Essential Reads

Fatherhood Plummets Testosterone.... Maybe

Dads beware: Does fatherhood impact your hormones?

Your Magic Wand for Less Drama, More Love

What if you could create that deep loving connection as your (almost) constant way of being with your child? It would be like giving yourself a magic wand.

The "School Did Nothing to Stop the Bullying" Lie

By Izzy Kalman on August 25, 2016 in Resilience to Bullying
When children like Daniel Fitzpatrick commit suicide because of bullying, parents accuse the schools of having done nothing. They're usually wrong.

Easing a Child’s Summer to School Transition

School is right around the corner but your child is still sleeping until noon and moving in slow motion. Here are some suggestions to help get them ready for the new year.

More Posts on Parenting

When the Lying Starts

By Kyle D. Pruett M.D. on July 20, 2016 in Once Upon a Child
How to understand and discourage lying

The Rainbow Link

A new book helps young children process the death of a pet and learn to grieve in healthy ways.

7 Questions to Help You Decode Your Child's SOS and Respond

As you set the limit—calmly and kindly—remind yourself that there’s a reason for your child’s behavior. It may not be what you consider a good reason, but it’s her reason.

The Stanford Rape Case

By Guest Blogger on July 19, 2016 in The Guest Room
Let’s shift the conversation toward understanding the needs of survivors in their healing journey.

Parenting While Traumatized

By Guest Blogger on July 19, 2016 in The Guest Room
Parenting is not an easy task. Imagine how much more difficult it must be to parent after surviving a childhood trauma.
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How to Talk to Kids about Mass Shootings and Attacks

How can we help kids cope with violent tragedies? Use a few simple guidelines.

I Cannot Do It All

By Colleen Long Psy.D. on July 19, 2016 in The Happiness Rx
Dr. Colleen Long is a psychologist and a mom who has come to the conclusion that one simply cannot have it all

Secret Stash: Ten Most Common Places Teens Hide Drugs

Teens are notorious for being innovative, and hiding their drugs is no exception.

Harvard Study Pegs How Parental Substance Abuse Impacts Kids

A new Harvard study, published today, reports that 1 in 5 children grows up in a home with parental substance abuse. The study offers advice on how to break the cycle of addiction.

Moms Working Outside of the Home: Good for Kids?

Do children benefit when mothers work outside of the home? Find out what the research says.

Silence Is Not Always Golden

By Deborah J. Cohan, Ph.D. on July 17, 2016 in Social Lights
The need to talk to your children about diversity in these violent times.

Oh No, Pokémon Go!

By Ira Hyman Ph.D. on July 17, 2016 in Mental Mishaps
We have an infestation of Pokémon on my campus and in my community. Have you seen any Pokémon lurking around your home, at work, in parks, or on the streets near you?

Models of the Human-Dog Relationship

Which model of the human-dog relationship is most scientifically accurate and morally appropriate?

Dad's Psychological Well-Being Impacts His Kids' Development

New research illuminates the impact a father's stress levels and mental health have on his children.

“Dad, if I Get a B I Feel Like I’ve Failed”

By Marcia Morris M.D. on July 16, 2016 in College Wellness
College students are under increasing pressure to be perfect - to maintain high grades, have a busy social life, look great, all while appearing calm and collected.

We're Splitting Up!

By Nick Luxmoore on July 16, 2016 in Young People Up Close
If adults can't contain their own tendencies to split, then what hope is there for young people?

The Opioid Epidemic and Our Children

The opioid addiction crisis is laying waste to families and communities. Children inevitably become victims. Research on treatment and child protection is just catching up.

The 4 Stages of Unplugging a Child's Brain

By Garth Sundem on July 15, 2016 in Brain Trust
We've all seen research on kids and screen time. Here's what it really looks like to unplug.

Happy Parents, Happy Kids

Peace activist Daisaku Ikeda affirms: when happiness thrives in the lives of parents, it thrives in their children’s lives as well.

Does My Child Have a Psychiatric Disorder?

By Claudia M Gold M.D. on July 15, 2016 in Child in Mind
When parents are concerned about their child's emotional wellbeing, we need to protect time and space to listen without pressure to name the problem

4 Parts of a Real Apology

Apology is a relational process that leads to change.
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Breaking Out of the Make-Up-Break-Up Cycle

Are you in a toxic romantic cycle of constantly breaking up, then making up? This might help!

When Someone Won’t Talk About Their Childhood—Why Not?

If someone refuses to talk about their years growing up, you can safely assume that their past was hardly idyllic.

Raising an Unhurried Child in a Hurried World

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on July 13, 2016 in How To Do Life
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Homesickness: A Sign of Weakness or Strength?

Once considered beneficial, attachment to home is now viewed as dysfunctional. Is love of home a disorder? Or is it a foundation for healthy relationships?

Lessons Learned From Auschwitz

Can the lessons learned from Auschwitz help at a time when violence of intolerance continues?

Targeted Parents and Adult Alienated Children

Reconnecting is not the same as restoring the relationship.

My Daughter Won't Let Me Help Her With Her Breakup

Helping your daughter get over a breakup

The Most Important Thing About Bullying Prevention

What is your mantra for bringing an end to bullying—in seven words or less?

The Talk You Must Have Before Your Child Goes to College

Getting your child ready for college doesn’t just mean arranging dorms and paying tuition, it also means having an upfront talk about mental health.