Stressed Parents—Voila, Stressed Kids

Stressed Parents—Voila, Stressed Kids

While autonomy promotion occurs in times of either cultural necessity or economic stability, parental control emerges in periods of economic or global instability. The goal of a good parent is to be attuned to a child and provide them with options to meet their needs and interests.

'I caught my mother-in-law messing with my birth control'

'I caught my mother-in-law messing with my birth control'

This is exactly the case with one woman, who posted to Reddit about her extremely interfering mother-in-law, who was caught tampering with the couple's contraceptives.

7 Steps to Heal a Broken Heart

7 Steps to Heal a Broken Heart

Take Your Time Source: Pixaby Breaking up can trigger chemical, emotional and physical reactions that cause you to feel lonely, unloveable, depressed and worthless. Good Grief Source: Pixabay Along with breaking up comes the loss of a relationship with your ex, some mutual friends, and your ex’s family.

All Work and No Play: Why Your Kids Are More Anxious, Depressed

As children direct their own free play and solve the problems that come up, they must exert control over themselves and must, at times, accept restrictions on their own behavior and follow the rules if they want to be accepted and successful in the game.

Can Becoming an Extravert Make an Introvert Happier?

Can Becoming an Extravert Make an Introvert Happier?

All previous studies in the literature, unlike the Jacques-Hamilton study, relied on assessing the correlation between introversion-extraversion and happiness as they naturally occur in people's lives (at least as stated on self-report questionnaires).

How Could Mind Emerge From Mindless Matter?

How Could Mind Emerge From Mindless Matter?

The brain is the most complex of complex adaptive systems Clearly, the brain is a phenomenon in which the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, and its product, the mind or subjective sense of self, is radically different qualitatively from its parts—an emergent property.

Are the Rich and Famous Really Narcissists?

Are the Rich and Famous Really Narcissists?

The first set of findings showed that the stereotypes of wealthy people “were not merely illusory but shared with actual differences of high-net-worth and the general population in their self-reported personality scores” (p.

Study finds part-time working mums do extra work without pay

Study finds part-time working mums do extra work without pay

Extra hours, same money According to a recent study by Dr Heejung Chung from the University of Kent working with Dr Mariska van der Horst from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, mothers who have a flexible working arrangement known as 'schedule control' in a part-time role work an average 20 minutes unpaid overtime per week.

Switching Off Anger With an Electrode

Switching Off Anger With an Electrode

This new study used tDCS to modulate a neural circuit that has been implicated in impulse control while test subjects were in an fMRI machine so that changes in neural activity in these brain circuits could be monitored while they were provoked to anger.

My friend's husband is financially abusive, because 'he earns the money'

My friend's husband is financially abusive, because 'he earns the money'

"When she tells me that her husband decreased her housekeeping payments after she started a part time job, by even more than the amount she was earning, I wanted to scream." Recently my friend, *Samantha, confided in me that her husband is financially abusive.

Kmart 2.4Ghz ATV Madness quad bike toy pulled from shelves

Kmart 2.4Ghz ATV Madness quad bike toy pulled from shelves

“Please share as I would hate for someone’s house to burn down because of it.” Karrissa Opie also bought the toy as a gift for Christmas but after seeing a Facebook post about the charging cable catching fire she decided to contact Kmart herself.

Got Cravings? The Best Way to Resist Temptation

Got Cravings? The Best Way to Resist Temptation

In the first study, subjects with unhealthy habits (but not those with healthy habits) gave in to temptation and consumed more chocolates when their self-control was depleted. Hur, Minjung Koo, and Wilhelm Hofmann, “When Temptations Come Alive: How Anthropomorphism Undermines Self-Control,” Journal of Consumer Research 42, 2015, DOI: 10.1093/jcr/ucv017.

The Good Life #2: Maintain an Aesthetic Attitude

The Good Life #2: Maintain an Aesthetic Attitude

I think it’s fair to say that my disinclination to control others makes me a mediocre parent and organizational man and a pretty good therapist and husband. If you miss it the first time around, you can learn what it’s like to be experienced aesthetically by a good therapist.

What Happens in a Borderline Man's Brain When He Gets Mad?

What Happens in a Borderline Man's Brain When He Gets Mad?

Furthermore, the experimental manipulation involved comparing congruent and incongruent responses to happy or angry faces without determining the actual moods of the participants in the study at the time.

Is Your Mind Under Your Control?

Is Your Mind Under Your Control?

Subjects tended to judge that people have a moderately high degree of control over their beliefs, desires, and evaluations, and somewhat less control over their emotions.

'Why I'm scared to have sex on New Year's Eve'

'Why I'm scared to have sex on New Year's Eve'

As it turns out, I’ve generally partied pretty hard on New Year's Eve – and had some fun and crazy times. And now, with three children keen for cakes and presents and birthday parties in September, it’s now my busiest time of the year too.

Sexist Men May Think They Have Less Power in Relationships

Sexist Men May Think They Have Less Power in Relationships

“Men who held more hostile beliefs perceived they had lower power, but their female partner did not agree with those perceptions.” She says that while it’s difficult for researchers to determine which partner actually holds the lion’s share of the power in any relationship, the stark discrepancy seen across their studies indicated to them that sexist men who felt they lacked power were likely biased.

Raw cookie dough: Tempting to eat but can make you really sick, CDC warns

Raw cookie dough: Tempting to eat but can make you really sick, CDC warns

But even egg-free dough isn’t safe if it contains raw flour, the CDC notes. So even if you’ve been eating raw cookie dough for years with no apparent ill effects, it’s time to stop, the CDC advises. “Do not let children play with or eat raw dough, including dough for crafts.”

'How masturbation saved my marriage'

'How masturbation saved my marriage'

“If we are going through periods of masturbation then our genitals are being stimulated more regularly, and we’re getting excited and turned on, we may actually be more likely to be wanting and craving sex with our partner than the usual ‘ugh, tonight?’," she says.

Setting Limits with Teens and Preteens

Setting Limits with Teens and Preteens

When children are little, this is often an order ("No hitting!") but as they get older, this works better as an observation and question that cedes at least some control: "I notice you haven't showered in a few days and as you know, I think it's important to shower regularly.

If I Make the Money, Can I Control How It's Spent?

If I Make the Money, Can I Control How It's Spent?

A communal approach to financial decisions and parenting is optimal for both familial bonding and connection between romantic partners. It's important to effectively communicate each person’s perspective, especially in terms of emotions, when making decisions and plans as a couple or family.

'How did I not know baby oil was so dangerous?'

'How did I not know baby oil was so dangerous?'

The worried parents were told by their doctor that drinking or aspirating baby oil was as dangerous as ingesting gasoline. How has no one I have told so far known anything about how dangerous baby oil can be?!" The shocked mum wrote.

Relational Patterns: The Serenity Prayer Couple

Relational Patterns: The Serenity Prayer Couple

She (usually it’s the woman) needs to learn to let go of control, to “let go, let God” (in 12-step parlance), to realize that she cannot control her partner’s substance use and she should focus instead on “the serenity to accept the things I cannot change.”

Men’s Fears of Being Dominated and Controlled by Women

Men’s Fears of Being Dominated and Controlled by Women

On the other hand, when men miss the larger point, when they have such a paucity of positive early attachment experiences themselves that they don’t recognize, or are not drawn to the closeness their partners are offering, then all of the formerly benign guidance and coaching begins to chafe and seem more and more like criticism and control.

Prudent, Practical Advice for Parents of Teenagers

Prudent, Practical Advice for Parents of Teenagers

A final note is that both Stixrud and Johnson are transcendental meditators who plug meditation and mindfulness throughout their book; they even cite recent research on the benefits of the app, Headspace, for disadvantaged inner city students.

Prudent and Practical Advice for Parents of Teenagers

Prudent and Practical Advice for Parents of Teenagers

A final note is that both Stixrud and Johnson are transcendental meditators who plug meditation and mindfulness throughout their book, including a citation of research on the benefits of the app, Headspace for disadvantaged inner city students.

Advice every first-time mum needs; Best of The Juggling Act podcasts

Advice every first-time mum needs; Best of The Juggling Act podcasts

Navigating the parenting journey for the first time can be full of conflicting advice, we break down the good, the bad and the confusing here. The journey is a long one, the stresses of falling pregnant and staying healthy for nine months is just the beginning, from thereafter it’s often one hurdle after the next.

Can Emotions Be Controlled?

Can Emotions Be Controlled?

For example, if I tend to believe that negative emotions are bad, then whenever I get stressed at work or have conflict with my partner, those experiences are probably going to feel more distressing.

How Free Is Our Will?

How Free Is Our Will?

In my book INNATE, I present the evidence that variation in genetics and in the processes of brain development lead to innate psychological differences between people, which affect the trajectory of their lives, influencing their experiences, the way they react to them, and the types of habitual behaviors they develop.

'I didn't love my second child like I loved my first'

'I didn't love my second child like I loved my first'

Once again I put all these feelings down to fatigue and exhaustion and that if I just got a “few decent night's’ sleep” or time away from the children, I’d be able to recharge and get back to normal.

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