Dads, let’s be honest – have you ever faced a secret, shameful fear of going home at the end of the day?   A quiet, back of your mind resistance to the drive home from the office?   I’ve been there, and sometimes I’m still there.   But it never used to be that…

Regardless of how many friends, family members, and perfect strangers try to paint an accurate picture of parenthood, there’s nothing anyone can say that adequately prepares you for that heart-stretching moment you hold your newborn for the first time. And the sentiments only grow exponentially from there. There aren’t words capable of conveying the myriad…

*The following is excerpted from an online article posted on PsychCentral. Among young adults the use of social media is ubiquitous. However, posts from this population segment often include content that contains sexual or offensive material. Researchers from the University of Plymouth investigated this behavior and discovered risky social media posts are not just due…

  When it comes to parenting, how are you feeling? Is your family the picture you had in mind? The truth is, we are all holding pictures of what we think a family is supposed to be. Everywhere you go, you are reminded of how ideal families dress and act. For just a moment, take…

  *The following is excerpted from an online article posted on HealthDay.   Playing contact sports like football or ice hockey can alter the structure and function of the brain, Canadian researchers report.   Brain scans showed that these changes were particularly pronounced in sports that have the greatest risk of body contact.   “There…

  Today’s culture is bringing an unhealthy sexualization to our kids at a younger and younger age. We were 4, 6, 9, 12, and 15 at one point, but we were never their age. They experience so much so young. With the onset of early sexualization in our culture, parents must become more proactive and…

Splink 1: What Do You Love? After dinner, set the timer for three minutes and send the kids back to their rooms to return with the thing they love the most. (If it can’t be easily carried, they can write what it is on a piece of paper and bring it back.) Ask: Why do…

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  *The following is excerpted from an online article posted on PsychCentral.   Emerging research suggests the quality of your high school friendships, rather than the number of friendships, influence mental health through young adulthood.   Adolescence is a time of social challenges and changing expectations. For many youth, being with the “in crowd” and…

  You’re never prepared for it – for that moment on your weekly (tri-weekly) trip to Target when the water toys and outdoor furniture sets are corralled into the clearance section and replaced by mountains of marbleized composition notebooks and rows of calculators that cost more than my smart phone.   Like Christmas, birthdays, and…