Essential Reads

Preschool, Nanny, Parental Care, Daycare? What’s Best?

For the most part, when parents are warm, nurturing, responsive, and engaged, their children thrive. Family life is what matters most to a young child’s development.

When Your Teenager's "In Love"

By Steven Schlozman M.D. on February 13, 2017 in Grand Rounds
Why do you think we call first love a crush?

The Working Parent and Too Much Choice

By Yael Schonbrun Ph.D. on February 12, 2017 in Moderating
For working parents blessed to have choices, the pressure to decide whether to prioritize one role over another feels never-ending. Learning to choose skillfully can help.

Adolescence: Your Parenting Work Is Not Over Yet

A parent’s job changes at a child’s adolescence. Be available while letting go. Argue. Laugh. Love the person your child really is, underneath all the identities they’re trying on.

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2017: Unwanted Changes, or a Refreshing New Perspective?

New ideas about how marriage ought to be that everyone should pay attention to
eric maisel

Life Coaching and Children's Issues

Are parents being served by the current "mental disorder labeling and medicating" model? Join experts from around the world as we look at alternative models and helping strategies.

As Debbie Reynolds Tragically Reminded Us, Stress Kills

Death and divorce have more in common than one might think.

5 Best Strategies for Learning Weekly Spelling Words

No more memorizing the words for the Friday spelling test and forgetting them. These research-based strategies help students retain words in their brains for reading and writing.

Balancing Humility and Confidence

By Amy J.L. Baker Ph.D. on December 28, 2016 in Caught Between Parents
Having expert knowledge isn't the same as being a credible witness in the courtroom
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They Say You're Crazy

Are parents being served by the current "mental disorder labeling and medicating" model? Join experts from around the world as we look at alternative models and helping strategies.

Have a Child with ADHD? Neurofeedback is a great alternative

By Adi Jaffe Ph.D. on December 27, 2016 in All About Addiction
We've all been hearing about medications for ADHD for years - the pros, cons and in-betweens. But no-one is talking about a non-medication treatment that works wonders.

Promoting Childhood Emotional Health

These five principles can boost resilience.
eric maisel

Support Groups for Parents

Are parents being served by the current "mental disorder labeling and medicating" model? Join experts from around the world as we look at alternative models and helping strategies.

Getting Your Children to Listen to You

By Ugo Uche on December 26, 2016 in Promoting Empathy With Your Teen
Children pay more attention to mood than words.

Encouraging Interest

How can one sustain and enhance the child’s interest? The first order of business is for us to appreciate the importance of the interest affect and the exploratory behaviors...
Carl Pickhardt Ph.D.

The Invisible Efforts of Parenting

Celebrate your investment. Your teenager won't.
eric maisel

Voices of Hope for Mental Illness

Are parents being served by the current "mental disorder labeling and medicating" model? Join experts from around the world as we look at alternative models and helping strategies.
eric maisel

Excellence in Mental Health Care

Are parents being served by the current "labeling and medicating" model?

10 Resolutions for the Harried Parent

Holiday stress often crowds out holiday cheer. Here are some research-backed resolutions to recapture the essence of winter holidays and the promise of the new year.
Eric Maisel

Alternative Children's Mental Health

Are parents being served by the current "mental disorder labeling and medicating" model? Join experts from around the world as we look at alternative models and helping strategies.

The 4.0 All College Students Should Achieve

By Deborah J. Cohan, Ph.D. on December 23, 2016 in Social Lights
40 things students need to know by the time they leave college.

A Narcissistic Struggle as an Opportunity for Growth, Change

By John T. Chirban Ph.D, Th.D. on December 23, 2016 in Alive Inside!
Narcissism results from an unforgiving uncertainty of one's adequacy, after missed moments of emotional attachment, and leads to a relentless search for affirmation.
Eric Maisel

The Silenced Child

Are parents being served by the current "mental disorder labeling and medicating" model? Join experts worldwide as we look at alternative models and helping strategies.

Keep the "Child" in Childhood

If we keep chipping away at childhood, how will future generations deal with a world transformed by digital reality and robotic versions of ourselves?

5 Ways to Manage Your Child’s Gift Expectations

By Dan Peters Ph.D. on December 22, 2016 in From Worrier to Warrior
Focus on your values and remember that the holidays, like all other situations throughout the year, are just opportunities to teach our children about what is really important.

Giving Thoughtful Gifts: Tis the Season for Teaching Empathy

By Erin Clabough Ph.D. on December 22, 2016 in Neuroparent
Feeling the holiday crazies? Take a minute with your kids to see things from a different perspective.
Gene Beresin MD

Mending a House Divided Over the Holidays

Many of of our families are deeply divided over the recent highly contentious election. Here are some tips to mend our conflicts through peace and goodwill over the holidays.

Love and Psychoanalysis

Many mistake the shift in hormones and neurochemicals that are natural in healthy, long-lasting love relationships for a sudden absence of love.
Eric Maisel

A Way Through Madness

Are parents being served by the current "mental disorder labeling and medicating" model? Join experts worldwide as we look at alternative models and helping strategies.

Alcohol and Adolescence: A Cocktail for Disaster

Teach your teens that you don’t have to drink to have a good time because one thing is certain, alcoholic consumption and adolescence is a cocktail for disaster.

5 Things Adults Unlearn

By Emily S. Beitiks on December 21, 2016 in The Age of Biotech
Five things I’ve seen young children totally understand about disability that unfortunately, most adults struggle with.

Build Routines Early, Build Skills for the Future

Struggling to stick to a routine? Research suggests you keep at it. Developing a consistent routine for your children may very well do them good in the long run.

Gay Parents and the Fight for Acceptance

By Romeo Vitelli Ph.D. on December 21, 2016 in Media Spotlight
Along with the bullying faced by many sexual minority children in schools, children raised by LGBT parents can experience more subtle harassment as well.
Eric Maisel

Parents Beware: Danger Ahead

Are parents being served by the current "mental disorder labeling and medicating" model? Join experts worldwide as we look at alternative models and helping strategies.