Essential Reads

The Thousand-Dollar iPhone. Wow.

By Steven Schlozman M.D. on October 21, 2017 in Grand Rounds
A thousand dollars for the iPhone? Pretty soon we're talking real money. What's a parent to do?

Younger Kids Are More Likely to Be Diagnosed with ADHD

By Marilyn Wedge Ph.D. on October 17, 2017 in Suffer the Children
Relatively young children in a classroom (with birthdays in September-December) are more likely to be misdiagnosed with ADHD.

The Reality of Whiteness

Why are some white people so reluctant to acknowledge racism and white privilege? Opening minds and hearts to the need for more progress.

10 Ways to Deal with Mom-Shaming

By Susan Newman Ph.D. on October 17, 2017 in Singletons
A new poll finds a majority of moms feel judged. Learn how to handle criticism and have confidence in your parenting decisions.

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20 Preachy Pleas

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on July 29, 2017 in How To Do Life
Did your parents tell you these?

Managing Parental Anger

Take a deep breath or count to 10 and find positive words to send your message.
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From the Cradle to the Grave, Looking Back

By Greg O'Brien on July 28, 2017 in On Pluto
“As I watched my wife of 66 years begin to deteriorate with dementia, it was the first serious trauma I had faced since losing my parents."

Lessen Your Child’s Back-to-School Stress

Are your kids stressed-out about school starting? Do a back-to-school mental health check-in.

My Teen Son Is Smoking Marijuana

How to handle a teen's marijuana use.
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It's Not All Your Mother-in-law's Fault

Your in-laws may not be as bad as you think.

When Children Begin to Talk

Language represents a huge developmental leap for a child. Once childre begins to talk, the task turns to teaching them to use words to appropriately express their feelings.

The Joys of Parenting

Is parenting overwhelming? Stuck in a negative rut? A few reminders and some good advice can help.

The Big-hearted "Big Sick"

By Deborah King on July 24, 2017 in Mining the Headlines
A new way to view a Pakastani Muslim—as the lead in a romance with real heart.

Borderline Personality Disorder: Who Burdens Who?

Most personality disorders are in actuality a family affair, but saying this has become politically incorrect. Political considerations can trump scientific ones in science.
Suzanne Bouffard

Ready, Set, Go!

Early childhood education is complicated. Here's a roadmap.
Carl Pickhardt Ph.D.

Young Adulthood and Avoiding Lifestyle Stress

Entry into young adulthood, usually in the early twenties, is a significant life change which can be unduly stressful unless one knows how to self-maintain and moderate demand.

The "Professionalization" of Youth Sports

"It's a disgrace what we're doing. We're asking kids to compete to win. Why not ask them to compete to have fun?" Sparky Anderson, Baseball Hall of Fame manager

How to Nurture Authenticity in Your Children

Parents want their children to lead happy lives, but paradoxically this can lead them to push their children in the wrong directions

The Root of Overprotective Parenting: Codependent Parents?

By Seth Meyers Psy.D. on July 21, 2017 in Insight Is 20/20
Overprotective parents say they have their child's best interests in mind. Is it true?

Why Some People Remain "Babies," Even When They've Grown Up

By Nick Luxmoore on July 21, 2017 in Young People Up Close
We avoid having to acknowledge our own baby tendencies when someone else unwittingly expresses them for us.

The Uncomfortable Conversation about Online Safety

By Loretta L.C. Brady Ph.D. on July 20, 2017 in Resilient Spirit
An online teen suicide challenge continues, despite the arrest of the originator. The conversations you should have with your children about safety online.

Stop the Hovering

As your perception of your grown children has changed, their perception of you should change as well.

A Guide to the Fantasy Bond

Many struggles we face in our current interpersonal relationships arise from a core defense formed in childhood known as the “fantasy bond.”

Is It Narcissism or Sociopathy?

By Stephen A. Diamond Ph.D. on July 19, 2017 in Evil Deeds
What is the nexus between narcissistic and antisocial personality?

Does Video Game Addiction Really Exist?

By Romeo Vitelli Ph.D. on July 19, 2017 in Media Spotlight
Despite the political pressure to declare video game addiction a real disorder, the basic science still isn't there. What will this mean for concerned parents and therapists?

How and Why You Compromise Your Integrity

Your most important possession is your integrity. It’s your trustworthiness, word of honor. Yet at some point you’ve certainly violated this most “sacred” part of yourself. Why?

What's So Bad About Bribing Your Child?

Cooperation is too complicated to be shaped by a simple habit, since it's driven by emotions and how connected your child feels to you at the moment.

Looking for Social Behavior?

An encounter with a species of beetles that pair bonds, communicates with their offspring through sound, and deals with infanticide threats from other pairs.

Six Simple Strategies to Stop Bullying

Time-consuming bullying prevention strategies are trumped by these six powerful ways trustworthy adults show kids that their safety is a priority and that they are valued.

The Allure of Forbidden Relationships

Why we are drawn to forbidden relationships, and why it isn't helpful for others to try to prevent us from engaging in them.
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The Payoffs of Snooping

The birth of the forceps offers insight into a weird chapter in medical history.

The Tune Up That Every First Year College Student Needs

By Deborah J. Cohan, Ph.D. on July 16, 2017 in Social Lights
A 21-point checklist for the class of 2021.