“Spanking was a common form of discipline in my home and my school. I got spanked all the time and look how I turned out – I have a successful career, a great marriage and three wonderful children.” Recent high-profile cases have raised to the media forefront the discussion of
It may be an inconvenience for parents, but bedwetting is a common problem in children. Some children struggle to stay dry throughout the night from the day they are born and others are able to stay dry for several months, or years, and begin wetting the bed again.
The full moon. Some said it had the power to turn a sleeping human into a ferocious wolf-like creature—if the poor soul drank rainwater out of a wolf’s footprint before falling asleep outside on certain cloudless summer nights.
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This is part one of a three-part series on myths surrounding suicide. “If you were stronger you would get over this.” “No one wants to hear you crying all the time and talking about how awful your life is. Read More
As a parent, you want the best for your children. You work every day to protect them from harm. Sometimes that work means you have to have some difficult, often uncomfortable conversations – including ones about suicide. Read More
If you are concerned about your baby sucking her thumb, no need to worry. Sucking is a normal reflex in babies and thumb-sucking is a common activity among infants and toddlers. In fact, some babies place their thumb in their mouth even before they are born. Read More
For many, the word massage brings up an image of a serene spa with low lights and soft music; a luxury viewed as a guilty pleasure. However, did you know that massage has been proven to help with your child’s development? Is your child… A musician? An athlete? An academic achiever? A Read More
As a clinical psychologist, I get the occasional parent asking what is “typical ” when it comes to their child to having an imaginary friend. Some films and books have turned nonexistent pals into the stuff of nightmares. Read More
Your 5-year-old comes home, proudly waving a picture she drew of an epic battle between good and bad fairies, glittery wings and heads ripped apart, all splattered with bright red blood. Your mind races with concerns. Read More