Essential Reads

When Your Teenager's "In Love"

By Steven Schlozman M.D. on February 13, 2017 in Grand Rounds
Why do you think we call first love a crush?

The Working Parent and Too Much Choice

By Yael Schonbrun Ph.D. on February 12, 2017 in Moderating
For working parents blessed to have choices, the pressure to decide whether to prioritize one role over another feels never-ending. Learning to choose skillfully can help.

Adolescence: Your Parenting Work Is Not Over Yet

A parent’s job changes at a child’s adolescence. Be available while letting go. Argue. Laugh. Love the person your child really is, underneath all the identities they’re trying on.

Margaret Mead and the Great Samoan Nurture Hoax

Margaret Mead’s claim that nurture prevailed over nature in Samoan childhood and adolescence has been shown to be completely fictitious.

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The Crazy Button

By Lynn Phillips on May 04, 2011 in Dream On
Actor and rock star Meat Loaf could feel his meltdown coming. "My switch is this close. It's going to get ugly if I get angry," Meat Loaf promised team mate Mark McGrath. I say "promised" rather than "warned," because I recognized the signs...

Happy Mother's Day to Mothers Of Basic Decency

Every mother "loses it" sometimes. Even the best mothers do things they really regret. But some mothers do untoward things repeatedly, and some don't regret it at all. I've stopped taking the basic decency I grew up with for granted, and now appreciate how many people haven't had this

Hey Mom! I Love You!

When you’re an author, you write with an audience in mind. I’ve written for couples, singles, gays, straights, therapists, physicians, nurses, students, teachers, and parents. But not once, in any conscious and deliberate fashion, have I written for my mother.
Baby Reading in 1900 versus Today

Baby Reading in 1900 versus Today

Baby reading has changed in 100 years! In this post you can see the power of the computer and its impact upon 21st century baby/toddler reading.
Good Enough Fathers

Good Enough Fathers

By Tyger Latham Psy.D. on May 04, 2011 in Therapy Matters

Learning Your Attachment Style Can Light Up Your Life

Have you ever walked through your home when it’s pitch black and stumbled over something? Most likely, you would have stepped over that shoe or walked around that box if the lights were on. But they weren’t. The same thing happens for us psychologically. And one of the invisible obstacles is our style of relating to others.

Parenting well and learning to let go

By Bertha Alvarez Manninen on May 03, 2011 in The Birth of Wisdom

Is Suicide A Treatable Condition?

By Ira Rosofsky Ph.D. on May 03, 2011 in Adventures in Old Age
When it comes to suicide, I go with the Animals: “It’s my life, and I’ll do what I want.” But, in the moment, I might find it hard to resist the urge to stop you from jumping.

The Well Intentioned Parent

By Michelle Givertz Ph.D. on May 03, 2011 in The Interpersonal Explorer
One must pause and ask, what does the helicopter parent’s behavior communicate to the emergent adult?

Batter Up! How Parent Coaching Helps Improve Our Game

By Elizabeth Elizardi M.Ed., MAPP on May 03, 2011 in Parent Pulse

Parenting: Three Words for Better Parenting

By Jim Taylor Ph.D. on May 03, 2011 in The Power of Prime
Though I just wrote a lengthy book about how to be a better parent, I think I can distill what parents need to do to raise healthy children down three simple words.

Universalist Religions

Different religions are like the spokes of a wheel, with God or whatever it is that's most sacred to your life, at the centre. As people move along any religious or spiritual path, so each grows closer to all other seekers, from whichever direction they are travelling.

Kickin' It Up a Notch: Julia Child's Recipe for Best Friends

Like many close friendships, the one between Julia Child and Avis DeVoto was borne of serendipity. These two women met across the miles (in an era long before Facebook or LinkedIn) yet formed an instant bond-curiously, over a sharp carbon steel knife.

Media Passes Gene Test, Some Parents Flunk

By Pete Shanks on May 02, 2011 in Genetic Crossroads
A new study of parents who are interested in having their childrens' genes tested has raised concerns among pediatricians. The benefits of the tests may be illusory, and there is a risk that parents may misinterpret the results. So the doctors definitely need to teach themselves, so they can teach their patients.

Discrimination Against Childfree Adults

Childfree adults are speaking out more and more these days about discrimination, and while this murmur growing to a small uproar is actually a surprise to many who didn't realize the discrimination existed, consider the following real life examples

Exploring Male and Female Erotic Illusions

Just like our brains are tricked by optical illusions, they're also tricked by erotical illusions. By combining (or distorting) multiple sexual cues in novel patterns, it's possible to evoke bewilderingly intense sexual arousal. Male erotical illusions are visual, female erotical illusions are psychological.

Do We Treat Dogs The Same Way As Children In Our Modern Families?

A new survey shows that dogs are being treated more like children, psychologically and behaviorally, in our modern families.

Sleep Your Way to a Better Relationship

We don't pay enough attention to the role that sleep plays in a healthy relationship.

Creating a Magic Circle for Your Children and Yourself!

By The Psychoanalysis 3.0 Writing Group on May 02, 2011 in Psychoanalysis 3.0
Conversation between parents and children is the best way to counter fears of secrecy and unspoken wild things. But such healing conversation needs a listener genuinely open to hearing whatever it is that will be said.

Second Thoughts on Drug Legalization

By Walter E. Block Ph.D. on May 02, 2011 in Defending the Undefendable

Mindfulness for Moms: The Basics

By Cassandra Vieten Ph.D. on May 02, 2011 in Consciousness Matters