Articles containing: relationships

Creativity Gives Our Brains a Boost: Shrinking It Down (Season 1, Episode 12)

April 18, 2018

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A Closer Look at Anorexia Nervosa

February 26, 2018

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For more information about eating disorders, and ways you can help to make a difference for a young person in your life, please visit the National Eating Disorder Association website. #NEDAwareness

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Anorexia Nervosa deeply affects everyone.

Shrinking It Down: Loving Relationships (Season 1, Episode 7)

February 7, 2018

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While relationships with family, friends, and even pets can be challenging, learning how to balance our needs with the needs of others can lead to meaningful, loving relationships.

Dr. Gene Beresin and Dr. Steve Schlozman are joined by Dr.

Reflections on Becoming a Father as a Gay Man

February 6, 2018

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I was a precocious child, looking back. I read voraciously, and was curious about everything: such as what made people do what they do, and how mechanical things were put together and actually worked. And I loved my friends who came from very different backgrounds.

Processing Speed in Social Relationships

December 18, 2017

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Processing speed is the time it takes us to perform a certain task in a certain amount of time.  Some kids are naturally fast.  They run, talk, draw, and do all sorts of things at a rate that seems appropriate for their age.  Kids with slower processing need more time to process that same information.

“You would do it if you loved me.” Teens, Coercive Relationships, and Digital Media

December 12, 2017

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You would have to be completely unplugged to have missed the heightened reports of sexually coercive behavior among celebrities, prominent media figures, and politicians. Indeed, the seemingly sudden explosion of public knowledge of these deplorable actions might lead you to believe that we are encountering a new phenomenon.

Sexual Consent: Teaching Our Teens About the Gray Areas

October 11, 2016

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In light of the #MeToo and Times Up movements, we thought it more important than ever to share the article below on how parents can help teens respectfully navigate the gray areas of sexual and romantic relationships.

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In the realm of sexual relations, consent is a bit of a mess.

8 Tips for Parents on the Modern Tween and Teen’s Culture of Hooking Up and Hanging Out

February 11, 2016

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How old were you when you were first allowed to date? Did your parents have rules about when you could first “go out” in a group, and later, on a “real” date?

If you’re a parent of a middle or high school student, you might find that the rules your parents had for you no longer apply.

Helping Kids Fit In

December 15, 2015

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For a good part of third grade, I sat by myself in the school cafeteria during lunch.

I don’t exactly recall feeling lonely during those isolative moments with my peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwich, but I certainly feel sad as I look back today.

I just didn’t fit in—and that’s a truly awful feeling.

We Succeed Through Our Failures: A Tribute For National Parents’ Day

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think back on an incident you had with your parents when you were growing up?

We asked a number of young adults this very question. One might expect recounts of warm, fuzzy times spent on the couch, on family vacations, at birthday parties. Nope.