From the Mouths of Babes
Talking to your child about cancer is not easy but open communication can help ease the burden. read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - August 21, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Robert T. Muller, Ph.D. Tags: Health Parenting Relationships cancer how-to illness Sick parent Source Type: news

Imitating to Survive
When it comes to teaching values, it's the useless things we do that are the most importantread more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - August 21, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Matthew J. Rossano, Ph.D. Tags: Child Development Cognition Evolutionary Psychology Parenting attachment children emotion imitation ritual survival values Source Type: news

Hormones and Fatherhood
A new review paper by Lee Gettler pulls together data, methods, and concepts in a discussion of hormones and fatherhood.read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - August 20, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Peter B. Gray, Ph.D. Tags: Animal Behavior Evolutionary Psychology Neuroscience Parenting Dogs endocrinology fatherhood gibbons intransal oxytocin Lee Gettler paternal care plasticity prolactin Ruth Feldman siamangs testosterone Source Type: news

Forgiveness: How Much Responsibility Does the Victim Have?
When we are unable to distinguish the causes and consequences of forgiveness, happiness, creativity, and other abstract, beautiful concepts, we are unable to understand them. If we are unable to understand them, we cannot cultivate them.read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - August 20, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Todd B. Kashdan, Ph.D. Tags: Happiness Intelligence Parenting chinese army dalai lama emotional intelligence eudaimonia Forgiveness Hamas IDF positive psychology tibet vifrtue Source Type: news

Back to School Anxiety
Sometimes the first day of school isn't all that it's cut out to be... Soon, if not already, doors will open and students will pour down the freshly waxed floors heading to their first class. While some students may eagerly anticipate this day, many see it as a day of doom and gloom. read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - August 20, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Raychelle Cassada Lohmann, M.S., L.P.C. Tags: Child Development Education Parenting Stress back to school back to school anxiety fear of school Source Type: news

Why Parents Shouldn't Force Their Kids to Take Their Calls
A new app that forces kids to answer phone calls from their parents may increase their risk for distracted driving and threaten healthy parent-child relationships. Here’s some low-tech solutions to this problem that work far better for children and their parents.read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - August 19, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Michael Ungar, Ph.D. Tags: Child Development Law and Crime Parenting Resilience adolescents cell phone distracted driving helicopter parenting overprotective parenting raising teens responsibility smart phone Source Type: news

Gender Differences Complicate Concussion Care
Concussions do not discriminate, and distinct gender differences complicate sports concussion management care. Studies suggest females have a higher incidence rate of concussions. And, that’s just the beginning of the differences between the genders. Here are the contrasts at baseline, injury and recovery between the sexes to help guide prevention and treatment.read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - August 19, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Harry Kerasidis, M.D. Tags: Gender Neuroscience Parenting Sport and Competition concussions gender differences sports injuries Source Type: news

HIV and Hepatitis C Risk in Pregnancy and Newborns
Infection with HIV or Hepatitis C is especially prevalent in pregnant women with a history of drug and alcohol use. Although newborn infection rates are becoming less common, this remains an issue of vital importance for prospective adoptive parents.read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - August 19, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Ira J. Chasnoff, M.D. Tags: Addiction Child Development Parenting adoption AIDS hepatitis c international adoption Source Type: news

Back to School: What Is a Special Education Consultant?
As summer comes to a close, it's time to prepare the children for another school year. Is your child getting the help he or she needs to succeed academically and socially in the classroom?read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - August 19, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Diane Roberts Stoler, Ed.D. Tags: Child Development Education Parenting 504 plan developmental evaluations IEP Source Type: news

More Depressed Teachers, More Difficult Child Behavior
How happy is your child's teacher? The answer could be related to the quality of the learning environment and the child's behavior both at home and at school. read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - August 19, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: David Rettew, M.D. Tags: Child Development Education Parenting Psychiatry childcare depression teachers Source Type: news

5 Things Childfree Women Want Their Parent Friends to Know
5 things childfree women want their parent friends to knowread more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - August 18, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Ellen Walker, Ph.D. Tags: Parenting Relationships childfree by choice Complete Without Kids Ellen Walker friends parents Source Type: news

Build a Better Family Than the Abusive One You Grew Up In
Despite their determination to never treat their own children the way they were treated, one out of three adults who were abused as children will grow up to abuse their own. What factors help the others to break the cycle of abuse and raise children in a healthy home environment?read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - August 18, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Catherine McCall, MS, LMFT Tags: Child Development Parenting Self-Help Therapy child abuse healthy families Source Type: news

A Real Ticking Clock Makes You Want to Have Kids
New research in Human Nature suggests, “the subtle sound of a ticking clock can quite literally speed up a woman’s reproductive timing.” In other words, the physical sound of each stroke makes women want to start families sooner than later.read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - August 18, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jen Kim Tags: Aging Gender Parenting biological clock Source Type: news

Study Shows That ADHD Treatment Improves Parenting
We all know that ADHD can make it difficult for individuals to manage their own lives, so it stands to reason that parenting would be impacted as well. Which begs the question---does ADHD treatment improve parenting? Read on to learn more!read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - August 18, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Joel L. Young, M.D. Tags: Parenting ADHD Source Type: news

Do You Know a Child Who Struggles to Make Friends?
For many school-aged kids, the ability to make new friends comes as naturally as breathing. For others, however, connecting with peers is a source of stress each and every day. Kids who struggle socially benefit from adult guidance in developing the skills they need to reach out to their peers and establish friendships.read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - August 18, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Signe Whitson, L.S.W. Tags: Child Development Education Parenting Self-Help bully bullying bullying in school friendship friendship skills how to make friends social awkwardness social isolation teasing Source Type: news

Autism Quotes You Need to Know
It's time to stop assuming, and time to start listening to and learning from adults with autism and Asperger's.read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - August 18, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Stephen Borgman Tags: Autism Health Parenting Self-Help Source Type: news

7 Autism Quotes You Need to Know
It's time to stop assuming, and time to start listening to and learning from adults with autism and Aspergers.read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - August 18, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Stephen Borgman Tags: Autism Health Parenting Self-Help Source Type: news

Adolescence and Impatience
Parent and adolescent can be urgent in their needs and wants from each other, and this can create more intensity between them.read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - August 18, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Carl E. Pickhardt, Ph.D. Tags: Child Development Happiness Health Parenting adolescent impatience always in a hurry anger at denial impatience and conflict impatience and entitlement impatience and stress inability to wait intolerance of delay parental impatienc Source Type: news

How Not to Raise a Generation of Quitters
How can we stop our children from quitting when things get hard? How can we expect them to comply with a school assignment if they don’t understand it? The answer was identified in a research “super-study” with nearly 50,000 participants.read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - August 17, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Stephanie Donaldson-Pressman, Rebecca Jackson and Robert M. Pressman Tags: Child Development Cognition Education Parenting educational achievement Empowerment Parenting parenting style The Learning Habit Study Source Type: news

Why Spanking Impairs Cognition in Children and Adolecents
Spanking is violence, and violence induces trauma. When people experience trauma, especially children, it negatively affects their intellectual abilities. There have been numerous studies that have provided supporting evidence on how trauma deteriorates a person's intellectual abilities.read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - August 15, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Ugo Uche Tags: Child Development Neuroscience Parenting cognition counseling for troubled teens IQ IQ testing PTSD self-discipline spanking trauma troubled children Source Type: news

The Dark Side of Emotional Intelligence
People with high emotional intelligence can use it to unfair advantage. In the workplace and in relationships, emotional intelligence can be used to manipulate others. read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - August 15, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Denise Cummins, Ph.D. Tags: Ethics and Morality Intelligence Parenting Work Daniel Goleman emotional intelligence emotional intelligence and workplace success eq IQ and workplace success machiavelli machiavellian intelligence manipulating others peter salovey Source Type: news

Three Reasons Why Revenge Is Okay and Forgiveness Is Easy
In the aftermath of terrorism, killings, and suicide, the act of forgiveness can seem superhuman. We glamorize parents who can forgive someone who can kill their child. While we should honor this virtuous act, let me offer insights into the simple mechanics of forgiveness. Let me show you how forgiving is truly a psychological strength but one that is bred in our bones.read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - August 15, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Todd B. Kashdan, Ph.D. Tags: Evolutionary Psychology Gender Happiness Parenting death wish evolutionary biology Forgiveness human-dolphin communication japanese macaque monkeys revenge robin williams suicide Source Type: news

How to Help Your Unemployed or Underemployed Adult Child
Often, a parent is needed to jump-start a young adult’s career. Here’s how.read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - August 15, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Marty Nemko, Ph.D. Tags: Parenting Work adult child adult children find career find job unemployment Source Type: news

What Your Child Needs Most When Learning About Divorce
Divorce is one of the most painful life experiences for kids today. If divorce is on the table in your home, do you know what to do to respond most effectively for your children? read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - August 14, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: John T. Chirban, Ph.D, Th.D. Tags: Child Development Parenting Relationships Self-Help Source Type: news

The 3 Month Wait (or Not)
Sharon explores many factors beyond miscarriage risk in timing your pregnancy announcement. read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - August 14, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Sharon I. Praissman and Emma Williams Tags: Parenting Relationships Source Type: news

How Motherhood Changed the Way I See Domestic Violence
Becoming a mother made me realize that women, even victimized women, are stronger than you know. Here's what I learned (or some of it anyway). Safety planning for domestic violence needs to consider the big picture, not just recommend easy answers.read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - August 14, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Sherry Hamby, Ph.D. Tags: Law and Crime Parenting Relationships Resilience coping domestic violence motherhood Source Type: news

Evolution of Human Fatherhood
How did human fathers evolve? Here, we consider 7 take-home points highlighted in a new review paper that focuses on the evolution of human fatherhood.read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - August 13, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Peter B. Gray, Ph.D. Tags: Animal Behavior Evolutionary Psychology Gender Parenting fatherhood fathering fathers mating effort paternal behavior paternal care peter gray stepfathers Source Type: news

4 Principles of Success for New College Students
Students heading off to college can avoid a lot of common problems if they follow just a few simple rules. After teaching college students for several decades I believe that they'll rarely implode or stress out too much if they attend to just 4 simple principles. read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - August 13, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Thomas G. Plante, Ph.D., ABPP Tags: Child Development Education Parenting Resilience Stress college success Source Type: news

5 Back-to-School Questions for the First Team Meeting
Every good parent wants their child in an academically challenging school program that meets their child’s individual needs. Whether you are the parent of a child with disabilities or not, begin the school year with five questions that will require the school team to know your child’s present levels of achievement. Don't wait for the end-of-year test!read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - August 13, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: J. Richard Gentry, Ph.D. Tags: Education Parenting back to school clinical psychologist dyslexia going back to school individualized education plan learning disability national association of school psychologists special education services Source Type: news

A Grand Movie About Everyday Lives
Some movies take you to fantastic places you’ll never take yourself, where heroic figures tackle problems you'll never encounter. But some of the most masterful movies ever made, like Richard Linklater's "Boyhood," take you to a place that feels just exactly like your real life, and raise deep questions about things you ponder every day.read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - August 12, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Douglas T. Kenrick, Ph.D. Tags: Child Development Media Parenting Relationships boyhood childhood cinema communication divorce ethan hawke siblings Source Type: news

Boyhood's Little Moments Raise Big Questions
Some movies take you to fantastic places you’ll never take yourself, where heroic figures tackle problems you'll never encounter. But some of the most masterful movies ever made, like Richard Linklater's "Boyhood," take you to a place that feels just exactly like your real life, and raise deep questions about things you ponder every day.read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - August 12, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Douglas T. Kenrick, Ph.D. Tags: Child Development Media Parenting Relationships boyhood childhood cinema communication divorce ethan hawke siblings Source Type: news

On Being A Burden
Today the focus is on the long-term effects of a child internalizing the belief that he or she is a burden – and how it can then feed into a pattern of being an Outsider in adulthood. It can be helpful to check a dictionary for the exact meaning of a word like burden, to see if the word has special significance for an understanding of a specific problem in your life.read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - August 12, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Ditta M. Oliker, Ph.D. Tags: Child Development Parenting Relationships Self-Help Stress Therapy Source Type: news

Three Survival Tips for Staying Friends with New Parents
Three survival tips for staying friends with new parents read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - August 12, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Ellen Walker, Ph.D. Tags: Happiness Health Parenting Relationships Self-Help Social Life babies childfree by choice Complete Without Kids Ellen Walker friendships parents Source Type: news

The Impressionable Years
Who said raising an adolescent has to be difficult? It doesn't have to be; in fact the adolescent years can be some of the most impressionable years that you will ever have.read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - August 12, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Raychelle Cassada Lohmann, M.S., L.P.C. Tags: Child Development Parenting Relationships Source Type: news

The Diagnosis of Schizophrenia in One's Child or Adolescent
There exists a dilemma in coping with the possible diagnosis of schizophrenia in one's child or adolescent. Labeling and pathologizing one's child is dialectically opposed to obtaining a diagnosis regarding a youth's behavior. Ultimately, if the child's negative behavior persists, parents may choose to access psychological assessment for the diagnosis of schizophrenia.read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - August 11, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Ann Olson, Psy.D. Tags: Child Development Health Parenting Psychiatry Therapy diagnosis of schizophrenia schizophrenia in adolescents schizophrenia in children symptoms of schizophrenia Source Type: news

Why Kids Love Low Tide
Low tide, when the waters of the ocean recede, to reveal sandbars, tide pools,and sea creatures, is the kind of adult-free zone that children need. It's an example of a natural place where children can set the rules, or have no rules, run free and get stopped in their tracks by some weird and wonderful new experience.read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - August 11, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Gail F. Melson, Ph.D. Tags: Child Development Environment Parenting Source Type: news

Becoming a Better Man
Women are commonly asked about how they balance their family responsibilities and work responsibilities. But what about men? One of the many reasons men should focus on their family obligations and relationships is that the family is "a classroom for the soul".read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - August 11, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Michael W. Austin Tags: Ethics and Morality Gender Happiness Parenting Source Type: news

Bullying and Back-to-School Anxiety
With the new school year many children experience anxiety about the first days of school…but for kids who have been targeted for bullying and harassment, back to school can be a nightmare.read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - August 11, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Elizabeth J. Meyer, Ph.D. Tags: Child Development Parenting Source Type: news

What is the "Right Age" for Kids to Use Social Media?
“Stop and Think” is at the root of the five rules I offer to parents as they are first teaching their kids about netiquette.read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - August 11, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Signe Whitson, L.S.W. Tags: Child Development Education Parenting Relationships bully bullying bullying prevention cyberbullying technology and kids Source Type: news

Child Maltreatment May Actually Be Declining
Despite all the frightening headlines, a new study shows significant drops in the rate of everything from bullying to child abuse from 2003 to 2011.read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - August 11, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: David Rettew, M.D. Tags: Child Development Parenting Psychiatry Stress bullying child abuse child victimization Source Type: news

Adolescence and Giving Up What One is Good at Doing
Parents can have a hard time when an adolescence gives up an activity of high accomplishment because it no longer fits with how she or he wants to grow.read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - August 11, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Carl E. Pickhardt, Ph.D. Tags: Child Development Happiness Health Parenting adolescent loss of interest adolescent readiness for something new changing direction changing interests finding new interests growing up is giving up having accomplished enough letting go Source Type: news

When Bad Marriages Happen to Good Women
Or When Bad Things Happen to Good Marriages -- What to do when it all comes undoneread more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - August 10, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Pamela Cytrynbaum Tags: Parenting Relationships after the affair couples counseling how to repair your marriage husbands and wires marital therapy midlife crisis midlife divorce midlife marriages midlife parenting surviving the affair the new adultery Source Type: news

Helping Boys to “Let it Go”
Parents can help boys to resist peer pressure and to develop a fuller range of their interests, qualities, and abilities.read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - August 9, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Judy Y. Chu, Ed.D. Tags: Child Development Gender Happiness Parenting Source Type: news

New Bill: Treatment for Perpetrators of Sexual Assault
New California based bill supports treatment as part of the justice system for juvenile sexual assault perpetrators. read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - August 8, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Michele Ybarra, MPH, Ph.D. Tags: Education Ethics and Morality Law and Crime Media Parenting Source Type: news

A Sequel to Frozen
I hope Elsa and Anna can get therapy.read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - August 8, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Abby Sher Tags: Parenting Resilience anna anxiety elsa frozen ocd Source Type: news

Coping With the Mommy Blues
As you accept your emotions and take steps to work with your mood, you will find the experience less stressful. read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - August 8, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Meri Wallace, LCSW Tags: Child Development Parenting Source Type: news

Never Take Candy From Strangers
True crime author Steve Jackson describes the difficulty of tracking down a brazen interstate child killer who's figured out how to get away with murder. read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - August 8, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Katherine Ramsland, Ph.D. Tags: Law and Crime Media Parenting Sex bogeyman child killer police procedural serial killer sex crimes against children Steve Jackson Source Type: news

Set Clear Expectations (Then Secretly Lower Them)
Lowered expectations? Really? Setting and revising the expectations parents have for their children can be confusing at the very least. If parents can demonstrate a higher expectation to a child, then lower their realistic idea of that expectation being fully met, it can be a happier situation all around. read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - August 7, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Fred Peipman, Ph.D. Tags: Child Development Happiness Parenting Self-Help expectations hopes and dreams lowered expectations Source Type: news

Can You Give Your Spouse as Much Love as They Don’t Deserve?
So when does your partner’s behavior least warrant your affection and caring? Maybe when, under the circumstances, their anger seems completely unjustified? when it’s exaggerated, ill-mannered—or experienced as just plain mean. Or maybe when you can’t help but regard them as being totally unreasonable: rigid; stubborn; dense; surly; disrespectful; passive-aggressive . . .read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - August 7, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Leon F. Seltzer, Ph.D. Tags: Child Development Parenting Relationships Self-Help Source Type: news

The Danger of Back to School
The joy of school letting out is not just superficial and fleeting. Evidence from one children's mental health center indicates that children are far more likely to experience psychological breakdowns during the school year than during the summer. School is bad for children's mental health as well as their physical health.read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - August 7, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Peter Gray Tags: Child Development Education Ethics and Morality Happiness Parenting Psychiatry Stress children ' s mental health Source Type: news