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Psychology | Psychology & Psychological Research

You Don't Really Know Yourself

For the most part, people are unaware that their lives are controlled and regulated by negative attitudes toward themselves that represent a basic aspect of their identity

Advice & Self-Help | Couples and Relationship Support

The One Daily Talk That Will Benefit Your Marriage

Changing your approach to an end-of-the-day talk can ensure to help both you and your partner unwind.

Family & Parenting | Family and Parenting

Five Big Money Mistakes We Make with Our Children

Here are some of the most common money mistakes parents make, and how they can be avoided.

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

The ‘Problem Child’ Is a Child, Not a Problem

Suspending or expelling young students for behavior they can’t control makes matters worse. There is a better way.

Family & Parenting | Kids

The Best Bookstores for Kids in the U.S.

Here are the top 50 bookstores for kids in the country.

Family & Parenting | Family and Parenting

How to Help Your Child Strengthen Against Peer Pressure

Peer pressure is a powerful force that can shape a person’s life, often for the worst. Here's what you need to know to guide them through peer pressure.

Family & Parenting | Family and Parenting

When They Say This ... They Might Need You To Know This. How to Deepen Your Connection and Increase Your Influence With

When we see through their words to the needs and feelings beneath, we deepen our connection, expand our influence, and become more able to guide them.

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

Under our noses: ADHD & Sleep

I tend to read the papers, such as those linking obstructive sleep apnea and ADHD, which support my contention that sleep deprivation is a major contributor.

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

Compassionate Parenting

We teach children self-regulation by modeling our more humane values.

Family & Parenting | Family and Parenting

How Children Inherit Anxiety And Depression From Their Parents

New study provides insights into how parents pass anxiety and depression onto their children.

Psychology | Psychology & Psychological Research

Happier People Are Raised By Parents Who Do These Two Things

Poor parenting still resonating with people now in their 60s as much as the death of a loved one.

Family & Parenting | Family and Parenting

Managing Anxiety and Building Resilience in Kids: How Nutrition Can Help

The life-changing links between resilience, anxiety and nutrition, including common nutrient shortfalls and metabolic imbalances.

Family & Parenting | Family and Parenting

Kids and Anger - How to Help Your Little Hot Head Find Calm

Anger is neither good nor bad; it’s just a normal feeling. How we express our anger is what is most critical.  It is an important emotion and can actually be helpful in creating motivation. It can also be dangerous when expressed in an unhealthy way an

Pets & Animals | Cat & Dog Resources

Does "Tough Love" Produce Better Working Dogs?

Puppies with overly attentive mothers have poorer problem-solving abilities and are less likely to succeed as service dogs.

Science & Technology | Technology

Five Reasons Why My Daughters Will Learn to Code – Scratch Foundation Blog – Medium

As a parent, you often find yourself bombarded with well-intended, but ever-conflicting advice. My husband and I are blessed with four children in a “yours, mine, and ours” blended family. As with…

News | Animal Links

Best Insect Repellent Buying Guide - #ConsumerReports

Shopping for insect repellent? Read about types, features, and other must-know topics in our insect repellent buying guide to make an informed choice.

Family & Parenting | Parenting

Out-of-the-Box Care Packages to Send to Your Kiddos at Camp - PureWow

Sleepaway camp just wouldn’t be complete without receiving a care package or two. And why not use this opportunity to get creative?

Advice & Self-Help | Advice

A Plan For Raising Brilliant Kids, According To Science : NPR Ed : NPR

A developmental framework for building 21st century skills — no technology or money required.

Psychology | Psychology & Psychological Research

Sleep and Teens - Why Nine Hours Matters. And How to Move Them Towards It

Most of our teens are doing adolescence tired - and it's not their fault. Here's why 'enough sleep' matters, and how to move them towards their nine hours.

Advice & Self-Help | Parenting

How to Get Kids to Listen | PragerU

Why is it so hard for so many parents and teachers to get kids to do as they are told? Because too many adults have followed some very bad advice. Family psychologist John Rosemond offers some useful tips on how to get the little barbarians to listen.

Family & Parenting | Kids

National Summer Programs for Families

During the summer, finding challenging and exciting activities to keep kids busy can be harder than completing in American Ninja Warrior.

Family & Parenting | Kids

The 10 Best Bikes for Kids Right Now

Flip through the following photos to find the best one for your little mover. Then, put on your helmets and hit the road!

Family & Parenting | Kids

Edible Science Experiments for Kids

Give their curious minds a boost with these 15 exciting and edible experiments.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

6 Parenting 'Fails' That Are Actually Wins | Parents

Good news: A "fail" on your part may actually lead to a great learning experience for your child.

Family & Parenting | Parenting

Books That Help Kids Know and Love Themselves | Brightly

We want our kids to know their strengths and understand their uniqueness and embrace both. These books can help kids know and love all of who they are.

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

Touch Screens May Be Ruining Toddlers' Sleep

This is the first study to look at the link between toddlers' touch-screen use and sleep, the researchers said.

Psychology | Psychology & Psychological Research

How Parents Turn Their Children Into Narcissists

Creating narcissists: the parental behaviour that convinces children they are better than other people.

Family & Parenting | Family and Parenting

Rejection By This Parent Does Most Damage To Personality

Both parents affect your personality, but rejection by one parent could be more critical for long-term development.

Health & Fitness | Sleep

To Sleep, Perhaps to Learn

Odds are the kids in your life are not getting enough sleep. Scientists now know that sleep is needed for "smart forgetting."

Family & Parenting | Family and Parenting

Gifted Students at High Risk for ADHD Misdiagnosis

Critics must combat ADHD and Common Core with demands for intellectual rigor as well as recess.

Advice & Self-Help | Dr. Eleanor's Blogs and Articles

A Socio-Psychological View of The Political Scene

Delve into Beyond Human Design for self-discovery. Learn about the multidimensional universe and recognize the truth of your Self

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

Is a Teen Depressed, or Just Moody?

With reports of an increase in teenage depression, experts say parents should watch for major changes in their own children.

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

New Study Shows How Dads Bond With Their Kids

A new brain imaging study shows that fathers given the hormone oxytocin show increased activity in brain regions associated with reward and empathy when viewing photos of their toddlers. "Our findings add to the evidence that fathers, and not just mothers

Family & Parenting | Kids

Dear Toddler, I Love You, But You Need To Chill - Close to Classy

I love you, but I can’t peel you off one more floor, or haul you out of another restaurant screaming and crying because your juice was too juicy.

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

Fact or Fiction?: Vaccines Are Dangerous

Overwhelming medical evidence proves that negative side effects are rare and minor

Family & Parenting | Parenting

The collapse of parenting: Why it’s time for parents to grow up

If anyone can be called the boss in a world of modern, anti-hierarchical parenting, it’s the children.

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

Self-Control is Important Predictor of Success: Increase it In Kids

A world renowned study thas found self-control is one of the greatest predictors of future success and happiness. How to increase self-control in children.

Family & Parenting | Family and Parenting

The Memories Lost to Infantile Amnesia

How childhood memories shape us, even after we've forgotten them

Advice & Self-Help | Addiction & Recovery

Early Interventions May Prevent Teen Substance Abuse

New research suggests it is never too early to begin interventions to reduce the risk of teen substance abuse. Investigators from the University at Buffalo

Family & Parenting | Family and Parenting

Dealing with Big Feelings - Teaching Kids How to Self-Regulate

None of us were born knowing how to control big emotions. For children, learning how to self-regulate will take time, but there are ways to help this along.

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

How Parents Can (and Should) Utilize Principles of Play Therapy

The goals of play therapy easily translate into the goals of parenting: a good mix of responsiveness and nurturance, clear communication and firm boundaries

Family & Parenting | Family & Parenting

The Smart Way to Argue With Your Young Teen - WSJ

Disagreements are a sign of growing maturity, but parents need to walk a fine line to maintain their authority without getting tuned out.

Family & Parenting | Family and Parenting

Rejection By This Parent Does Most Damage To Personality

Both parents affect your personality, but rejection by one parent could be more critical for long-term development.

Family & Parenting | Family and Parenting

Here’s Why You Should Pay Your Children to Eat Their Vegetables

A study shows that offering a small, short-term cash incentive to children to eat more-healthful foods can lead to long-term healthier eating habits.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Tips for raising kinder, less entitled kids (according to science)

Nearly all of us have bang-our-head-against-the-wall stories about our kids acting entitled. We’ve tried what feels like everything to stop it, and we still feel as if we’re not quite getting it right. But if we know more about how our kids&rs

Family & Parenting | Kids

New Screen Time Recommendations for Babies, Kids, and Teens Released

A new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics advises parents about appropriate screen time amounts from infant to age 18.

Family & Parenting | Family and Parenting

Our Need to Make And Enforce Rules Starts Very Young

Children as young as 3 years old enforce social rules and conventions—even when they aren’t really there.

Family & Parenting | Family and Parenting

The Value of Homework

Sleepless nights, not participating in extracurricular events, and high levels of stress - all of which are attributed to large and daunting amounts of homework.

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

10 Current Psychology Studies Every Parent Should Know

Whether parents are happier than non-parents, why siblings are so different, the perils of discipline, bedtimes, TV and more…

Psychology | Psychology & Psychological Research

How to Raise a Genius: Lessons from a 45-Year Study of Supersmart Children

A long-running investigation of exceptional children reveals what it takes to produce the scientists who will lead the 21st century

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

Conscious uncoupling before it was cool

Some of you may know that I was inspired to start thenewfamily.com and the #1000families project in part because my own family is a little unique. While the catch phrase “conscious uncoupling” may have come roaring into popular discourse this

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

Memo to Parents: Back Off, and Children Learn More

In “The Gardener and the Carpenter,” Alison Gopnik says children are naturals at learning and have a better chance to develop if parents lighten up.

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

Three Developmental Charts: Erikson, Kohlberg, and Piaget

As a follow-up to my blog posts in the Guide Your Child’s Intellectual Development series, I’ve laid out three developmental charts capturing Erik Erikso...

Family & Parenting | Kids

Picky Eating in Childhood

Parents dealing with children who display limited and strong food preferences as well as an unwillingness to try new foods are not strangers to the frustration and anxiety picky eating can provoke. Picky eating is a relatively common problem among childr

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

Off to College? Maybe These Devices Should Go Along

From computers to coffee makers, choosing the right devices for students can be tough. Here’s a guide to make back-to-school shopping a little easier.

Family & Parenting | Family and Parenting

Building Resilience in Children - 20 Practical, Powerful Strategies (Backed by Science)

All kids are capable of extraordinary things. By building resilience in children, we can give them the skills to thrive through challenge and adversity.

Family & Parenting | Family and Parenting

What Teens Need Most From Their Parents

Recent studies of adolescents reveal what teenagers need most from their parents during four phases of teens’ intellectual, emotional and social development.

Family & Parenting | Family & Parenting

Best Communication Tools & Handbook!!

Have you ever thought of sharing P.E.T. with others?  Hear what Peggy has to say about her rewarding experience teaching P.E.T.! Dr. Thomas Gordon's, Paren

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help!

Breaking The Interruption Habit - Mindful

One mom's attempt to notice the moments when we unconsciously interrupt others or allow ourselves to be needlessly interrupted.

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

#Breast-Feeding the #Microbiome

In an excerpt from his new book, “I Contain Multitudes,” Ed Yong explains how a mother’s milk helps strengthen her baby’s microbiome and brain.

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

Can Attachment Theory Explain Our Relationships?

The most important parenting you’ll ever do happens before your child turns one — and may affect her for the rest of her life. One mother’s journey through the science of attachment.

Family & Parenting | Parenting

20+ Reasons Why Kids Can’t Be Left Alone With Their Dads

As Spiderman's Uncle Ben once famously said, "with great power comes great responsibility," and few responsibilities are greater than that of being a father.

Psychology | Relationships

The Science of Affection: Parents and Children's Emotional Patterns

"The nature of love is about paying attention to the people who matter, about still giving when you are too tired to give."

Family & Parenting | Family and Parenting

Positive Things to Say to Your Child

In a world where saying "no" is usually a lot easier than saying "yes," it is important to bring up children who don't feel that negativity has a higher value than positivity. Encouraging words can have a truly lasting effect on your

Health & Fitness | Health News

The Parental Happiness Gap Is Largest In The US

Do children make you happier? It depends in which industrialised country you live.

News | Interesting Stuff

Want to Raise Really Smart Kids? Science Says Do This

If you've ever wondered what the real secret is for raising smarter children, there's something you can do about that.

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

'Tell Me About When You Were Little'. Children and Storytelling

Children and storytelling were made for each other. Here are the stories that will intrigue them and expand their world more than any other.

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

Excuse Me While I Lather My Child in This Toxic Death Cream

It's Memorial Day weekend. We are up at the cabin with family. A time where we are supposed to be resting and relaxing. A time of thankfulness. A time of...

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

Learning to Live With a Child's Allergies

You read every ingredient in everything you buy. You come to know certain products so well that when they get a new ingredient, it’s like a friend getting a haircut.

Family & Parenting | Family and Parenting

How Babies Quickly Learn to Judge Adults

Even if toddlers can’t tell us, they are making hard and fast judgments about adults, Susan Pinker says about new research.

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

Seeing the benefits of failure shapes kids' beliefs about intelligence

Parents' beliefs about whether failure is a good or a bad thing guide how their children think about their own intelligence, according to new research. The research indicates that it's parents' responses to failure, and not their beliefs about intelligenc

Family & Parenting | Family and Parenting

Anxiety or Aggression? When Anxiety in Children Looks Like Anger, Tantrums, or Meltdowns

Is it anxiety or aggression? Anxiety can be a masterful imposter. In children it can look less clingy and avoidant, and show itself more as aggression.

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

Gap Year May Have Benefits Long After College

In “There Is Life After College,” Jeffrey Selingo explores how the post-college experience doesn’t look much like the journey we ourselves took a generation ago, and how a gap year can help.

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

Where's the Magic in Family Dinner?

Regular meals serve as an easily measured proxy for one of longest-standing and sturdiest determinants of adolescent well-being: authoritative parenting.

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

An Age By Age Guide to Sex Education

When it comes to sex education, parents often have many questions. How do I start? What do I say? And when? Here is an age guide for what kids need to know.

Health & Fitness | Lifestyle

How Pot Helps Parenting

I am a more loving, attentive and patient father when I take my prescribed marijuana medication.

Family & Parenting | Parenting Humor

Parenting: Are We Getting a Raw Deal?

Summer 1974. I’m 9 years old. By 7:30 am, I’m up and out of the house, or if it’s Saturday I’m up and doing exactly what my father, Big Jerry, has told me to do. Might be raking, mowing…

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

Young Mice, Like Children, Can Grow Up Too Fast

We often act as if children should grow up as quickly as possible, says Alison Gopnik. But a full childhood is necessary, new research about young mice shows.

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

Phew! It's Normal. An Age by Age Guide for What to Expect From Kids & Teens - And What They Need From Us

Being a kid or a teen is not for lightweights - it's tough out there! There are important things that need to be done, that only they can do. The nature of these jobs depends on the developmental stage they are at. 

Family & Parenting | Kids

California Student Data Release: Court Changes Course | Patch

Pleasanton, CA - Parents worried about the release of sensitive records sent an avalanche of objection letters to the court.

Family & Parenting | Kids

The Best Hot (And Cold!) Chocolates for Cocoa Lovin’ Kids

Here are the very best decadent drink emporiums in town that will delight your kids whether the weather is frightful or delightful.

Family & Parenting | Kids

Sneak Peek: Harry Potter’s Wizarding World Hits Hollywood

Don your robes, have wands at the ready and get ready to enter a magical world. Get a sneek peek at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Hollywood!

Family & Parenting | Kids

Great Eateries That Come With a Side of Entertainment for Kids

Are you ready for a meal where you can actually taste your food, not just dine and dash? Sounds like you need one of our favorite spots, where kid sized fun comes with the meal.

Miscellaneous | Truth

The Lost Art of Preferring Others

Family & Parenting | Kids

Best Indoor Playgrounds in Los Angeles

Rain or shine! From Under the Sea Indoor Playground to The Coop; we've rounded up our favorite indoor playgrounds in Los Angeles!

Family & Parenting | Parenting

Ronda Rousey’s Comments Are a Reminder of the Dangers of Misplaced Self-Worth

Family & Parenting | Kids

10 million California student records about to be released to attorneys - San Jose Mercury News

In a massive data release, California public-school records on about 10 million students -- including their Social Security numbers -- are about to be handed over to attorneys for a group suing the state, with both parties blaming the other for the impend

Family & Parenting | Parenting

What Kids Need From Grown-Ups (But Aren't Getting)

Author Erika Christakis mounts a spirited defense of a four-letter word that, she says, isn't used nearly enough in early classrooms: play.

Family & Parenting | Parenting

A Letter of Gratitude to Stay-at-Home Moms

Dear Stay-at-Home Moms, I want to start off by saying I'm sorry -- sorry if I have ever judged you, if I have ever talked negatively about you. Sorry that I have never truly seen how hard you wo...

Family & Parenting | Kids

Summer Camps You Gotta Sign Up For Today

Avoid wait list purgatory! You've got to sign up for the coolest summer camps now; these are so popular they fill up *fast*.

Family & Parenting | Family and Parenting

How to Raise a Creative Child. Step One: Back Off

Child prodigies rarely become adult geniuses who change the world. Originality is difficult to encourage but easy to thwart.

Family & Parenting | Family and Parenting

27 Books Parents Should Read To Their Kids Before They Grow Up

Get ready to read down memory lane...

Family & Parenting | Kids

Carnival in the City: Mardi Gras Fun for L.A. Families

Slip on a pair of yoga pants (the only elastic waist you’d be caught dead in, amiright?) and eat and party your way through Fat Tuesday, family-style.

Advice & Self-Help | Dr Dyan Blog

Communication: Transform Conflicts Into Healing

Family & Parenting | Parenting

The Collapse of Parenting: How We Hurt Our Kids When We Treat Them Like Grown-Ups (book review)

A new book by Dr. Leonard Sax explains how American parents have forgotten to do the most important job in the world -- raising capable, conscientious, disciplined children who will become valuable members of society.

Family & Parenting | Family and Parenting

Your awkward teen years explained - CNN Video

What happens to the brain during puberty? CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains.

Family & Parenting | Kids

Secret Tips for Exploring Disney World This Year

Arguably, one of the best family-friendly places to vacation is Walt Disney World. Traveling with kids couldn’t be easier with meal plans, fast-passes and the Disney app (which estimates wait times for various rides). Plus, the great thing about this ki

Family & Parenting | Kids

2 New Hands On Spots for Tots

Two new spots, just for tots? It must be our New Year wishes coming true. With Toddler Town and Outside the Box, your youngest explorers will never be bored this year.

Family & Parenting | Kids

Just Opened: Have A Winter Picnic at LA Picnic

This healthy new Culver City eatery that's perfect for families (choices galore and they'll bring dinner to your car!) makes sticking to your "New Year, new eating choices" resolution a picnic.

Health & Fitness | News Items

5 Important Influences Of Emotional Mimicry

Emotional communication in relationships

Family & Parenting | Kids

You’ll Flipper For This Seal Sanctuary

Stop in to this spot by the sea where you can see seals as they heal at this marine mammal animal hospital that welcomes visits from kids.

Family & Parenting | Kids

Strike Out For The Slickest Bowling Alleys For Families

Get your balls out of the gutter (hey, now get your mind out, too!) when you hit these bowling spots that cater to kids.

Family & Parenting | Parenting Humor

The Most Hilarious Parenting Tweets Of 2015

If you want to end 2015 laughing, come check out the funniest parenting tweets of the year!

Family & Parenting | Parenting

Netflix to stream fake New Year's Eve countdowns so you can put the kids to bed early

We know. You want your kids to be able to experience a real New Year's Eve countdown. However, you also don't want them running around until the wee hours. It's a bit of a conundrum.

Travel | Travel

Mom of 9-month-old thanks Southwest flight attendant for going above and beyond

Southwest flight attendant who went above and beyond gets Facebook recognition.

Family & Parenting | Parenting Humor

What Would My Mom Do? (Drink Tab and Lock Us Outside)

​ I’m about to tell you the truth: parenting has become very precious in our generation. This very morning, a mom posted how on her son’s birthday, she assembles a...

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

Calming Stormy Feelings: A Child's Introduction to Psychotherapy: Sarah Abel, Karen Zilberstein:

Calming Stormy Feelings: A Child's Introduction to Psychotherapy- Knowing how to help children with their feelings can be challenging for all parents, but when feelings grow too strong, they create storms that burst through and change the way children act. This book aims to introduce parents and children to the world of feelings and psychotherapy.

Humor | Because we all need a laugh
Family & Parenting | Family and Parenting

Positive Things to Say to Your Child

In a world where saying "no" is usually a lot easier than saying "yes," it is important to bring up children who don't feel that negativity has a higher value than positivity. Encouraging words can have a truly lasting effect on your

Family & Parenting | Kids

Just Re-Opened: Race To The Petersen Museum

If you've been counting the days since the Petersen Museum closed (14 months ago), it has finally re-opened and is better than ever! Race over with your little back seat driver to check out the car (and "Cars") filled renovation.

Family & Parenting | Kids

Circle With Disney Is Your Best Defense Against the Dark Side of the Internet

So you got the kids a new tablet, computer, or a smartphone for Christmas. Now comes the fun part: Keeping your children safe from the dark underbelly of the Internet, while preventing them from spending every waking moment glued to that new screen.

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

Being a Stepparent: What You Need to Know to Make It Work - Hey Sigmund - Karen Young

Stepfamilies come with their own unique challenges and being a stepparent isn't easy. Here are eight ways to make stepfamily life much easier,

Family & Parenting | Family and Parenting

When three threatens two: Sex and the transition to parenthood

The transition from two to three is one of the most profound challenges a couple will ever face. It takes...

Family & Parenting | Family and Parenting

How Parental Absence Alters Children's Brain Development

Tweet Share 0 Pocket Pinterest LinkedIn 0 Email Some Chinese children are left with relatives while their parents travel for work. Children living without their parents for a period may suffer delayed brain development, a new study finds. The Chinese

Family & Parenting | Kids

6 Imaginative Playgrounds Perfect for Pretend Play

Got a little Indiana Jones, a young sea captain, hero in training, small astronaut reaching…

Family & Parenting | Kids

20 Things Every LA Toddler Must Do

LA is the best city for toddlers. Find out what 20 things your fashionable, sunny tots gotta do before they turn into big kid preschoolers!

Family & Parenting | Parenting

One Dad Hacked Ikea To Make The Ultimate Kids' Bed On The Cheap

Savvy dad Eric Strong didn't want to spend thousands on a new bed for his young son, who had outgrown a regular crib. Promising his son "the coolest bed ever," Strong came up with an epic Ikea hack that resulted in the ultimate kids' bed: a lofted mattress, a ball-and-pulley play system, a secret chamber with a lookout window, and one seriously sneaky trap door escape

Miscellaneous | Other Stories

Blogging Tips for Stay at Home Moms | momooze

While juggling family life is hard enough, if you add blogging to the mix, it can get tough. Most people think that moms who start their own blog just have too much free time on their hands. Couldn't be further from the truth.

News | Interesting Links

The case against equality of opportunity

It's a morally toxic goal. The sooner we stop pursuing it, the better.

Politics | Politics

Doctors 'Horrified’ by Republican Candidates’ Outlook on Vaccines

“I watched the debate, and I was kind of horrified when I heard these comments,” a Harvard medical professor told Yahoo Health. During the debate, Donald Trump told the story of an employee whose “beautiful” baby developed a fever after getting a

Family & Parenting | Kids

How Pets Can Protect Against Allergies in Kids

In a study, infants in households with pets shared some of the animals’ gut bacteria - possibly explaining why early animal exposure may protect against some allergies, researchers say.

Family & Parenting | Parenting

Five tips to get the most out of 'Back to School' (and work) in 2015

It's one of my favorite seasons of the year: Back to School. As a kid, I loved fresh school supplies, new outfits, the change of seasons, and the chance to crack open a new textbook. As an adult, in the lead up to Labor Day, I always feel like I need to regroup and "get back to work" after the summer. I do best when I have a routine and some drive to accomplish something before the end of the year.

Family & Parenting | Kids

How 'Secret' Mobile Apps Help Kids Hide Texts, Photos

Watch the video How 'Secret' Mobile Apps Help Kids Hide Texts, Photos on Yahoo Good Morning America . Some kids are now hiding

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

Parenting Practices that Influence Brain Development - For Better or Worse

Parenting, like all things, has gone through its phases but modern beliefs and practices might be hindering healthy brain development in children.

Advice & Self-Help | Addiction & Recovery

How Insecure Attachment Creates Fertile Ground for Addictions

What is “secure attachment” and how does not having it create fertile grounds for addictions?