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.

More Posts on Parenting

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

A Shout Out For the Humanities

By Marietta McCarty on February 28, 2011 in Life Saving Philosophy
Exposure to the Humanities broadens and deepens our humanity. Who decides who is eligible to read a sonnet or qualified to listen to a symphony? How will we fare without heart and soul food?

Selecting for Deafness in Children

New technology often leads to new ethical dilemmas, and this is especially true when the technology touches on sensitive, personal matters like procreation. In a new article in the journal Bioethics, philosopher Melissa Seymour Fahmy considers the question of deaf parents using preimplantation genetic diagnosis to select for genetically deaf children.

Oscar Nominated Sibling Films and Actual Sibling Directors in the News

By Cathy Cress M.S.W. on February 27, 2011 in Mom Loves You Best
Siblings, both cruel and supportive, were big winners in the Oscar nominations this week.

The Art of Followership

By Michele Woodward on February 27, 2011 in Getting Unstuck
Silence the relentless drumbeat of leadership - sometimes followership is precisely what's needed to move a career forward.

Interview with Author Amy Greene

By Jennifer Haupt on February 26, 2011 in One True Thing
Amy Greene's debut novel, Bloodroot, has a lyrical voice and a riveting family drama set deep in the Appalachians that you'll long remember. Here's more from Amy:

Consulting Grandma: How to Make the Most of An Often-Wasted Resource

By Melinda Blau on February 26, 2011 in Consequential Strangers
They're not your mother's grandmas!

Using Values as Your Compass

By Melissa Kirk on February 25, 2011 in Test Case
When we struggle or feel lost, one easy way to ground ourselves is to use our personal values as a compass to guide our way.

When things go wrong

By Nick Luxmoore on February 25, 2011 in Young People Up Close
The fire alarm goes off in the middle of the session. The room is double-booked. I'm late because of traffic. Someone's moved all the furniture. The young person must go immediately to be vaccinated.

What If Your Child Is More "Special" Than You Anticipated?

By Zanthe Taylor M.F.A. on February 25, 2011 in A Million Meals

Tiger Mom and Science

By Kevin D. Arnold Ph.D., ABPP on February 25, 2011 in The Older Dad
Seldom do familiies publicly reveal the intimate, and disturbing, details of how consumed one parent is with proving she is right. 

Group Therapy - A Pitcher of Beer and Five Kamikazes

By Wanda Behrens-Horrell L.C.S.W., N.C.P on February 25, 2011 in In the Trenches

Questions From China About the US's Tiger Mom Obsession

By Nancy Darling Ph.D. on February 24, 2011 in Thinking About Kids
A major Chinese magazines asks why Amy Chua's Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mom has received so much attention in the US.

Anorexia Sufferers Are Hungry, Too

By Lauren Grunebaum L.C.S.W. on February 23, 2011 in Starving at the Banquet
Anorexia nervosa is a greedy illness. It takes everything it can. It becomes all-consuming and all-encompassing. There is no room left for anything nor anyone else.

Yes—Ban Prescribing of Antipsychotics to Children Age 5 and Under

By Claudia M Gold M.D. on February 23, 2011 in Child in Mind
As a pediatrician with expertise in children's emotional development, I propose that based on these finding there be a ban on use of antipsychotics in children age 5 and under. This is the period of time when the brain is undergoing the most rapid growth and development.

Teen Transitions

By Darcy Sterling Ph.D. on February 23, 2011 in Ask Dr. Darcy

First Vehicles and Nostalgia: Fond Feelings for Jalopies?

By Janelle L Wilson Ph.D. on February 23, 2011 in Stories of the Self

Emotion, Communication, and the Explosion of Liberty in the Middle East

By Ross Buck Ph.D. on February 22, 2011 in Spontaneous Emotion
The leaderless revolutions in the Middle East reflect long-repressed emotions that with social media can be expressed and communicated directly, leading naturally, effortlessly, and inevitably to massive changes in social structure

10 Myths About Single People: Here Are Numbers 5, 6, and 7

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on February 22, 2011 in Living Single
Here are three sets of myths that single out particular subsets of single people for special stereotyping. They are the myths about single women, single men, and single parents.