It’s high time we put the most enduring myths about human behavior to bed, and see the mind—and the world—as it is.
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By Blake Griffin Edwards LMFT on August 17, 2019 in Progress Notes
With so much focus on posttraumatic stress driving problems faced by foster kids and teens, we easily miss innumerable signs of posttraumatic resilience, strength, and growth.
By Dillon Browne Ph.D. on August 15, 2019 in Why Family Matters
Distressing events happen. Let's talk about them.
By Robert Taibbi L.C.S.W. on August 13, 2019 in Fixing Families
New research shows the importance of solid teen non-romantic friendships in building solid adult romantic relationships.
By Ugo Uche on August 13, 2019 in Promoting Empathy With Your Teen
Did your teen start the last school year with a lot of motivation but soon fall behind?
By John D. Rich, Jr., Ph.D. on August 13, 2019 in Parenting With Purpose
Are you concerned about your teen's budding sexuality? Here are some tips for how to help your teen make wise sexual decisions.
By Brian D. Johnson, Ph.D. and Laurie Berdahl, M.D. on August 12, 2019 in Warning Signs for Parents
What is Victoria’s secret? Sexualized marketing of lingerie promotes sexual abuse and harassment.
By Maureen Healy on August 12, 2019 in Creative Development
Do you have a middle school-aged child? A few tips to help.
By Neil Farber M.D, Ph.D., CLC, CPT on August 12, 2019 in The Blame Game
How big a risk is adolescent cannabis use? Recent research provides some clues.
By James Youniss Ph.D. & Dan Hart Ed.D. on August 12, 2019 in Youth in America
As a new school year begins, let's think about teams, clubs, and groups.
By Randy Kulman Ph.D. on August 09, 2019 in Screen Play
Does your child need extra time on tests—and can you afford to get it? If not, it’s still possible to play to your child’s strengths—with some help from technology.
By Eric R. Maisel Ph.D. on August 07, 2019 in Rethinking Mental Health
When your parent is an authoritarian who bullies and tyrannizes you, what consequences can you expect? One is a lifelong difficulty with decision-making.
By Alisa Crossfield Ph.D. on August 06, 2019 in Emotionally Healthy Teens
So many parents are plagued with parent shame. Not only does it feel awful, but it is ineffective in improving parenting skills.
By Relly Nadler Psy.D., M.C.C. on August 06, 2019 in Leading with Emotional Intelligence
Fifty years later after Woodstock, I teased out key kernels of the experience that have developed into Emotional Intelligent leadership best practices.
By Christine Fonseca MS on August 05, 2019 in Parenting for a New Generation
Has your communication with your teen turned into a mess? These 8 tips can help improve your relationship today!
By Carl E Pickhardt Ph.D. on August 05, 2019 in Surviving (Your Child's) Adolescence
Parenting is an adventure into the unexpected, and it becomes more so when the adventurous process of adolescent growing up begins.
By Carolyn Reinach Wolf on August 05, 2019 in From the Desk of the Mental Health Lawyer
College represents a perfect storm: the age when mental illness surfaces, pressures and temptations intensify, and legal adulthood blocks parents’ access to information.
By Sharon Saline Psy.D. on August 02, 2019 in On Your Way with ADHD
Are you tired of comparing yourself to the impossible standards of happiness and perfection you see on social media? These tips can help you feel good about who you are right now.
By Jennifer J. Brout Psy.D on August 02, 2019 in Noises Off
More research supports the theory that misophonia is a brain-based disorder.
By Diane McIntosh MD, FRCPC on July 31, 2019 in Psyched Up
Parents are shocked to learn the correlation between psychosis and cannabis. They’ve viewed it as benign, like oregano... a safe "natural product" that adds a little spice to life.
By James A. Powell Psy.D. on July 31, 2019 in You've Had a Baby—Now What?
If your child has lost a friend to suicide, there are common traps to avoid and practical steps you can take to help.
By Adam Price Ph.D. on July 30, 2019 in The Unmotivated Teen
Can boys and men be strong and sensitive?
By Sam Louie MA, LMHC on July 30, 2019 in Minority Report
It's hard enough for adults to talk about suicide so how do you do this with your own children? If you talk about it, will it make suicide more of a risk or can your kids benefit?
By Susan Newman Ph.D. on July 29, 2019 in Singletons
Rarely does a parent want a son or daughter to quit a pursuit. But, the decision-making process matters more than persistence and grit. Here’s why.
By Roni Beth Tower Ph.D., ABPP on July 28, 2019 in Life, Refracted
A new study shows that, for teens, the impact of time spent on screens may depend on the use: Doing work? Playing? Seeking entertainment? Learning about the social world?
By Eugene Beresin M.D., M.A. on July 26, 2019 in Inside Out, Outside In
It's paradoxical that despite many ways teens and young adults can connect, research finds that they are lonelier than any other age group. Loneliness is risky but can be helped.
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