Hold on Loosely

Hold on Loosely

On the other hand, parents, maybe especially those not yet familiar with onboarding children at college or those with first-generation students, can experience anxiety of their own, spawning a plethora of questions about how to best support their child (Wallace, 2018).

What Psilocybin Could Mean for End-of-Life Care

What Psilocybin Could Mean for End-of-Life Care

“There’s really a paucity of measures to help those people who are suffering with the emotional distress that comes at the end of life,” says Bossis, a clinical psychologist and clinical assistant professor of psychiatry at the New York University School of Medicine.

Why Transcendence Cannot Be Quantified

Why Transcendence Cannot Be Quantified

Here's my question: How would we measure the impact of Torben and Theo's experience on their wellbeing? Without a doubt, had I allowed Torben screen time, he would not have ended up playing with Theo.

Gordon Ramsey dad-shamed for photo of him wearing son in baby carrier

Gordon Ramsey dad-shamed for photo of him wearing son in baby carrier

"It's really important that the baby be able to completely hold up their head," said Laura Brown, the founder and CEO of , an organization that connects parents with local resources to make sure they're wearing their babies correctly.

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).

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.

Combating the Creative Barrier of Precrastination

Combating the Creative Barrier of Precrastination

In your creative process and innovative endeavors, do you allow yourself (and your team) to engage in "purposeful decision deferral"—as Composer Z permitted himself to do during the creation of a new and challengingly innovative work—so as to avoid early stage commitments that are poorly grounded in your understanding of what a project could be?

Why Do People Like to Be Scared?

Why Do People Like to Be Scared?

What was also interesting was that people who reported feeling stressed, bored, or tired prior to VANE exposure experienced the greatest gains in terms of improved emotion and brain activity.

Build-A-Bear makes changes to 'Pay Your Age' promotion after last year's chaos

Build-A-Bear makes changes to 'Pay Your Age' promotion after last year's chaos

Last July, Build-A-Bear shut down its "Pay Your Age Day" event early due to large turnouts that it said caused "crowd safety concerns." As part of the campaign, a "Count Your Candles Sweepstakes" grand prize will grant 10 guests a birthday party experience at Build-A-Bear valued up to $250.

Halle Berry: How I Teach My Son Maceo, 5, About Acceptance

Halle Berry: How I Teach My Son Maceo, 5, About Acceptance

When it comes to teaching her 5-year-old son, Maceo, about acceptance, Halle Berry is letting the little one figure things out for himself. Both of the Ohio native’s children were born after her 40th birthday, and Berry told Us exclusively why she enjoyed becoming a mother later in life .

Kanye West, Kim Kardashian’s Son Saint Sings in Sunday Service Choir

Kanye West, Kim Kardashian’s Son Saint Sings in Sunday Service Choir

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West ’s 3-year-old son, Saint , showed off his singing skills at his dad’s Sunday Service. This was Saints first time singing in the choir so North made sure he knew the words.

Thoughts About Fatherhood and Father’s Day in the #Metoo Era

Thoughts About Fatherhood and Father’s Day in the #Metoo Era

Fathers can then encourage the development of autonomy and assertion, rather than destructive aggression, in both boys and girls.

The Introverted Mom

The Introverted Mom

On the challenges of being a new mom as an introvert: The noise, the chaos, and the drain of being with people all the time, and people who need so much from you.

Why Kim Kardashian, Kanye West’s Baby Name Fits Their Family

Why Kim Kardashian, Kanye West’s Baby Name Fits Their Family

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West ’s new baby name of Psalm West may be unique, but it’s not totally unexpected to those who have been following the couple. “He’s here and he’s perfect!” Kardashian tweeted the following day.

How to Get the Most Out of Dreaming

How to Get the Most Out of Dreaming

Notably, nearly half of participants reported never having a dream with creative ideas or hints for solving problems which spilled over into waking life, though surely their brains were hard at work while they slept sorting things out in their dreams, whether remembered them or not, as neuroscience research tells us must be happening.

8 Types of Toxic Mama Drama You Need to Recognize

8 Types of Toxic Mama Drama You Need to Recognize

Gaslighting a child is incredibly easy and horribly effective because parents are authority figures in every sense and when he or she tells you that something didn’t happen, you’re very likely to believe it.

Allomothers: Our Evolved Support System for Mothers

Allomothers: Our Evolved Support System for Mothers

Our species’ evolved nest for young children includes soothing perinatal experience, extensive breastfeeding and touch, responsiveness from the primary caregiver and a small group of other caregivers ( allomothers ), social support for mother and child, positive social climate and self-directed free play in the natural world with multi-aged playmates.

Postpartum anxiety symptoms and treatment

Postpartum anxiety symptoms and treatment

Even though she knew about postpartum anxiety, she didn't know it could start so late after having a baby. The experts recommend that moms who think they have postpartum anxiety seek help.

You Can Only Learn What You Already Know

You Can Only Learn What You Already Know

Consider, on the contrary, the adage: “It’s all Greek to me,” which today commonly means that what’s being communicated is totally foreign, or unfathomable, to the person saying it—as though it’s in a language the individual has no knowledge of.

Trevor Engelson Reacts to Ex Duchess Meghan's Royal Baby's Birth

Trevor Engelson Reacts to Ex Duchess Meghan's Royal Baby's Birth

The birth of Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry ‘s first baby has sparked tons of congratulatory messages from fans around the world, but don’t expect the Suits alum’s ex-husband, Trevor Engelson , to send a celebratory note to the new parents.

Intentional Parenting and The Beet Brownie Incident

Intentional Parenting and The Beet Brownie Incident

3) Let me ask you that last question one more time in a different way: When my children grow older, and they have their own children, do you think they will decide that making them eat beet brownies, while not pleasant, is an important thing for parents to do?

NICU nurses, parents share what it's really like when a baby dies

NICU nurses, parents share what it's really like when a baby dies

Nurses and parents who have actually lived through the horrific loss of a baby are pushing back and sharing their real-life experiences. “The nurses , the doctors, they made our experience more manageable,” Skrysak told TODAY.

The Carnivore Diet for Mental Health?

The Carnivore Diet for Mental Health?

For this special event, I created a new presentation exploring the nutritional differences between plant and animal foods, and summarizing the scientific arguments in support of all-meat diets for optimal brain health .

Living Alone, Together: A Growing Trend

Living Alone, Together: A Growing Trend

WeWork recently launched WeLive, a communal living development in Washington D.C. and New York City. The studies documented in Going Solo and Happy Singlehood both found that people who live alone have stronger social, civic, and communal ties.

One Mystical Psychedelic Trip Can Trigger Lifelong Benefits

One Mystical Psychedelic Trip Can Trigger Lifelong Benefits

The second paper (that in my opinion complements Edinger-Schons “oneness beliefs = greater life satisfaction” hypothesis) is by researchers from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, “Survey of Subjective "God Encounter Experiences": Comparisons Among Naturally Occurring Experiences and Those Occasioned by the Classic Psychedelics Psilocybin, LSD, Ayahuasca, or DMT,” and was published April 23 in PLOS ONE.

The Magic of Mushrooms

The Magic of Mushrooms

Reiterating this point, the authors write, "Where changes in neuroticism and conscientiousness are consistent with what has been observed previously among patients responding to antidepressant treatment, the pronounced increases in extraversion and openness might constitute an effect more specific to therapy with a psychedelic.".

Some Opportunities Only Sadness Can Offer

Some Opportunities Only Sadness Can Offer

Many’s the time I’ve been up in the very wee hours of the morning, flooded with a kaleidoscope of emotions, half-memories , anguish, impressions and other powerful and vivid, mentally distinct, yet cognitively indistinct experiences.

Limiting Screen Time Is Good Advice for Parents Too

Limiting Screen Time Is Good Advice for Parents Too

While the new guidelines focus on the importance of limiting children's' time in front of a screen, new research suggests that parents would be wise to follow the same advice when spending time with their kids.

Momentary Changes in Personality

Momentary Changes in Personality

Four times a day for fifteen days, participants gave ratings of four of the Big Five personality characteristics (Agreeableness , Neuroticism, Extraversion , and Conscientiousness ), and were asked to answer them as they feel at that moment (that is, to give a state measure) rather than as they feel in general (which would be a trait measure).

The Do’s and Don’ts of Parenting your Anxious Teen

The Do’s and Don’ts of Parenting your Anxious Teen

As a parent and psychologist, my natural tendency is to want to make things better, to fix it, to give teens positive feedback they need to feel better.

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