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.

shutterstock_12264220013 Warning Signs Your Child May Have a Mental Health Issue

Nearly one in five children is affected with an emotional or behavioral disorder. Here’s how to recognize a problem and find help.Read More


6 Benefits for Children of “Older Mothers”

Much is said about the benefits—and drawbacks—of women waiting to have babies, but what are the potential pluses for the children of older mothers? Read More


Is Empty Nest a Myth?

Is sending your child off to college as emotionally draining and stressful as having a newborn or raising a child during the middle school years? What new research tells us. Read More


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

UK One Child CroppedWill You Be a New Traditional Family?

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

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