Essential Reads

Your Magic Wand for Less Drama, More Love

What if you could create that deep loving connection as your (almost) constant way of being with your child? It would be like giving yourself a magic wand.

The "School Did Nothing to Stop the Bullying" Lie

By Izzy Kalman on August 25, 2016 in Resilience to Bullying
When children like Daniel Fitzpatrick commit suicide because of bullying, parents accuse the schools of having done nothing. They're usually wrong.

Easing a Child’s Summer to School Transition

School is right around the corner but your child is still sleeping until noon and moving in slow motion. Here are some suggestions to help get them ready for the new year.

Professional Misunderstanding of Parental Alienation

Until professionals attain an in-depth understanding of the actual dynamics of parental alienation, cases of severe alienation will continue to be discounted.

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That's what she did...

By Jen Kim on March 07, 2011 in Valley Girl With a Brain
Northwestern professor John Bailey teaches sex education with an actual sex demonstration. Everyone goes crazy. Media circus ensues. What's the big deal if it was consensual?

Vampires and Zombies: Monsters from the Zeitgeist

By Perry R. Branson M.D. on March 07, 2011 in ShrinkWrapped
Our nightmares have changed. Vampires serve many different functions: They reflect a deep-seated anxiety over supplying and receiving sufficient emotional nurturance.

Wanting Privacy versus Being Ashamed

Are the people who felt uncomfortable hearing about a sex act in a university classroom really "sex negative"? Or are they just human?

How To Comfort Yourself

The other week, a patient of mine told me he'd recently come to the realization that he has a tendency to become almost embarrassingly needy in certain situations, something he attributed to several early childhood experiences. When he was three, he told me, his five-year-old sister died of cancer.

Text Bridges

Text Bridges are a powerful, noninvasive method to detect deception in both oral and written communications. 

Why Young People Shouldn’t Go to College (At Least Right Away)

There are many disadvantages to going to college too quickly after high school when young people have little life experience or aren't sure of their career paths. A recent study shows why taking a gap year can have long-term benefits for young adults.

When Mama's Not Happy - Nobody Is Happy!

By Pamela Madsen on March 06, 2011 in Shameless Woman
The biggest problem with women today - is their inability to allow themselves pleasure and self care. And it doesn't matter what the studies say. Somehow we feel that if we take care of everyone around us first - that we will get to heaven faster. It's simply not true.

My husband is having an affair. . . with a man

By Loren A. Olson M.D. on March 05, 2011 in Finally Out
A straight couple's world turns upside down after infidelity with gay partner.

Don't Shake That Baby

By Barbara Almond M.D. on March 04, 2011 in Maternal Ambivalence

Why Reconnect with Estranged Midlife Siblings?

By Cathy Cress M.S.W. on March 04, 2011 in Mom Loves You Best
Time is running out on the midlife family stage. There is only so much time for forgiveness and reconnection.

Free Educational Film on Eating Disorders

By Susan Albers Psy.D. on March 04, 2011 in Comfort Cravings
Would you like to know more about eating disorders?  If you are an educator, parent, student or just want to learn the facts about eating disorders, the film, Speaking Out About ED, Exposing Myths, Embracing Facts and Exploring Treatment, is a must see.

How Much TV Is Right for Kids?

The meanest parents in town

The Impact of Social Policy on Grieving Families

By Phyllis R. Silverman Ph.D. on March 03, 2011 in Raising Grieving Children


By Phyllis R. Silverman Ph.D. on March 03, 2011 in Raising Grieving Children

Sheen's Slippery Slope

By Janine Driver on March 03, 2011 in You Say More Than You Think
Charlie on the kids...the godesses...the drugs.

The Last of the Last

By Marc E. Agronin M.D. on March 02, 2011 in How We Age
On the day of his special honoring, Mr. Buckles was brought to the World War I Memorial in Washington, DC. Bystanders on the sidewalk stood along both sides of the stone pathway and applauded as he was wheeled past. These clapping crowds . . . stood in wonder as the last of the last World War I veterans came to honor the memory of his compatriots.

What To Do When Your Teen Has Gone Over Thirty Days Without Speaking To You

Here are four things you can practice on a daily basis to maintain a healthy and meaningful relationship with your teen, regardless of whether or not he or she speaking to you.

How to Talk So Your Child Will Listen: Vulnerability Is Key!

By Judith R. Rabinor Ph.D on March 02, 2011 in When Parents Are Partners
Last week I ran into a young woman (I'll call her Marielle) who reminded me I'd precipitated a turning point in her relationship with her mother...

How to Tell the Other Parent "The Marriage Is Over"

By Kevin D. Arnold Ph.D., ABPP on March 02, 2011 in The Older Dad
No matter what parents do, divorce makes children hurt. But, children can handle divorce better when parents understand what ends a marriage, and how to say "I'm sorry, but it's over." 

"User's Guide" to Personal Change

Learn what really needs to happen for you to improve.

To Be or Not To Be a Mom?

The choice of whether or not to have children is probably the most important one of a woman's life.  But a child is your responsibility for the next eighteen years, and on some levels for the rest of your life. 

Why Our Schools Need More Slow

According to documentary filmmaker Vicki Abeles, the US school system is churning out overwrought, undereducated kids. The system is kaputt, and our kids are suffering from it. Read on to discover how a little more Slow can bring schools back into the flow.

You Can Go Home Again, and Maybe You Should

By Jerry M. Burger Ph.D. on March 01, 2011 in Returning Home

How to reunite work and life after anorexia

By Emily T. Troscianko on March 01, 2011 in A Hunger Artist
Years of anorexia made me believe that nothing much mattered in life except the achievements of intellect, and complete control over food. Academia can make it difficult to abandon this valuing of intellect above all else, but the exclusion of life by work has to be challenged just as the destruction of life by starvation must be.

Handling Friendships When You're Having Trouble Conceiving

By Irene S Levine Ph.D. on February 28, 2011 in The Friendship Doctor
Not being able to conceive as quickly as you would like to is emotionally exhausting