From psychiatric disorders, to learning and attention issues, to the effects of digital media on mental health—we tackle the topics that matter to you.
October 29, 2018
Question: It seems like every child these days has some kind of problem. ADHD. Anxiety. Depression. Are these things as common as they seem?
Answer: Are behavioral challenges among children as common as they seem? Well, it’s difficult to say because the line between normal and abnormal behavior is often a matter of degree.View More...
October 23, 2018
It’s not like we needed the recent supreme court hearings to know that things right now are super-tense.
Still, those hearings certainly didn’t help.
By my count, this is roughly the tenth time in the last three years I’ve been asked to write something about how parents can keep their heads in these trying political times.View More...
October 9, 2018
“He is playing games all the time. Every chance he gets! From the time he gets home until bedtime, he’s in his room on that computer. And spends almost no time with the family. Is he addicted? I’m really worried.”
I can’t tell you how many times I have heard this or some variation of this complaint from parents.View More...
October 2, 2018
Some parents on the sidelines at their children’s athletic events behave quite badly.
Also, the sun sets in the west.
In other words, the fact that parents get out of hand at their kids’ games isn’t exactly groundbreaking news.View More...
September 28, 2018
As a father of four children and grandfather of four, I was personally shaken by the testimony of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford yesterday. I thought about my kids growing up, and what they might have experienced or observed and never told me, my wife, or anyone.
Last night I had a hard time sleeping.View More...
September 26, 2018
Here’s a weird fact.
Until about six or seven years ago, the term “bullying” was pretty much absent from everyday use. In fact, six or seven years ago, if you had asked someone to define “bullying,” they’d probably tell you that the word itself was both old and old-fashioned.View More...
September 11, 2018
The ability to have and recall memories is what makes us unique individuals. Each of us has a distinct and irreplaceable store of information that affects our feelings, perceptions, and opinions. In general, memory is our ability to use information from the past in the present.View More...
August 23, 2018
What is bullying?
Most of us have a sense of what it is, but there actually isn’t a clear definition of bullying.View More...