Essential Reads

How Parents Prolong the "Terrible Twos" Into Adolescence

Mental health professionals label as mental disorders child misbehavior that is created by certain parenting practices that have increased in incidence over the last few decades.

Fatherhood Plummets Testosterone.... Maybe

Dads beware: Does fatherhood impact your hormones?

Yes, Overprotective Parenting Harms Kids

By Nathan H. Lents, Ph.D. on August 28, 2016 in Beastly Behavior
Overprotective parenting may cause more than just stunted psychological development; it may actually be bad for children's health.

Your Magic Wand for Less Drama, More Love

What if you could create that deep loving connection as your (almost) constant way of being with your child? It would be like giving yourself a magic wand.

More Posts on Parenting

Why Are There Mommy Wars but No Daddy Wars?

By Amy Tuteur M.D. on August 29, 2016 in Push Back
Is this really about what's best for children? Is this really about "the science"? Or is this yet another, albeit thoroughly modern, way to control women?

Primary Affects

We have been exploring how our earliest, innate feelings work – Distress, Anger, Fear, Shame, and Dissmell. This month we look at Enjoyment, Shame, Disgust, and Dissmell.

Helping Kids Succeed—Minus the Stress

The secret of high-achievers is NOT tutoring or AP classes

A Is for Aunt

By Susan Hooper on August 28, 2016 in Detours and Tangents
Since 2003, I have lived four miles away from my two nephews. During that time, they grew from boys to young men—and they transformed my life.

Dear Parent, Call Me With Any Concerns About Your Student

By Marcia Morris M.D. on August 28, 2016 in College Wellness
At a time of increasing distress among college students, I want more parents to collaborate in their child’s psychiatric care.

A Marriage for the Kids’ Sake

Kids benefit when their parents co-parent well together (even if their parents are not married).

Response to the School Did Nothing to Stop the Bullying Lie

Juxtaposing the emergence of bullying as a contemporary social problem against the emergence of domestic violence as a social problem during the 60s and 70s is instructive.

Every Stereotype of Single People, Debunked by Science

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on August 26, 2016 in Living Single
Stereotypes of single people are not true. Some negative perceptions of single people are as true – or even more true – of married people as they are of single people.

How Schools (Sometimes) Fail Our Children

By Maureen D Healy on August 26, 2016 in Creative Development
Can your child's school improve in certain areas?

Clear Evidence: Spanking Harms Kids

A large body of research definitively shows that spanking has negative consequences for kids.

Serious Learning Happens at Summer Camp - Without Technology

For those ending a summer at camp, the transition back to home, school and screen time can be infused with lessons from June, July and August.

Divorce an Unreliable Predictor of Aggressiveness

Even amongst a small fraction of children, severe aggression is rare.

Safety First Before You Pokémon Go Out Into the World

By Jamie Krenn Ph.D. on August 24, 2016 in Screen Time
Interest in Pokémon Go has waned a bit in the US, but it is still very much active in other parts of the world, as evidenced by the recent stampede in Taiwan.

My Mother Won't Listen to Me

By Barbara Greenberg Ph.D. on August 24, 2016 in The Teen Doctor
What to do when your mom won't talk to you
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How Am I Doing?

Most women never completely outgrow the need for approval from their mothers.

Is Committing Rape Just Making a Mistake?

Why are young male athletes getting away with sexually assaulting girls? Entitlement is part of the answer.

Will Sugar Take Away the New Baby Blues?

I love this baby so much! But why do I need to eat and sleep all the time?

Win-Win Parenting When It All Falls Apart

It starts by extending compassion to ourselves, which we can do when we Stop, Drop and Breathe. Just stop. Drop your agenda. Take a deep breath.

To Be or Not to Be: School of Hard Knocks or the Quad?

By Dena Kouremetis on August 23, 2016 in The Unedited Offspring
You dream all your life of having a child who values what college has to offer, and then you find out otherwise. Have you failed at parenting? We don't think so...

Caregiving

By Roberta Satow Ph.D. on August 23, 2016 in Life After 50
Is taking care of an elderly parent making you feel guilty no matter how much you do?

Making the Transition From High School and Home to College

By Dana S Dunn Ph.D. on August 22, 2016 in Head of the Class
First time college students and their parents both have to deal with big changes—what are some suggestions that can help make the transition a smooth one?

Are Teachers Our Most Undervalued Leaders?

By Victor Lipman on August 21, 2016 in Mind of the Manager
Some HR executives like to hire teachers because they have outstanding communication and presentation skills – highly valued in the corporate world.

Politics, Values, and Youth Sports

With the political blitz on “values,” where do sports fit in?

An Active Boy Writes to His Teacher

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on August 20, 2016 in How To Do Life
Lessons for teachers and parents.

When Your Child Is Diagnosed With ADHD

Back-to-school season is usually a relief. Yet, with 1 in 8 American school children (6.7 million kids in all) ending up with a diagnosis of ADHD, there is some cause for angst.

Take Back Control and Reach for the Stars

By Atalanta Beaumont on August 19, 2016 in Handy Hints for Humans
How to take back control and make it work for you

10 Tips for Peaceful Teaching

Children see themselves reflected in our eyes, and they assume we're right about who they are. Most adults have a story about a teacher who made a big difference in our lives.

Becoming Brilliant

By The Book Brigade on August 18, 2016 in The Author Speaks
In the push to make kids smart, you can spend $300 to count every word your kid hears. Or try to teach the fetus in the womb. But the best way is to change how you look at things.

The Rise of the Monster Parent

By Romeo Vitelli Ph.D. on August 17, 2016 in Media Spotlight
Teachers in North America already deal with parents who watch over every aspect of their child's education. But reports out of Asia say that things could be worse. Much worse.

Back to School

By Janet Hicks Ph.D. on August 16, 2016 in Raising Parents
What can parents do to get children ready to go back to school?