What to know about what you don’t know you know. #1: Intuition is very efficient—if you don't overthink it.
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Using Research and Systematic Thinking To Become a Better Parent
John D. Rich, Jr., Ph.D.
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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.
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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.
John D. Rich, Jr., Ph.D., is an educational psychologist and associate professor of psychology at Delaware State University.