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By Alison Escalante M.D. on November 09, 2019 in Shouldstorm
Though it’s called Baby-Friendly, most parents experience it as parent unfriendly. Now, new research concludes that this set of hospital practices doesn’t work for breastfeeding.
By Danielle Render Turmaud, M.S., NCC on November 05, 2019 in Lifting the Veil on Trauma
New research suggests that there has been a 70% increase in child sexual abuse cases treated in emergency rooms. It is imperative that we give children a safe place to disclose and get help.
By Samuel Veissière Ph.D. on November 01, 2019 in Culture, Mind, and Brain
Why sheltering youth from danger is disastrous for their mental health.
By Keith Fadelici LCSW on November 01, 2019 in Fostering Freedom
When a child is exposed to a potentially traumatic event, what should a caregiver do? A few adjustments at home can prevent a bad situation from getting worse.
By Dona Matthews Ph.D. on November 01, 2019 in Going Beyond Intelligence
Some children are more naturally empathetic than others, but all children can learn to put themselves in others’ shoes, feel their feelings, show empathy, and do the right thing.
By Thomas G. Plante Ph.D., ABPP on November 01, 2019 in Do the Right Thing
Scouting has had a lot of bad press of late. Should youth and families still consider scouting?
By Jeffrey Bernstein Ph.D. on October 28, 2019 in Liking the Child You Love
How you communicate with your children goes a long way in shaping their self-esteem. Here are four common problematic behaviors to avoid.
By Alexis Conason Psy.D. on October 27, 2019 in Eating Mindfully
We worry that if we don't restrict our kids' access to candy, they will gorge on sweets all day. But is this really true? Or is it the restriction that is making us out-of-control?
By Wendy L. Patrick, Ph.D. on October 27, 2019 in Why Bad Looks Good
Sexual predators come in all shapes and sizes. But you can spot them by their behavior, if you know what to look for. Here are a few clues.
By Marcia Morris M.D. on October 26, 2019 in College Wellness
New research on parents’ perceptions of college mental health reveals heartening and surprising findings.
By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on October 26, 2019 in How To Do Life
One of a parent's most important decisions.
By Teru Clavel on October 25, 2019 in A Mastery Mindset
While I wholeheartedly support mental health, especially for our children, I have to ask: What is causing students to take mental health days in the first place?
By American Psychoanalytic Association on October 23, 2019 in Psychoanalysis Unplugged
Some pranks seem harmless but in a young child's mind they could be perceived as betrayal.
By Erlanger A. Turner Ph.D. on October 23, 2019 in The Race to Good Health
New research explains the connection between behavior problems in children and over-controlling parenting practices.
By Joe Kort, Ph.D. on October 21, 2019 in Understanding the Erotic Code
For many people, the holidays are far less joyful than all the hoopla around them would suggest.
By Daniel Flint M.A. on October 21, 2019 in Behavior Problems, Behavior Solutions
Some common parenting techniques can have the opposite of their intended effect. Awareness may empower parents to make small but meaningful changes in their approach.
By Carolyn Roy-Bornstein M.D. on October 18, 2019 in Last Stop on the Struggle Bus
What do family dinners, cheerleading practice, and your Aunt Nettie have in common? Maybe more than you think.
By Pamela B. Rutledge Ph.D., M.B.A. on October 15, 2019 in Positively Media
Parental controls don’t teach good habits and critical thinking that are transferable. They should be viewed as training wheels until a kid finds his or her balance.
By Jennifer Haupt on October 14, 2019 in One True Thing
"My intent was ... just to scribble down short love letters to my sons, little messages in a bottle they might stumble across decades after my death."
By Michael Mascolo Ph.D. on October 14, 2019 in Values Matter
A lesson in how to live an authentic life through what matters most.
By Carl E Pickhardt Ph.D. on October 14, 2019 in Surviving (Your Child's) Adolescence
Becoming a middle school student is challenging in many adolescent ways. Parents can be there to help when the transition becomes hard.
By Jane Adams Ph.D. on October 11, 2019 in Between the Lines
The closer kids are to their grandparents, the closer they are to their parents, and the better their emotional adjustment in adolescence.
By Elizabeth Elizardi M.Ed., MAPP on October 09, 2019 in Parent Pulse
"How do I teach my child that other people matter?" Read on to discover the best ways to promote empathic responding at an early age.
By Lea Lis MD on October 07, 2019 in The Shameless Psychiatrist
How to talk to your kids about sex.
By Vanessa LoBue Ph.D. on October 07, 2019 in The Baby Scientist
What makes a child shy or outgoing? Is shyness something that we’re born with, or is it something we develop over time? Here's what research can tell us.
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