Category: Parenting

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Failure to Launch and Young Men: The Educational Dilemma

Failure to Launch and Young Men: The Educational Dilemma

Young men are experiencing quarter-life crises at an alarming rate. Men are struggling to graduate college, step into the workforce, step into independent adulthood, and deal with adversity and setbacks in life. But what is behind this epidemic of failure to launch guys? Psych Bytes presents a multi-part series exploring the changing landscape of the teenage...

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Technology is Stressing Out Americans

Technology is Stressing Out Americans

The American Psychological Association’s Stress in AmericaTM poll shows parents struggling to balance personal and family technology use. I hate talking on the phone. I find it to be a necessary evil. Many years ago, my wife forced me to get a cellphone. I had fought getting a phone, simply because I hate talking on the...

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What Are Appropriate Behaviors for a Four-Year-Old?

What Are Appropriate Behaviors for a Four-Year-Old?

Child Development — Appropriate Four-Year-Old Behaviors While every child is different and there are no hard-and-fast rules about when certain developmental milestones occur, there are general timelines for when we expect to see certain accomplishments. Relatedly, some children may be advanced in one area and slightly behind in another. The behaviors listed below are those...

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Should I Have My Child’s IQ Tested?

Should I Have My Child’s IQ Tested?

Intelligence (IQ) one of the most stable traits in human beings. A child’s IQ, as measured during childhood, is not likely to change significantly over time. The level of one’s education can change, but an IQ score cannot. Think of intelligence as a swimming pool and education as the water. You can’t change the size...

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How Do I Get My Teen to Talk to Me?

How Do I Get My Teen to Talk to Me?

“I just don’t know how to get him to talk to me.” This is a common statement I hear from parents about their teen. Parents often desire that their child talks to them and share with them what is happening at school or with their friends. Developmentally, teens are at a stage when they naturally...

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9 Parenting Tips for Structuring Your Child’s Summer

9 Parenting Tips for Structuring Your Child’s Summer

As early June comes to pass, our compulsory educated offspring often limp towards the academic finish line. With bloody knees and sweat-soaked shirts labeled with their name and number, they stumble across the spray painted line like lemmings over a cliff, and in ranked order. “I made it”, they think, breathing heavy with their rosy...

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Self-Control Games For Children

Self-Control Games For Children

I will never forget the first day when I picked my son up from daycare. He was just over 5 months old, and they had him sitting in a wooden box that was covered in carpet. I was totally confused by this set-up when the daycare teacher informed me that they were having him practice...

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7 Guaranteed Tips to Gain More Cooperation From Your Kids

7 Guaranteed Tips to Gain More Cooperation From Your Kids

Do you find yourself constantly reminding, nagging, perhaps even pleading or threatening to get your child to listen, start, stop, or finish a simple task or routine behavior? How’s that working for you? Chances are, not very well. Too many demands, commands, threats, or pleas do little to encourage cooperation in our children. Instead, often...