How Tech Changes Families

How Tech Changes Families You probably saw that funny old YouTube video of a 1-year-old sitting in front of a fashion magazine, gamely touching and swiping the page with her fingers in an effort to get the images to move. At the time the iPad was relatively new and we...

The Surprising Health Benefits of Arguing

The Surprising Health Benefits Of Arguing The idea is a pretty simple, and applies to just about every relationship in our lives: our bosses, co-workers, significant others, or our children. If we’re taking action to avoid confrontation with people, we may be making...

When Should You Come Between a Teenager and Her Phone?

When Should You Come Between a Teenager and Her Phone?   For teens, the threat of having their phone confiscated or, worse, having their phone searched by their parents, would seem to be a powerful deterrent to bad behavior. At least parents would like to think...

Five Ways to Get the Most Out of Therapy

Five Ways to Get the Most Out of Therapy Sam and Alex entered individual therapy at about the same time, with the same therapist. Both wanted to work on similar relationship issues and both have similar histories. Sam usually keeps appointments, but sometimes cancels....

Parenting While Depressed: 10 Things to Remember

Parenting is difficult enough when you feel fantastic, but when you’re struggling with depression, it can seem downright impossible. It need not be so, though. Experiencing depression doesn’t mean you can’t be an incredible, loving, smart, and effective parent. In...

How to Help Kids Deal With Embarrassment

For most adults minor embarrassments are just a part of life — annoying, but inevitable and hardly a big deal. But for many kids, embarrassing experiences can be very upsetting and, in some cases, may lead to serious issues like anxiety and avoidance. We can’t protect...

Early Behavior Therapy Found to Aid Children With ADHD

Children with attention-deficit problems improve faster when the first treatment they receive is behavioral — like instruction in basic social skills — than when they start immediately on medication, a new study has found. Beginning with behavioral therapy is also a...

A Parent’s Guide to Teen Depression

Learn the Signs of Depression in Teens and How You Can Help Teenage depression isn’t just bad moods and the occasional melancholy—it’s a serious problem that impacts every aspect of a teen’s life. Teen depression can lead to drug and alcohol abuse, self-loathing and...

Bedtime Mindfulness: A Gratitude Body Scan for Children

“Mummy, can we do a different mindfulness practice tonight?” “Sure we can Darling, would you like to?” “uh-huh.” “OK, close your eyes, and settle down into your bed and take your attention down to your feet. “Feel from the inside where your feet are in the bed, where...