Whether it’s joy or anger, we’re wired to catch and spread emotions. Here's how to inoculate ourselves against negative ones.
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Using Research and Systematic Thinking To Become a Better Parent
John D. Rich, Jr., Ph.D.
Are you concerned about your teen's budding sexuality? Here are some tips for how to help your teen make wise sexual decisions.
Active learning works. Here's a guide for doing a jigsaw activity.
The essence of all psychological activity is love, impelled by the courage to face the personal and cultural obstacles that desire to hold us back.
Lack of sleep isn't just part of parenting. Here are some tips to get your rest, so you can be a better parent.
Reflecting on the past can help us make better decisions in the future.
The dad joke inspires groans and eyerolls. Yet, they persist. Looking into how dad jokes can create closeness and warmth.
Want to leave a legacy? Want to make the world a better place? Treat your children well, and watch them thrive.
Raising well-adjusted children can start with the Brady Bunch.
The distractions of life can often get in the way of our relationships with our family.
Reading to your child provides a saturated opportunity to deepen your relationship.
What we can learn from the holiday season about happiness.
Are you aware of the racial biases you've learned over a lifetime in this culture? Here are a few tips for changing those biases over time.
Is there an area of life you want to improve? Stop the self-sabotage and get to work
Do you know someone who is struggling in their studies? Share this article, and give them some help.
Is it too late to change your parenting? Absolutely not. You can make a difference in your child's life today.
Grieving is the interplay between the desire to pay homage to the deceased and the need to move forward and be grateful for the life you still have in front of you.
What is it you wish to accomplish? How do you want people to remember you? How do you want to remember yourself? Today could be a big day for you!
Want to raise a child who eats healthy foods? Here are two simple rules to live by.
The threat to men who have accepted a narrow definition of what it means to be a man is very real.
Our world will be that much greater when we are allowed to act how we authentically feel, based on our decisions about what is right for us in our current context.
In the interest of greater understanding and kindness, let’s give each other the benefit of the doubt and work together to expose unfairness wherever it exists.
The practice of mindfulness is an attempt to identify the core negative beliefs that each of us holds, and then to reject them and challenge them.
You're never going to look back on your life and say, "I wish hadn't been so kind to my children!"
Humor is very often a sneaky way to engage with cultural and moral issues that would meet with resistance if they were discussed in a more serious way.
The HBO hit, "Big Little Lies," shows us all that domestic violence between parents affects our children, even if your child is never personally abused.
When you were punished as a child, did it work? Or did you just strategize how to get away with your behavior the next time?
PTSD doesn’t only affect the soldier, but also has profound effects on the victim’s family. Treatment often focuses on three main behaviors.
How do we help our children become good people? A few behaviors can teach them the way.
Should you be sad when your child discovers the truth? A different way of looking at your child's growing mind.
Taking the time to connect with your partner can lead to better – and more frequent – sex.
John D. Rich, Jr., Ph.D., is an educational psychologist and associate professor of psychology at Delaware State University.