Writer Andrew Solomon talks about what it is like to raise a child who’s different from you in some fundamental way.
By Shane G. Owens, Ph.D., ABPP On July 12, 2014, 17-year-old Michelle Carter repeatedly encouraged her 18-year-old boyfriend, Conrad Roy III, to kill himself. He was in his truck in a K-Mart parking lot, pumping the cab full of carbon monoxide gas. When he stepped out of the truck, she ordered him by [...]
By Shane G. Owens, Ph.D., ABPP Tragedy has come again. Whether you are reading this in response to an intentional act, an accident, or some natural disaster, your response is likely the same. You feel sad and afraid. Perhaps you lost sleep. Maybe you had nightmares, if you slept at all. You are thinking [...]
By Shane G. Owens, Ph.D., ABPP A kid's death by suicide is very rare. While none of us wants to dwell on the possibility of a kid's death, suicide is preventable if you know what puts a kid at risk and how to tell if there's an imminent risk of suicide. Here are [...]
Does your child participate in sports? If so, you’re a “sport parent” and you’ve probably already seen those outrageous YouTube videos of parents behaving badly at youth sporting events. The Yellowbrick.me community wants to know more about the science behind sport parenting and so we interviewed two experts in this area -- Chris Harwood, PhD [...]
Self-esteem effects so much more than just a child’s personality. Self-esteem is one of those cyclical things. With great self-esteem tends to come confidence in their school work. With confidence in their work comes good grades. With good grades comes… high self-esteem! It is a magical thing. It can be a painful thing to watch if your little one is not as self-confident as they should be, and it can have some pretty negative consequences. So what can you do to boost their confidence?
By Shane G. Owens, Ph.D., ABPP Over the next several weeks, emerging adults will walk across the stage at commencement and right back into their childhood bedrooms. In 2014, just over 32% of millennials were living with their parents. These living arrangements can cause difficulty for everyone involved, so it's best to set [...]