Essential Reads

Why So Many Young Adults Are Living With Their Parents

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on May 26, 2016 in Living Single
For the first time ever, more young adults are living with their parents than with a spouse or partner. One of the most interesting reasons for this is rarely mentioned.

The Infant “Crying It Out” Debate: Chapter 615

A new Australian study looks at two different infant sleep interventions and whether they work or cause damage.

Can You See Yourself as Good Only by Seeing Yourself as Bad?

All children need—and desperately—to establish a secure bond with their caretakers. After all, absent such a vital connection, how can they not feel anxious and apprehensive?
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5 Top Parenting Challenges and How to Deal with Them

By Susan Newman Ph.D. on May 24, 2016 in Singletons
Tweaking how you respond to tantrums or aggression, whining or back talk can put an end to power struggles and create loving, lasting bonds with your children.

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Asocial Security

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on March 15, 2016 in How To Do Life
Toward more reflection about whom to vote for.

Beyond Columbine - A Conversation With Sue Klebold

I asked Sue Klebold: 1. Tell me about Dylan 2. When you think of "If only" what comes to mind 3. When you think of stopping school violence, "What if..."

20 Ways to Be a Jewish Mother

There are many reasons why you may want to be one.

Nancy Reagan and Posthumous Idealization and Misremembering

By Seth Meyers Psy.D. on March 13, 2016 in Insight Is 20/20
Nancy Reagan was a complicated personality no more worthy of being lionized upon her death than any of us. What do estrangements from her children indicate?

Revolution Mom Style Now

By Sharon Praissman on March 13, 2016 in Beyond the Egg Timer
A call to arms for moms!

Is Your College Student Making the Grade?

By Marcia Morris M.D. on March 13, 2016 in College Wellness
Encourage your student to take his own academic temperature and to follow the steps towards academic wellness.

The Elections and Children

it is the responsibility of the candidates to be positive role models.

How to Take Charge When Your Child Gets Bossy

By Tamar Chansky Ph.D. on March 12, 2016 in Worry Wise
Parents are always in charge and the best way to show is not to rub it in, but to redirect your child's demands and teach them the difference between a preference and a protocol.

Uterus Transplants Come to America

By Elliot Hosman J.D. on March 11, 2016 in Genetic Crossroads
Who is eligible for a temporary womb transplant? What are the health risks? Who can afford the $300,000 bill?

Teens and Porn

The internet has definitely made sexually explicit pictures and videos easily and widely accessible to anyone wanting to partake in a peep show and that includes your teen.
Fotolia, used with permission

Finding Freedom From the Past

By Allison Carmen on March 11, 2016 in The Gift of Maybe
The past can hold us hostage and prevent us from creating a business, finding a relationship or a new perspective about our health. How can we find a mindset to move forward?

Laurie Reid on Child-to-Parent Violence

The future of mental health interview series continues with Laurie Reid on child-to-parent violence.
Kristen Paral, Intelligent Nest, used with permission

Help Your Child or Teenager Move Toward Happy Productivity

What can you do if your child is opting out, not achieving, not engaged? Slow things down, play outside, and say thank you, and you’ll enhance the chance for happy productivity.

How to Sleep Well as a New Parent

Parenting is exhausting. Here are six easy steps to restful, restorative sleep.

Loving the Child You Have

By Andrea Fox on March 09, 2016 in Imperfect Mothers
How do you let go of old ideals, and parent the child in front of you versus the one you thought you’d be raising?

Brent Robbins on Children on Antipsychotics

The future of mental health interview series continues with Brent Robbins on children on antipsychotics.

Tic Tock: Reflections on Tourette Syndrome Over Time

By Susan Scheftel Ph.D. on March 09, 2016 in Evolving Minds
Who Knew it was Tourette Syndrome?

3 Ways to Put Joy Back into Little Kids' Chores

Here are a few ways to build off of children's natural desires and tendencies to help them enjoy their chores.

Laying Down the Rules

How consistent is your parenting? Do you threaten your child with consequences and then cave instead of following through?

What Rude People Can Do For Us

"A truly compassionate attitude toward others does not change even if they behave negatively or hurt you." ~ Dalai Lama XIV

Introducing Peanuts Early in Life Reduces Allergies

Another food recommendation reversal. Don't keep your kids away from peanuts. Expose them early to prevent allergies from developing. How to do it right?

20 Reasons Why Your Teens Get Mad at You

Here is what your teens are thinking: big secrets revealed.

Love the Lives You're in

By Yael Schonbrun Ph.D. on March 07, 2016 in Moderating
Caught in the tug of war between family and work life, you may be missing out on the lives you love.
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4 Reasons Why Your Kids Should Play Sports

By Jim Taylor Ph.D. on March 07, 2016 in The Power of Prime
As any parent of young athletes knows, having your children participate in sports can be a real hassle.

The Devotional Love of Natalie Merchant

By Michael Friedman Ph.D. on March 07, 2016 in Brick by Brick
Natalie Merchant reflects on the transformational experience of parenthood.

Three Words We Must Tell Our Children Other Than I Love You!

Telling your child, "I love you", is not enough to promote his or her self-esteem. Try saying these three words as well.

The Realist

By Sharon Praissman on March 05, 2016 in Beyond the Egg Timer
Indecision and global warming delay childbearing for one couple.

When Your Child Says "F*ck You": Managing the Unthinkable

By Seth Meyers Psy.D. on March 05, 2016 in Insight Is 20/20
By saying or shouting "F*ck you" at a parent, a child is violating a sacred law about respecting roles within the family system.

The Bored Room

Is your child bored stiff in school and acting out? Don't let your kid get cubby-holed...

I'm a Teenager and I Hate My Behavior

What to do about inexplicable rage towards parents