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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Is Your Teen an Observer, Asserter, Perfectionist or …?
So often conflicts occur because of a breakdown in communication where one party fails to understand the motives of the other and, in turn, acts in an uncaring or harmful way. Read more
The Cardinal Sin of Parenting Teens
When a child is growing up, it’s not uncommon for a parent to act as a second teacher. High school is different. Teenagers need to be weaned off parental guidance, because like it or not, you can’t go to college with them. Read More
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
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
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