The Gift of Anger
If you are jumpy or skittish about anger, or if you feel angry about a host of situations that other people take in stride, its utility will be greatly diminished. But if you embrace anger as a natural aspect of the human condition, it can be a reliable guide to useful behavior.read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - October 4, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Michael Karson, Ph.D., J.D. Tags: Parenting Self-Help Sport and Competition Therapy Source Type: news

Six CalmingTips for Parenting Teens
Is it time to try a different way to help your teen develop into a healthy, happy, and productive adult? Try P-R-A-I-S-E, a method for promoting perspective. read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - October 4, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Bill Knaus, Ed.D. Tags: Education Parenting Relationships Resilience accomplishments awfulizing blame challenges encourage relationships helpless humor I statements judging performance justify the unjustifiable laissez-faire levelheaded listening Source Type: news

He’s Got Your Eyes…Right?
Why are people likely to say that children tend to resemble their father?read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - October 3, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jesse Marczyk Tags: Child Development Evolutionary Psychology Gender Parenting Source Type: news

“You’re Dead To Me,” Why Estrangement Hurts So Much
Being estranged by a family member can be one of the most painful events to occur across the lifespan. The pain is exacerbated by its unexpectedness, ambiguous nature, the powerlessness it creates and perceived social disapproval. read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - October 3, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Kylie Agllias, Ph.D. Tags: Happiness Parenting Relationships Source Type: news

“You’re Dead To Me”: Why Estrangement Hurts So Much.
Being estranged by a family member can be one of the most painful events to occur across the lifespan. The pain is exacerbated by its unexpectedness, ambiguous nature, the powerlessness it creates and perceived social disapproval. read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - October 3, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Dr. Kylie Agllias Tags: Happiness Parenting Relationships Source Type: news

8 Ways Exercise Can Help Your Child Do Better in School
In this blog post, I chronicle eight recent studies that show why exercise can help your child do better in school. read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - October 3, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Christopher Bergland Tags: Child Development Education Neuroscience Parenting Source Type: news

How Does Your Parenting Style Affect Your Kids?
Parenting style has big impact on how children develop into adults, and there are important implications for their future success. Here are the four main parenting styles and their implications for rearing successful children and leaders.read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - October 2, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Ronald E. Riggio, Ph.D. Tags: Child Development Parenting Social Life Work authoritarian parenting authoritative parenting children developmental psychology indulgent parenting leader development leadership parenting style relationships Source Type: news

To Share or Not to Share (the Family Bed)
One of the most common questions asked about newborns relates to sleep patterns. It is also one of the most controversial.read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - October 2, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Robert T. Muller, Ph.D. Tags: Child Development Health Parenting Sleep attachment bed-sharing breastfeeding co-sleeping. SIDS Source Type: news

I’m Not a Parenting Expert, I Wrote a Parenting Book Anyway
I wrote a parenting book because I needed to re-learn the skills I allegedly learned in kindergarten: how to take a few deep breaths and not throw a tantrum every time I don’t get what I want; how to give myself a time out when I need it; and how to play nice with the people I love.read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - October 2, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Carla Naumburg, Ph.D. Tags: Parenting mindful parenting mindfulness potty training relationships Source Type: news

Is It Bullying...Or Ordinary Meanness?
We adults haven’t managed world peace or even perfect marriages, so it’s unrealistic to think that our children will always be perfectly kind to each other. read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - October 1, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Eileen Kennedy-Moore, Ph.D. Tags: Child Development Education Parenting bullies bullying school bullies Source Type: news

Punch Line: Delivering the Difficult News
“What do we tell the kids?” I asked my wife. My voice splintered. We both knew what the future held. No one had to sky write. We were all about the kids. Mary Catherine grabbed my hand, we nodded, and then listened to the doctor. I felt the tears running down the sides of my face. My eyes didn't blink. The moment is embedded in my mind in a freeze frame. read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - September 30, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Greg O'Brien Tags: Cognition Memory Parenting alzheimer ' s disea se cure s disease azheimer dementia early onset Alzheimer Source Type: news

Career Advancement or Child Sacrifice?
Can the search for security be a cradle of infanticide? The slaughter of innocents can never be pretty. Is the impulse to kill offspring the product of an unhealthy mind or a starkly adaptive form of evolutionary advancement? The evidence is far from clear.read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - September 30, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Seth Slater, M.F.A. Tags: Animal Behavior Ethics and Morality Evolutionary Psychology Parenting advancement affiliation baby bio-acoustic calf career challenge child child sacrifice co-workers companionship dolphin feeding infanticide innocent Source Type: news

My Mother Is More Popular Than Me
What To Do When Your Mom Is Too Popular read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - September 30, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Barbara Greenberg, Ph.D. Tags: Parenting Relationships adolescence adolescents beauty dating daughters depression education family friends frienships high school marriage mothers popularity relocation stress teenagers womens issues Source Type: news

Mindfulness in Motion: Inner Strength Through Imagery
What better way to help a child find Strength than to start within? Like six-year-old Chloe who described how she ran from the playground and hid in the bushes. She hated herself for having no friends. Other girls had formed a close group in soccer practice, while Chloe’s forte was swimming. Chloe felt excluded and rejected. She felt weak and didn't know what to do.read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - September 30, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Charlotte Reznick, Ph.D. Tags: Child Development Happiness Parenting Resilience child imagery child imagination child mindfulness Imagery For Kids The Power of Your Child ' s Imagination Source Type: news

Parenting Gifted Children: The Best Thing You Can Do
All too often parents of gifted children are either vigorously informed that “special curriculums for gifted students are unnecessary” or pointedly asked such question as, “Haven’t you noticed there are plenty of other smart kids in their school system who are doing just fine?” read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - September 30, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Joseph Cardillo, Ph.D. Tags: Child Development Education Parenting Self-Help creative challenge creative children creative education gifted and talented Giftedness IQ test talented youth Source Type: news

Acts of Compassion Speak Louder than Words to Your Children
Developing the capacity for compassion and sharing is a huge challenge for young children. Because they are still in an egocentric stage of development, they lack the awareness of and empathy toward others necessary to see how not sharing impacts those around them. Yet, sharing, as an expression of compassion, is a message that your children must get. read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - September 30, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jim Taylor, Ph.D. Tags: Child Development Parenting children compassion empathy family giving diversity parents sharing love values Source Type: news

5 Lessons Monogamous Families Can Learn from Polyamorists
While polyamory is not for everyone, the folks who are successful at it spend so much time and energy nurturing their relationships that they have developed a variety of techniques to sustain their connections. These techniques can be useful to people in more conventional relationships as well, especially those in blended or divorced families. read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - September 30, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Elisabeth A. Sheff, Ph.D. Tags: Happiness Parenting Relationships Resilience Source Type: news

Want to Curb Kids' Whining? Here's What You Need to Know
Teach your kids to get what they want without whiningread more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - September 30, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Erica Reischer, Ph.D. Tags: Child Development Parenting Relationships Self-Help kids strategies for change whining Source Type: news

The Psychology of Parenting Twins
The number of families with twins is increasing these days. But, parenting twins is a challenge! Early in life, the single baby takes over the entire psychological universe of his primary caregiver.read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - September 29, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Kristi Pikiewicz, PhD Tags: Child Development Happiness Health Parenting developmental needs Division 39 APA parenting twins psychoanalysis parenting psychology parenting Ruth Simon twins child development Source Type: news

The Problem with Time-Outs
New research shows that time-outs may actually dysregulate children and negatively impact their brains. Is it time to abandon this practice?read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - September 29, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jessica Grogan, Ph.D. Tags: Child Development Neuroscience Parenting Source Type: news

Deconstructing ADHD
Simply naming a problem "ADHD" misses complex underlying concerns that may go unaddressed when children are silenced with medication.read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - September 29, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Claudia M. Gold, M.D. Tags: Child Development Parenting Psychiatry Source Type: news

How Many “iRules” Should Your Family Have?
Are you a family of tech-enthusiasts? Technology should enrich family life — not rule it. Here are important guidelines your family needs to thrive.read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - September 29, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Susan Newman, Ph.D. Tags: Behavioral Economics Child Development Parenting Self-Help family iPhone iRules Janell Burley Hofmann Rodale smartphones technology Source Type: news

Parenting and the Use of Physical Force
While in the emotional moment of frustration and anger it can be tempting for a parent to use some kind of physical force with a child, it is usually not wise.read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - September 29, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Carl E. Pickhardt, Ph.D. Tags: Child Development Evolutionary Psychology Health Parenting authority control or communication corrective violence discipline force with willful child parental authority parental control parental corrective violence parental discipl Source Type: news

Lego Shortage Means Kids are Doing Better than We Thought
Parents and mental health professionals the world over can take heart. There is a shortage of Lego! Which means that our kids are still craving opportunities to develop age appropriate skills that come with simple, hands-on toys. read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - September 28, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Michael Ungar, Ph.D. Tags: Child Development Creativity Parenting Resilience hands on experience lego mud puddles play screen time the Lego Movie Unplugged unstructured play Source Type: news

All Media Is Not Twitter!
How can adults' media ignorance hurt a creative Eagle Scout candidate? Caring grown-ups will want to understand the new tech parlance--and why all media is not created equal. Since media use and kids are inextricably intertwined, we can use their fascination to build their skills, academically and socially: What one great teacher did.read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - September 28, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Stephanie Donaldson-Pressman, LICSW Tags: Creativity Education Media Parenting learning media use socialization sportsmanship study skills Source Type: news

Vaccinate your Children
Getting your children vaccinated is the loving, responsible choice for your child.read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - September 28, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Nathan A. Heflick, Ph.D. Tags: Child Development Ethics and Morality Health Parenting Source Type: news

Getting Your Child Well Educated
Practical advice on dealing with the school and with your child.read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - September 28, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Marty Nemko, Ph.D. Tags: Child Development Education Parenting schooling Source Type: news

The Hidden Cost of Being Wealthy
Material wealth comes with a psychological price tag--one that we all, one percent and ninety-nine percent, need to be aware of. read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - September 27, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Sam Osherson, Ph.D. Tags: Education Parenting Resilience Social Life families health and wealth income money students teachers Source Type: news

Reflect, Validate, Repeat as Necessary
Who couldn't benefit from some better communication skills? With teenagers, communication can seem like a one-way street. By learning or remembering some basic communication skills, we can have healthier interactions with teenagers or with anyone for that matter. read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - September 27, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Fred Peipman, Ph.D. Tags: Child Development Happiness Parenting Relationships communication communication skills effective listening listening skills teenagers validation Source Type: news

The Lesson Our Children Can Teach Us About Finding Meaning
We didn’t see what was there – we saw what it could be. And fueled by this vision, we enjoyed working together to make it materialize, even if it doesn't last. read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - September 26, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Ran Zilca Tags: Happiness Parenting Philosophy Relationships Resilience Self-Help Work children employee engagement funny kids positive psychology summer Teamwork Source Type: news

How Not to Raise a Brat
Six steps for raising respectful childrenread more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - September 26, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Erica Reischer, Ph.D. Tags: Child Development Parenting Self-Help Stress brat respect spoiled children Source Type: news

Tech Savvy Doesn't Mean Tech Skilled
Parents getting their children involved in technology as early as possible has become a societal imperative and a source of great pressure on parents these days. The belief is that if children don't get on the technology train at an early age, they will be left behind and be doomed to a life of Luddite failure.read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - September 25, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jim Taylor, Ph.D. Tags: Media Parenting children Facebook Instagram Internet Snapchat social media surf the web tech savvy technology twitter Source Type: news

Paleo Dads?
There has been lots of interest in the Paleo Diet or in other ways to live like our ancestors. But what if we tried to father as "Paleo Dads"? What would our lives be like, and would that make any sense?read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - September 25, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Peter B. Gray, Ph.D. Tags: Animal Behavior Evolutionary Psychology Health Parenting fatherhood fathering foragers hunter-gatherers Mel Konner mismatch paleo paleofantasy Paleolithic paternal S. Boyd Eaton Source Type: news

The Most Powerful Parenting Tool You (Already) Have
Try this communication strategy to diffuse power struggles, promote cooperation and enhance your relationships.read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - September 25, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Erica Reischer, Ph.D. Tags: Child Development Happiness Parenting Relationships cooperation empathy power struggles Source Type: news

A Surprising Solution for the 'Mommy Wars'
The worst part of the so-called Mommy Wars is that they're bad for your health. Here's how to protect yourself within the fray. read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - September 25, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Andrea Bonior, Ph.D. Tags: Child Development Health Parenting Relationships a truce in the mommy wars child-rearing depression friendship friendships loneliness moms motherhood parenthood parenting stress postpartum depression social isolation social Source Type: news

How Much Truth Should We Tell Our Children?
How much reality do children require? read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - September 24, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Sheila Kohler Tags: Child Development Education Parenting Source Type: news

Twenty-Somethings Moving Back Home
Maybe she graduated from college and hasn’t had time to find a real job yet. Or perhaps he washed out of military training. Or, maybe college or the first job experience was a flop. For a variety reasons, record numbers of twenty-somethings are moving back home to live with their parents. read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - September 24, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Melissa Deuter, M.D. Tags: Parenting Relationships home moving back twenty-somethings Source Type: news

Read Lots of Parenting Books but Still Feeling Stuck?
Often, the answer to why we continue to feel stuck lies in the difference between knowing and doing. read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - September 23, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Erica Reischer, Ph.D. Tags: Happiness Parenting Procrastination Stress advice change feeling stuck Source Type: news

Surviving Generation Stress: One Act of Kindness
Kindness, and acts of kindness, show up everywhere -- we simply need to take notice of them. In this post, I demonstrate how our brains benefit from performing and/or witnessing acts of kindness, and I share a fun and simple activity for the entire family that will help us all develop the prefrontal cortex of our brains and help grow the positive emotions in all of us. read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - September 23, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Kristen Race, Ph.D. Tags: Happiness Neuroscience Parenting Stress creativity stress reduction Source Type: news

We Are ALL Adam Lanza's Parents
The conditions under which people who are severely mentally ill live; their lack of access to appropriate, affordable mental health care; the social stigma that makes asking for help difficult; the sheer financial cost of addressing this problem, at a personal, local, and national level--these are issues that affect every single one of us.read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - September 23, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Deborah Vlock, Ph.D. Tags: Depression Parenting Psychiatry access to health care mental health public health and education social responsibility Source Type: news

Have You Had my Same Struggles with Helping Aspergers?
As a parent, therapist, friend, or partner, we can create more problems than help to Aspergers individuals. Learn from my own personal struggles to be a better help to your Aspergers loved one.read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - September 23, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Stephen Borgman Tags: Autism Parenting Relationships aspergers help Source Type: news

Have You Had My Same Struggles with Aspergers Help?
As a parent, therapist, friend, or partner, we can create more problems than help to Aspergers individuals. Learn from my own personal struggles to be a better help to your Aspergers loved one.read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - September 23, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Stephen Borgman Tags: Autism Parenting Relationships aspergers help Source Type: news

Please Don’t Try to Rescue Me
I am going to take a break from my regular blog posts about the latest research and developments in addiction treatment to write about something personal.read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - September 23, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Constance Scharff, Ph.D. Tags: Parenting Psych Careers Relationships addiction children kids life personal pregnancy Source Type: news

Family Matters: Parental Rules for Internet Use
The issue of Internet safety wasn't something our parents or their parents before them had to deal with. In our latest infographic, we present data from the Growing up with Media study, illustrating how current households feel and enforce rules regarding their child's Internet use.read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - September 23, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Michele Ybarra, MPH, Ph.D. Tags: Child Development Media Parenting Source Type: news

Childfree? Three Steps to Getting Your Affairs in Order
Childfree? Three steps to getting your affairs in orderread more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - September 22, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Ellen Walker, Ph.D. Tags: Aging Parenting childfree by choice Complete Without Kids Ellen Walker estate planning retirement Source Type: news

Parenting and the Use of Corrective Violence
Use of corrective violence by parents, not only injures the child, but also harms the child's ongoing relationship to the parent. read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - September 22, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Carl E. Pickhardt, Ph.D. Tags: Child Development Education Memory Parenting beating coping with defiance correcting correction corrective violence defiant adolescent defiant child discipline inflicting pain as punishment parental control parental correction Source Type: news

Why safety is bad for children
Ironically, protecting our children can harm them psychologically. read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - September 21, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Robert Biswas-Diener Tags: Child Development Parenting playground safety school social development Source Type: news

Chimp Violence: Does It Matter For Human Self-Understanding?
A recent paper argues that Chimpanzee violence is genetic (though the study only shows that human interference is not the cause). Even if violence were genetic in chimps, would it matter for humanity’s self-understanding?read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - September 21, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Darcia Narvaez, Ph.D. Tags: Animal Behavior Evolutionary Psychology Parenting Personality child development child flourishing chimpanzee violence culture and violence epigenetics genetic selection human violence natural selection Source Type: news

Discipline Tips to Avoid Spanking: Hitting Doesn’t Help
Decades of research have been conducted on the negative effects of spanking and corporal punishment on children. However, many parents continue to use spanking to discipline their child. Spanking is less effective for changing behavior and parental warmth does not appear to decrease the negative effects that spanking have on child development.read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - September 20, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Erlanger A. Turner, Ph.D. Tags: Child Development Parenting Race and Ethnicity Self-Help ADHD adjustment aggression apa behavior behavior problems children conduct discipline mental health mental illness parents psychiatry psychology religion spanki Source Type: news

Pew Report:Parents with College Degree Focus on Persistence
New Pew report finds In highly educated households, 13% of parents ranked “persistence” as the most important value in child-rearing. Yet only 8% of non-college graduates ranked it as an important value. read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - September 20, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Rebecca Jackson Tags: Child Development Education Parenting Resilience educational goals Empowerment Parenting goal setting obedience persistence pew research Rebecca Jackson research studies The Learning Habit Source Type: news