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By Lisa Firestone Ph.D. on March 26, 2019 in Compassion Matters
Research suggests that the best way to help our kids feel secure is to make them feel safe, seen, and soothed. But what does that entail?
By Peter Gray Ph.D. on March 25, 2019 in Freedom to Learn
The enemy of trustful parenting is fear. Here is a taxonomy and description of maladaptive, fear-based parenting styles—helicopter, snowplow, fuel-injector, tiger, and defensive.
By Jason Whiting Ph.D. on March 23, 2019 in Love, Lies and Conflict
As studies continue to debunk the myths about vaccinations and autism, it is important to understand what autism is, how it has evolved, and why rates have risen in recent decades.
By Abigail Fagan on March 20, 2019 in Brainstorm
The new treatment could alleviate symptoms of depression in under three days.
By Brittany N Thompson on March 20, 2019 in Socioemotional Success
Research reveals that 91 percent of children's popular media involves the supernatural.
By Carl E Pickhardt Ph.D. on March 18, 2019 in Surviving (Your Child's) Adolescence
The agony of parenting can be letting go, while the hardship of parenting can be holding on. This is the abiding question: how to know when to do which?
By Christa Santangelo Ph.D. on March 17, 2019 in Hope and Empowerment
While research and your grandmother agree that human happiness depends on the quality of our closest relationships, maintaining that relationship with our teen can be challenging.
By Susan M. Pollak MTS, Ed.D., on March 16, 2019 in The Art of Now
Can mindfulness and compassion help with the relentlessness of parenting?
By Viorica Marian Ph.D. on March 15, 2019 in Language and Mind
Even if you don't speak two languages, it's possible to raise a bilingual child.
By Terri Apter Ph.D. on March 15, 2019 in Domestic Intelligence
A new dark side of parental ambition has just been exposed that may crush a child's self-belief.
By Pamela B. Paresky Ph.D. on March 14, 2019 in Happiness and the Pursuit of Leadership
Many kids in the cheating scandal had no idea their parents were interfering with their applications. Lawnmower parenting might clear a path, but it leaves a trail of debris.
By Robyn Fivush Ph.D. on March 13, 2019 in The Stories of Our Lives
When parents post about their children on social media, they create a narrative identity for their child. But whose identity is it?
By Alison Escalante M.D. on March 12, 2019 in Shouldstorm
Parents who spent millions to get children into top colleges sent their kids a message: You are not good enough. We don’t believe in your abilities.
By Katherine Nelson-Coffey, Ph.D. on March 06, 2019 in Living Life Well
Are fathers happier than mothers? New research suggests that fathers experience more happiness and positive emotions, and less stress, than mothers.
By Carol A. Lambert, MSW on March 06, 2019 in Mind Games
Our patriarchy defines masculinity in a way that hurts men and women. For change, one arena that holds a great deal of power is parenting.
By Alison Escalante M.D. on March 06, 2019 in Shouldstorm
Mothers are drowning in stress not of their own making, and the U.S. stands out for the lack of support given to families. It does not have to be this way.
By Hal Herzog Ph.D. on March 04, 2019 in Animals and Us
A randomized control trial found therapy dogs did not benefit children undergoing cancer treatments. But that is not what the press reported.
By Carl E Pickhardt Ph.D. on March 04, 2019 in Surviving (Your Child's) Adolescence
It takes a strong work ethic supported by basic self-disciplinary skills to successfully cope with college.
By David Rettew M.D. on March 02, 2019 in ABCs of Child Psychiatry
Think all kids are taking psychiatric medications these days? New data suggests otherwise, with the numbers quite different from one state to the next.
By Ann Gold Buscho Ph.D. on March 02, 2019 in A Better Divorce
Changing our vocabulary can help take the adversarial tone out of divorce, as well as the post-divorce relationship between co-parenting exes.
By Scott A. McGreal MSc. on March 02, 2019 in Unique—Like Everybody Else
A study finds that gender differences in support for legalizing marijuana reflect whether one has ever used it oneself.
By Diane Dreher Ph.D. on March 01, 2019 in Your Personal Renaissance
Why do 60 percent of college students have anxiety disorders? Research points to three major reasons.
By Elizabeth Jeglic Ph.D. on February 27, 2019 in Protecting Children from Sexual Abuse
It is no longer "no means no," but rather "yes means yes," when it comes to consent
By Seth Meyers Psy.D. on February 27, 2019 in Insight Is 20/20
Children who won't follow the rules may have one of several diagnoses. Parents can cope with each and protect their own mental health.
By Seth J. Gillihan Ph.D. on February 27, 2019 in Think, Act, Be
There's no shortage of opinions about how to help kids sleep through the night. What does the science tell us?
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