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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Keeping kids from becoming victims or perpetrators.
Brian D. Johnson, Ph.D. and Laurie Berdahl, M.D.
What is Victoria’s secret? Sexualized marketing of lingerie promotes sexual abuse and harassment.
We want kids to succeed in school and activities. But high achievement goals and expectations can lead to harmful perfectionism. Knowing warning signs and what to do helps.
How do boys learn to disrespect women? The roots of sexual harassment and violence start early.
Were there warning signs before Adam Lanza's rampage shooting? Yes, and we can change how we respond to save lives.
Are your kids stressed-out about school starting? Do a back-to-school mental health check-in.
How did Maryland avoid a school shooting massacre? Parents heeded warning signs.
Monitoring, use, and privacy guidelines for parents.
Can you tell if a child is a budding narcissist? Warning signs that self-worth is getting dangerous.
Are family characteristics linked to becoming a bully? Yes, and that gives the family preventive power.
Are you wondering how to address Trump's sexual comments with your kids? How to turn them into a teaching opportunity to help kids reject sexual aggression against women.
Why are young male athletes getting away with sexually assaulting girls? Entitlement is part of the answer.
How can we help kids cope with violent tragedies? Use a few simple guidelines.
How can parents help prevent sexual violence such as in Stanford rape case? A few things make a big difference.
Suicide rates have tripled among 10 to 14 year old girls during the last 15 years. What is going on? Several possible factors underlie this disturbing trend.
Brian D. Johnson, Ph.D., is a psychologist and training clinic director at the University of Northern Colorado. Laurie Berdahl, M.D., is an obstetrician-gynecologist and speaker on parenting and adolescent wellness.