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 Read unpublished, gripping details about what it's really like to be the parent of a depressed child or teen from my recent article on childhood depression.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.'"
By Gordon S Livingston M.D. on January 02, 2011 in Lifelines
An important component of of our knowledge of how the world works is how to cope with the passage of time, especially the all-important process of knowing what to hold onto and what to relinquish.