decision but it's also becoming a popular one. Here's more about why this phenomena is growing, and some of the myths about onlies:

Divorce Makes You a Bad Person... Again

By Laurie Essig Ph.D. on June 24, 2011 in Love, Inc
Among educated Americans, getting divorced means you're a bad person.
Healthy Digital Habits for Babies

Healthy Digital Habits for Babies

The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is taking a sensible lead for the 21st century and updating its policy on technology and screen time from birth to age 3. This is a wise and bold move, but guess who objects to this timely and prudent 21st-century stance.

Why Are Men So Complicated?

Q: Why Are Men So Complicated? (no it’s not what Bill Clinton and John Edwards said when they said: “It was because they could”) A: Welcome to the "Not in Control Zone"

Why Study Child Development?

By Erin Breedlove on June 23, 2011 in Dispatches on Development
Why is the study of child development important? Why do children ask questions?
Unlocking Your Success Equation

Unlocking Your Success Equation

By Peter Bregman on June 23, 2011 in How We Work
When facing an opportunity in life, most people ask, ""Will I succeed?" The force underlying Jim Wolfensohn's success is his willingness to ask instead, "Is it worth the risk?"

The Great Wall

By Michelle Au M.D. on June 23, 2011 in This Won't Hurt a Bit
When doctors seem distant, sometimes they're just protecting themselves.
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Why has the number of grandparents raising grandchildren skyrocketed?

Your Child’s Self Esteem Starts With You

All parents both love and hate themselves, and they extend both of these reactions to their children.

What's Your Power Style?

By Maggie Craddock on June 22, 2011 in Power Styles

Watching Out for the Gorilla

By Julie K. Hersh on June 22, 2011 in Struck By Living
How well do you know your teens in your practice or in your home?

Help! My Child Is Screaming On The Floor, Now What?

By Laura JJ Dessauer Ed.D., L.M.H.C. on June 22, 2011 in Business Success for Therapists
Stop tantrums and meltdowns with these 5 creative tips.

The Child Performer

By Wanda Behrens-Horrell L.C.S.W., N.C.P on June 22, 2011 in In the Trenches

Stake Land drives home its message

By Ethan Gilsdorf on June 21, 2011 in Geek Pride
This doomed world may feel familiar, full of paranoia and desperation, but Stake Land remains one of the genre’s smartest entries in years.

Would A Weiner By Any Other Name Smell More Sweet?

By Ira Rosofsky Ph.D. on June 21, 2011 in Adventures in Old Age
Now that our long national nightmare of Weinerhood is over, I have to say when you have the name Weiner, it doesn't help that your scandal was about your wiener. If your name were, say, Jones, strike that, Smith, you might not have been in the same amount of trouble.

The Parenting Power of Understanding Your Emotional "Buttons"

By Mitch Abblett Ph.D. on June 21, 2011 in A Special Education
Are you willing to "disable" yours?

Division of Parental Assets Among Sibling Twins

By Cathy Cress M.S.W. on June 21, 2011 in Mom Loves You Best
Parents of twins feel challenged to divide their time, attention, and love between their children.

The High Cost of Agreeability

It's no secret that we're descended from Chimpanzees and partial heirs to their competitive hierarchical structures, so why am I so shocked that at the occasional impulse to gnash my teeth while clicking the obligatory Facebook 'like' on a colleague's accomplishment?

Does Your Relationship Feel Like a Curse or Curriculum?

By Jane Bolton Psy.D., M.F.T., on June 21, 2011 in Your Zesty Self

The Combat Element, Part 1

By Nancy Sherman Ph.D. on June 21, 2011 in Stoic Warrior

It Sounds Easy, So Why Is This Particular Element of Happiness So Hard?

By Gretchen Rubin on June 21, 2011 in The Happiness Project
I love the novels of J.P. Marquand, and over the weekend, I re-read The Late George Apley. (I love to re-read.) I thought I remembered that it touched on the issue of happiness, and it does. The novel is terrific -- funny, poignant, and very thought-provoking.