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By Kathryn Stamoulis Ph.D. on December 07, 2018 in The New Teen Age
Six do’s and don’t’s to consider if your child informs you that they were a victim of sexual harassment or assault.
By Elizabeth Emens JD, Ph.D. on December 07, 2018 in Life Admin
Is a fictional character getting credit for your work? We can choose to make holiday labor less laborious.
By Dillon Browne Ph.D. on December 02, 2018 in Why Family Matters
Does your child need screens to cope? Emotion coaching may be for you.
By Robert Taibbi L.C.S.W. on December 01, 2018 in Fixing Families
Leaving a relationship is always difficult, but more so when the relationship has a been a long one. Here are some guidelines for navigating this difficult transitional time.
By E. Kay Trimberger Ph.D. on November 28, 2018 in Adoption Diaries
Although it presents some truths about the difficulties parents face when fostering and adopting older children, the film also perpetuates myths.
By Samuel Veissière Ph.D. on November 28, 2018 in Culture, Mind, and Brain
Transgender identity appears to be on the rise, particularly among young girls. A study sheds light on the role of social contagion, and raises hard questions.
By Leon F Seltzer Ph.D. on November 28, 2018 in Evolution of the Self
In early childhood, if you didn’t feel secure about your caretakers’ dedication to your welfare, you’d develop the defense of imagining this devotion.
By Joel Frohlich on November 26, 2018 in Consciousness, Self-Organization, and Neuroscience
Children born with this rare disorder have seizures, intellectual disability, and severely delayed brain development...so why are they so happy?
By David J Bredehoft Ph.D. on November 26, 2018 in The Age of Overindulgence
Having reasonable rules, expecting children to do chores, and setting boundaries are good for children. It's called firm structure.
By Carl E Pickhardt Ph.D. on November 26, 2018 in Surviving (Your Child's) Adolescence
Social Cruelty—teasing, exclusion, bullying, rumoring, ganging up—seem to peak in middle school as insecure young adolescents treat each other meanly to secure social place.
By Amanda Rose Ph.D. on November 21, 2018 in Between Us
Are you a woman not feeling very thankful on Thanksgiving? You are not alone.
By Marcia Morris M.D. on November 18, 2018 in College Wellness
Parents and students need to creatively and assertively search for treatment.
By Christopher Bergland on November 16, 2018 in The Athlete's Way
New research suggests that happy childhood memories are linked to healthier and happier adulthood.
By Tara Peris Ph.D. on November 13, 2018 in Touchy Subject
Body-focused repetitive behaviors often go undiagnosed for years. Here's what every doctor who treats children should know about spotting and treating these disorders.
By Christine L. Carter Ph.D. on November 09, 2018 in Brave Over Perfect
Healthy, self-disciplined, motivated teenagers have a strong sense of control over their lives.
By Vanessa LoBue, Ph.D. on November 05, 2018 in The Baby Scientist
A helping hand from a grandparent can go a long way.
By David J Bredehoft Ph.D. on November 05, 2018 in The Age of Overindulgence
Overnurture is being overinvolved in your children’s lives. It’s doing too much for them, smothering, entertaining and insulating them from stress and anxiety.
By Abigail Fagan on October 29, 2018 in Brainstorm
A deliberate exchange seems to be more closely related to development than the volume of words a child hears.
By Alison Escalante M.D. on October 28, 2018 in Shouldstorm
Do you ever feel like everybody has an opinion on your parenting? The idea that one small thing will alter our child's destiny forever is driving us crazy.
By Grant Hilary Brenner MD, FAPA on October 25, 2018 in ExperiMentations
Is intimacy a source of anxiety and frustration? Moving from dysfunction to compassionate, caring, and constructive ways of relating allows us to build sustainable relationships.
By Regan A. R. Gurung Ph.D. on October 24, 2018 in The Psychological Pundit
Teachers and parents struggle to get kids to study and eat their vegetables. Apparently, the trick is good old-fashioned bribery—or reward, to be more specific.
By Cami Rosso on October 23, 2018 in The Future Brain
In your child’s lifetime, she or he may have multiple careers and pivots. Here's how to teach your children to flourish in a future impacted by artificial intelligence.
By Jeffrey Bernstein Ph.D. on October 14, 2018 in Liking the Child You Love
Getting out of the guilt trap is a must for parents of adult children who struggle.
By Sean Grover L.C.S.W. on October 13, 2018 in When Kids Call the Shots
What do children need to succeed in life? Sue Atkin's Four "C's".
By Edward Kruk Ph.D. on October 10, 2018 in Co-Parenting After Divorce
Shared parenting as a presumption in family law has historically been met with skepticism among many legal and mental health professionals.