Should you grill college students about their choices (major, minor, intended career, unknown future) while the turkey is being carved? Consider some golden rules of engagement for this often ambivalent holiday.
One of the main reasons I read outside my own narrow areas of individual expertise is to see whether I can reach over the intellectual fences demarcating professional fields and harvest something useful.
Just being there isn’t enough. You have to engage with your partner in positive ways and in front of the kids, and every now and then it can help to give each other a big kiss that makes them say, “Oh gross!” If your relationship is a little distant, bring it closer, for them if not for you.
Emotional support from the other people in their lives is often critical in helping mothers cope. This can be especially important for mothers facing special challenges such as being single parents, having children with special needs, or even coping with issues such as postpartum depression. Such support can help mothers maintain their psychological well-being
In video clip on Facebook a presidential campaigner promises prospective voters in a New Hampshire tavern that he favors treatment for addiction. Within a day or two, more than two million people called attention to the clip. What's the magic?
How do we help our kids learn to deal with life if we don't expose them to real life by doing everything for them—getting them on the best teams, doing their homework and shielding them from the inevitable disappointment and randomness of life? Are we really preparing them to be "successful" if they don't know how to tolerate emotional pain, problem solve, and adapt?