Dreams have been described as dress rehearsals for real life, opportunities to gratify wishes, and a form of nocturnal therapy. A new theory aims to make sense of it all.
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Defending the so-called “problem child” and supporting effective parenting.
Daniel Flint M.A.
In this second installment of what kids need from their parents, here are five empirical research findings on mother-son relationships.
A brief look at what the research tells us about short- and long-term outcomes associated with father-daughter relationship qualities and characteristics.
Whatever your feelings towards your ex, you would do anything for your kids. Research tells us that cooperative post-divorce coparenting benefits kids and parents alike.
Growing numbers of children and teens are experiencing psychological problems. Here's how to tell it's time to involve a qualified professional.
Parents seeking to guide their child(ren)'s development without employing manipulative tactics should carefully examine the content of and motivations for their communication.
Alongside other services in the COVID era, therapy has to make adjustments in order to work well.
What and how we communicate about food and eating can make long-lasting impacts on a developing child.
This article uses research evidence to explain how coparenting is conceptually unique, and how positive coparenting processes help parents raise psychologically healthy kids.
In the final part of this three-part series, we examine childhood defiance as a potential sign of undiagnosed developmental disability.
In part two of this three-part series, we examine childhood defiance as a potential sign of psychological distress.
In part one of this three-part series, we examine childhood defiance through the lens of normative alternatives.
Why passive aggressive people may feel stuck, helpless, and subjugated in their relationships.
Do your child's fears get in the way of their everyday life? Could these symptoms be treated in a single session? Strategies for parents of a fearful child are discussed.
Like learning a new language, parents seeking to have better communication with their children may benefit from developing a shared vocabulary.
Inspired by Dr. Roni Beth Tower's blog post about witnessing an impressive parenting display at a busy supermarket, this post is written to reflect on a similar super-mom.
Have you experienced a psychologically controlling parent? Recent research has identified three dimensions of manipulative parenting behaviors.
A shift in perspective may help your teenagers finally learn to get along—and save you quite a bit of stress along the way!
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.
New research connects dad's proportion of childcare practices in the home to relationship and sexual satisfaction.
Are traditional rewards and consequences failing you? This uncommon conversation with your child could lead to more effective (and less exhausted) parenting.
These expressions can give the cold shoulder to a developing parent-child relationship. How often did you hear them growing up?
Cause for the rising rates of ADHD diagnosis in children is hotly debated. Understanding the nature of your child's behavior can help reduce the likelihood for misdiagnosis.
Daniel Flint, M.A., studies the psychology of family relationships and works with parents to tackle their kids’ behavioral difficulties.