Essential Reads

Work-Family Conflict... and Its Far Prettier Sister

By Yael Schonbrun Ph.D. on July 21, 2016 in Moderating
Are you overlooking the gifts of work-family enrichment?

Are You Your Millennial Child’s New Spouse?

By Susan Newman Ph.D. on July 18, 2016 in Singletons
More young adults are moving home than are getting married or living on their own. Here are 6 ways to the smooth transition.

3 New Findings On Human Intelligence

The latest insights on intelligence, imagination, potential causes for the rise in IQ scores over the years, and how behavioral genetics is related to education and grit.
Carl Pickhardt Ph.D.

Identity Experimentation in Early and Mid Adolescence

Adolescence is partly about experimentation with self-definition to try out and find out what identity truly fits.

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Mom with Metastatic Cancer Talks About Resilience

From time to time I receive inspiring letters from people who have encountered my work and are kind enough to share their lives. Here is one such letter that brought me to tears.

What's Wrong in America?

If you are frustrated or angry with what you see wrong in America, you could be part of the solution by simply changing your frame of mind. Learn how.
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Is Your School Helping or Hurting Your Child’s Literacy?

Reading is key to success. Five common teaching practices that don't work; and six ways to support kids in acquiring a love of reading that encourages learning across the lifespan.

Why Do Run-Down Schools Trigger Lower Test Scores?

A new study from Cornell University identifies a chain reaction that occurs in run-down schools which results in lower test scores for students from all walks of life.

Am I Messing Up My Kid?

With all the advice out there it's easy to have unfair and unrealistic expectations for yourself and your children. Recognizing the good in what you do will ease the pressure.

When the Lying Starts

By Kyle D. Pruett M.D. on July 20, 2016 in Once Upon a Child
How to understand and discourage lying

The Rainbow Link

A new book helps young children process the death of a pet and learn to grieve in healthy ways.

7 Questions to Help You Decode Your Child's SOS and Respond

As you set the limit—calmly and kindly—remind yourself that there’s a reason for your child’s behavior. It may not be what you consider a good reason, but it’s her reason.

The Stanford Rape Case

By Guest Bloggers on July 19, 2016 in The Guest Room
Let’s shift the conversation toward understanding the needs of survivors in their healing journey.

Parenting While Traumatized

By Guest Bloggers on July 19, 2016 in The Guest Room
Parenting is not an easy task. Imagine how much more difficult it must be to parent after surviving a childhood trauma.
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How to Talk to Kids about Mass Shootings and Attacks

How can we help kids cope with violent tragedies? Use a few simple guidelines.

I Cannot Do It All

By Colleen Long Psy.D. on July 19, 2016 in The Happiness Rx
Dr. Colleen Long is a psychologist and a mom who has come to the conclusion that one simply cannot have it all

Secret Stash: Ten Most Common Places Teens Hide Drugs

Teens are notorious for being innovative, and hiding their drugs is no exception.

Harvard Study Pegs How Parental Substance Abuse Impacts Kids

A new Harvard study, published today, reports that 1 in 5 children grows up in a home with parental substance abuse. The study offers advice on how to break the cycle of addiction.

Moms Working Outside of the Home: Good for Kids?

Do children benefit when mothers work outside of the home? Find out what the research says.

Silence Is Not Always Golden

By Deborah J. Cohan, Ph.D. on July 17, 2016 in Social Lights
The need to talk to your children about diversity in these violent times.

Oh No, Pokémon Go!

By Ira Hyman Ph.D. on July 17, 2016 in Mental Mishaps
We have an infestation of Pokémon on my campus and in my community. Have you seen any Pokémon lurking around your home, at work, in parks, or on the streets near you?

Models of the Human-Dog Relationship

Which model of the human-dog relationship is most scientifically accurate and morally appropriate?

Dad's Psychological Well-Being Impacts His Kids' Development

New research illuminates the impact a father's stress levels and mental health have on his children.

“Dad, if I Get a B I Feel Like I’ve Failed”

By Marcia Morris M.D. on July 16, 2016 in College Wellness
College students are under increasing pressure to be perfect - to maintain high grades, have a busy social life, look great, all while appearing calm and collected.

We're Splitting Up!

By Nick Luxmoore on July 16, 2016 in Young People Up Close
If adults can't contain their own tendencies to split, then what hope is there for young people?

The Opioid Epidemic and Our Children

The opioid addiction crisis is laying waste to families and communities. Children inevitably become victims. Research on treatment and child protection is just catching up.

The 4 Stages of Unplugging a Child's Brain

By Garth Sundem on July 15, 2016 in Brain Trust
We've all seen research on kids and screen time. Here's what it really looks like to unplug.

Happy Parents, Happy Kids

When happiness thrives in the lives of parents, it naturally thrives in their children’s lives as well.

Does My Child Have a Psychiatric Disorder?

By Claudia M Gold M.D. on July 15, 2016 in Child in Mind
When parents are concerned about their child's emotional wellbeing, we need to protect time and space to listen without pressure to name the problem

4 Parts of a Real Apology

Apology is a relational process that leads to change.
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Breaking Out of the Make-Up-Break-Up Cycle

Are you in a toxic romantic cycle of constantly breaking up, then making up? This might help!

When Someone Won’t Talk About Their Childhood—Why Not?

If someone refuses to talk about their years growing up, you can safely assume that their past was hardly idyllic.

Raising an Unhurried Child in a Hurried World

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on July 13, 2016 in How To Do Life
A The Eminents Interview of David Elkind

Homesickness: A Sign of Weakness or Strength?

Once considered beneficial, attachment to home is now viewed as dysfunctional. Is love of home a disorder? Or is it a foundation for healthy relationships?