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Letter to Dads of Daughters on a Sexual Misconduct Epidemic

By Todd B. Kashdan Ph.D. on November 13, 2017 in Curious?
I wanted to write a letter to dads of daughters everywhere on the sexual misconduct mayhem that is being revealed daily.
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What Can 10,000-Pound Juvenile Delinquents Teach Us?

The elephant gangsters of Pilanesberg.

Surviving Mealtimes With a Picky Eater

By Vanessa LoBue, Ph.D. on November 13, 2017 in The Baby Scientist
Is your child a picky eater? It turns out that many children are, but here are some useful tips backed by research to help curb the picky eater at your dinner table.

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What Do I Do With ADD Kids This Summer?

By Lara Honos-Webb Ph.D. on May 24, 2011 in The Gift of ADHD

Parenting Advice For Arnold Schwarzenegger And Maria Shriver

By Laura JJ Dessauer Ed.D., L.M.H.C. on May 24, 2011 in Business Success for Therapists
3 tips to help your children when their lives are in upheaval: Lessons learned from Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver to help your family in difficult times

Parents of Sibs -Set Limits, Establish Boundaries and Fair Rules - Said Out Loud

By Cathy Cress M.S.W. on May 24, 2011 in Mom Loves You Best
How siblings behave toward each other is the first social lesson they get on how to interact with the world and perhaps their future boyfriend, girlfriend, partner or spouse. It also gives siblings the framework to cooperate with each other.

Did Schwarzenegger Consider His Children?

By Ana Nogales, Ph.D. on May 24, 2011 in Family Secrets
Of course we cannot know what went through Arnold Schwarzenegger’s mind when he decided to have an affair with a household employee. If he is anything like most men and women who are unfaithful, it is likely that he did not think about the affect his behavior might have on his children.

Aunting & Uncling Essentials: Supplemental Parenting

By Robert M. Milardo Ph.D. on May 24, 2011 in Next to Kin

Who Made This Mess Part 2: And How Do I Get Out of It?

By Regina Leeds on May 23, 2011 in Inner Peace Through Outer Order
Unhook from the past and get organized today.

Answering Maria Shriver: Ways to Navigate Life's Adversities

They say that the only things you can count on in life are death and taxes; well, I'd like to add one more thing to that list -- adversity. I guarantee you will experience a few down's with your up's as you go through life, some worse than others
Six Problems with Psychiatric Diagnosis for Children

Six Problems with Psychiatric Diagnosis for Children

Diagnosing children with psychiatric disorders is even more problematic and potentially harmful than diagnosing adults.

Remembering when a parent died

By Phyllis R. Silverman Ph.D. on May 23, 2011 in Raising Grieving Children

Closing The Gap Between Social Acceptance And Academic Achievement

By Ugo Uche on May 23, 2011 in Promoting Empathy With Your Teen
Of what good is an education if you can't use it to solve your problems? Social relationships are an important aspect of any one's life, and history is filled with role models who were are able to successfully navigate through unjust ostracism in their societies in order to accomplish a great deal for themselves and their respective communities.

People Who Can't Control Themselves Control The People Around Them

Do your feelings, anxieties, and insecurities run away with you and dominate your relationships? Do you always have to be right in an argument? Do you get triggered and lash out verbally or physically in ways you later regret? These are all signs of difficulty regulating and modulating your inner emotional world.

Are you really open to the love you seek

By Gerry Heisler Ph.D. on May 23, 2011 in Relationship Boot Camp
Can you let people only get so close? At the same time, do you find you also can't let them get that far way?

Cohen and Taylor Defeat Schwarzenegger and Sheen: No Contest

By Marietta McCarty on May 23, 2011 in Life Saving Philosophy
What idle complacency numbs hearts and minds and makes the behavior of a politician and an actor front page fodder? Cohen and Taylor are suiting up against the nasty bias of homophobia. When will their names define the true meaning of "celebrity"?

Therapy In Your Pajamas

By Jean Pollack Ph.D. on May 23, 2011 in Creativity as a Way of Life

Why Rich and Famous Men Stray

Could it be about being hooked on adrenaline, feeling entitled to the adoration and admiration of the masses, feeling unduly carped/nagged/criticized at home and then being seduced by power into developing secondary Asperger’s Syndrome?

The Common Sense

By Ira J. Chasnoff M.D. on May 20, 2011 in Aristotle's Child
Spelling–Hungry Educators Stuck on the Reading Bus to Nowhere

Spelling–Hungry Educators Stuck on the Reading Bus to Nowhere

A standing–room–-only crowd packed the aisles, and people sat sprawled on the carpet in front of room W208b of the Orlando Convention Center, hungry for an alternative to twenty years of dumbed-down spelling instruction. I threw out fresh steak—Bring back spelling!—to a ravenous audience. Here’s the meat of what I had to say:

Rebounding from Springtime Stress!

By Connie Shapiro PhD on May 19, 2011 in When You're Not Expecting
Even as bright flowers, longer hours of sunshine, and gradual warmth abound in the spring, many of us have encountered potholes in this otherwise cheerful season. Whether you are rebounding from the stress of Spring holidays, winter weight gain, or infertility, here are some thoughts on how to set your sights on moving forward!

Public School in Switzerland

By Jenny Lind Schmitt on May 19, 2011 in Lifestyle Design
A public school system has an assembly line approach, with the end goal of a predictable and similar-looking product. With this approach comes the loss of the ability to discover and train the unique interests and capabilities of individual students.

How Do Brains Age?

The best advice for living long and having a healthy brain.

5 Tips to Turn the Tide: Parents and Kids Living Together Lovingly

By Charlotte Reznick Ph.D. on May 18, 2011 in The Power of Imagination
Eleven-year-old Grace had always been a challenge, but the last two years everything had become a struggle with her parents. Grace wanted more freedom; Mom needed to keep a watchful eye. Grace thought Dad was overbearing; Dad found Grace inconsiderate. Explosions erupted constantly and no one knew how to turn the tide.

Why People Subscribe To Foolish Beliefs

By Ugo Uche on May 18, 2011 in Promoting Empathy With Your Teen
"People have a tendency to give into beliefs that suggest they are at an advantage, never mind that there is an absence of concrete evidence, or the presence of contradictory evidence. I like to call this the feel good phenomenon, "if you feel good about the belief, then it must and should be true".

Bad Will Hunting - Know any Smart but Angry Teens?

A frustrated teen will look for things that irritate them to vent and let some of the pressure off.