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Book Review: How to Talk to Your Kids about Your Divorce Book Review: How to Talk to Your Kids about Your DivorceAlthough divorce is hardly a new phenomenon in our culture, it continues to have an impact on the many families struggling with its effects. From changing addresses to new schools to separate living arrangements and financial upheaval, children often bear the brunt of the change ...

Beyond Bullying: Breaking the Cycle of Shame, Bullying & Violence Beyond Bullying: Breaking the Cycle of Shame, Bullying & ViolenceIf Malcolm Gladwell were to write about bullying, the result might look something like Jonathan Fast’s new book, Beyond Bullying: Breaking the Cycle of Shame, Bullying, and Violence. Fast draws upon underlying historical themes, shocking facts about perpetrators, and revealing studies to make his case that ...

The Soul of Discipline: The Simplicity Parenting Approach The Soul of Discipline: The Simplicity Parenting ApproachIf you are like most parents, at some point you have probably thrown your hands up in the air, tried a “miracle parenting approach,” and perhaps even wondered if your child’s bad behavior is intentional. Take heart. Parenting expert Kim John Payne — author of the ...

How to Be a Good Mommy When You're Sick: A Guide to Motherhood with Chronic Illness How to Be a Good Mommy When You're Sick: A Guide to Motherhood with Chronic IllnessMotherhood is tough enough when you’re healthy. How do moms with chronic illness manage the daily tasks of caring for themselves and their loved ones? That is the basic question Emily Graves tries to address in her new book, How to Be a Good Mommy When You’re Sick: A Guide ...

Book Review: Working with Parents of Anxious Children Book Review: Working with Parents of Anxious ChildrenAs a therapist working in an inpatient facility, I see many young clients with anxiety. I probably see it more often than any other diagnosis. In fact, according to the Child Mind Institute, about 31.9 percent of children suffer from anxiety disorders, with about 8.3 ...

Cutting the Soul: A journey into the mental illness of a teenager through the eyes of her mother Cutting the Soul: A journey into the mental illness of a teenager through the eyes of her motherIt is late on a Friday night in the emergency department as I lead the mother into a small family room off the hallway. She is here with her son, who is now sitting in the locked psychiatric wing of the ER. We sit down ...

Brainstorm: The Power & Purpose of the Teenage Brain Brainstorm: The Power & Purpose of the Teenage BrainAs any parent knows, raising a child during their teenage years can be daunting, intimidating, and frustrating. Teens display a wide variety of emotions, and we tend to see that turbulence as a sign of immaturity — something negative. But according to Daniel J. Siegel, ...

8 Keys To Parenting Children With ADHD 8 Keys To Parenting Children With ADHDWith rates of ADHD reaching unprecedented numbers and treatment options heavily slanted toward medication, Cindy Goldrich’s new book, 8 Keys To Parenting Children With ADHD, is a welcome resource for any parent coping with an often frustrating condition. With myriad tips for parents — everything from how to talk ...

Clearing the Haze: Helping Families Face Teen Addiction Clearing the Haze: Helping Families Face Teen AddictionI once read that the national cost of addiction and all of its related effects is second only to the money we spend on national defense. With this in mind, Christian Thurstone and Christine Tatum’s new book, Clearing the Haze: Helping Families Face Teen Addiction, ...

Book Review: When Kids Call the Shots Book Review: When Kids Call the ShotsHow did it happen? Your child went from occasionally talking back to you to bullying you. When did you become terrified of interacting with your own child, and what can you do now? In When Kids Call the Shots, Sean Grover doesn’t try to solve all ...

The Balance Myth: Rethinking Work-Life Success The Balance Myth: Rethinking Work-Life SuccessAs a grad student I was part of a group focused on women in science and medicine. In addition to getting camaraderie and support, we had the opportunity to bring in notable women to hear about their paths to career success. And here, inevitably, the conversation would ...

Home for Dinner: Mixing Food, Fun & Conversation for a Happier Family Home for Dinner: Mixing Food, Fun & Conversation for a Happier FamilyDinnertime can become a distracted conversation while folks check their phones, or a heated conflict that ends in anger and unfinished food. Home for Dinner: Mixing Food, Fun, and Conversation for a Happier Family and Healthier Kids attempts to explain what’s going on at the table and how to transform ...

8 Keys to Old-School Parenting For Modern-Day Families 8 Keys to Old-School Parenting For Modern-Day FamiliesIn our effort to leave behind the harsh parenting tactics that generations before us suffered through, we may have swung a little too far in the other direction. Now, we tend to give children room to make decisions that they aren’t developmentally prepared to make — and try to protect them from all ...

Selfish, Shallow & Self-Absorbed: Sixteen Writers on the Decision Not to Have Kids Selfish, Shallow & Self-Absorbed: Sixteen Writers on the Decision Not to Have KidsNot so very long ago, hardly anyone seemed to think deeply about whether to have kids. It was just what people did. Now, all that has changed. By 2004, the share of American women who had reached the age of forty without ever having a ...

Shyness: The Ultimate Teen Guide Shyness: The Ultimate Teen GuideI thought I was shy in grammar school, but in hindsight, I don’t think I was shy, exactly. Introverted seems a more accurate term. And yet, we often call people introverted when really they are just shy: The two are not the same. That’s just ...

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