What Do I Say to My Sons About the College Scandal?

What Do I Say to My Sons About the College Scandal?

As a mom with two teenage boys heading towards college applications and as a psychologist who does evaluations for kids with learning difficulties (who often need accommodations for testing/college), I have been thinking a lot about the situation.

Breathe In! Nasal Inhalations Are Linked to Laser-Like Focus

Breathe In! Nasal Inhalations Are Linked to Laser-Like Focus

Taking a deep breath in through the nose appears to help the human brain create laser-like focus on visuospatial tasks, according to a new study by a team of researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel.

Value-Driven Feedback: Forms for School Teachers

Value-Driven Feedback: Forms for School Teachers

Yoking our feedback to values is a more effective way to communicate and create change than telling people something is "inappropriate" or "against the rules." Just in time for parent-teacher conferences (and beyond) below is a sample 2-page Feedback Form with specific behaviors that reflect the values of one particular middle-school classroom.

'It's for the parents': Chrissy Teigen says kids don't enjoy lavish birthday parties

'It's for the parents': Chrissy Teigen says kids don't enjoy lavish birthday parties

Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about LinkedIn Pinterest 'It's for the parents': Chrissy Teigen says kids don't enjoy lavish birthday parties Just last year, the mom of two shared how she never thought she'd be the mom that threw lavish kids' birthday parties.

The man who came out 5 year of baby coma.

The man who came out 5 year of baby coma.

Here is a message to anyone who recently became a parent: If you feel that your brain is becoming mushy, that you can not focus on work, but instead just want to focus on your kids, if you feel that your creative energy is being channeled away from big projects towards building space ships in lego with your son; do not worry.

National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) video shows people with Down syndrome are more than stereotypes

National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) video shows people with Down syndrome are more than stereotypes

"I am dedicated." Jon Stoklosa has been powerlifting since he was 11, even though people told his parents that it wasn't safe for Jon, who has Down syndrome.

Daydreaming Can Actually Improve Your Mental Health

Daydreaming Can Actually Improve Your Mental Health

From the standpoint of the Georgia Tech researchers, mind-wandering or daydreaming can be defined as being stimulus-independent, in that the content of the thoughts are not a reflection of sensory input or related to the task being performed at the moment.

How to Address Your Teen’s Issues with Poor Motivation

How to Address Your Teen’s Issues with Poor Motivation

According to Dr. Maslow, people are only motivated to get these needs met, when these needs are deficient in their lives. The solution for a situation like this will be for parents to seek therapeutic services to assist their teen in effectively getting their deficiency needs met, in order to focus on his or her growth needs.

7 Psychological Strategies to Strengthen Relationships

7 Psychological Strategies to Strengthen Relationships

There are a number of well-researched psychological strategies that can help strengthen your love relationships. Considerable research shows that giving positive support to a stressed loved one can help them cope. Both partners need to engage in these positive psychological behaviors for a relationship to succeed.

Six Attitudes Parents Should Instill in Their Young Athletes

Six Attitudes Parents Should Instill in Their Young Athletes

A big part of this change in attitude occurs when they come to realize that sports isn’t life or death or a threat, failure isn’t worth fearing, and that a focus on results and creating expectations and pressure are more likely to ensure failure than success.

Seven Strategies to Shut Down Body Shaming Over the Holidays

Seven Strategies to Shut Down Body Shaming Over the Holidays

If you have family members prone to this kind of body talk, here are a few strategies for kind ways to redirect these conversations. Family member: "I just don’t understand why you’re not skinny like your sister."

Name of Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade's baby revealed — see the announcement

Name of Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade's baby revealed — see the announcement

“My focus is my family and right now she is the most important person for me to focus on, and my boys understand that,” Wade said to The Associated Press.