There's new evidence that depression is not just a disorder of the mind.
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By Sam Wass Ph.D. on January 14, 2019 in Smarter but More Stressed
On being an empathic parent—and keeping one foot in the boat, and the other on the riverbank.
By Michael A. Ellis DO on January 13, 2019 in Caring for Autism
11 important points to know before your child's next IEP meeting.
By Darcia F. Narvaez Ph.D. on January 13, 2019 in Moral Landscapes
Bronco-busting horses fails in the long run, so does baby-busting parenting.
By Alison Escalante M.D. on January 13, 2019 in Shouldstorm
When we feel connected to others and connected to the world, we find an inner meaning that is more powerful than money or possessions.
By Dona Matthews Ph.D. on January 11, 2019 in Going Beyond Intelligence
You can transform your experience of raising a child with a difficult temperament—and the child’s problematic behavior—by changing the way you think about the child.
By Elizabeth Aura McClintock Ph.D. on January 11, 2019 in It’s a Man’s, and a Woman’s, World
What is the line between a reasonable parenting decision and one that carries unacceptable risk? The difference may depend on the parent's gender and observers’ moral evaluations.
By Laura Martocci Ph.D. on January 11, 2019 in You Can’t Sit With Us
An Arizona high school requires low-performing students to wear a scarlet badge. This isn't against the law—but is it okay?
By David J Bredehoft Ph.D. on January 11, 2019 in The Age of Overindulgence
Overindulging children can lead to external rather than internal life goals, resulting in greater risks of unhappiness, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and intimacy problems.
By Elizabeth Elizardi M.Ed., MAPP on January 10, 2019 in Parent Pulse
"I know what I was doing at that age" is a phrase overheard from parents of teens. When you realize what they may be getting into, remember risk-taking can be good.
By Sam Wass Ph.D. on January 10, 2019 in Smarter but More Stressed
What sustains a child's tantrum can be different than what starts it. Understanding how it works could change our priorities when dealing with one.
By Susan K Perry Ph.D. on January 08, 2019 in Creating in Flow
Real smiles start at about three months old, and at every age, parents can enhance their kids' ability to enjoy the funny side of life. It's the best gift you can give them.
By Jim Taylor Ph.D. on January 08, 2019 in The Power of Prime
Attitudes are so important because they are the filters that guide what athletes think, the emotions they feel, how they respond to their sport, and, ultimately, how they perform.
By James Youniss Ph.D. & Dan Hart Ed.D. on January 07, 2019 in Youth in America
Want the next generation to be better citizens? Let's give it some thought.
By Dina Rose Ph.D. on January 07, 2019 in The Art & Science of Teaching Kids to Eat Right
The key to teaching kids to eat a healthy diet has nothing to do with food.
By Benjamin Oosterhoff Ph.D. on January 07, 2019 in Civically Engaged
Do mandatory community service policies benefit youth? It depends on the type of service.
By Jessica L. Borelli Ph.D. on January 05, 2019 in Thriving
Why do well-checks and physicals all but ignore mental health? What early signs do we miss by not looking?
By Nick Luxmoore on January 05, 2019 in Young People Up Close
Perhaps because we project our feelings about our parents onto the institution we call "school," our relationship with that institution easily becomes stuck.
By Laura Martocci Ph.D. on January 04, 2019 in You Can’t Sit With Us
Before deciding it is bad parenting, think about the ways in which public humiliation (a time-worn, cross-cultural social control) is embedded in accepted parenting practices.
By Meri Wallace LCSW on January 04, 2019 in How to Raise a Happy, Cooperative Child
The goal is to give your children the feeling that it's okay to want.
By Dona Matthews Ph.D. on January 03, 2019 in Going Beyond Intelligence
Thinking of your difficult child as “spirited” helps you provide the unconditional positive regard your child needs to grow into the remarkable person they can be.
By Ugo Uche on January 03, 2019 in Promoting Empathy With Your Teen
In 2005, Albert Ellis published "The Myth of Self-Esteem," in which he considered a quest for high self-esteem as being worse than hating another human being.
By David Ludden Ph.D. on January 03, 2019 in Talking Apes
Psychologists claim that we can help children read better if we teach them the ways that English spelling relates to both pronunciation and meaning.
By Tim Wendel on January 02, 2019 in Cancer Crossings
Cancer Cowboys gave medicine its first cancer 'moonshot.'
By Stanley Coren PhD., DSc, FRSC on January 02, 2019 in Canine Corner
Recent data shows that when children grow up with a dog (or cat) during the first year of life it reduces their susceptibility to a broad spectrum of allergies when they mature
By Amy J.L. Baker Ph.D. on January 02, 2019 in Caught Between Parents
New years can be a painful time for targeted parents. Knowing that many alienated children do reconnect with the targeted parent can provide the hope needed to persevere.