Category: Parenting

4 ways for parents to handle tough times

Some families I work with are going through some of the toughest challenges of their lives. In addition to having problems with their kids, many parents report financial difficulties and marital dissatisfaction. This trifecta of issues frequently results in intense … Continue reading

Could social media be causing lonliness?

Michele’s parents were concerned about their daughter’s possible addiction to Facebook.  However, after meeting with this teen, it was clear that the parents had mistaken a symptom with an underlying problem. Michele’s use of social media was not the problem; … Continue reading

What kids really want to know about sex

When young teens were given an opportunity to anonymously ask questions about sexuality, health educator Lauren Dobson-Hughes reported that kids were concerned about the typical topics of anatomy, pregnancy, birth control, and gender identity. However, the most common questions were focused … Continue reading

Confirmation Bias

A friend of mine remarked that he gets his news from only one network because “…they report things that support what I believe.” Psychologists call this “confirmation bias,” the tendency to selectively pay attention to information that reinforces our existing … Continue reading

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