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By Carl E Pickhardt Ph.D. on October 14, 2019 in Surviving (Your Child's) Adolescence
Becoming a middle school student is challenging in many adolescent ways. Parents can be there to help when the transition becomes hard.
By Adam Price Ph.D. on September 30, 2019 in The Unmotivated Teen
Learn to respect boundaries for a happy relationship and a more resilient teen.
By Michael Gurian on September 18, 2019 in The Minds of Boys and Girls
As parents, we feel like we've given up our power in the face of cultural forces, but we must take it back on social media. The science supports us.
By Carl E Pickhardt Ph.D. on September 16, 2019 in Surviving (Your Child's) Adolescence
Part of growing up is occasionally becoming stuck in harmful patterns of behavior; part of being a parent is helping adolescents break free.
By Alison Escalante M.D. on September 14, 2019 in Shouldstorm
New research finds that social media hurts our teenagers' mental health, but another recent study disagrees. How do we reconcile them?
By Carl E Pickhardt Ph.D. on September 02, 2019 in Surviving (Your Child's) Adolescence
Best friendships are bonded, intimate relationships in mine-adolescence; and when that bond is broken there is much hurt to experience and grieving to do.
By Alison Escalante M.D. on August 29, 2019 in Shouldstorm
How many times have you heard that screen time is bad for adolescent's mental health? A new study published last week suggests the truth may be just the opposite.
By Robyn Koslowitz Ph.D. on August 27, 2019 in Targeted Parenting
New research shows we can help our kids install that "off" button, using mindfulness training.
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 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 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.
By David Szwedo Ph.D. on July 16, 2019 in Teen Life
Who teens rely on for help, and when, may predict when they reach milestones of adulthood.
By Jennifer L Tackett Ph.D. on July 12, 2019 in The Game Changers
What is the key to our children and teenagers’ success? Looking for answers from personality science.
By Carl E Pickhardt Ph.D. on July 08, 2019 in Surviving (Your Child's) Adolescence
Loss of the adoring and adorable child's precious childhood can be a grievous one for parents who may fault the young person for the loss instead of normal adolescent change.
By Ty S. Schepis Ph.D. on July 01, 2019 in Adolescents, Young Adults and Substance Use
From 2017 to 2018, vaping jumped from one in six to over one in four high school seniors. It isn't just nicotine, the liquid could contain THC and other marijuana compounds.
By Adam Price Ph.D. on June 30, 2019 in The Unmotivated Teen
What does a pack of wolves have to teach us about raising boys?
By Elise M. Howard M.A. on June 18, 2019 in A Parent’s Guide to Children’s Therapy
You've heard of resident doctors, but an intern counselor? Here are some disadvantages to consider if your child's therapist is a student, too.
By Deborah Rivas-Drake, Ph.D. on June 15, 2019 in American Me, American We
One way kids figure out what to think about race is through friendships, norms, and boundaries at school.
By Jennifer Raikes on June 12, 2019 in Hands Up
Do you remember when you first started pulling your hair or picking your skin? If you started in early adolescence, during summer vacation, you are not alone.
By Gwendolyn Seidman Ph.D. on June 07, 2019 in Close Encounters
Pressure from friends can influence who we date, how long we date, and how successful our relationships are—often in ways that are quite subtle.
By Devon Frye on June 05, 2019 in Brainstorm
The disproportionate increase in female suicide is alarming, researchers say, and highlights the need for new, tailored prevention strategies.
By Kathryn Stamoulis Ph.D. on May 29, 2019 in The New Teen Age
Four psychological persuasion techniques that sexual predators use to exploit their victims.
By Benjamin Oosterhoff Ph.D. on May 27, 2019 in Civically Engaged
How does the current U.S. political divide impact youth? Teens are either doubling-down on their political views or rejecting partisan politics.
By Carl E Pickhardt Ph.D. on May 27, 2019 in Surviving (Your Child's) Adolescence
Putting tasks off until later can become burdensome when future obligations pile up, while chronic delay may cause personal stress and aggravation in others
By Ritch C Savin-Williams Ph.D. on May 22, 2019 in Sex, Sexuality, and Romance
Early adolescence is a critical developmental period when experimentation with sexual feelings and behaviors often begins. Where is sex ed?
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