Most families would do anything to minimize the distress of a child with a mental disorder. However, some strategies for dealing with these challenges may not always be beneficial in the long-run, suggests a recent literature review published in Current Directions in Psychological Science. In their review, researchers Elana R. More
“Why are traffic lights red, yellow and green?” When a child asks you a question like this, you have a few options. You can shut her down with a “Just because.” You can explain: “Red is for stop and green is for go.” Or, you can turn the question back More
Back in the early 1990s, psychologist Suzanne Gaskins was living in a small Maya village near Valladolid, Yucatán, when she struck up a conversation with two sisters, ages 7 and 9. The girls started telling her — with great pride — about all the chores they did after school. “I More
Smartphones have by now been implicated in so many crummy outcomes—car fatalities, sleep disturbances, empathy loss, relationship problems, failure to notice a clown on a unicycle—that it almost seems easier to list the things they don’t mess up than the things they do. Our society may be reaching peak criticism More
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