Divorced Parents Must Put Children First

Divorced Parents Must Put Children First

Preschool children from divorced parents did better psychologically if they lived in shared parenting environments compared with kids living primarily with one parent, according to recently published research in Acta Paediatrica.

Unexpected Benefits of Tough Times in Childhood

Unexpected Benefits of Tough Times in Childhood

A man in his late 30s stopped by my office unexpectedly and asked me the most terrifying question you can ask a child psychologist, “Do you remember me?” I looked at his face and quickly tried to imagine what he looked like as a child. He finally gave me his name, and I remembered him immediately.

Why are Kids so Afraid of Being Real with their Parents?

Why are Kids so Afraid of Being Real with their Parents?

Why are Kids so Afraid of Being Real with their Parents? Adolescents typically discuss their fears about fitting in and figuring out relationships. Self-doubts overwhelm them, even if they appear well-adjusted and confident. Their outer persona rarely matches their inner life.

Parenting with Dr. Ramey: 6 of the Best, Most Inspiring Quotes

Parenting with Dr. Ramey: 6 of the Best, Most Inspiring Quotes

Dr. Ramey’s favorite inspiring quotes from over the years. In addition to collecting baseball cards, I started writing down favorite quotes when I was in elementary school. My mom ‘cleaned out’ (i.e., threw away) my cards when I went to college, but I’ve continued to collect the inspirational perspectives from others.

Helping Kids Without Therapy

Helping Kids Without Therapy

One of six children has a mental health disorder, but most of these kids don’t receive professional help for their problems. If you can’t get involved with a mental health professional, consider one of these suggestions instead.

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