Essential Reads

Unloved Daughters and the Culture of Shame

By Peg Streep on June 23, 2017 in Tech Support
Shame plays many roles in an unloved daughter's life, especially on the road to recovery when the cultural notion of filial obligation becomes yet another obstacle.

Four Reasons Why People Become Empaths: Trauma to Genetics

Why do people become empaths? As a psychiatrist and an empath, I’ve seen that there are four main factors that can contribute to heightening one's sensitivities.

Aggression and Fear Can Be Reduced in Specific Dog Breeds

New data provides a possible alternative to breed-specific legislation to control aggression and fearfulness in dogs.

Caution, Moms: Your Daughters Are Listening

It’s summer. For millions of women, wearing a bathing suit in public is agonizing. Do we keep beating ourselves up or try something new this year for the sake of our daughters?

More Posts on Parenting

Your Child’s Self Esteem Starts With You

All parents both love and hate themselves, and they extend both of these reactions to their children.

What's Your Power Style?

By Maggie Craddock on June 22, 2011 in Power Styles

Watching Out for the Gorilla

By Julie K. Hersh on June 22, 2011 in Struck By Living
How well do you know your teens in your practice or in your home?

Help! My Child Is Screaming On The Floor, Now What?

By Laura JJ Dessauer Ed.D., L.M.H.C. on June 22, 2011 in Business Success for Therapists
Stop tantrums and meltdowns with these 5 creative tips.

The Child Performer

By Wanda Behrens-Horrell L.C.S.W., N.C.P on June 22, 2011 in In the Trenches

Stake Land drives home its message

By Ethan Gilsdorf on June 21, 2011 in Geek Pride
This doomed world may feel familiar, full of paranoia and desperation, but Stake Land remains one of the genre’s smartest entries in years.

Would A Weiner By Any Other Name Smell More Sweet?

By Ira Rosofsky Ph.D. on June 21, 2011 in Adventures in Old Age
Now that our long national nightmare of Weinerhood is over, I have to say when you have the name Weiner, it doesn't help that your scandal was about your wiener. If your name were, say, Jones, strike that, Smith, you might not have been in the same amount of trouble.

The Parenting Power of Understanding Your Emotional "Buttons"

By Mitch Abblett Ph.D. on June 21, 2011 in A Special Education
Are you willing to "disable" yours?

Division of Parental Assets Among Sibling Twins

By Cathy Cress M.S.W. on June 21, 2011 in Mom Loves You Best
Parents of twins feel challenged to divide their time, attention, and love between their children.

The High Cost of Agreeability

It's no secret that we're descended from Chimpanzees and partial heirs to their competitive hierarchical structures, so why am I so shocked that at the occasional impulse to gnash my teeth while clicking the obligatory Facebook 'like' on a colleague's accomplishment?

The Combat Element, Part 1

By Nancy Sherman Ph.D. on June 21, 2011 in Stoic Warrior

It Sounds Easy, So Why Is This Particular Element of Happiness So Hard?

By Gretchen Rubin on June 21, 2011 in The Happiness Project
I love the novels of J.P. Marquand, and over the weekend, I re-read The Late George Apley. (I love to re-read.) I thought I remembered that it touched on the issue of happiness, and it does. The novel is terrific -- funny, poignant, and very thought-provoking.

Who knows your digital secrets?

Our email holds some of our most personal information. When our tech-savvy kids have access to a shared computer or our smartphones, what are the implications of their learning our secrets by reading our email?
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Battle Hymn of the Teddy Bear Psychiatrist

The Teddy Bear Psychiatrist takes on Tiger Mother Amy Chua!

Sex Survey Results from an Unusual Sex Survey

By Paul Joannides Psy.D. on June 20, 2011 in As You Like It
Most sex surveys are designed to be easy to score and compare. But any sense of the individual is lost. I've gone to the other end of the spectrum.

Decision-making and Cybertraps

By Ira J. Chasnoff M.D. on June 20, 2011 in Aristotle's Child
There are two kinds of consequences: immediate and distant. Distant consequences are the most common strategy parents use to try to control their children’s actions: “If you post inappropriate pictures on the Internet, you will have trouble getting into college.” But distant consequences have little to no impact on controlling behavior.

Talking to Kids About Teen Smoking: How to Do It Right

By Adi Jaffe Ph.D. on June 20, 2011 in All About Addiction
Talking to kids about problem behaviors is important but it has to be done right to avoid resistance that can lead to more persistent problems

Spiritual Leadership: The Case of Barack Obama Part 1

At nineteen, Barack Obama shows a prophetic grasp of humanity’s interconnected universality. Although he tried denying what was already clear to others, his leadership journey had already begun.

My Story of Recovery

By Marcia Herrin Ed.D., M.P.H., on June 19, 2011 in Eating Disorders News
How my recovery launched my career.

How Parents, Especially Fathers, Can Help Children Find Their Callings In Life

By Elise Ballard on June 19, 2011 in Epiphany
Due to the many stories of people having an epiphany that has led to their fulfilling careers and lives, I have a Callings section in Epiphany and realized that many of these powerful stories had to do with parents, especially fathers, affecting their children in the area of their callings and careers.