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 Siblings Teach Each Other…Or Not
From braiding hair to playing a sport to solving tricky math equations, siblings can teach each other a lot about the world. In a recent study published in the Journal of Cognition and Development, scientists at Concordia University observed siblings interacting at home to unearth exactly how siblings teach each other. Read More
How to Have the Marriage You Want
Redefining marriage gives yours a better chance of surviving in our changed society. 74% of newlyweds won’t be surprised if their marriage fails. Here, seven sensible, forward thinking contracts for marital success in established marriages and for couples about to say “I do.” Consider them insurance policies that pay huge dividends. Read More
A GPS for Your Child with ADD/ADHD
Children with attention or learning issues are often called “stupid, lazy, or undisciplined.” What they are is undiagnosed. Understood.org has changed all that by offering online guidance for parents of the one in five children with learning and attention problems. Read More
10 Tips for Surmounting In-Law Difficulties
No matter how much you love them, in-laws tend to be a mixed blessing, a complex new relationship that you need to forge in adult life. Read More
The One Thing Parents Don’t Need to Stress About
What are your fondest childhood memories? Many parents go above and beyond to provide memorable experiences for their children—from pricey vacations to elaborate themed birthday parties. A new study says there’s more power in the mundane. Read More
Jiggly Thighs, Six-Pack Abs and “Mediagirls”
Learn how to help your preteen and teen daughters fight a media culture that sends young girls the message that what matters most about them is their sex appeal. Read More
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