Essential Reads

Will Your Gamer Survive College?

By Victoria L. Dunckley M.D. on September 26, 2016 in Mental Wealth
If you're concerned about your son's video game habits spinning out of control when he goes to college, you're right to be worried—but here's what parents can do.
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I Do Not Have an “Empty Nest,” My Children Are “In Flight”

Are you in mourning because your child is growing up? Are you wondering what life looks like after your teen leaves home? Let's celebrate both independence and interdependence.

Help Your College Student Combat a Major Danger: Depression

By Marcia Morris M.D. on September 25, 2016 in College Wellness
With the right treatment plan, your child can develop the tools to fight her way out of the darkness of depression and into the light of recovery.

This is Your Child's Brain on Video Games

By Victoria L. Dunckley M.D. on September 24, 2016 in Mental Wealth
Playing video games presents an "evolutionary mismatch": A fight-or-flight response unaccompanied by a physical discharge of energy. So guess where all the energy goes?

More Posts on Parenting

To the Rescue: The Saddest Toilet in the World

When it comes to toilet training it’s all about control versus lack of control. (Perhaps for the parents as well as the child.)

What We Can Learn From Michael Phelps About ADHD

He is the most decorated Olympian athlete of all time. But the road to Rio wasn't an easy path for Phelps or for his parents.

Single Mothers: Psychological Problems for Kids?

By Susan Newman Ph.D. on August 08, 2016 in Singletons
Do children of single mothers have more psychological problems than children raised by two parents?
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Your 30-Year Crisis: A Short Guide

By Robert Taibbi L.C.S.W. on August 07, 2016 in Fixing Families
The early 30's are often a time of reflection, challenge and change. A guide to the common challenges and tips for navigating them.

College Parents 101

By Deborah J. Cohan, Ph.D. on August 07, 2016 in Social Lights
Six things parents must discuss with their college-bound kids

Did Boomers Doom Their Adult Kids to Years of Therapy?

By Dena Kouremetis on August 07, 2016 in The Unedited Offspring
Can today's parents learn by Boomers' mistakes? How you prepare your child for adulthood is key.

New Book, Unlatched, Explores Whether Breastfeeding Is Vital

By Darcia Narvaez Ph.D. on August 07, 2016 in Moral Landscapes
There are competing views about breastfeeding, pro and con. Is the con winning? If so, why? In Unlatched, Jennifer Grayson helps readers understand the history and the controversy.

"Hurry up! You'll Be Late for School."

Prepare yourself for the inevitable, stay calm and find creative ways to manage the situation.

6 Ways to Avoid Raising Racist Kids

By Barbara Greenberg Ph.D. on August 06, 2016 in The Teen Doctor
We need to have clear communication with our kids about race.

5 Ways for Parents to Prevent Back-to-School Meltdowns

Prevent the back-to-school transition from becoming a trip to crazy town.
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Four Things You Should Know About Adolescent Anxiety

By Richard Taite on August 05, 2016 in Ending Addiction for Good
Recognizing a mental health condition in your child can trigger your own worst fears, making you wonder if the condition is somehow your fault.

Do This When Your Teen Lies to You

If your teen's lies are driving you to the edge, use this strategy to bring back truthfulness.

When Do Kids Get the Time to Play?

By Steven Schlozman M.D. on August 05, 2016 in Grand Rounds
The free-form, all by yourself, made up world of the little kid is super-important and increasingly ignored.

Denigrating a CoParent: Alienation or Boomerang?

“Your father is a self-absorbed narcissistic!” “Your greedy, bloodsucking mother robbed me of all of my money!”

Have You Got Permission to Flourish?

By Atalanta Beaumont on August 05, 2016 in Handy Hints for Humans
Is a legacy of past beliefs and behaviours holding you back. Give yourself permission to flourish!

Coaching Our Children

Meal time can be fraught with emotions and conflicts when dealing with an eating disorder. Here are a few tips to avoid the role of food police and maintain a supportive stance.

4 Expert Tips on Emotionally Preparing for Divorce

Many people I talk to want to know how to best manage the psychology of divorce. Direct your attention on these four key areas—financial, parental, emotional and social.

The Emotional Benefits of Neuropsychological Evaluations

So, wait...emotions and learning are...related?

Bilingual Children With Hearing Loss

Recent studies have put to rest claims that bilingualism hinders the acquisition of the majority language in children with hearing loss.

Teens With Autism: Looking at Strengths for Employment

By Chantal Sicile-Kira on August 02, 2016 in The Autism Advocate
Are you thinking about your teen with autism and possible employment? Consider his interests, strengths, and obsessions.

Advice: How Much Texting Is Too Much for My Teen?

What limits (if any) should a parent put on a constantly texting teen?

How to Reengage Your Defiant Teenager

In most cases, a tantrum is usually going to be about your teen quietly engaged in defiance.

Tough Choices for Parents of Adults With Bipolar Disorder

A discussion of the dilemmas faced by parents of adult children with bipolar disorder who perceive there is nothing wrong or elect to forgo help for the illness they live with.

Don't Let Others Run Your Life!

Are you sure you're leading the life you want, as opposed to just following the vision of others? This article provides 3 specific steps to help you lead the life you deserve!

Car Talk: Innovative Ways to Connect With Teens

Sometimes a car ride is the best way to connect with a teen.

What Do We Do When Abuse from the Past Rears Its Ugly Head?

By Gregg McBride on July 30, 2016 in The Weight-ing Game
No matter how well we've survived horrors from our past, there are times that events can reappear and cause us to once again face what we thought we might never have to face again.

Could School Cause PTSD?

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on July 30, 2016 in How To Do Life
For some, school is joy, for others okay, for others, a decades-long trauma.

Four Ways to Help Your Kids Avoid Depression and Addiction

Intentionally building your relationship with your child to include trust, open lines of communication and mutual support is one of the best ways you can encourage your child.

What Are Your Options if Your Parent Has BPD Rages?

Parents' harsh anger can emotionally disable a son or daughter—child or adult.

Coping After Shootings: Self-Care Strategies for Families

Witnessing gun violence directly or through media can cause difficulties with behavioral and emotional functioning. Read these tips on coping to reduce trauma.