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Top Ten Parenting Tips

By Tim Carey Ph.D. on August 20, 2017 in In Control
Parenting is the greatest trip on earth. I wish you the ride of your life.

On the Modern Self

By Clay Routledge Ph.D. on August 19, 2017 in More Than Mortal
Writer Will Storr discusses his new book: Selfie.

The 1 Skill College Students Wish Their Parents Taught Them

We invest a lot of time in teaching young people to be academically prepared for the future, but we often overlook the skills they really need to succeed.

Keeping Track

By Jean Kazez on August 16, 2017 in The Philosophical Parent
Is it ethical to use Find-My-iPhone to track your kids?

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Should This Be the Last Generation?

By Lauren Sandler on February 18, 2011 in One and Only
Considering a philosophy of fewer children

India Moves Toward Regulation of Assisted Reproduction and Surrogacy

By Douglas Pet on February 18, 2011 in The Age of Biotech
The Indian Ministry of Health has finalized its 2010 ART Regulation bill, which if approved will have enormous implications for global ART and surrogacy.

The Person-Language Bond

By Francois Grosjean Ph.D. on February 18, 2011 in Life as a Bilingual
Bilinguals often have a preferred language they use with bilinguals they know well. The language-person bond is particularly strong in very young bilingual children; it helps them acquire and differentiate their languages.

What Your Teenager Wants You to Know But Won't Tell You

By Mark Goulston M.D., F.A.P.A. on February 17, 2011 in Just Listen
Every time one of His children kill themselves, God thunders down at us: "That is not why I gave you the gift of life!"  And then God cries...

How a Baby's Brain Develops

By Kimberly Key on February 17, 2011 in Counseling Keys
Political uncertainty, terrorism and changing technology means raising children to be resilient is more important than ever.

Friends and Enemies in the Movies

By Frank Pittman M.D. on February 17, 2011 in Reel Life
The six movies contending for Best Picture Oscar confront us with what people go through in real life.

Sister Siblings: The Strongest Sibling Dyad of All

By Cathy Cress M.S.W. on February 16, 2011 in Mom Loves You Best
Sisters often forge the strongest friendships of any sibling pairs.

Push-Pull Words

 Push-Pull Words provide people with vital insights into the thought process of the people they are talking to.   

My Daughter's An Average Student: Help!

By Darcy Sterling Ph.D. on February 15, 2011 in Ask Dr. Darcy
Why is it important to you for your daughter to be academically competitive in high school? Let me guess: You want her to get into a top-tier college. And you want her to get into a top-tier college because you believe that graduating from a top-tier college will set her up for success.

Why Children Suffer the Greatest Risk for Dog Bites

By Stanley Coren Ph.D., F.R.S.C. on February 15, 2011 in Canine Corner
Children below 15 years of age do not recognize canine emotional signals well. This, combined with their overconfidence around dogs, places them at risk for dog bites. 

Partners "Helping" (A Word Never To Be Used)

By Shoshana Bennett Ph.D. on February 14, 2011 in Mommy Mental Health

Talking to Your Teen About Sex

By Laurence Steinberg Ph.D on February 14, 2011 in You and Your Adolescent
Valentine's Day should stir thoughts of romance. It should also remind you to talk to your teen about sex.

An Expectation Is Not a Compliment

By Marcia Reynolds Psy.D. on February 14, 2011 in Wander Woman
Are you actually doing harm with your compliments? Some of your good intentions could be setting unreasonable expectations.

Are More Intelligent People More Likely to be Alcoholics?

By Stanton Peele on February 14, 2011 in Addiction in Society
Evolutionary psychologist Dr. Satoshi Kanazawa indicates that intelligent people use alcohol more unhealthily than dumb people by drinking excessively rather than moderately.  What are the public health implications of such a finding?

Education: Academic Success More Than ABCs

By Jim Taylor Ph.D. on February 14, 2011 in The Power of Prime
Certainly, most young people need a solid foundation of the ABCs to "make it" in the big, cruel world in which we live. Yet, as anyone who has navigated the road to a successful career knows, there's more to success than just facts and figures.

Valentine's Day... Everyone Deserves to Be Happy

By Charlotte Reznick Ph.D. on February 14, 2011 in The Power of Imagination
What better way to help a child find happiness than to start within... being her own best friend. When your child has a best friend inside, she can be happy no matter what storms of life are outside. 

Nothing but trouble: When a mom can’t stand her teen daughter’s best friend

By Irene S Levine Ph.D. on February 14, 2011 in The Friendship Doctor
What should you tell a teen who's friend is nothing but trouble when she feels that the friend is her best friend in the whole world----but you already can see how bad her friend could be? Looking for advice for a mom who loves her daughter, but not always her daughter's friends.

Dark Adolescent Romance

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on February 14, 2011 in Living Single
Romance brings darkness to adolescents - more depression, more drinking, more delinquency. Females are especially vulnerable to the risks of romance, and that partly explains why in early adolescence, depression increases more for females than for males. 

Chill Out, Tiger Mother

By Mack R. Hicks Ph.D. on February 13, 2011 in Digital Pandemic

Fighting Like Cats and Dogs With Midlife Siblings Over Parent Care?

By Cathy Cress M.S.W. on February 12, 2011 in Mom Loves You Best
Sparks can fly because adult brothers and sisters often gather as a team for the first time since childhood, at a family meeting, called to face a red hot aging parent problem.

Fair Fight

 How to make the most out of an argument with your teen.

Parents and Valentine's Day

By Kevin D. Arnold Ph.D., ABPP on February 12, 2011 in The Older Dad
Little Valentines Make the Day So Much Fun!