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 Barbara Greenberg Ph.D. on September 05, 2019 in The Teen Doctor
It is not easy to help an upset college child.
By S. Rufus on September 05, 2019 in Stuck
Some families stick it out through thick and thin. Others are peppered with separations. Why?
By Joan Ullman M.A. on September 05, 2019 in Uncharted Customs
Should you move into a retirement home? This is a fraught decision facing a growing number of people in our aging population.
By Maryann Karinch on September 04, 2019 in Healthy Connections
Who are your people—the ones you hope will drop by and laugh with you at your kitchen table?
By David Braucher Ph.D. on September 04, 2019 in Life Smarts
Working hard on a relationship need not be fatal.
By John-Manuel Andriote on September 03, 2019 in Stonewall Strong
Weathering another "storm," a personal history of resilience comes to bear in making one of life's hardest choices.
By Andrea Brandt Ph.D. M.F.T. on September 03, 2019 in Mindful Anger
Here are five “rules” to follow when a pregnancy is announced or a baby arrives.
By Susan Newman Ph.D. on September 03, 2019 in Singletons
Parents can combat the many distractions that keep your child from reading. Here are proven ways to raise a reader, be she a toddler or reluctant teen.
By Elyakim Kislev Ph.D. on September 02, 2019 in Happy Singlehood
The opening of the new academic year is a great time for a change - a time to actively encourage and promote the serious study of happy and healthy solo living.
By Josh Gressel Ph.D. on September 01, 2019 in Putting Psyche Back Into Psychotherapy
In 30+ years of working with couples, I hear myself saying the same things over and over. So often that I have come to believe them to be true. Do you?
By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on September 01, 2019 in Living Single
Members of families other than nuclear ones can be disadvantaged in unfair ways. Social scientists may unwittingly contribute to that.
By Blake Griffin Edwards LMFT on August 31, 2019 in Progress Notes
A lack of theoretical clarity and precision cost her equal respect alongside other major family therapy pioneers. Yet many have extolled Satir's inspirational genius.
By Julia Bueno M.A. on August 30, 2019 in The Brink of Being
There's a woeful lack of understanding of what to say after miscarriage. Here are some ideas.
By Shawn M. Burn Ph.D. on August 29, 2019 in Presence of Mind
Caring for senior parents can enrich and heal the parent-child relationship and improve a senior’s life quality, especially when adult children promote “assisted autonomy.”
By Jeffrey J Arnett Ph.D. on August 29, 2019 in Adult Development Through the Lifespan
The concept is mostly mythical. Parents miss their kids when they leave home but enjoy greater freedom and time for their own relationship and interests.
By Jonathan Foiles LCSW on August 28, 2019 in The Thing With Feathers
We take the idea of the unconscious for granted, but what exactly is responsible for its formation? Jean Laplanche had a remarkable theory.
By Seth J. Gillihan Ph.D. on August 28, 2019 in Think, Act, Be
I thought a week without screens would be hard but rewarding and that I'd be so excited to have my phone back. It ended up being quite different from what I'd expected.
By Darlene Lancer, JD, LMFT on August 27, 2019 in Toxic Relationships
Sons of narcissistic fathers hide their insecurity, may feel a burden and that they don't meet their father's expectations. They may strive to succeed, but nothing feels enough.
By Sarah Epstein MFT on August 27, 2019 in Between the Generations
Do you want your kids to call you more? Here's why they're not picking up the phone.
By Christine B. L. Adams M.D. on August 26, 2019 in Living on Automatic
Shared physical custody is the default custody arrangement for almost everyone because it's mathematically "fair". But does it meet the emotional/psychological needs of children?
By Suzanne Gelb Ph.D., J.D. on August 25, 2019 in All Grown Up
Is trying to learn what it takes to be a good parent proving to be complicated? A simple reminder can help.
By Blake Griffin Edwards LMFT on August 24, 2019 in Progress Notes
Notes on Carl Whitaker—country boy-turned-OB/GYN-turned-psychotherapeutic provocateur who Rich Simon, editor of Psychotherapy Networker, once called “fearless and idiosyncratic.”
By Jelena Kecmanovic Ph.D. on August 24, 2019 in From Science to Practice
If you feel that your work and leisure are often interrupted by thoughts about managing your family life, and that you are always pressed for time, here are five solutions.
By Robert Taibbi L.C.S.W. on August 23, 2019 in Fixing Families
Some relationship problems require information or win-win compromise to be resolved. But sometimes simple problems can turn into power struggles. How to put them to rest.
By Atara Malach M.A., PCC on August 21, 2019 in Motherhood Without Guilt
Do you feel "stuck in traffic" because nothing is changing? Being a focused mom can go a long way.
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