Life provides turning points of many kinds, but the most powerful of all may be character-revealing moments.
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Are your kids gaining the skills they need to handle the real world? Here's how to give them the mental strength to help them reach their potential.
Sometimes, it's easy to give people power over your life without even realizing that you're doing it.
Get rid of some clutter, clear some mental space, carve an hour into your calendar — make some room somewhere so you can feel lighter and freer.
Negative self-talk will prevent you from having a positive life. These strategies will help you develop a healthier inner monologue.
There are a lot of misconceptions about happiness and how to deal with emotions. Unfortunately, making these mistakes could cause your happiness to plummet.
You have 60,000 thoughts a day, and many of them are repetitive and unhelpful. Here's how to declutter your mind so you can focus on things that really matter to you.
This simple but effective exercise can help you train your brain to think differently.
Valedictorians aren't likely to become millionaires; it's the kids who break the rules who are most likely to become wealthy.
Wrestling with a tough choice? Research says this simple psychological trick will give you clarity on how you should proceed.
We often refer to anyone who overparents their kids as helicopter parents. But a new study says there are three distinctly different types of helicopter parents.
Helicopter parents give their kids competitive advantages during childhood. But their kids are likely to experience some long-term consequences in adulthood.
Whether you're trying to get your child to do chores, or you want him to finish his math homework, the 'Batman Effect' will help him get it done.
Facebook is making some changes in 2018 and studies show the changes to user's news feeds could be bad for their psychological well-being.
You have 60,000 thoughts per day. That's 60,000 chances to either build yourself up or tear yourself down.
Incorporating more gratitude into your life could be the easiest way to change your life this year. Here's an easy way to become more grateful.
These alternatives will help you go on more adventures, connect with amazing people, learn new things, and grow stronger in 2018.
Not all muscle is built in the gym. There are several ways nature can help you build the mental muscle you need to reach your greatest potential.
There's a lot to be said for positive thinking, but it won't make you mentally strong. Here's how to train your brain to think differently.
All children have the ability to learn these skills, we just have to teach them. Here are five exercises you should start teaching your kids today.
Talking about your emotional wounds can make you mentally stronger. But it's important to be intentional about who you share your story with and when you decide to share it.
You wouldn't think twice about letting your child stay home from school for a physical illness like the flu. But should you let him take a mental health day?
Talking about the harsh realities of life shouldn't be an attempt to toughen kids up, but it can be an opportunity to help them build mental strength.
We're robbing American teenagers of the mental strength they need to stay healthy.
If you want to raise mentally strong kids, think of yourself as a guide—not a protector.
The fear of being shamed has changed the way we're raising the next generation—and it's not for the better.
There's a good chance you developed self-limiting beliefs during childhood that you're still holding onto. Research explains why it's so hard to recognize your capabilities.
Studies show you can physically change your brain by changing the way you think. Here are three strategies that will train your brain to think differently.
On the surface, you might think today's parents have it easy. But raising resilient kids who will become responsible adults is a challenge in modern-day society.
It's hard to know how to explain the Las Vegas shooting to kids. Here are some tips for holding some tough conversations with children.
Giving up these unhealthy — yet common — parenting practices could be the key to helping your children reach their greatest potential.
Amy Morin, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker, psychotherapist, and the author of 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do.