Risky Internet Use: At What Point Should Parents Worry?
When should parents draw the line on Internet use?read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - May 12, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Child Development Media Parenting Source Type: news

What Is Education? Insights from the World's Greatest Minds
As we seek to refine and reform today’s system of education, we would do well to ask, “What is education?” Our answers may provide insights that get to the heart of what matters for 21st century children and adults alike. read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - May 12, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Marilyn Price-Mitchell, Ph.D. Tags: Child Development Education Parenting Philosophy character character education emotional intelligence happiness literacy school social intelligence students success understanding Source Type: news

How to Deal With the “Agony of Defeat”
Losing in sports can cause emotional turmoil.read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - May 12, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Frank L. Smoll, Ph.D. Tags: Child Development Education Parenting Sport and Competition coaching kids kids and sports losing in sports parent behavior parenting tips Source Type: news

Family Matters: Youth and Mental Health
As the Internet and other media types with violent and sexual content become increasingly prominent in the lives of today’s youth, questions have been raised regarding what impact this has on the mental health and well-being of youth. Find out more about the current rates for youth depression, substance abuse, and sexual behavior.read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - May 12, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Dr. Michele Ybarra, MPH, Ph.D. Tags: Child Development Health Media Parenting Source Type: news

Mother, Mother Earth: The Need for Safety
Were you safe as a child? Can you keep your children totally safe? Here's a short reflection on Mother's Day and the Earth as mother. read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - May 11, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: David Bedrick, J.D., Dipl. PW Tags: Happiness Health Parenting Resilience children earth mother safety Source Type: news

The Prom Date Draft in The OC: Why We Should All Care
5 problems with holding a 'draft' for prom dates.read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - May 11, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Elizabeth J. Meyer, Ph.D. Tags: Education Gender Parenting Relationships dating high school prom Source Type: news

The prom date draft in The O.C.: Why we should all care
5 problems with holding a 'draft' for prom dates.read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - May 11, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Elizabeth J. Meyer, Ph.D. Tags: Education Gender Parenting Relationships dating high school prom Source Type: news

On Parents who Choose Hospice Care instead of Intensive Care
When parents of a critically ill newborn choose hospice care instead of intensive care (NICU), they are often judged as selfish cowards who are unwilling to let their baby fight for survival. But as Meloney Dunning’s prize-winning essay in Real Simple demonstrates, choosing hospice can be the courageous decision. It’s not about giving up in fear, but letting go with love.read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - May 11, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Deborah L. Davis, Ph.D. Tags: Ethics and Morality Media Parenting Resilience baby bereaved parents bravery Dwynwen Davies end-of-life decision-making grief guilt hospice infant isolation letting go life-limiting condition life-threatening condition me Source Type: news

Mothers Day: A Battered Child's Perspective
Sometimes the hand that rocks the cradle is trembling with fear, sometimes it is a clenched fist, sometimes it cannot rock the cradle at all. Regardless, one must love his or her mother no matter how much they hate what they have done, or did not do. read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - May 10, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Billi Gordon, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Child Development Eating Disorders Parenting child abuse childhood obesity Forgiveness mothers mothers day Source Type: news

Your Child's Mental Health
Happy Mental Health Awareness Month! As parents, we care deeply about our child’s well being, and make sure we take them to their annual physical exam. However, the emotional well being of a child is often not monitored and addressed with the same vigor as their physical well being. Unfortunately, it takes a crisis to call our attention to tread more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - May 10, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Gayathri Ramprasad, MBA, CPS Tags: Health Parenting Source Type: news

Teaching a Child to Self-Soothe: Not for Everyone
A reader feels that her daughter is mistreating her grandchildren by not actively helping them to fall asleep.read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - May 9, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Dennis Rosen, M.D. Tags: Child Development Parenting Sleep co-sleeping insomnia self-soothing sleep association Source Type: news

Class of 2014: Cheers and Ten Essential Facts of Life
Don't send anything to a new work colleague—or even an acquaintance—that you wouldn't want somebody else to see. This includes witty commentaries on the last office meeting, scathing reviews of an administrator's new hair cut, or hideous photographs of your ex. You're the one who'll end up looking bad.read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - May 9, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Gina Barreca, Ph.D. Tags: Education Happiness Parenting Self-Help Source Type: news

Can Guys Really Understand What It's Like to Be a Mother?
Being a mother is something special and unique. Though as boys and men we can imagine what this experience is like, it cannot be replicated. We might find an an approximation as boys with our pets and as men as dads. But the actual experience is unique. Happy Mother's Day to all!read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - May 9, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Eugene Beresin, M.D., M.A. Tags: Child Development Gender Parenting Relationships Source Type: news

Mom, Thanks for My Wife
A bad role model can teach you a lot.read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - May 9, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Marty Nemko, Ph.D. Tags: Parenting Relationships Resilience bad role model fathers Mother ' s Day mothers narcissism selfishness Source Type: news

Mother's Day Thoughts
One of my worst mothering moments took place in about 1990, when my daughters were 10 and 6. They were very busy all day working on my Mother's Day present in my older daughter's bedroom, and when they finally came downstairs in the late afternoon they were giggly with excitement, eager to give it to me. read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - May 9, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Robin Marantz Henig Tags: Parenting Source Type: news

Not-So-Happy Mother’s Day
: For many women, it's no holiday.read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - May 9, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Ellen Walker, Ph.D. Tags: Happiness Parenting Relationships Resilience Self-Help childfree by choice Complete Without Kids Ellen Walker Mother ' s Day Source Type: news

Not So Happy Mother’s Day
: For many women, it's no holidayread more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - May 9, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Ellen Walker, Ph.D. Tags: Happiness Parenting Relationships Resilience Self-Help childfree by choice Complete Without Kids Ellen Walker Mother ' s Day Source Type: news

The Secret Superpowers of Mothers
There’s something special about moms. Dads, aunts, siblings, grandparents, step-parents, and others can be vitally important, of course, but today I’m just going to talk about mothers...and neuroscience has a lot to say on this subject! read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - May 9, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Eva Ritvo, M.D. Tags: Child Development Neuroscience Parenting Mother ' s Day Source Type: news

The Neuroscience of "Mama"
There’s something special about moms. Dads, aunts, siblings, grandparents, step-parents, and others can be vitally important, of course, but today I’m just going to talk about mothers...and neuroscience has a lot to say on this subject! read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - May 9, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Eva Ritvo, M.D. Tags: Child Development Neuroscience Parenting Mother ' s Day Source Type: news

Mother's Day Through The Eyes of Your Child
Her job, after all, was to be my mom. It didn't make sense to me for there to be day where we rewarded her for being good at what she already was supposed to good at.read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - May 9, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steven Schlozman, M.D. Tags: Child Development Parenting moms Mother ' s Day schlozman steven schlozman the Clay Center for Young Healthy Young Minds the zombie autopsies Source Type: news

Ballet: Extra Vigilance for At-Risk Kids
Dance and the child at risk for disordered eating.read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - May 9, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Nancy Matsumoto Tags: Eating Disorders Parenting Andrea Bergquist-Zamir anorexia ballet binging and purging bulimia Covenant Ballet Theatre of Brooklyn dance Dance Theatre of Harlem Marla Hirokawa The Ailey School thinness-demand sports Source Type: news

Afghan Girls Dressed as Boys, Recipe for Gender Dysphoria?
What can we all learn from Afghan girls dressed as boys?read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - May 8, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Nadia Hashimi, M.D. Tags: Child Development Gender Parenting afghanistan bacha posh gender dysphoria identity Source Type: news

The Kindness Cure
Modern Darwinism conspires with Machiavellian politics and competition-based economics to paint a very cynical picture of human nature. Such theories have their uses but modern psychology suggests that they are wrong about people. We are learning that humans do best when they care for others rather than looking out for themselves.read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - May 8, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Nigel Barber, Ph.D. Tags: Ethics and Morality Evolutionary Psychology Health Parenting longevity machiavelli oxytocin Source Type: news

Self-Care for Moms, Part 3
We moms all know the importance of self-care, but how can we make space for it in our hectic lives?read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - May 8, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Andrea Fox Tags: Parenting Source Type: news

Managing Your Mind While Waiting For (or on) the Baby
We describe mindfulness and centering prayer techniques to help manage stress for mothers and women trying to conceive. But we are not being those annoying people who say, "Just relax."read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - May 8, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Sharon I. Praissman and Emma Williams Tags: Happiness Parenting Self-Help Spirituality centering prayer fertility mindfulness Source Type: news

The Unloving Mother
Do you find yourself trapped in a cycle of emotional abuse from your mother? Dan S. Lobel tells us how a parent with Borderline Personality Disorder can affect you, even as an adult.read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - May 8, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Mark Banschick, M.D. Tags: Happiness Parenting Relationships Therapy abuse apologizing Borderline Personality Disorder destructive emotional abuse judgmental loathing manipulation mother narcissism Neglect nurturing toxic relationships unloving Source Type: news

Thank You Dolphin Mom
I just accomplished my childhood dream of becoming an author, but my mom will not be able to read my book. You see my mom never went to school – not even grade 1 so she can’t read well. She didn’t read any parenting books or blogs, she simply parented me with what she felt in her gut was right for her kids and family. How did she do it? The Dolphin Way. read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - May 8, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Dr. Shimi Kang Tags: Parenting Source Type: news

The Rise of Artisan Parenting
Artisan parents create a handcrafted, "authentic", high parental-effort childhood for their kids to demonstrate that they are better parents.read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - May 8, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Camille S. Johnson Tags: Child Development Cognition Happiness Parenting Source Type: news

We Are Reflections of Our World: Explaining Behaviorism
One of the great insights of behaviorism: People are reflection of their world. read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - May 7, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Eric Charles, Ph.D Tags: Parenting Philosophy Self-Help Therapy radical behaviorism Source Type: news

When Your Child Has a Case of Sticky Fingers
Taking things can be a symptom that your child is feeling needy or looking for attention.read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - May 7, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Meri Wallace, LCSW Tags: Child Development Parenting Source Type: news

Can Lego Help Return Play to Children’s Lives and Education?
I was invited recently to speak at a worldwide conference on play and learning, sponsored by the Lego Foundation. Not surprisingly, I was pleased by some aspects of the conference, displeased by other aspects. Here's why, and here are my thoughts about how the Lego Foundation might make a real, vitally needed difference in the lives of children and families.read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - May 7, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Peter Gray Tags: Child Development Creativity Education Happiness Parenting children ' s play lego Lego Foundation playful learning Source Type: news

Why Punishment Doesn't Teach Your Child Accountability
The most effective way to teach kids is to treat them the way we want them to treat others: with compassion and understanding.read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - May 7, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Laura Markham, Ph.D. Tags: Parenting Source Type: news

Good Teachers Do Not Take Attendance
Education is the only thing Americans pay for and try not to get. That's because Americans need to better understand what constitutes education and qualifies a person to teach. read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - May 6, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Billi Gordon, Ph.D. Tags: Eating Disorders Education Intelligence Parenting american teachers bullying college admissions College application educational achievement public education students university of michigan Source Type: news

My Other Mother: Being Raised by “The Maid”
There’s a wall in our living room with pictures of my family. Once a day, I stop and silently address each of the them with love in my heart, using whatever words feel right at the moment. Then I close my eyes and bring Iola’s face to mind (I have no picture of her). I tell her how much I love her and thank her for being my mother.read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - May 6, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Toni Bernhard, J.D. Tags: Child Development Parenting Race and Ethnicity Relationships bernhard housekeepers maids mothers Toni Bernhard Source Type: news

Six Ways for Parents to Keep Their Stress to Themselves
It’s not the ups and downs of burnt toast that are a problem for us and by extension our kids. It’s our reaction to these events. In the interactive world of crossed emotional wires, or what has been called by scientists: “the neurobiology of we,” our detours into internal distress challenge our children’s inner sense of safety: we take them along for that bumpy ride. read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - May 6, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tamar Chansky, Ph.D Tags: Happiness Parenting Resilience Self-Help Stress anxiety contagion of stress disappointment flexibility interpersonal neurobiology parent-child stress parenting tips Source Type: news

Could Your Technology Use Be Hurting Your Children?
The usage of smart phones has overwhelmed the population, with parents barely able to make it through dinner without texting, tweeting or surfing online. In the face of such monumental distraction, we’re forced to ask how this will affect our children.read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - May 5, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Lisa Firestone, Ph.D. Tags: Child Development Parenting attachment attachment research attachment theory devices iphones parenting and technology parents smart phones Source Type: news

An Insider's Look into Autism
April is Autism Awareness Month, but we should draw attention to autism every day. One way to do so is to hear from the many brave people out there making a difference in the lives of young people with autism and in the growing field of autism research. Kim Ceccarelli is one of those people.read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - May 5, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Nancy Rappaport, M.D. Tags: Autism Child Development Education Parenting behavior replacement behavior the behavior code Source Type: news

Stopping Bullying Starts with Building Classroom Culture
The teachers who are most effective in stopping bullying are the ones who work purposefully and systematically to create classroom cultures in which kindness is valued over coolness and popularity among students is based not on the power to dominate social interactions but rather on a young person’s willingness to reach out to a classmate with compassion.read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - May 5, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Signe Whitson, L.S.W. Tags: Child Development Education Parenting Self-Help bully bullying bullying in school bullying in schools bullying prevention school climate stopping bullying Source Type: news

Activities for Raising Secure Children
The basics of instilling secure attachment in children are pretty simple and obvious; you just do what parents are supposed to do. Yet when you connect what should be normal parenting with its profound importance to security, it may heighten your awareness of its value and ensure that you take extra steps to provide these fundamental ingredients for healthy attachment.read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - May 5, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jim Taylor, Ph.D. Tags: Child Development Parenting attachment confidence extraversion introversion risk taking security self-esteem social comfort Source Type: news

Men Who Interact With Babies Are Sexy
When on the campaign trail, male politicians are particularly apt to have their photos taken while holding a baby. A recent study sheds light on this practice: Men who interact with babies are construed as more desirable along several important traits. read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - May 5, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Gad Saad, Ph.D. Tags: Evolutionary Psychology Parenting Relationships baby effect fatherly interacting with a baby paternal cues Source Type: news

Sexual Predators: The Imagined and the Real
While it's important to protect youth from dangers, a society based on fear-mongering is not healthy. What if the sexual predator image you have in your mind is wrong?read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - May 5, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Susan Newman, Ph.D. Tags: Behavioral Economics Law and Crime Media Parenting at-risk teens Crimes Against Children Research Center danah boyd just say no sexual predators social media teenagers Source Type: news

15 Best Quotes for Mother's Day
Celebrating moms and the art of motheringread more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - May 5, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Maureen D. Healy Tags: Child Development Parenting Source Type: news

Parents and Adolescent Disorganization
To some degree, a child cannot grow into a complex adolescent, or an adolescent into a more complex adult, without experiencing more personal disorganization until a new self-management system is learned and put in place.read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - May 5, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Carl E. Pickhardt, Ph.D. Tags: Child Development Education Evolutionary Psychology Parenting adolescence disorganizes adolescent anxiety adolescent change adolescent disorganization adolescent distractibility adolescent forgetfulness adolescent inattention adolesc Source Type: news

Divorce Among the Polyamorists
Polyamorists have a variety of interactions with divorce. Sometimes people who have had problems with monogamy in the past get divorced and then become poly. Others say that polyamory saves their marriages from divorce, and still others get divorced and stay together in a poly relationship. For some who try polyamory and have negative experiences, it can lead to divorce. read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - May 5, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Dr. Elisabeth A. Sheff, Ph.D. Tags: Happiness Parenting Relationships Sex cheating divorce love marriage polyamory sexuality Source Type: news

Susanna Sonnenberg: The Line Between Stepmother and Mother
You remember it when someone says she will be your mother. Maybe my stepmother was tipsy, and I was, too, and her dizzy proclamation just tumbled out... Maybe she didn’t know that her statement bound me to her. I thought she meant what she said, and, flushed with extravagant gratitude, I reached forward, all of me did.read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - May 4, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jennifer Haupt Tags: Happiness Parenting Relationships Resilience mother-daughter relationships stepmothers Source Type: news

Barbers Teach Men to Parent, and Imams Prevent Paedophilia
The supports we offer children to grow up safe and healthy can often look rather unusual. While we tend to think of social capital as informal supports, many community programs offer creative ways of engaging community members who can help children thrive. read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - May 4, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Michael Ungar, Ph.D. Tags: Parenting Resilience Self-Help Social Life Source Type: news

Is It Important to Know Sperm or Egg Donor Identity?
Is it Important to Know the Identity of a Sperm or Egg Donor? Donor conception raises questions about genetic connections. By Nancy Freeman-Carroll, Psy.D. read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - May 4, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: The Contemporary Psychoanalysis Group Tags: Child Development Parenting Relationships Sex Source Type: news

Three Thoughts to Help Save Your Loving Relationship
Expecting to save and enhance your relationship without dealing with these types of thoughts is like building a house on quicksand--the only place you are going is down!read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - May 4, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jeffrey Bernstein, Ph.D. Tags: Parenting Relationships Self-Help Sex toxic relationships Source Type: news

How to Have Better Conversations With Your Children, Part II
In today’s post, I would like to share a lesson I learned about talking with children when I was still a young parent. There is no better way, as a parent (or as a child therapist) to engage a young child’s attention and provide emotional support than through sharing personal stories. read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - May 4, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Kenneth Barish, Ph.D. Tags: Child Development Parenting Relationships Resilience Source Type: news

Children’s Birthday Parties: Where Have All the RSVPs Gone?
Our attitudes about invitations and RSVPs have changed along with how we communicate. Things are more casual. The lack of formality of communications may have impacted how people view RSVPs, but it’s still useful to know who’s coming to your party. For parents trying to throw children’s parties, no RSVPs seems almost epidemic. Here are five solutions.read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - May 4, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Pamela B. Rutledge, Ph.D., M.B.A. Tags: Media Parenting Social Life birthday parties kid ' s parties power of persuasion rsvp Source Type: news