Kids with These Skills Are Twice as Likely to Go to College

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.

There's a Difference Between Privacy and Secrecy

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.

Should Kids Be Allowed to Take Mental Health Days?

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?

How to Talk to Kids About Terrorism

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.

10 Reasons American Teenagers Are More Anxious Than Ever

We're robbing American teenagers of the mental strength they need to stay healthy.

Why Mentally Strong Parents Let Kids Fight Their Own Battles

If you want to raise mentally strong kids, think of yourself as a guide—not a protector.

3 Ways Parent Shaming Takes a Toll on Kids

The fear of being shamed has changed the way we're raising the next generation—and it's not for the better.

Why It's Hard to Let Go of Your Self-Limiting Beliefs

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.

How to Train Your Brain to Think Differently

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.

7 Reasons It's Tough to Raise Mentally Strong Kids

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.

How to Talk to Kids About the Las Vegas Shooting

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.

13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don't Do

Giving up these unhealthy — yet common — parenting practices could be the key to helping your children reach their greatest potential.

7 Things Mentally Strong Parents Know

Telling your kids to "act brave" or "look on the bright side" won't work if you don't role model the appropriate skills.

How to Raise Mentally Strong Kids in Today's World

Mentally strong kids turn into resilient adults who are equipped to tackle whatever life throws their way. Here's how you can help your child build mental muscle.

This Is How Mentally Strong People Deal With Snarky Comments

Studies show snarky behavior can spread. Here's how to stay strong when you're dealing with sarcasm, passive-aggressive comments, and backhanded compliments.

3 Times a Mental Health Day Could Do More Harm Than Good

A day off from work won't automatically improve your mental health. It's what you do with that time that matters.

Psychological Problems: Are They Your Parent's Fault?

There's no such thing as a perfect childhood. And while some of your struggles may have helped you grow stronger, others may have left long-lasting emotional scars.

3 Ways Your Childhood Shaped Your Core Beliefs

The simple life lessons you learned in childhood influence the choices you make as an adult.

Parents, Please Don't Attend Your Child's Job Interview

A survey reveals that parents are getting more involved in their adult children's careers. And it's doing more harm than good.

10 Signs You're a People-Pleaser

Being agreeable and cooperative is a good thing. But being subservient could backfire.

We're Raising a Generation of Wimpy Kids

The ultimate goal of parenting should be to work yourself out of a job. But studies show most young adults feel they lack the emotional skills they need to face life's challenges.

The 1 Skill College Students Wish Their Parents Taught Them

We invest a lot of time in teaching young people to be academically prepared for the future, but we often overlook the skills they really need to succeed.

How to Bounce Back from Epic Parenting Fails

Social media has changed the way we talk about parenting failures. And not necessarily for the better.

Why Technology Makes It Hard to Raise Mentally Strong Kids

While our digital devices make many aspects of life easier, electronics makes it tougher than ever to raise resilient kids.

5 Ways to Turn Mistakes Into Valuable Life Lessons

You can gain a lot of wisdom from your mistakes. Here's how to learn the most from your blunders.

7 Science-Backed Reasons You Should Spend More Time Alone

Studies show spending just 10 minutes a day alone with your thoughts could change your life.

How to Deal With a Workplace Psychopath

Science has identified what it means to be a 'successful psychopath.' Here's how to stay mentally strong when you have to deal with a psychopath in the workplace.

Anxiety Isn't the Problem — Your Response Is

A new study says anxiety can actually help you perform better — if you know how to respond to it.

7 Myths About Emotions That Will Rob You of Mental Strength

Before you can understand how your feelings influence your thoughts and behavior, you need to know the truth about emotions.

How to Know When to Take a Mental Health Day

Taking a day off from work to care for your mental health could be instrumental in helping you feel at your best.

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