If you want to stay up-to-date on parenting issues, from imaginary friends to empty nest, from problems and questions that affect family size to costs of raising children and stereotypes linked to only children and much more, you’ll want to read Susan Newman’s Psychology Today blog. Below are some examples of what you’ll find. There’s a new post every few weeks — sometimes more often. Be sure to express your opinions in the comment section after each article.
13 Warning Signs Your Child May Have a Mental Health Issue
6 Benefits for Children of “Older Mothers”
Is Empty Nest a Myth?
What Great Parents Do: Are You Doing It?
A toolbox of best parenting practices to help your children thrive. Read More
5 Top Parenting Challenges and How to Deal with Them
Tweaking how you respond to tantrums or aggression, whining or back talk can put an end to power struggles and create loving, lasting bonds with your children. Read More
9 Signs Your Child Has Entitlement Issues
If you are an overly involved or protective parent, you likely feed into your child’s sense of entitlement with realizing. Here, ways to measure the extent of your child or teen’s “Me, Me, Me” problem and turn the tide of entitlement. Read More
In Seattle, nearly 47 percent of households with children are one-child families. Within a few years, half of UK families will be one-child families. Why are more people choosing the single-child family? Will only child stereotypes finally disappear? Read More
The 3 Types of Parents Who Get Bullied by Their Children…and some expert advice on breaking the cycle
Mindfulness is not a word often associated with parenting. Neither is self-mastery. But without either it’s impossible to have a healthy relationship with your child. Parents committed to working on themselves rarely fall victim to continued bullying by their children. Read More