Life provides turning points of many kinds, but the most powerful of all may be character-revealing moments.
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Using Research and Systematic Thinking To Become a Better Parent
John D. Rich, Jr., Ph.D.
Is it too late to change your parenting? Absolutely not. You can make a difference in your child's life today.
Grieving is the interplay between the desire to pay homage to the deceased and the need to move forward and be grateful for the life you still have in front of you.
What is it you wish to accomplish? How do you want people to remember you? How do you want to remember yourself? Today could be a big day for you!
Want to raise a child who eats healthy foods? Here are two simple rules to live by.
The threat to men who have accepted a narrow definition of what it means to be a man is very real.
Our world will be that much greater when we are allowed to act how we authentically feel, based on our decisions about what is right for us in our current context.
In the interest of greater understanding and kindness, let’s give each other the benefit of the doubt and work together to expose unfairness wherever it exists.
The practice of mindfulness is an attempt to identify the core negative beliefs that each of us holds, and then to reject them and challenge them.
You're never going to look back on your life and say, "I wish hadn't been so kind to my children!"
Humor is very often a sneaky way to engage with cultural and moral issues that would meet with resistance if they were discussed in a more serious way.
The HBO hit, "Big Little Lies," shows us all that domestic violence between parents affects our children, even if your child is never personally abused.
When you were punished as a child, did it work? Or did you just strategize how to get away with your behavior the next time?
PTSD doesn’t only affect the soldier, but also has profound effects on the victim’s family. Treatment often focuses on three main behaviors.
How do we help our children become good people? A few behaviors can teach them the way.
Should you be sad when your child discovers the truth? A different way of looking at your child's growing mind.
Taking the time to connect with your partner can lead to better – and more frequent – sex.
Break up your teaching into smaller chunks, and provide your class with feedback about how well they are understanding the material.
Be mindful of this life you are living. It is going to happen, day by day, until it expires, regardless of how you approach it. Might as well enjoy the ride.
You have more time to be a good parent today than you will ever have again. Take advantage of your good fortune!
Go outside and play! How sports and play provide your child with higher motivation, self-confidence, and social skills.
Parents, watch your stress. Recent research shows that your anxieties can spill over into your interactions with your children.
How much does your parenting really matter? New research shows that just believing in the importance of your parenting can make your child smarter. The connection explained.
Why are some white people so reluctant to acknowledge racism and white privilege? Opening minds and hearts to the need for more progress.
Perfectionistic thinking is different from having high expectations and a drive to do a good job, in that the pressure to be perfect brings with it a host of negative thoughts.
Children who are born into poverty have a lot of obstacles to success. A recent study suggests that the stresses of poverty make positive parenting difficult to practice.
We must teach our daughters to be courageous and face their anxieties, and we must teach our sons to be sensitive and emotionally expressive.
A recent study examines fathers' anxieties about masculinity and parenting.
John D. Rich, Jr., Ph.D., is an educational psychologist and associate professor of psychology at Delaware State University.