Interest and Anger:
During the past year, we have been exploring the three pillars of development: feelings, language, and cognition. Over the next several months, we will explore more deeply what may be our two most significant feelings: interest and anger. We will start with interest (curiosity). read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - May 28, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Paul C. Holinger, M.D. Tags: Child Development Evolutionary Psychology Parenting child and adolescent development infants and young children parents psychoanalysis Source Type: news

Do Fathers Matter? They do in Paul Raeburn's new book.
A new book explores the science of fatherhood. Paul Raeburn's "Do Fathers' Matter?" draws on classic and recent studies to provide compelling stories putting fathers in another light.read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - May 28, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Peter B. Gray, Ph.D. Tags: Animal Behavior Evolutionary Psychology Neuroscience Parenting Do Fathers Matter ' s Day fatherhood owl monkeys Paul Raeburn voles Source Type: news

You've got bottle!
My East London informants equated “bottle” with courage, strength under pressure. They suggested a very crude derivation of the expression: the bottle retains whatever bodily fluids might issue in a time of fear. A person with bottle is immune to the anxiety that cripples ordinary individuals. In clinical speak, they are resilient.read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - May 28, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Nigel Barber, Ph.D. Tags: Ethics and Morality Evolutionary Psychology Parenting Resilience crime George Foreman slang Source Type: news

Should Targeted Parents Send Alienated Children Books
There is no magic wandread more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - May 28, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Amy J.L. Baker, Ph.D. Tags: Parenting Source Type: news

Children Conceived Through Sperm Banks and Surrogacy
This article takes a positive approach to these possibilities. read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - May 28, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Katherine S. van Wormer, M.S.S.W., Ph.D. Tags: Child Development Ethics and Morality Gender Parenting lesbian mothers new family forms sperm donation surrogate mothers Source Type: news

The Graduation Journey
It all begins with a journey...one of self-discovery, challenges and successes...Thousands of teens prepare to walk onto a stage, shake a hand and get that much-awaited certificate. That diploma marks thirteen-plus years of education. Congratulations, Class of 2014 for a well-deserved job. Your Elementary and Secondary education are complete, but what lies ahead?read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - May 27, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Raychelle Cassada Lohmann, M.S., L.P.C. Tags: Child Development Education Parenting Social Life Source Type: news

Should You Be a Stay-at-Home Parent?
A college friend wanted to know: would she be happy if she decided to leave her job right now to focus on, as we say these days, “staying home”?read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - May 27, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Zanthe Taylor, M.F.A. Tags: Happiness Parenting Personality babysitters life decisions mommy track stay at home mothers Source Type: news

Teaching and the Stupidity of Geese
Praise on a developmental scale.read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - May 27, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Michael Karson, Ph.D., J.D. Tags: Child Development Education Parenting Therapy Source Type: news

My Kids Don’t Fear Me (But is That a Good Thing?)
My elder daughter’s favorite books are the Little House series by Laura Ingalls Wilder. I can tell you there was no disobedience in the Ingalls household! Not only couldn’t children talk without being spoken to, but, for example, in church, the children couldn’t even move or look around, lest they get a whuppin’. read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - May 27, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jim Taylor, Ph.D. Tags: Child Development Parenting child abuse children corporeal punishment fear love parents Source Type: news

Three misconceptions about childfree men
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Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - May 27, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Ellen Walker, Ph.D. Tags: Ethics and Morality Gender Happiness Media Parenting Relationships Self-Help Social Life bachelors Childfree childfree by choice Complete Without Kids Ellen Walker men stereotypes Source Type: news

Fathers and Daughters
That fathers play a critical role in an adolescent girl’s development is a fact that we cannot underestimate. Fathers may not realize their important role, particularly in the midst of a screaming battle—but they are important protectors for their teen-aged daughters—including protectors of their daughter’s self-esteem during a vulnerable period of life.read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - May 26, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Leon Hoffman, M.D. Tags: Child Development Health Parenting Relationships Source Type: news

Fathers and Daighters
That fathers play a critical role in an adolescent girl’s development is a fact that we cannot underestimate. Fathers may not realize their important role, particularly in the midst of a screaming battle—but they are important protectors for their teen-aged daughters—including protectors of their daughter’s self-esteem during a vulnerable period of life.read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - May 26, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Leon Hoffman, M.D. Tags: Child Development Health Parenting Relationships Source Type: news

Cell Phone Contemplation: A Snapshot of Life Before & After
A parent’s life before tween possession of a cell phone is comparatively easy. Cell phones represent a potential set of stresses that your parents were not required to manage. There’s sanctity in the solitude of a life without cell phones and social networking. Once you hand your tween the device, there is no turning back.read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - May 26, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jennifer Powell-Lunder, Psy.D. Tags: Child Development Parenting Social Life Stress Parening Stress parenting tweens & Cell Phones Source Type: news

Adolescence and Internet Identity
The advent of the Internet may be one example of how human beings create factors that influence their evolution. Thus I believe that with a young person now having an online presence to portray themselves, adolescent identity formation may never be quite the same.read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - May 26, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Carl E. Pickhardt, Ph.D. Tags: Child Development Evolutionary Psychology Neuroscience Parenting adolescent identity adolescent identity development adolescent identity formation excessive self interest Internet and adolescence Internet and publicizing self Internet Source Type: news

Teenagers Telling Us What We Can Bear To Hear
Adults live with a teenager inside themselves: an angry or unconfident or confused teenager, depending on their own experience of those earlier years. Their relationship with that internal teenager will always inform their relationship with an actual son or daughter. And teenagers pick up on this, only talking about the things adults can cope with.read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - May 25, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Nick Luxmoore Tags: Child Development Education Parenting Relationships Source Type: news

Adoption and Class Differences
Discussing class differences in adoption: Embracing all aspects of our extended families and our children's famiies.read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - May 24, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Meredith Resnick, L.C.S.W. Tags: Child Development Environment Parenting Race and Ethnicity adoption class differences Source Type: news

American Parents: How a Japanese Vacation Benefits Your Kids
On a recent trip to Japan, I realized how many lessons my young children could learn from such an entirely different culture. If only all American parents had the financial luxury of traveling with their children to cultures all across the world.read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - May 24, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Seth Meyers, Psy.D. Tags: Child Development Health Parenting Relationships Source Type: news

Does the Workplace Provide a Respite From Stress at Home?
Conventional wisdom dictates that work is stressful and that time at home is relaxing. But new research finds cortisol levels are higher at home than at work. This is consistent with sociological research indicating work as a respite from stressful home life. Still, although work may not be stressful in itself, long work hours may exacerbate the stress at home.read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - May 23, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Elizabeth Aura McClintock, Ph.D. Tags: Parenting Stress Work Source Type: news

Enough is Enough – Amphetamines for Toddlers is a Travesty.
Enough is enough – amphetamines for toddlers is a travesty. We are talking about two and three year old children, 10,000 of them, drugged with amphetamines. This is not some bad sci-fi movie. This is America 2014. read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - May 23, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Robert Berezin, M.D. Tags: Child Development Parenting Psychiatry Therapy Source Type: news

Moonlight, Red Sheets, and Pineapple Core
Sharon explores common superstitions about pregnancy and conception. read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - May 22, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Sharon I. Praissman and Emma Williams Tags: Happiness Health Parenting Self-Help Stress Source Type: news

Families and the Hardships of Addiction
Every day, I work with families in need of help, but who are terrified to reach out to others because of the shame and stigma they believe will be attached to them. This stigmatization of addiction must end. If it does not, we will continue to unnecessarily bury too many of those we love. read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - May 22, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Constance Scharff, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Parenting families and addiction family prescription painkillers Source Type: news

Mindfulness and School Stress
Can mindfulness help parents and children navigate the stress of school?read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - May 22, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Susan M. Pollak, MTS, Ed.D., Tags: Education Parenting Source Type: news

Why Don't Young Babies Fear Heights?
Most mothers know that their babies, when they first learn to crawl, will crawl right off the changing table or even a stair landing. Why don’t young infants fear heights? This fearlessness is not due to a lack of depth perception but rather to the delayed development of an additional visual skill. read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - May 21, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Susan R. Barry, Ph.D. Tags: Child Development Parenting crawling Fear of Heights optic flow self motion Source Type: news

Dealing with Exam Stress
Ahh, May…that time of year where students are dreaming about a much-awaited summer vacation and a much, much-needed break from school. While May is symbolic of closure in the academic world, it is also a time that can be marked with a lot of stress. Exams can cause a lot of undue stress and anxiety, making the lives of teens and those living with them miserable.read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - May 21, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Raychelle Cassada Lohmann, M.S., L.P.C. Tags: Child Development Parenting Self-Help Source Type: news

Why Sticks Are Good For Kids
A lot of parents automatically ban sticks at the playground. But this kind of play can be great for children's creativity and physical expression. Here's how-- and why it's dangerous to assume, in this digital age, that nature is dangerous. read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - May 21, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Andrea Bonior, Ph.D. Tags: Child Development Creativity Health Parenting helicopter parenting nature physical play playgrounds playing with sticks rough play video games Source Type: news

Exploring What Matters
A study finds that adolescents’ mattering to stepfathers and nonresidential biological fathers predicts reduced internalizing and externalizing behavior. We need to know more about children's perceptions being raised within variable family configurations.read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - May 20, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Peter B. Gray, Ph.D. Tags: Child Development Evolutionary Psychology Parenting Relationships adolescents Clorinda Schenck externalizing behavior fathers internalizing behavior mattering nonresidentail fathers Sanford Braver stepfathers Source Type: news

With Eyes Wide Open: American Teens’ Craze with Caffeine
As many teens across the nation prepare for their final exams, they are turning to a substance—a drug—to help them get through the long nights of studying. This drug, Caffeine, is widely accepted in the American culture and in fact many adults turn to it for many of the same reasons that teens do... read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - May 20, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Raychelle Cassada Lohmann, M.S., L.P.C. Tags: Addiction Child Development Parenting Source Type: news

Four misconceptions about childfree women
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Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - May 20, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Ellen Walker, Ph.D. Tags: Ethics and Morality Gender Happiness Parenting Relationships Self-Help Social Life childfree by choice Complete Without Kids Ellen Walker stereotypes Source Type: news

Another Treatment for ADHD?
Drugs are only one answer when treating ADHD ...read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - May 20, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Naveed Saleh, M.D., M.S. Tags: Child Development Integrative Medicine Parenting Psychiatry ADD adderall aderall ADHD amphetamine behavioral therapy OMT osteopathic manipulative treatment stimulants Source Type: news

Smoking, Sex, and Health Care, Part 1
We talk a lot about the potential ill effects associated with youthful over-immersion in the media, but a storyline is emerging with an opposing viewpoint.read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - May 19, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: George Drinka, M.D. Tags: Child Development Health Media Parenting Source Type: news

Resilience
Psychologists can predict what kind of parents we'll be by how we talk about childhood. Parents who understand their own past are more capable of taking steps to foster the resilience needed while raising their own children. read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - May 19, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Nancy Rappaport, M.D. Tags: Education Parenting Self-Help Stress attachment resilience Source Type: news

Parenting Adolescents Who Can't Work Hard Enough
"Not working hard enough" can pose problems for an adolescent in a variety of ways. In each case, parents can be a source of help.read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - May 19, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Carl E. Pickhardt, Ph.D. Tags: Behavioral Economics Child Development Education Parenting adolescence and effort adolescence and work ambition to achieve. need achievement engaging in work escape from work excessive effort failing from lack of effort failing from Source Type: news

How Parents Miss the Point of Report Cards
Parents can use a child’s report cards—good or bad—as a motivating tool—a positive roadmap for improvement rather than a source of family conflict and stress.read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - May 19, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Susan Newman, Ph.D. Tags: Behavioral Economics Education Parenting A Survival Guide to Parenting Teens academics adolescents expectations high school homework incentives Joani Geltman middle school motivation report cards teachers teenagers Source Type: news

How the Tigers, Dolphins, and Jellyfish Parents Differ
The tiger parent is an authoritarian parent, taking over their child's sense of internal control and self-motivation. The jellyfish parent is a permissive parent. They tend to lack impulse control. The dolphin parent is the balance of these two extremes and are authoritative in nature. Like the body of the dolphin, they are firm yet flexible. What kind of parent are you? read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - May 19, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Dr. Shimi Kang Tags: Child Development Happiness Parenting Relationships authoritarian parenting authoritative parents dolphin parents jellyfish parents parenting styles parenting tips permissive parenting tiger parents Source Type: news

Should Toddlers Be Medicated for ADHD?
How does a family get to the point of putting a 2-year-old on drugs? How do toddlers become out of control? Let’s look at the players in the world of the child.read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - May 18, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Darcia Narvaez, Ph.D. Tags: Child Development Health Parenting Stress ADHD aggression emotion dysregulation family stress medication Neglect toddler Source Type: news

The Frame, Part 3
The rules of therapy and parenting are not a cage but an embrace.read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - May 17, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Michael Karson, Ph.D., J.D. Tags: Parenting Psychiatry Relationships Therapy Source Type: news

The Frame part 3
The rules of therapy and parenting are not a cage but an embrace.read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - May 17, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Michael Karson, Ph.D., J.D. Tags: Parenting Psychiatry Relationships Therapy Source Type: news

10,000 2-3 Year Old Toddlers Are On Stimulant Drugs For ADHD
How crazy is it to drug babies? 10,000 2-3 year old toddlers are being inappropriately subjected to stimulant drugs for carelessly diagnosed ADHD. Who knows how much damage will be done to them?read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - May 17, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Allen J. Frances, M.D. Tags: Child Development Cognition Parenting Psychiatry ADHD CDC effects of medication on the brain off label prescribing overmedication stimulant drugs Source Type: news

Mental Health Stigma: Moving the Field Forward
May is designated as Mental Health Awareness Month. In response to the White House National Conference on Mental Health, the American Psychological Association partnered with Skype to provide a series of Skype lessons on mental health.read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - May 16, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Erlanger A. Turner, Ph.D. Tags: Parenting Psychiatry Race and Ethnicity Therapy apa children coping health care mental health Mental health month mental illness mental illness stigma psychology psychotherapy stress teens treatment Source Type: news

Prejudice Against People Who Get In Our Way
Of course, we prefer the company of people who help us over people who get in our way, but we take that preference a step too fare by treating helpers as good people and thwarters as bad. Why do we do that, and what is the name for that prejudice whereby those who thwart us are automatically deemed jerks?read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - May 16, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Dr. Jeremy E. Sherman Tags: Behavioral Economics Cognition Ethics and Morality Law and Crime Parenting Personality Philosophy Politics Resilience Social Life Spirituality Therapy Source Type: news

Four Ways To Help Boys Process Emotions
Because women tend to dominate the realm of emotional processing through their outward, verbal style, the emotional processing methods of boys and men are frequently overlooked. Understanding the common and healthy techniques males use to process emotion can help you coach, teach and esteem the young boys and men in your life. read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - May 16, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Gregory L. Jantz, Ph.D. Tags: Child Development Gender Parenting Relationships boys Dr. Gregory Jantz Dr. Jantz emotion emotional emotional intelligence gender differences help boys process emotions men and emotions the center a place of hope Source Type: news

Unconditional/conditional Love
Love implies a differing level of commitment in different circumstances. Statements of love are almost always conditional, although promises are made. The marital vows do not mean exactly what they sayread more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - May 15, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Fredric Neuman, M.D. Tags: Ethics and Morality Health Parenting Relationships conditional/unconditional love different kinds of love lovers coping with illness making promises that cna ' t be kept promises to love forever romantic love and marriage stages of Source Type: news

Why Do People Kill Themselves? New Warning Signs
For decades, scientists have been trying to understand and predict who is going to go beyond talking about death to actually killing themselves. Here are a few predictors that might help us all in stopping someone and in the end, save livesread more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - May 15, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Todd B. Kashdan, Ph.D. Tags: Happiness Parenting creativity distress tolerance kindergarten loneliness positive psychology self-harm self-injury suicide suicide letter Source Type: news

Building Relationship Skills in a Texting Generation
Over the last several months, I have spoken to more parents, teachers and coaches than I have students. It seems adults are still trying to figure out this digital generation of kids. Imagine that. The question below came from a woman who is both a mother and a teacher:read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - May 15, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tim Elmore Tags: Education Parenting Relationships Social Life Source Type: news

Lessons on Leadership from Children’s Books
As a father of three kids under six, I’ve noticed some striking parallels between the morals of bedtime stories and the legacies of illustrious leaders. read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - May 15, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Adam Grant, Ph.D. Tags: Behavioral Economics Child Development Parenting Work Source Type: news

Doing These Two Things Can Make Your Child Become Defiant
Doing these two things with your defiant child is like pouring gasoline on a fire.read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - May 14, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jeffrey Bernstein, Ph.D. Tags: Parenting Relationships Self-Help Source Type: news

Making Up Is Hard to Do... For Kids
Children argue with their friends. A lot. What can we, as parents, do to help them learn to resolve conflicts?read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - May 14, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Eileen Kennedy-Moore, Ph.D. Tags: Child Development Education Parenting Relationships children ' s friendship Source Type: news

The Therapeutic Frame Part 2
Asking patients how they feel about bending the rules is like asking children if letting them stay up late is good for them.read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - May 13, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Michael Karson, Ph.D., J.D. Tags: Parenting Psychiatry Relationships Therapy Source Type: news

Study: Family Fighting Reduced by Alcohol Treatment
A new study published in the journal Addictive Behaviors looked at family conflict before and after a father’s treatment for alcohol addiction. And it shows there is hope.read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - May 13, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Richard Taite Tags: Addiction Happiness Health Parenting addiction treatment alcohol abuse alcohol addiction alcohol treatment alcoholism alcoholism treatment cliffside malibu family conflict family dynamics family systems richard taite Source Type: news

Respectful Communication with Your More Independent Teenager
As adolescent detachment grows parent and teenager further apart as it is meant to do, the adult needs to modify communication to respect the growing independence between them.read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - May 13, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Carl E. Pickhardt, Ph.D. Tags: Child Development Cognition Parenting Relationships adolescent readiness to talk courtesy of requests emotional readiness to communicate giving a full hearing hearing adolescent out hearing teenager out requests not questions respect Source Type: news