Essential Reads

An Attempted Analogy to Parenting

You have more time to be a good parent today than you will ever have again. Take advantage of your good fortune!

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.

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.

More Posts on Parenting

Children Need to Learn to Define Grief

By Phyllis R. Silverman Ph.D. on April 16, 2011 in Raising Grieving Children

An atheist mom goes to the Supreme Court - and wins

By David Niose on April 15, 2011 in Our Humanity, Naturally
Fighting the system wasn't something typical Midwestern mothers did in post-war America. But Vashti McCollum was no typical mother.

Generation Stuck: The One-two Punch of College Debt and a Recession

By Barbara Ray on April 15, 2011 in Adulthood: What's the Rush?
The promise of college is the American Dream for working-class parents like David's. David's dad had bigger dreams for his son than removing asbestos in a refinery. Yet, the ins and outs of college were a blur. The result: unmanageable debt and a stunted beginning to adulthood.

What's wrong with Zsa Zsa becoming a mother at 94?

There is something morally problematic about creating a child when there is a very good chance that neither parent will be around to care for that child until it reaches adulthood.

The Mother / Leader in You

By Joanne Stern Ph.D. on April 14, 2011 in Parenting Is a Contact Sport

The Human Nature of Teaching I: Ways of Teaching That We Share With Other Animals

By Peter Gray Ph.D. on April 14, 2011 in Freedom to Learn
Teaching is natural in at least some other animals as well as in humans. Almost all such cases of teaching involve relatively simple ways by which the teacher helps the learner practice some skill or acquire some information that the learner is highly motivated to practice or acquire. Teaching, then, is altruistic; it serves the learner at some cost to the teacher..

A Bridge Back to Love: How Busy Parents Can Help Their Intimacy Thrive

By Ann Smith on April 14, 2011 in Healthy Connections
11 tips to create or renew connection in your relationship.

Relieve The Heavy Load of Parenting Young Kids: Involve Extended Family

By Cathy Cress M.S.W. on April 14, 2011 in Mom Loves You Best
Engaging the support of older family members like baby boomer grandparents, who today can be pretty vital sixty-year-olds, can be a hand up with the heavy lift of parentng .

They Are Watching Us

By Steve Sisgold on April 14, 2011 in Life in a Body
As adults, we are responsible for providing our children with how to handle adversity and tough challenges that life offers. We know now that children develop beliefs about themselves, others and the world around them during the first six years of life.

The Movement of Imperfection Is Staying

By Gina Gallagher on April 13, 2011 in Shut Up About Your Perfect Kid!
Parents of special kids can be proud, too.

Why Politicians Lie, and How They Get Away With It

The Daily Show's Jon Stewart (see video clip) recently featured a huge lie from Arizona Senator, Jon Kyl, when he claimed that over 90% of Planned Parenthood funding goes to pay for abortions (the actual figure is 3%). Why did he do that?

Parenting When You Have Fibromyalgia

By Jacob Teitelbaum MD on April 13, 2011 in Complementary Medicine
Feeling like they can't be there for their children is one of the hardest things many women with fibromyalgia fear. But I have found in my practice that having fibromyalgia actually results in closer and very loving relationships with kids.

You're Angry Enough to Do What?

By F. Diane Barth L.C.S.W. on April 13, 2011 in Off the Couch
Want a better way to deal with your anger?

Conversations on Creativity with Darold Treffert, Part II: D

By Scott Barry Kaufman on April 13, 2011 in Beautiful Minds
Darold Treffert, M.D. was a technical consultant to the award-winning movie "Rain Man" that made "autistic savant" household terms. In this second part, Dr. Treffert dispels some common myths about autism.

Forgiveness: A Time to Love and a Time to Hate

Why is forgiveness such a loaded question? Because many believe that somehow the victim has to be the bigger person, raise himself up to a higher standard than the perpetrator and make amends to reach the Kingdom of Heaven.I saw "Hogwash!"

Wedding Crashing for Fun and Profit

Forget love -- a wedding reception is a networking opportunity. A panel of successful alumni offered tips for our college graduates’ futures. Here is some of the career (and life) advice our experts gave.

Agitation Situation

By Dean F. MacKinnon M.D. on April 12, 2011 in Troubles in Mind

Graduating in Spring 2011? Here Are 10 Things You Need to Know

Remember that nobody cares how long it took you to complete your degree or to finish any other piece of work; they only care that the work you do now meets professional standards.

Smoking Candy Cigarettes

By Kurt G. Harris M.D. on April 12, 2011 in Archevore

Creating a Healthy Awareness of Sexuality with Your Child or Teen

By Ugo Uche on April 12, 2011 in Promoting Empathy With Your Teen
Human beings are sexual animals. Walk up to any checkout register and you will see magazines with scantily clad people.

The Dehumanizing Consequences of Online K-12 Education

By Todd Essig Ph.D. on April 12, 2011 in Over-Simulated
The unintended and often hidden harm from K-12 online courses just may outweigh the obvious benefits.