Do You Have a People-Pleasing Problem

When someone asks you for a favor, a “yes, sure” is out of your mouth before the reality of the commitment registers. You may have a people-pleasing problem. It’s not uncommon for many of us to wonder how we got roped into being the family’s go-to task person, an extra office assignment, or making arrangements… Read More


What’s in your medicine cabinet that could lead to teen medicine abuse? The cough medicine—harmless, right? Yes, if taken as directed. However, the active ingredient in most over-the-counter cough medicines can produce serious side effects if taken excessively.… Read More


New Only Child Stereotype Brewing Are only children really more likely to be overweight or obese? A potential new stereotype links childhood obesity to family size, birth order and, specifically, to only children. Since 1896 when psychologist G. Stanley Hall pronounced only children were lonely, selfish, and bossy, these stereotypes have stuck. A number of… Read More


An estimated 45 million youth between the ages of 6 and 18 engage in organized sports. Be it soccer or swimming, tennis or baseball, year-round training or participation on too many teams can lead to burnout and overuse injuries which are on the rise according to the American Academy of Pediatrics.… Read More


< Return to Parenting an Only Child From Chapter 1 of Parenting an Only Child: The Joys and Challenges of Raising Your One and Only   The New Traditional Family Is it a factor of economic restraints, more complex lives, increased fertility, pure good sense, or something else that is changing the makeup of the… Read More