4 Outcomes of Lazy Thinking

4 Outcomes of Lazy Thinking

1. The Availability Heuristic (Tversky & Kahneman, 1974) refers to a mental framework whereby people base a judgment on the ease with which they can bring relevant information, such as an example, to mind.

The (Power) Struggle is Real: Forging Harmony With Your Teen

The (Power) Struggle is Real: Forging Harmony With Your Teen

As a psychologist practicing for almost thirty years, I’ve discovered three key principles that resolve power struggles between parents and teens: know thyself, cultivate responsiveness and nourish the relationship. Know thyself, cultivate responsiveness and nourish the relationship and these engagements with your teen will yield greater and more sustaining bonds.

Pregnant Jessa Duggar Grieves Lauren Swanson's Miscarriage

Pregnant Jessa Duggar Grieves Lauren Swanson's Miscarriage

If you’ve lost a child, know this— YOU ARE A MAMA, and you will never cease to think about and cherish the life you carried… **swipe left to read more** A post shared by Jessa Seewald (@jessaseewald) on Feb 21, 2019 at 11:42am PST Duggar added: “My heart aches for them.

Celebrity moms show what life postpartum is really like from Beyonce to Hilary Duff

Celebrity moms show what life postpartum is really like from Beyonce to Hilary Duff

Celebrity moms show what life postpartum is really like from Beyonce to Hilary Duff Rasha Ali, USA TODAY Published 2:08 p.m. ET Feb. 21, 2019 Chrissy Teigen shares that she still has some insecurities over her post-baby body.

Rethinking How We Heal from Anxiety and Depression

Rethinking How We Heal from Anxiety and Depression

There are many ways to create a pause in your life, such as blocking off non-work hours, attending religious services, setting aside time to focus exclusively on the people you're with, reading scriptures or other meaningful texts, or practicing mind-body activities like yoga or tai chi.

'My six-year-old has tried to take his own life twice and I'm terrified'

'My six-year-old has tried to take his own life twice and I'm terrified'

Amy’s* six-year-old son Noah* has tried to take his own life twice and threatens every day to do it again. It's estimated 1 in 7 school-age children has a mental health problem, like anxiety, depression and behaviour problems, but only 1 in 4 gets the help they need.

Are We the Path of Least Resistance Parenting Generation?

Are We the Path of Least Resistance Parenting Generation?

Learn about your own approach to parenting and think about how this is working towards or against the building of your child’s sense of resilience and emotional strength

Can You Separate “Art” From “Artist?”

Can You Separate “Art” From “Artist?”

The rise of easily-accessible information and social media have given us new visibility into the personal lives, political views, and questionable (or downright criminal) behavior of actors, musicians, and other entertainers – past and present.

Technology Doesn’t Have to Be a Problem for Kids

Technology Doesn’t Have to Be a Problem for Kids

The researchers concluded, “ Like other forms of maternal withdrawal and unresponsiveness, mobile-device use can have a negative impact on infant social-emotional functioning and parent-child interactions .” Distracted parents—those who keep their devices close and are frequently checking them or responding to phone calls and messages—tend to be less predictable, less reliable, and less attentive.

The Five Pieces of Advice Every Teen Should Hear

The Five Pieces of Advice Every Teen Should Hear

ONE: FIND TRUSTED MENTORS The few short years it takes to travel between the eastern shores of childhood and the western shores of young adulthood are a time of both great excitement and confusion.

Andy Cohen: Real Housewives Were 'Incredible' After Son's Birth

Andy Cohen: Real Housewives Were 'Incredible' After Son's Birth

Matt Doyle/Getty Images Andy Cohen welcomed his baby boy earlier this month, and the Bravo host opened up about the positive effect the Real Housewives have had on him since Benjamin’s arrival.

Talking About Failure with Your Adolescent

Talking About Failure with Your Adolescent

So, parents need to monitor experiences of failure in their teenager’s life to make sure the young person is getting through the unhappy experience without significant injury.

Adult Daughters and Their Fathers

Adult Daughters and Their Fathers

Katrin Schumann, Tom Griffin, Lynne Griffin Source: Lynne Griffin My dear friend, author Katrin Schumann, explores these and other questions about adult daughters and fathers in her new novel THE FORGOTTEN HOURS.

WWE’s Mike ‘The Miz’ Mizanian, Wife Maryse Are Expecting Baby No. 2

WWE’s Mike ‘The Miz’ Mizanian, Wife Maryse Are Expecting Baby No. 2

Miz told Us Weekly in April last year that he and Maryse were already thinking about having another child just a month after welcoming their “dream baby.” “Monroe has been the ultimate … the best baby that I’ve ever seen in my entire life,” he told Us .

The Challenges Facing a Firstborn Child

The loving care and abundant attention parents give their firstborn, help the child to grow up feeling self-confident, and he can become very successful in life. Your firstborn child needs you to provide him with support and reassurance that he is equally loved.

The Striking Parallels Between Recovery and Parenting

The Striking Parallels Between Recovery and Parenting

Recovery infused with mindfulness is a process of learning and building the skills of identifying and feeling our emotions, rather than avoiding, numbing, or escaping them.

Christina, Art Anstead Involved Her Kids in Their Wedding

Christina, Art Anstead Involved Her Kids in Their Wedding

I think it’s about giving them the most loving, normal life that you can give them and just raising happy kids.” Christina added that her second husband treats her kids “well,” and she’d “definitely” like to see El Moussa with someone who follows that example one day.

How to Help After the Aurora Mass Shooting

How to Help After the Aurora Mass Shooting

Following are some ways to encourage social support: How to Refer for Additional Support It is important that you recognize when additional follow-up services from a licensed mental health professional might be needed after mass shooting like really intense stress symptoms that don’t seem go away, interfere with everyday life, self-medicating with alcohol or substances, and thoughts of suicide.

Eliza Dushku Pregnant, Expecting First Child With Peter Palandjian

Eliza Dushku Pregnant, Expecting First Child With Peter Palandjian

“I’ve been really excited about what I’m doing with my life these days,” the Bring It On actress told Us . It’s been a big year but a great year.” Dushku married Palandjian in their hometown of Boston in August 2018, one year after announcing their engagement.

One Year Later: Coping on the Anniversary of a Tragedy

One Year Later: Coping on the Anniversary of a Tragedy

Engage in the familiar Troubling anniversaries can shake your sense of “ normalcy ” and make you feel like you are on an emotional roller coaster. Dr. Daryl Van Tongeren, a social psychologist at Hope College, notes that helping others fosters a sense of meaning, purpose, and even feelings of happiness.

Social Anxiety in the Digital Age

Social Anxiety in the Digital Age

A 2016 meta-analysis in the journal Computers in Human Behavior showed a correlation “between social anxiety and feelings of comfort online.” Computer mediated communication offers a few key features that may appeal to socially anxious individuals: “text-based communication with reduced audio and visual cues,” “anonymity,” and asynchronicity (i.e., there is no immediate need to respond).

'I got kicked in the stomach at five months pregnant'

'I got kicked in the stomach at five months pregnant'

When they were old enough to understand I said, “we don’t live with daddy anymore, he hurt mummy and we need to be a in a safe and happy place.” In the first year the children had some contact with him via Skype.

Volunteering Can Help Teens Facing Emotional Challenges

Volunteering Can Help Teens Facing Emotional Challenges

Whether a teen volunteers to help children, seniors, or animals the benefits go both ways. Twitter - Jack Kornfeld Source: Twitter - public domain ​​​​​​​In addition to improving their mental and emotional outlook, teens can gain valuable life experience by volunteering.

Kylie Jenner Shows Off Stormi’s Massive Pile of Birthday Presents

Kylie Jenner Shows Off Stormi’s Massive Pile of Birthday Presents

Kylie Jenner ’s daughter, Stormi, celebrated her first birthday with an extravagant party on Saturday, February 9 — and she’s just getting to her gifts. The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star, who welcomed her baby in February 2017, went all out for the little one’s first birthday.

A Manifesto for Strength

A Manifesto for Strength

Our children need to learn how to cope with disappointment, heartache, sadness, and failure. Children are “anti-fragile," which is to say that they become more capable through challenge. These challenges and struggles are building capabilities and capacities in your child that will bear fruit later in life.

Target recalls kids' unicorn boots due to choking hazard

Target recalls kids' unicorn boots due to choking hazard

The Consumer Product Safety Commission announced on Tuesday that the retailer is recalling tens of thousands of Cat & Jack Unicorn "Chiara Boots" that are sold nationwide and online because the unicorn horn on the front of the boot can detach and potentially be a choking hazard for kids.

Bringing Up Bates’ Josie Bates Is Pregnant 4 Months After Wedding

Bringing Up Bates’ Josie Bates Is Pregnant 4 Months After Wedding

“We are already so in love with our little one and so very thankful to God for his blessing on our life as we start our little family.” The couple cradled Bates’ budding baby belly in their announcement pic, holding blue, pink and yellow balloons that read, “Baby Balka.

Exploring the Link Between Health and Happiness

Exploring the Link Between Health and Happiness

And also some evidence that these types of interventions lead to improvements in mental health and life satisfaction for older adults. But there is enough evidence now to demonstrate that health is associated with those larger feelings of happiness and satisfaction with life.

Moms get real about social media fakery in funny Lady Gaga parody

Moms get real about social media fakery in funny Lady Gaga parody

I haven't slept all week." Sapron says the idea for the parody came to her as she was scrolling her own social media feeds and feeling a bit inferior.

What to Do with People Who Don’t Say Thanks

What to Do with People Who Don’t Say Thanks

Like the researchers in the Israeli study, you could look at some form of more private gratitude intervention in which you provide, in a nonthreatening way, opportunities for these people to offer thanks, even for simple things.

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