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Erica Reischer Ph.D.
The benefits of seeing kids' "bad" behavior as exploration and experimentation
Recent research has promising news for parents who wish their sex life were more like it was before kids.
Wondering how to talk to kids about the election results? These 3 suggestions will help you go high, and also help kids in the long-run
The secret of high-achievers is NOT tutoring or AP classes
Telling kids that they can do anything may have unexpected downsides. There is a better way.
Our ideas about how to be happy are often contrary to what research shows really works
The pressure we put on our kids to succeed may reflect our own economic anxiety.
Feeling stuck? Follow these 3 steps to create real change in your life
Stressed or anxious? These 5 steps will help you feel better right now
5 little-known but easy parenting hacks that can get your kids to listen more and argue less--all in less than 1 minute
The secret to a fulfilling life is not what you might think.
Expert advice on how to repair or strengthen any relationship
Just telling kids their behavior is not okay is not enough
The surprising truth about why your kids won't take "no" for an answer and what to do about it
Avoid these 3 toxic phrases when talking to kids, and say this instead
Feel better fast with these 5 steps
A (printable) summary of parenting best practices
Kids who don’t experience the consequences of their actions are insulated from critical learning experiences. Here's how parents can use consequences to facilitate learning.
Feeling ignored by your kids? Try these 7 steps to teach your kids to listen to you the first time, without yelling or nagging
You may be unintentionally teaching your kids to ignore what you say
While it's tempting to look at what our children do wrong and see the solution as “fixing” them, that approach ignores a key principle of change in relationships.
When kids are pushing your buttons, try this simple technique to keep your cool
How we behave with our kids tells them how we work and how to get what they want from us. Here's how to make the most of that.
Side-step power struggles with your kids using these tips (Part 2 of 2).
Avoid conflict with these 7 tips (Part 1 of 2)
Over-functioning has hidden hazards. Here's what to watch for and what to do instead.
Teach your kids to get what they want without whining
Six steps for raising respectful children
Try this communication strategy to diffuse power struggles, promote cooperation and enhance your relationships.
Often, the answer to why we continue to feel stuck lies in the difference between knowing and doing.
Erica Reischer, Ph.D., is a psychologist, parent coach, and author. She teaches at University of California Berkeley, UCSF, and other institutions.