Why Surviving Adolescence Isn’t Enough

In October, I starting working at a community mental health clinic. For the first time in my six years studying and working in clinical psychology, I was charting new territory, treating a patient population I had yet to encounter: adolescent girls. Read more: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/there-is-always-another-part/201709/why-surviving-adolescence-isnt-enough

My Child a Bully? Never! Well Maybe…

One of the most difficult things a parent can hear is, “Your child is bullying my child.” As parents, our first reaction is, “My child would never do that. He is innocent.” When this happens, it is important to remember that your child, as a human being, can and will make mistakes. Read more: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/raising-parents/201708/my-child-bully-never-well-maybe

Do People Who Marry Late in Life Find Happiness?

There is no wrong time to do the right thing.  Charles M. Blow Is there a right age to get married or to begin a long-term relationship?  A new research article published in the Journal of Family Psychology explores this question in depth.  Matthew D. Read more: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/media-spotlight/201708/do-people-who-marry-late-in-life-find-happiness

The Burden of Happiness

A friend was recently doing some yard work at her rural New Hampshire home. Once the excavator cleared a hole for planting she said “we should get better soil to replace it.” “Nope,” he replied, “the plants need to grow in the same rocky soil we dug out. Read more: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-unmotivated-teen/201708/the-burden-happiness

Sense of Self-Worth May Develop Earlier Than Once Thought

But the study from researchers at New York University also suggests that failure can instill discouragement sooner than previously thought. “Young children’s self-concepts are not qualitatively different from those of older children and adults,” said Dr. Read more: https://psychcentral.com/news/2017/08/26/sense-of-self-worth-may-develop-earlier-than-once-thought/125158.html