Essential Reads

A Step-Child's Guide to Step-Parenting

Each family has its own story with its own peculiar complexities, but most have a moment in which the new boyfriend or girlfriend becomes a parent...

How Parents Raise Children to Fit In

By Nigel Barber Ph.D. on November 29, 2016 in The Human Beast
There is a lot of skepticism about whether parents truly affect their children. Comparing kids in different societies finds links between parenting and outcomes.

The High Costs of Multitasking for You and Your Kids

By Judy Willis M.D., M.Ed. on November 29, 2016 in Radical Teaching
Explain-Motivate-Prove-Guide is the four-step approach to help your kids reduce time lost into the black hole generated by multitasking (and improve family harmony).

This Holiday Season, Choose What You're Going to Savor

By Erin Leyba LCSW, Ph.D. on November 28, 2016 in Joyful Parenting
Research suggests that the effects are different when you just do something versus when you savor that something.

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Record Numbers Are Single and Writing Their Own Life Scripts

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on September 20, 2016 in Living Single
More Americans than ever before are unmarried – and most of them have never been married. They may also be more diverse than ever in the ways they live and the people they love.

Does an Abusive Upbringing Damage the Brain?

There are well-known associations between abuse or neglect early in life and later psychological or psychiatric complications. What do we know about what goes on in the brain?

7 Reasons Every New Parent Should Read Welcome to the Club

By Guy Winch Ph.D. on September 20, 2016 in The Squeaky Wheel
Raquel D'Apice's new baby milestone book 'Welcome to the club' will not only entertain new parents it will be therapeutic for them. Here’s why:
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One More Bite of One More Bite

By Joy Jacobs J.D., Ph.D. on September 19, 2016 in One More Bite
Where we have been and where we are going!

Divorce Pitfalls to Avoid, Part One

Divorce imposes challenges, reshuffling relationships between child and parents. Avoiding these divorce pitfalls will enhance your relationships for your child beyond the family.

Meeting the Intended

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on September 18, 2016 in How To Do Life
Musing on an underdiscussed signal moment.

That Sneaky Devil, Projective Identification

By Nick Luxmoore on September 17, 2016 in Young People Up Close
In relationships, we need to stop and wonder whether the things we feel belong to us or are unconsciously projected into us by other people.

Playing Dead:

By Kirby Farrell Ph.D. on September 16, 2016 in A Swim in Denial
Preschoolers' development lags when they're overprotected.
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Understanding and Choosing Better Coping Skills

When it comes to better understanding and treating addiction, we can learn a lot by looking at a person’s coping mechanisms.

Are You an Enabling Parent?

By Ann Smith on September 16, 2016 in Healthy Connections
Parents are hardwired to love and protect their child from birth to death no matter what. What happens when parents begin to unintentionally enable their child?

Enough Is Enough Series Part 5: ADHD Is Exposed

By Robert Berezin M.D. on September 16, 2016 in The Theater of the Brain
Children must be raised with boundaries and love. To provide the best holding environment for our children has to be our parental imperative. Regarding ADHD, we have lost our way.

How to Fight Those Back-to-School Germs Like a Superhero

Moms aren't really granted sick days. Research shows an easy way to help boost your immune system so you can keep your superpowers running strong.

Birth Is Just One Day, Parenting Lasts a Lifetime

By Darby Saxbe Ph.D. on September 15, 2016 in Home Base
Most prenatal classes focus on preparing for birth - but ignore what happens after the baby comes. Without postpartum prep, the transition to parenthood can be rocky.

When "Helicopter Parents" Land at Their Kids' Jobs

By Victor Lipman on September 15, 2016 in Mind of the Manager
"Mind if I Skype in to my son's interview?" A recent survey shows that "helicopter parents" are now showing up at their kids' workplace.

Parenting That Made Me Cringe

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on September 15, 2016 in How To Do Life
Parenting lessons from watching what not to do.

Is Extreme Childhood Obesity 'Nutritional Neglect'?

By Sylvia R. Karasu M.D. on September 14, 2016 in The Gravity of Weight
By the latest statistics, about 17% of children and adolescents in the U.S. are obese and of these almost 6% are extremely obese. To what extent should parents be held accountable?

I'm Not Sure How To Give My Daughter Relationship Advice

By Barbara Greenberg Ph.D. on September 14, 2016 in The Teen Doctor
What To Say To Your Daughter Who Is Having Boyfriend Trouble

Choose Love

When we refuse to visit our own pain on our child, we aren't only choosing love for our child. We're also choosing love for ourselves. We're breaking the cycle. We're healing.

How Mindful Sports Parenting Helps Children Excel

A new book on how to stop micromanaging your children offers a counterintuitive strategy for success.

When Your Teen Has Done Something Very Bad

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on September 13, 2016 in How To Do Life
Screw-ups as learning opportunities.

The One Thing We All Should Do to Become Better Parents

By Lisa Firestone Ph.D. on September 12, 2016 in Compassion Matters
Attachment research shows us that the very best thing we can do for our kids, whether they’re already born or arriving in the future, is to make sense of our own story.

Helping Children Through Transitions

By Marianna Pogosyan Ph.D. on September 12, 2016 in Between Cultures
7 ways parents can help children navigate the challenges and rewards of mobility.

The Professor's Study Guide for Parents

By Deborah J. Cohan, Ph.D. on September 11, 2016 in Social Lights
Things every college parent should know before midterms.

How Parents Can Make Their Kids Experts in Happiness

Here's how parents can cultivate happiness that lasts.

What If Medicine’s First Principle Were Also Education’s?

By Peter Gray Ph.D. on September 10, 2016 in Freedom to Learn
If standard schooling were a drug, it would have to come with a lot of warnings, if it were permitted at all. There's no evidence that it works better than a placebo.

Preventing Suicide in Youth: Steps for Parents and Teachers

September is Suicide Prevention Month. Suicide is a serious mental health issue that is often associated with depression. With help suicide is preventable.

Should You Salvage Your Relationship With Mom?

By Peg Streep on September 08, 2016 in Tech Support
The plight of the unloved daughter remains a societal secret, kept under wraps and rarely acknowledged. But many of us don't get our emotional needs met in childhood.

Before You Give Up on Someone...

By Tim David on September 07, 2016 in The Magic of Human Connection
Is "relationship grit" more important than chemistry, connection, or even love?
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Perinatal Psychiatry, Birth Trauma & Perinatal PTSD, Part 2

By Shaili Jain M.D. on September 07, 2016 in The Aftermath of Trauma
I recently spoke with Dr. Rebecca Moore to understand more about Birth Trauma and PTSD.

Stresses & Risks for Transgender Teens

By Michele Ybarra MPH, Ph.D. on September 07, 2016 in Connected
What social stresses might transgender youth face?