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Susan Newman Ph.D.
Parenting has become a competitive sport. Social comparison among parent-friends triggers our feelings of envy and anxiety. Friendships easily become fragile and frayed.
Get ready. Your college student or new graduate is coming home and parents need to adopt a whole new approach—one that looks to the future, not the past.
Called childish and immature—late bloomers—millennials are setting their own timetables for marriage and having babies. Will society’s attitudes catch up?
“What is sex?” “What’s sexy?” How to answer children’s tough questions and build strong bonds.
You may be conscientious about limiting your children’s tablet and cellphone use. What about watching television? New study links early TV exposure to unhealthy adolescent habits.
Problem solving is an overlooked, science-backed way to stop peer cruelty and reduce bullying.
Where do you draw the line between indulgent and helpful in-laws? Would you reject meals delivered five times a week?
Parents have the power (and the tools) to stop the widespread and insidious “Mean Girl” trend.
Do you use person praise or process praise with your children? The distinction is important.
Parents may be giving their young children too many toys. In terms of development and creativity, less is more. Here's why.
At what point do you get to be the grown-up? Adult children can change holiday traditions and family plans without reverting back to past mommy-daddy child roles.
A new poll finds a majority of moms feel judged. Learn how to handle criticism and have confidence in your parenting decisions.
America’s children, and parents, are not tapping into a healthy and vital learning reservoir. Here are some Scandinavian parenting tips you'll want to consider adopting.
How to get the stress related to your children under control and keep sane and calm during the parenting journey
A new study suggests only children are more creative, but less agreeable. Why parents shouldn’t jump to conclusions.
How many only-child stereotypes can you name?
What’s more important? Managing your child’s behavior or making your child feel safe? Do you know why?
Ever wonder what your therapist is thinking? Or what your patient is not telling?
Waiting to have your babies? It can be difficult and expensive to have babies older, but new research reveals potential benefits.
Surprisingly, living with Mom and Dad on a daily basis is not as unsettling as you might think.
The number of single parents of all ages is growing. Is there a “correct” timeframe or blueprint for becoming a parent?
75 Bite-size chunks of sensible strategies for raising children. How many do you use?
Nearly one in five children is affected with an emotional or behavioral disorder. Here, signs to recognize such problems and how to find help.
At what point can a writer legitimately cross the line between fact and fiction?
Is sending your child off to college as emotionally draining and stressful as having a newborn or raising a child during the middle school years? What new research tells us.
Do children of single mothers have more psychological problems than children raised by two parents?
More young adults are moving home than are getting married or living on their own. Here are 6 ways to the smooth transition.
Much is said about the benefits—and drawbacks—of women waiting to have babies, but what are the potential pluses for the children of older mothers?
Studies find the likelihood of a child being overweight is related to birth order, gender, or the absence of siblings. Are the studies “fat” with flaws?
How to change children’s “all-about-me” attitudes into empathetic actions.
Susan Newman, Ph.D., is a social psychologist and author. Her latest book is The Book of No: 365 Ways to Say it and Mean it—and Stop People-Pleasing Forever.
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