Confessions of a Self-Hating Motivational Speaker

Confessions of a Self-Hating Motivational Speaker

In one set of studies, 30 minutes of thought-provoking content from University of Texas researchers transformed high-risk adolescents into high-performing students—without changing a single thing about the way their parents parented or their teachers taught.

Apple-Shaped Body? Pear-Shaped? Your Genes May Tell

Apple-Shaped Body? Pear-Shaped? Your Genes May Tell

If researchers can learn about the important gene variants, Loos explained, they can better understand why some people develop diabetes or heart disease when they gain weight, while others do not. "The gene variations we identified in this study don't act in the brain," Loos said.

Is Charisma a Gift—Or Can It Be Trained?

Is Charisma a Gift—Or Can It Be Trained?

Whereas some people may have an innate ability to be more charismatic, Antonakis views charisma as “an emotional, symbolic and value-based leader signaling.” When we first meet others, we rely on these signals to communicate our competence and confidence and to close the gap in our understanding of each other.

Is Tech Really Hurting Teens?

Is Tech Really Hurting Teens?

Rather than looking at one associative pathway between wellbeing and tech use, as past research has done, the authors of the new paper used a method called Specification Curve Analysis (SCA) to examine every possible analytic pathway and get an overall snapshot of how technology and teen mental health interact with one another.

The weird social media rules PM Scott Morrison's kids have to follow

The weird social media rules PM Scott Morrison's kids have to follow

"Sorry Jenny and Scott, but you're wrong." Jenny said she has forbidden her daughters from using social media, explaining that while she may be “anxious about those days ahead where it’s going to play a much bigger part … I’m shielding them as much as I can.” Her shield includes a ban, not just on Instagram but on mobile phones, too.

Is it Possible to Have a "Better Divorce"?

Is it Possible to Have a "Better Divorce"?

In a collaborative divorce, parents work together with professionals to resolve their legal, financial and emotional issues in a way that is respectful and honors the right of children and families to heal and grow in a stable and restructured family.

I learnt an important lesson when the man in ALDI saw my boob

I learnt an important lesson when the man in ALDI saw my boob

"I avoided eye contact with other shoppers, particularly with the middle-aged man who happened to need the same tub of Greek yoghurt at the exact moment I bent over to grab mine." I spent Sunday afternoon wandering the aisles of the supermarket with my six-week-old snuggled closely to my chest.

Bill seeks to put Arkansas fathers and mothers on equal footing in custody disputes

Bill seeks to put Arkansas fathers and mothers on equal footing in custody disputes

(Photo: KATV) Legislation filed in Little Rock aims to do away with what parental equality advocates call "gender discrimination" when it comes to custody battles surrounding children born outside of marriage. Gazaway filed HB1486 last week, which aims to amend the law concerning the custody of children born out of wedlock.

Amber Tamblyn, Blake Lively Catch Up During Daughters’ Playdates

Amber Tamblyn, Blake Lively Catch Up During Daughters’ Playdates

Amber Tamblyn and Blake Lively both have young daughters, and the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants costars reunite for playdates with their baby girls.

'Buying an alarm clock saved my sex life - but not how you think'

'Buying an alarm clock saved my sex life - but not how you think'

Now, since returning to work, I raced out the door to guiltily read email on my commute, wired myself to my computer all day, followed by childcare pick-ups, scoffing dinner, wrangling my toddler into his bath, bottle and bed routine and then retreating into mind-numbing social scrolling until way past my own bedtime.

'How to inspire kids to fall in love with reading'

'How to inspire kids to fall in love with reading'

No matter how tragic the outcome of her life, I had never read a book where the authority of a parent was questioned. And who knows whether one day she'll be reading out a longlist of authors like I am now.

The truth about babies who aren’t ‘cuddly’

The truth about babies who aren’t ‘cuddly’

Babies develop affection at different rates, but when is it a cause for concern? Dr Hay says a standoffish child aged under one year could just be a busy baby with an active and alert personality.

Lessons from the Shutdown: Why the Second Deal Worked

Lessons from the Shutdown: Why the Second Deal Worked

Some members of both parties suggested that more of the government could be opened, but the principals at the public negotiating table only talked in binary terms.

10 unique gender reveal ideas

10 unique gender reveal ideas

Whether you're planning a big get-together to surprise family and friends with your baby's gender, or you just want a unique way to share a special moment with your significant other, these are concepts you can really get excited about whether it's a boy or a girl!

Jessie James Decker’s Daughter Loves to Perform Just Like Her Mom

Jessie James Decker’s Daughter Loves to Perform Just Like Her Mom

The “Flip My Hair” singer, 30, who shares Vivianne, Eric II, 3, and Forrest, 10 months, with her husband, Eric Decker , told Us Weekly exclusively that her daughter loves going on tour with her.

How Humans Create Their Own Evolution

How Humans Create Their Own Evolution

While not self-directed in the same way as human action, purposeful behavior is a key element in evolution for all of the animals that evolved since learning by consequences arrived half a billion years ago. The human infant quickly learns to apply other reversible relations.

How Do I Teach My Child to Give Back? 5 Things to Do

How Do I Teach My Child to Give Back? 5 Things to Do

How does viewing giving efforts as a drop in the bucket affect the way we teach our kids? When we begin to teach our kids about giving back, let’s try to give them an accurate world view.

Warnings over counterfeit car seats being sold online

Warnings over counterfeit car seats being sold online

Experts are warning parents to be on the lookout when buying car seats from 'unofficial' sites such as through eBay, Amazon or second-hand sites like gumtree or buy swap sell groups on Facebook.

How to raise boys in the #metoo movement era

How to raise boys in the #metoo movement era

It’s a positive and long-overdue step — and many parents may now be asking themselves: what’s the best way to raise respectful young men? “It’s important that we teach boys and young men that silence does not mean agreement,” Petrovic says.

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.

How to Use Humor to Become Happier and More Successful

How to Use Humor to Become Happier and More Successful

Based on a model known as “parallel-constraint-satisfaction” theory, which proposes that stereotypes affect the way people interpret the behavior of others, Evans and his colleagues hypothesized that men would benefit and women would be penalized when using humor specifically in the workplace.

What To Do When Your Adult Child Lies To You

What To Do When Your Adult Child Lies To You

Adult children who have patterns of lying are often likely deceptive because of they want to hide their struggles. Gaining a solid understanding of why your adult child lies is crucial to learning how to effectively respond.

Why Doesn’t My Partner Love Me the Way I Want?

Why Doesn’t My Partner Love Me the Way I Want?

Source: Pixabay License, Free for Commercial Use, No LIcense Required By David Braucher, L.C.S.W., Ph.D. When we insist that our partners show their love the way we want them to, we might be avoiding having a truly intimate relationship.

Teacher's door decoration for Black History Month goes viral

Teacher's door decoration for Black History Month goes viral

I wanted to shift my students' mindset about slavery and the message has reached far more than I ever imagined." Bradshaw has been teaching at Magnolia Middle School in Moss Point Mississippi for six years, and said she created the door decoration last week.

'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.

Shannen Doherty opens up about how breast cancer changed her desire to have kids

Shannen Doherty opens up about how breast cancer changed her desire to have kids

But maybe I’m supposed to mother in a different way.” Doherty, 47, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015 and spent nearly two years in treatment before announcing in April 2017 she was in remission.

The Transformational Power of Love

The Transformational Power of Love

But since there isn’t, let’s take advantage of a day that focuses on love to think about supporting young people to rise to their potential, even and especially if they’ve endured challenging lives.

No, Don't Be a Helicopter Parent. But Be Involved.

No, Don't Be a Helicopter Parent. But Be Involved.

There are countless parenting books and research articles in which positive child outcomes are associated with an authoritative parenting style. In a very real way, to get into the same colleges, parents need to be more involved in their kids' academics than parents of 20-30 years ago.

Jade Roper, Tanner Tolbert Struggled to Conceive Baby No. 2

Jade Roper, Tanner Tolbert Struggled to Conceive Baby No. 2

Jade Roper and Tanner Tolbert announced in January that they’ve got their second child on the way, but it took the Bachelor in Paradise stars 10 months to conceive.

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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