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By Hal Herzog Ph.D. on April 16, 2019 in Animals and Us
Both boys and girls become less attached to their pets as they enter adolescence. Is this the natural consequence of considering pets as family members?
By Terri Apter Ph.D. on April 15, 2019 in Domestic Intelligence
It is time to retire Attachment Theory from its privileged place in psychology.
By Carl E Pickhardt Ph.D. on April 15, 2019 in Surviving (Your Child's) Adolescence
To keep parent and teenager well connected as adolescence grows them apart, parents must be able to listen when their teenager wants to talk.
By Sean Grover L.C.S.W. on April 13, 2019 in When Kids Call the Shots
Cardiovascular problems are nearly three times more likely with edibles.
By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on April 13, 2019 in Fulfillment at Any Age
New research shows that parents who take over the college admissions process deprive children of crucial developmental support.
By James M. Lewis M.D. on April 12, 2019 in The Complexity of ADHD
Why does a trial of stimulant medication for ADHD fail so often? The answer lies in how the medication is given, side effects, co-existing conditions, and external circumstances.
By Diana Graber M.A. on April 09, 2019 in Raising Humans in a Digital World
Is technology to blame for the rising rates of teen depression? Experts weigh in.
By Lee Bare Ph.D. on April 09, 2019 in Boys Will Be Boys
Parents can use these 5 strategies to help their sons cope with depression.
By Todd B. Kashdan Ph.D. on April 08, 2019 in Curious?
Is long-term romantic love rare? What happens to couples who maintain, versus love, the romance?
By Vanessa LoBue, Ph.D. on April 08, 2019 in The Baby Scientist
It's a common stereotype that boys are better than girls at math. According to research, it doesn't start out this way. How do we help encourage girls to keep engaging in STEM?
By Christopher Lynch Ph.D. on April 06, 2019 in Autism and Anxiety
A trip to the doctor's office can be downright terrifying for a child on the autism spectrum. It doesn't have to be this way.
By Marwa Azab Ph.D. on April 05, 2019 in Neuroscience in Everyday Life
The brains of those at high risk for depression become more similar to low-risk brains when they strongly value religious beliefs.
By Eugene Beresin M.D., M.A. on April 04, 2019 in Inside Out, Outside In
Getting your toddler to sleep may be challenging. Beyond helping your child settle, bedtime fosters achieving a critical developmental milestones—the capacity to be alone.
By Leon F Seltzer Ph.D. on April 03, 2019 in Evolution of the Self
If a child takes offense at how parents look at them, speak to them, or act toward them, defensively provoking them in turn may be almost irresistible.
By Wendy L. Patrick, Ph.D. on April 03, 2019 in Why Bad Looks Good
How do you deal with the person who makes your life miserable when avoidance is not an option? Consider drawing support through safety in numbers.
By Mark Travers Ph.D. on April 03, 2019 in Social Instincts
New research finds there may be more cooperation among parents in religious societies.
By Robert Taibbi L.C.S.W. on April 03, 2019 in Fixing Families
For parents away from home for days at a time, it's hard to keep connected, and easy to feel lonely or resentful. Tips for being there when you're not.
By Mark Travers Ph.D. on April 02, 2019 in Social Instincts
Research shows that people's partner "types" are shaped by their environment.
By Michael Gurian on April 01, 2019 in The Minds of Boys and Girls
How can we better protect our children from chemicals that disrupt their natural brain development?
By David J Bredehoft Ph.D. on April 01, 2019 in The Age of Overindulgence
Parents can influence a child's spiritual development. Two of the biggest roadblocks are childhood overindulgence and excessive materialism.
By Carl E Pickhardt Ph.D. on April 01, 2019 in Surviving (Your Child's) Adolescence
Availability of recreational substances presents parents with yet one more important topic of concern with their teenager. Not a one-time talk; this is is an ongoing conversation
By Daniel R. Stalder Ph.D. on March 31, 2019 in Bias Fundamentals
Wealthy parents allegedly bribed and lied to get their kids into preferred colleges. If true, it’s an injustice. But we may not want to shame all snowplow parents.
By Claudia M Gold M.D. on March 28, 2019 in Child in Mind
Prevention programs for babies and parents give everyone a healthy start.
By Rob Whitley, Ph.D. on March 27, 2019 in Talking About Men
The rise in DNA ancestry testing means more people are learning shocking truths about who is and is not a blood relation. The results can harm mental health.
By Vinita Mehta Ph.D., Ed.M. on March 27, 2019 in Head Games
A recent study investigates the rise of “interspecies families.”
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