It is tempting to allow a child to remain blissfully ignorant of racial issues for as long as possible. But at what age should we begin to help them form a foundation for understanding racial difference? Dr. Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton, Professor of Psychology at UC Berkeley, continues this important conversation.
Do big tearful eyes staring up at you make it impossible for you to say “no” to your child? Dr. Susan Newman says our generation is trending towards permissive parenting, and the whole family is suffering as a result.
Are you stressing out about your kid’s eating habits (or lack thereof!?) Ellyn Satter, internationally renowned expert on kids, nutrition, and healthy eating habits, calms us down with fool-proof tips to get some nutrition in those bellies (or at least stop worrying about it.)
In our modern culture of “hands-on” parenting, when is it appropriate to let kids just duke it out? At what point should parents intervene to help resolve conflict? Michael Grose, renowned Australian parenting expert, shares his insight.
We’re told as young adults, “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.” But try telling that to a toddler. Psychologist and author Vicki Hoefle talks to us about the importance of instilling “grit” in our kids to ensure they live a joyful and abundant life as adults.
Got a kid who doesn’t seem interested in sports, art or other activities? Drags his feet at doing chores? Can’t finish what she starts? Our expert, Dr. John Mayer, helps us figure out how to light an appropriate fire under our flock’s behinds.
According to psychologist and best-selling author Dr. Madeline Levine, teenagers born to affluent families suffer disproportionate rates of depression and other disorders. Why? Sometimes parents’ best intentions can backfire terribly; Dr. Levine points out the pitfalls of privilege and offers solutions to turn the tide for the next generation of teens.