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By Lea Lis MD on November 06, 2019 in The Shameless Psychiatrist
By Daniel Flint M.A. on November 04, 2019 in Behavior Problems, Behavior Solutions
A shift in perspective may help your teenagers finally learn to get along—and save you quite a bit of stress along the way!
By Robyn Koslowitz Ph.D. on November 03, 2019 in Targeted Parenting
This is a wakeup call! Chronic "undersleeping" affects more than 50% of US kids, and this interferes with all aspects of development. If your kid is one of them, here's what to do.
By Jennifer L Tackett Ph.D. on November 03, 2019 in The Game Changers
How do teens define leadership? Let's ask and find out. Part 2 of a two-part series.
By Ritch C Savin-Williams Ph.D. on November 03, 2019 in Sex, Sexuality, and Romance
Research seldom recognizes the developmental spectrum of sexual activities and yet this might have consequences for our understanding of youths.
By Linda Escobar Olszewski PsyD on November 03, 2019 in Drifting Into Adulthood
What is the secret code of winning? Feeling a part of something can have powerful effects.
By Elena Bezzubova on November 02, 2019 in The Search for Self
Should marijuana be blamed for depersonalization-derealization? Or should it be recognized as an aid in coping with the burden of depersonalization?
By Nick Luxmoore on November 01, 2019 in Young People Up Close
How do we answer when young people ask, "Is the world going to end?"
By Leah Plunkett J.D. on October 31, 2019 in Sharenting
Thinking about tracking your teens tonight? Think about how to have a spy-free, privacy-protecting Halloween!
By David J Bredehoft Ph.D. on October 28, 2019 in The Age of Overindulgence
Do your children want it now or do they wait for a bigger reward? Is there a connection between childhood overindulgence and delayed gratification?
By Carl E Pickhardt Ph.D. on October 28, 2019 in Surviving (Your Child's) Adolescence
The management of high school dating relationships has some bearing on the more serious social coupling to come. Parents should monitor the treatment lessons being learned.
By S. Bryn Austin, Sc.D., and Tamara Sobel, J.D., C.S.E. on October 28, 2019 in Body Politics
Ever wonder what your trusted local pharmacy is selling kids? You may be surprised to find out.
By Alisa Crossfield Ph.D. on October 28, 2019 in Emotionally Healthy Teens
Do you feel like you are trying to help your emotional adolescent, but their emotions are getting more intense?
By Marcia Morris M.D. on October 26, 2019 in College Wellness
New research on parents’ perceptions of college mental health reveals heartening and surprising findings.
By Mendi Baron on October 25, 2019 in On the Verge
Concerned about teens and vaping? You should be. A little education can go a long way.
By Jade Wu Ph.D. on October 23, 2019 in The Savvy Psychologist
Complex trauma is a subtle, "slow burn" type of childhood experience that affects a person just as profoundly as momentous events.
By Brad M. Reedy, Ph.D. on October 23, 2019 in Heroic Parenting
Where does peer pressure come from? We started it! How eliminating peer pressure requires parents grapple with their own sense of self.
By Mike Brooks Ph.D. on October 22, 2019 in Tech Happy Life
Kids and teens are drawn to scary movies, shows, and video games. As parents, we are often concerned that they might be harmful. Should we be worried?
By Goali Saedi Bocci Ph.D. on October 22, 2019 in Millennial Media
The world of teen substance use can be perplexing for many parents and adults.
By David J. Ley Ph.D. on October 22, 2019 in Women Who Stray
It's not that video games are bad for you — it's that kids who feel frustrated in life can use video gaming in dysregulated ways.
By Psychology Today Editorial Staff on October 22, 2019 in Brainstorm
Being single in adolescence need not be a source of concern.
By John D. Rich, Jr., Ph.D. on October 21, 2019 in Parenting With Purpose
What happens in adolescence, doesn't stay in adolescence. How Life After Lockup shows us the inexorable march of identity formation.
By Terri Apter Ph.D. on October 20, 2019 in Domestic Intelligence
Do you despair at how social media fixates girls on beauty? A new report shows how a simple intervention can make a huge difference.
By Tiffany Yip, Ph.D. on October 18, 2019 in Stumbling Towards Diversity
This week, California was the first state to pass a law delaying school start times for middle and high school students.
By Tom Bissonette MSW, LMSW, Ret. on October 18, 2019 in Youth in a Disordered World
We think we're raising our young people to be moral about sex, but we may actually be teaching them to be afraid and reckless.
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