A recent study generated a wave of media attention, some of it under sweeping headlines such as "Married men better men." In this post, I'll describe what the study - when read in full, in the professional journal - really did show. In the next post, I'll explain what I think the results really do mean.
Do photos lie? Of course, especially when they're political. We should think deeply about how news and photographs affect reality, how they affect OUR reality. "Danger Pay" is a memoir of a crisis of conscience, and more.
Happy New Year! Is this the year you have resolved to stop arguing with your kids? Are you tired of feeling as though your teenager never agrees with any request you make? Does it feel like your third-grader is already practicing to become a lawyer, arguing and negotiating every request or rule that you make?
Many parents don't realize that children can be depressed, but experts say that as many as 1 in 20 kids suffer from it. Read unpublished, gripping details about what it's really like to be the parent of a depressed child or teen from my recent article on childhood depression.
Adolescents and young adults, particularly males, are notorious risk-takers-so, it is no wonder that parents are terrified as they launch a gay young son into the world knowing he is exploring sexual relationships among a pool of people in which a sizeable proportion are believed to carry a dangerous, sexually transmitted virus.
Have you experienced a psychological turning point in your life? Have any of your dreams come true? Those were two of the questions asked of a national sample of Americans as part of a big interdisciplinary project tasked with charting "the psychological landscape of adulthood."
Many married women (and married men) insist that having a best friend of the opposite sex is perfectly healthy. In fact, they say that opposite sex friends make better friends because they bring different perspectives to the relationship.
Teenager: "Please, Mom and Dad, just let me do this, and I promise that I will take full responsibility for it." Parent: "What do you think taking full responsibility means?" Teenager: "That if it goes wrong, I will say, 'I'm sorry.'"