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When words become weapons: Suicide prevention and kids’ online behavior

2018-10-30T20:51:11+00:00 June 23rd, 2018|Communication, Parenting, Psychology, Relationships, Social Issues, Technology|

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 [...]

4 Simple Things You Can Do To Help Kids Cope with Tragedy

2018-10-30T20:51:31+00:00 May 23rd, 2018|Parenting, Psychology, Relationships|

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 [...]

Keeping the peace when your kid moves home

2018-10-30T20:51:43+00:00 May 10th, 2018|Communication, Money, Parenting, Relationships|

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 [...]

The power of thank you: UGA research links gratitude to positive marital outcomes

2018-04-29T12:29:45+00:00 April 1st, 2018|Benevolence, Communicativeness, Generosity, Health, Relationships|

A key ingredient to improving couples' marriages might just be gratitude, according to new University of Georgia research.   The study was recently published in the journal Personal Relationships.   "We found that feeling appreciated and believing that your spouse values you directly influences how you feel about your marriage, how committed you are to [...]

How parenting styles influence our attitudes to marriage

2017-08-27T21:08:06+00:00 June 17th, 2017|Parenting, Psychology, Relationships|

How parenting styles influence our attitudes to marriage Source: Kobe University   Research from Japan has revealed how different parenting styles can affect marriage rates and desired number of children. This research was led by Project Professor NISHIMURA Kazuo (Kobe University) and Professor YAGI Tadashi (Doshisha University). It was carried out as part of the [...]

The Genius of Montessori Practical Life Activities!

2017-08-27T21:08:04+00:00 June 14th, 2017|Communication, Education, Psychology, Relationships, Social Issues|

The Genius of Montessori Practical Life Activities! By Paula-Elizabeth Jordan   Montessori Practical Life is Genius! – So it’s no surprise that I was keen to write an article about it to share and explain why. I’m going to start by putting forward the purpose of Montessori Practical Life. The reason Maria Montessori initially introduced Practical [...]

Children of separated parents not on speaking terms more likely to develop colds as adults

2018-03-09T01:25:01+00:00 June 13th, 2017|Communication, Communicativeness, Parenting, Relationships|

Children of separated parents not on speaking terms more likely to develop colds as adults Source: Carnegie Mellon University   Previous research has indicated that adults whose parents separated during childhood have an increased risk for poorer health. However, exactly what contributes to this has been less clear, until now.   A team led by Carnegie [...]

Bullying – How to not be bullied online or in person.

2018-03-09T01:32:47+00:00 June 7th, 2017|Benevolence, Communication, Entertainment, Psychology, Relationships, Technology|

Bullying - How to not be bullied online or in person. By Lou Scotti   Why are some children and adults more susceptible to bulling? How can we develop a protective shield against bullying?   No matter what form abuse or bullying takes it creates pain. Depending on our Emotional Memory of early childhood and [...]