Confronting the Dreaded “Real World”

Confronting the Dreaded “Real World”

Dr. Dissinger: At 8 years old, I brought Peter to the bank to open a savings account, just like my father had done for me as a little girl.Dr. Dissinger: With regards to cleaning, my message has always been clear with Peter; there is no choice about taking care of your things.

16-year-old went to rehab for vaping addiction: 'I was out of control'

16-year-old went to rehab for vaping addiction: 'I was out of control'

When the teen, who lives in High Point, North Carolina, suffered a seizure a year ago, his parents sent him to an addiction rehabilitation program in Los Angeles.If your child is vaping and they are addicted to it, they’re going through a lot of shame.

Can You Predict If Your Partner Will Be Unfaithful?

Can You Predict If Your Partner Will Be Unfaithful?

While the results from the first study support the idea that obsessive sexual passion drives infidelity, the researchers also wanted to test whether this personality trait would predict future acts of unfaithfulness.

Encouraging Kids to Talk About Emotions

Encouraging Kids to Talk About Emotions

Importantly, research suggests that parents can play a role in helping children develop emotional competence by encouraging their children to talk about negative emotions, which can help children understand what causes negative emotions and how to appropriately express them (Zeman, Cameron, & Price, 2019).

Are You Troubled by Negative Intrusive Thoughts?

Are You Troubled by Negative Intrusive Thoughts?

But as hard as I try, I’m also having unwanted spontaneous thoughts that are distracting me, like “I think I need a snack,” “I feel worn-out,” or “it’s a beautiful sunny day, why not stop work and putter outside.” The fact is, our brain is always generating spontaneous thoughts.

In the Name of Love?

In the Name of Love?

These are all forms of control evident in research on LGBT people and domestic violence, especially where claims to love are used to justify abusive behaviors.

Is Food Addiction a Real Thing?

Is Food Addiction a Real Thing?

They suggest that strong cravings for certain foods may be linked to biological drives that vary among different people, but that they are not the same as the uncontrollable cravings someone with a substance abuse disorder feels for drugs .

Should You Control What Your Kid Eats?

Should You Control What Your Kid Eats?

Almost sixty percent of the kids whose mothers reported no control over their child’s eating in third grade were dieting when they reached sixth grade.

The Dark Side of Cyber Monitoring a Partner

The Dark Side of Cyber Monitoring a Partner

When cyber monitoring is being used as a weapon, one of the goals in supporting victims is to facilitate disengagement from the abuser while maintaining digital connection with those who can provide help and support.

8 signs that your partner's violence could end in murder

8 signs that your partner's violence could end in murder

The relationships often follow a pattern of coercive control , which then results in violence and murder .The expert also claims that most homicides require a degree of planning and that perpetrators will actively decide to murder their partner when other forms of control have failed.

One Dead In Atlanta Hotel Legionnaires' Outbreak

One Dead In Atlanta Hotel Legionnaires' Outbreak

Aug. 7, 2019 -- One of the 12 people diagnosed with Legionnaires' disease after staying at the Sheraton Atlanta hotel in early July has died, officials said.

When Your Young Child Stutters and Has Tantrums

When Your Young Child Stutters and Has Tantrums

Once you’ve stopped your child’s aggressive acting out, and they have calmed down enough they can hear you, look them in the eye, and tell them firmly, calmly, and kindly something like, “I know you are frustrated, but it is not okay to hit/kick/bite (whatever they’ve been doing).” Be matter-of-fact and strong.

You don't have to love motherhood to be a good mum

You don't have to love motherhood to be a good mum

The pressures, the expectations, the routines, the bedtimes, the parenting in this modern day and googling the best way to reward your child’s good behaviour by ensuring they don’t grow up selfish, entitled, demanding, not knowing the value of money, drug dealing criminals who sit in their psychiatrist’s office saying “I feel like my mother never loved me” by using a laminated chart with Velcro detachable pictures of toothbrushes.

Danielle Fishel shares health update on newborn son Adler

Danielle Fishel shares health update on newborn son Adler

The former "Boy Meets World" actress revealed last week that her newborn son, Adler Lawrence Karp, was born four weeks prematurely on June 24. Fishel went on to explain that despite everything that happened so far, she trusts that little Adler is in the best possible hands.

Do you need to kid-proof your beauty products? How to prevent emergencies

Do you need to kid-proof your beauty products? How to prevent emergencies

An eye-opening study found that personal care products sent nearly 65,000 children under the age of 5 to emergency rooms nationwide between 2002 and 2016. Since most personal care products don’t come in child-resistant containers, McAdams stresses the importance of practicing safe storage.

The Indisputably Best Way to Parent

The Indisputably Best Way to Parent

Developmental and adaptive processes are best supported, and needs best met, through responsive parenting, which the Harvard Family Research Project (2012) defined as "the use of warm and accepting behaviors to respond to children's needs and signals" and concluded is critically important to a young child's development (Landry, Smith, Swank, Zucker, Crawford, & Solari).

These 'Mosquito Sticks' are a new way to repel bugs

These 'Mosquito Sticks' are a new way to repel bugs

"I bought these last year as a non-lethal method of keeping mosquitos at bay and I was skeptical as to whether or not they would actually work," they wrote.

10 Mental Health Benefits of Gardening

10 Mental Health Benefits of Gardening

With gardening that means "preparing the best environment you can possibly make for your plants," said Lamp'l, and allowing nature to take it from there. And as Lamp'l described, it's easy to feel "like a parent " to one's growing plants.

Myths about pregnancy: What doctors want you to know

Myths about pregnancy: What doctors want you to know

"If a woman wants to keep her legs elevated after sex for five or ten minutes, go for it, but there's no evidence it will make a difference," Edelstein said.4.

Pregnant sex: Tips and sex positions for 9 months of awesome

Pregnant sex: Tips and sex positions for 9 months of awesome

"Pregnancy is a time for women to revel in their sexuality," certified personal trainer Leah Keller, founder of the Every Mother pre- and post-natal fitness program, told TODAY Parents . Pregnancy is the time to enjoy positions other than missionary, which Keller says is a no-no since lying flat on your back can reduce circulation.

In Relationships, Imposed Solutions Don’t Last

In Relationships, Imposed Solutions Don’t Last

Non-ADHD partners often ask me how to move away from the controlling, parenting role they have gotten into (and that they hate!)

When Was Your Last Mommy Meltdown?

When Was Your Last Mommy Meltdown?

If your child knows they can trust you to prepare them for upcoming situations and they can rely on you to be emotionally consistent, they will grow up feeling more confident to face life's inevitable changes.

Teen acne may have an upside: Better grades and more life success

Teen acne may have an upside: Better grades and more life success

Acne, Human Capital, and the Labor Market,” found having acne in adolescence was associated with achieving higher grades in high school English, math, social studies and science, and an overall higher high school GPA.It was also positively associated with completing a college degree, with all of the associations stronger for women than men.

Your Brain Is a Liar: 7 Common Cons Your Brain Uses

Your Brain Is a Liar: 7 Common Cons Your Brain Uses

Fortunately, there are things you can do and teach your children to do that can help move past these cons all together: Acknowledge and Accept that your thoughts aren’t always correct. By actively engaging in self-compassion, you will be able to practice reframing your brain’s cons.

Here's why the Hyundai Ioniq Electric would make a great second car

Here's why the Hyundai Ioniq Electric would make a great second car

It’s so simple my kids could figure it out if they needed to (although not likely given the whole child-safety aspect).I’m also initially uneasy about leaving the car on charge, parked close to where my family sleep at night, so I plug it in as soon as I arrive home each day and take it off again just before I go to bed.

How Can We Restore Children’s Independent Outdoor Play?

How Can We Restore Children’s Independent Outdoor Play?

Here are some of my previous Psychology Today essays that contain evidence concerning children’s needs for free play and the consequences of play deprivation:.

Everything Will Not (Necessarily) Be All Right

Everything Will Not (Necessarily) Be All Right

And sometimes it takes parents a long time to realize that they can’t make everything all right for their children either, that no amount of planning or positivity is going to stop bad things from sometimes happening, is going to rid us of the potential in life for chaos.

How Language Shapes the Brain

How Language Shapes the Brain

Increased gray and white matter, as well as the ability to flexibly recruit different brain regions, may help explain why bilingualism can delay the onset of dementia symptoms by four to six years. Using and learning language can change our very biology, thereby confirming the ancient intuition that words can, in fact, alter physical reality.

Five Easy Steps to Manipulate Your Children

Five Easy Steps to Manipulate Your Children

Now that spanking our children to achieve compliance and submission is illegal, parents need to find more creative and ethical ways to guarantee that their children follow their orders.

Are Power-Hungry People Inherently Corrupt?

Are Power-Hungry People Inherently Corrupt?

of CA, Berkeley), who views human nature much more favorably than do others writing on this skepticism-inducing topic (e.g., see his optimistic and best-selling Born to Be Good , 2009, as well as his video “We Are Built to Be Kind," 2014), notes that: Once people assume positions of power, they’re likely to act more selfishly, impulsively, and aggressively, and they have a harder time seeing the world from other people’s points of view.