Shelby Langan

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Utah Passes The Nation's First Free Range Parenting Law

Utah just passed the nation’s first free-range parenting law – permitting kids to play unsupervised or stay home alone, and protecting parents from …

5 parent-friendly podcasts for kids

Arwen Champion-NicksI do not have children and thus have never found myself stuck on the 405 with a back seat full of bored, malleable brains melting …

Kids

How One Boy Inspired the Free-Range Parenting Revolution

“It all comes back to taking the subway when I was nine,” 20-year-old college sophomore Izzy Skenazy, who recently returned from a five-month stint …

Telling children little white lies can come back to bite you in ways you would never expect

Many parents have told their child a white lie or two, usually with the best of intentions. Research suggests 45% of parents tell their children a …

Why Self-Awareness is the Best Parenting Tool

Parenting is a triggering experience. When we deal with our kids, we’re also interfacing with ourselves as children, and the remnants of how we were …

Nicole Curtis Says She Was Refused Time with Her Toddler Son on Easter Amid Custody Battle

Nicole Curtis‘s battle for her toddler rages on after a peaceful meeting with her ex just last week.<p>The star of DIY Network’s <i>Rehab Addict,</i> 41, <i></i>writes …

How Is Borderline Personality Disorder Diagnosed?

If you think you or a loved one may have borderline personality disorder (BPD), it can be very helpful to educate yourself about borderline …

The ongoing myths and misconceptions about ‘accidental addiction’

Over at Reason, Jacob Sullum has written a much-needed corrective to the prevailing narrative about opioid addiction — that there is a widespread problem of “accidental addiction” among pain patients. It’s a destructive narrative, because it makes it more difficult for people in real pain to find …

Drug Addiction

What Does It Mean When We Call Addiction a Brain Disorder?

The term acknowledges that addiction is a chronic but treatable medical condition involving changes to circuits involved in reward, stress and …

The Brain

No, There Is no Such Thing as ADHD

No, there is no such thing as ADHD. Somewhere along the line we have lost the understanding that kids come in all shapes and sizes. Some kids are …

The Illusion of Free Will and Mental Illness Stigma

We haven't evolved to have any deep understanding of the human mind.<p>Why we shouldn't persist with outdated ideas of a separate and irreducible …

It Might Turn Out Psychopaths Aren't Completely Devoid of Empathy After All

That's not what makes them selfish.<p>Having a close relationship with someone with dark tetrad personality traits – narcissism, Machiavellianism, …

Social Anxiety and Alcohol Use: A Complex Relationship

If you've developed a problem with alcohol or other substance use from trying to cope with your social anxiety, you're not alone. Meet Debbie and …

Mental Health

Girl Unknown Book Review - Psychological Thriller Novel by Karen Perry

Shares 3<p>tag: girl unknown book review<p>How quickly could the family we have created for ourselves unravel–and how far will we go to protect it?<p>David …

10 healthy lunch ideas for kids

Knowing what to pack in children's lunchboxes can be tricky, especially if they're fussy eaters. However, if you choose fresh and colourful …

Here are the Best Paint Colors for Your Small Bathroom

(Image credit: Our Humble Abode)<p>When it comes to painting small bathrooms, it can be a real challenge to figure out how to make them feel both bigger …

Home Decorating

4 Red Flags Your Partner Is Gaslighting You, According To An Expert

I once lived with a world-class gaslighter. If they gave out trophies for mental manipulation, there wouldn't have been an empty flat surface in our …

Amazon Fire TV

The Milk Conspiracy That I Wish I Knew When I was Seven

So much milk, so little cookies.<p>February 17, 2018<p>Raise your hand if your mother made you drink a glass of milk every damn day of your childhood. If …

How to Decide When to Ignore and When to Discipline Toddler Behavior

A toddler's bad behavior varies wildly. Here's how to find the right consequences for it.<p>The age between 12 and 26 months is a time of extreme change …

Parenting

53 Things On Amazon Skyrocketing in Popularity That Are Total Life-Changers

Getting a package delivered always feels really exciting, even when the stuff inside is pretty boring (see: socks). But what if every package that …

15 Organization Tips For A Way More Functional Bathroom Situation

Remember: shelving units are your friends.<p><i>This post was translated from French.</i>

Storage Ideas

The 4 things you inherit from your mother

That old cliché about every woman turning into her mother might not be so ridiculous after all: science says your mum directly influences many of the things that make you, you – from your intelligence to your behaviour in romantic relationships.<p>While genetics are undoubtedly a highly complex …

TS Eliot's The Waste Land remains one of the finest reflections on mental illness ever written

In 1921, having taken time off from his job at Lloyds Bank for what would now be called depression, TS Eliot spent three weeks convalescing in Margate. It was the hottest October in years. Every day, he got the tram from the Albemarle Hotel in Cliftonville to the sea front, and, sitting in Nayland …

Literature

This Myers-Briggs personality test alternative is based on a centuries-old system

From stress-busting techniques to digital detoxes, sometimes analog life is the best life. And if you want to learn something new, you actually have …

Myers-Briggs

How perfectionism became a hidden epidemic among young people

In our roles as academics, young people knock on our doors almost every day. They are typically ambitious, bright and hard-working. They have a broad …

Can you die of a broken heart? Science proves 'broken heart syndrome' is real.

Heartbreak can be a devastating experience at any age. When the man I thought was “the one” ended our relationship years ago, I felt as though I was experiencing a death. I could barely get out of bed, cried more often than not and moped around so miserably my friends grew weary of trying to …

University of Washington

Searching for Evidence of the Oedipus Complex

Sigmund Freud is a controversial figure in the history of psychology, and perhaps none of his ideas is more contentious than his theory of the …

Cognitive Dissonance and Creativity

<i>“Smoking Kills.” “Smoking Causes Cancer.”</i> Most of us who have seen a pack of cigarettes have seen these words written on it in large, conspicuous …

How a Child’s Behavior is Impacted by Their Parent’s Social Skills

If children generally act the way they’re taught to act (through both observation and active learning), then what happens when the person teaching …

Does Vitamin D Deficiency Contribute to Brain Disorders?

There seems to be a lot of talk about Vitamin D deficiency lately, particularly in relation to brain disorders.<p>I’ve always associated vitamin D with …