Parenting expert Susan Newman, Ph.D. specializes in issues impacting your children, family life, and work and personal friendships. Dr. Newman is a social psychologist and author of 15 books who focuses on solutions that enrich and protect those relationships.
Given altered definitions of family and society’s fast pace, new concerns emerge and we need to adapt and adjust to them. As children grow, a parent’s role is constantly being redefined and challenged. These pages are designed to help you respond to your own and your children’s needs and dilemmas.
The site is filled with articles and news reports to keep you up-to-date on research based evidence and the latest thinking. As you look around, you will find information on family size questions, only children, imaginary friends, creating rituals and traditions, coping with empty nest, boomerang children, grandparenting and much more. If you don’t find what you are looking for, please use this contact button to send a request or question.
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How Many “iRules” Should Your Family Have?
Are you a family of tech-enthusiasts? Technology should enrich family life — not rule it. Here are important guidelines your family needs to thrive. Read more
“Stern Parenting” or Child Abuse?
Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson believes in punitively disciplining his children. And, some believe that is perfectly fine given Peterson’s reasoning. Sixty-five percent of Americans approve of spanking children. Read more
Are Screens “Drugging” Your Child’s Brain?
If over-decorated classrooms distract and reduce learning, imagine what fast-changing screen images do to your children’s minds. New research helps parents make sound digital decisions for school-age children. Read more
Why You Should Support Your Adult Child Now
Are you your adult child’s safety net? Taking care of your adult children has a silver lining. Eight financial tips for parents whose adult children return to the nest. Read more
How Digital Devices Affect Infants and Toddlers
Parents should ditch the devices; face-to-face interaction trumps tech. Read more
Good News for “Older” Mothers: You May Live Longer
New study finds “older” mothers live longer—to 95+. But, what exactly is “older?” In terms of maternal longevity, the definition of “older” just got younger. Read more
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