Fathers, the forgotten parent, play a meaningful role in children's lives. They provide a distinctive blend of firm yet loving touch to their approach...

Fathers, the Forgotten Parent: The Father’s Contribution to Parenting

Fathers play a meaningful role in children's lives. They provide a distinctive blend of firm yet loving touch to their approach to parenting. However, in today’s culture fathers are sometimes depicted as inept and...
At age 16, however, most adolescents still need more than 8 hours of sleep, and many are finding that it is hard to establish a healthy sleep pattern. What gets in the way? Well, a lot of things... Here's how to help your adolescent sleep well through the night!

Help Your Adolescent Sleep Well Through the Night

As mentioned in the last blog entry, we are charging right into adolescence.I like to view the middle school years as almost a “sweet spot” where sleep is concerned- many of our elements of...
Sleep in the preadolescent age group becomes more distinct and the pattern of sleep is much more reflective of adult sleep- the sleep stages that they go through are much the same in children and adults. Here are ways to help your preadolescent sleep through the night.

Help Your Preadolescent Sleep Well Through the Night

As children enter the school years, we start to see a reduction in some of the behavioral sleep disorders. For many children, there are great surges in the ability to regulate emotions and self-soothe.Sleep...

Help Your Preschooler Sleep Well Through the Night

When I think about sleep in preschoolers, there are several important topics that come to mind: increased independence, bedtime fears, parasomnias, and elimination of naps.The preschool years encompass ages 3-5, and this represents a...

What Are Fidget Spinners and Do They Actually Help with ADHD?

What Are Fidget Spinners? A fidget spinner is an anxiety reduction tool and a distractor. Fidget spinners are infesting the popular culture of schools across the nation, and it would seem these fidget devices have...
The funny thing about infants is that, just when you feel that you are steady on your feet in this parenting game, they move into a new developmental world of being a toddler. Here's how to help your toddler sleep well through the night!

Help Your Toddler Sleep Well Through the Night

The funny thing about infants is that, just when you feel that you are steady on your feet in this parenting game, they move into a new developmental world of toddler-hood.Your sweet, easy to...
When working to have your infant sleep well, you have to pay close attention to their sleep onset associations- these are the touch, scent, and sound conditions that are present when they fall asleep. Infants can become entrained to a wide variety of sleep. Here's how to help your infant sleep well through the night.

Help Your Infant Sleep Well Through the Night

When working to have your infant sleep well, you have to pay close attention to their sleep onset associations- these are the touch, scent, and sound conditions that are present when they fall asleep....
If you could have a superpower, what would it be? Well, ask a mother about superpowers, and the wish list might be slightly different... The power to get my kids to listen. The power to make my kids stop fighting. Or, my personal superpower wish, infinite patience. Happy Mother's Day from Psych Bytes!

Moms: The Real-Life Superheroes | Happy Mother’s Day

There Are Many Reasons Why Moms Are Superheroes If you could have a superpower, what would it be? Strength! Speed! X-Ray vision!Well, ask a mother about superpowers, and the wish list might be slightly different......
A question I get asked a lot is "I caught my teen using drugs. How worried should I be?" It’s scary as a parent to know that teens will have access to...

I Caught My Teen Using Drugs: How Worried Should I Be?

I Caught My Teen Using Drugs... I’m sitting down with frantic parents who have just discovered their teen has smoked pot. These parents are also convinced their son has drunk alcohol, but they don’t know...
Is dating dead? Young adults are taking their time to commit to long-term relationships (LTRs), a phenomenon characteristic of the new developmental period of emerging adulthood. This extended period allows for individuals to explore relationship preferences and enjoy sex without the pressure to commit to a LTR.

Is Dating Dead? From Hooking Up to Finding Love

From Hooking-Up to Finding Love Is dating dead? That’s the popular question from those seeking to understand the hookup culture and the technologically-driven, casual romantic meet-up.Young adults are taking their time to commit to long-term...