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Kids don’t know how to play on their own anymore. Here are four ways to change that.

One of my favorite things in life is watching my children (ages 1.5 and 3.5) play by themselves and get totally absorbed in what they are doing. It’s amazing to see them learn and discover through play.<p>When my older child is playing, his imagination takes on a life of its own — I love overhearing …

Parenting

How To Raise Smart Kids: Unmissable Secrets Of Parenting

We all want our children to do well – to become something great and lead happy and healthy lives. Intelligence in a child has its advantages but …

Kids

Correct A Child's Behaviour Without Punishment By Focusing On These Three Things

Many parents dole out punishment when their children do something bad, but Alan Kazdin, director of the Yale Parenting Center, says that even gentle …

Why a psychiatrist thinks the key to happiness might be swallowing the right bacteria

That these organisms influences us as much — if not more — as we influence them is a powerful idea, explored in fecal transplant therapies and microbiome sequencing.<p>It's also one that some researchers want to take advantage of, psychologically speaking.<p>They're looking for psychobiotics — bacteria …

8 Surprising Reasons Young People May Suffer from Depression

A friend of mine approached me the other day in tears. The 9-year-old son of a close friend of hers tried to kill himself.<p>“He’s 9!!??!!” she said. …

Immune System

The bacteria in our guts may help determine who gets anxiety and depression

When interviewed, they said they felt less daily stress and their memories were sharper.<p>The brain benefits were subtle, but the results, reported at last year's annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, got attention.<p>That's because the pills were not a precise chemical formula synthesized by …

Making Healthy Food Choices

<b>​​How can you ensure that your child is well nourished?</b> Here are some guiding principles to keep in mind when planning and preparing meals for the …

Oklahoma City News, Sports, Weather & Entertainment

Jackson Enterprise Elementary will soon bear the name of Mary Golda Ross, while Lee Elementary will be renamed after Adelaide...

Weather

How Strengths-Based Parenting Can Help Your Kid Thrive

Stop trying to 'fix' your kids and nurture their natural talents instead.<p>Your kid loves to be the center of attention. She's the type to run onto the playground, yell "Watch me!", and make monkey noises while hanging upside down on the monkey bars.<p>If that sounds familiar, one of your child's …

Top 5 Parenting Habits for Raising Happy, Healthy Kids

We all know that parenting can be difficult. In those first few months after birth, when you're basking in the glow of becoming a new mom or dad while reeling from the difficulty of nighttime feeds, much of what's necessary to raise a child hasn't really hit you. But, over time, as the months and …

Parenting

Science says lasting relationships come down to 2 basic traits

<i>In most marriages, levels of satisfaction drop dramatically within the first few years together.</i><p><i>But among couples who not only endure, but live happily together for years and years, the spirit of kindness and generosity guides them forward.</i><p>Every day in June, the most popular wedding month of the …

How 'helicopter parenting' is ruining America's children

College freshmen will soon head home for the holidays, ready to fill in their parents on all the fresh experiences in their new lives. Or not. For today's younger generation, there may be nothing to tell the folks, who are already in touch with their kids all day, every day. Julie Lythcott-Haims …

This Is the Number One Mistake Parents Make When Arguing With Kids

How do you deal with out of control kids?<p>The authors of the bestseller <i>How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk</i> have some great …

Parenting

Famifi

How to Never Get Angry: 3 New Secrets From Neuroscience

They’re one inch from your face, boiling with rage, screaming and yelling at you.<p>And all you want to do is scream and yell back. But you know that’s …

This Is The #1 Mistake Parents Make When Arguing With Kids

How do you deal with out of control kids?The authors of the bestseller How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk have some great …

Self-help

7 Things Emotionally Intelligent People Don't Do

The restaurant manager who speaks with poise and grace to the patron complaining loudly about the wait service. The levelheaded friend you call in …

Emotional Intelligence

The 5 C's of Effective Discipline: Setting Rules for Children

People don’t just stumble upon good parenting. Parenting well, like any other skill in life, is something we learn not just through what we were …

Hey Baby, What’s Your Myers-Briggs Personality Type?

A few months ago, I was two hours into a date that I felt was going exceptionally well. We’d exchanged all of the standard getting-to-know-you …

How to Remember Everything: Great Techniques to Enhance Your Memory

Aren’t you frustrated when you can’t remember an important piece of information, but completely irrelevant memories start to emerge when you least …

3 Ways Empathy Can Improve Your Life

Does it ever feel like people are all self-absorbed jerks? Like they’re not listening? Only in it for themselves?<p>You’re not crazy. Empathy is …

How to Get Your Kid to Tell You Everything

As the first day of school quickly approaches, parents are asking me how to get their kids to talk to them more about school. We parents want …

Parenting

Why You Shouldn’t Pay Children for Grades

“My kid’s job is school. So why shouldn’t I pay her for good grades? After all, I get paid for the work I do.”<p>As someone who works with parents, I hear that a lot, and as a parent of two teenage boys myself, I completely understand. We have high hopes for our kids when it comes to their …

8 Paradigm Shapers for Making Discipline Decisions as a Parent

I frequently have parents ask me what type of discipline they should use with their children. I’m glad parents are asking the question, but I seldom …

Parenting

5 Shortcuts To Bonding Deeply With a Romantic Partner

How do you get to crazy love — or get crazy love back when it’s gone away?<p>Forget the silly relationship books, let’s look at the real science and get …

Relationships

How your childhood affects your success

A young Bill Gates.ScrapeTV<p>From the biological side of things to how we're nurtured, a lot of what goes on in childhood influences how we turn out as adults.<p>And while there isn't a set recipe for ensuring achievement and happiness in adulthood, psychology research has pointed to a handful of …

11 Things Every Parent Should Know To Raise a Happy Child

From the first sonogram to the first day of college, parenting can be simultaneously the hardest <i>and</i> the most rewarding job. When I asked parents …

Parenting