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How to Spot a Child Molester How do you know when a person is safe for your child to be around?   Answer:  You really can never be 100% sure because pedophiles and other brands of child molesters are master manipulators; but, there are some clues that can be indicators that someone … ...
Summer School Plan (How to Prevent the Academic Summer... Oftentimes kids lose some of their academic skills in the long summer break. This is especially detrimental to kids who already struggle in school. To counteract this loss and hopefully … ...
Kill Them with Kindness “Matt, you are too sensitive,” a family member said. I chafed at the label. Sensitivity, within my immediate family, is disparaged as a sign of weakness. Stoicism, with the occasional angry outburst, reigns. Feelings? According to my family, Oprah and I should schedule couch time … ...
NPD Survivor Seeks Alcoholic to Love The chemistry between him and me was electric. Sparks flew. Chemistry sizzled. He was the handsomest man I’d ever seen. And he was trying to kiss little ol’ me. I … ...
Creative Professionals Need To Relieve Stress As a creative person, you may be especially sensitive and vulnerable to sensations and feelings. As a creative professional, your work may be one of the most deeply satisfying parts … ...
The Parental Happiness Gap Is Largest In The US Do children make you happier? It depends in which industrialised country you live. > Use code "10OFF" for 10% off PsyBlog's latest ebook: "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything" **
Doing What Needs to Be Done to Get Rid of Stress We all do it, pretty much everyday. We scroll through our newsfeeds or click on articles about politics or are bombarded by updates on shootings and it’s no wonder why … ...
3 Surprising Ways Kids Can Affect Your Relationship—and What... Parents-to-be have certain assumptions and expectations about what life will look like when their little one is born and comes home. This is understandable. All of us hold a slew of ideas about any big change in our lives (about anything really). But often those … ...
How Makeup Alters the Way Women's Characters Are Judged A new study finds that men perceive women who wear makeup to be more prestigious while women perceive (other) women who wear makeup to be more dominant — and more promiscuous.
Make Reading Fun For Your Children During The Summer Introduction The summer has just arrived. School is out for the year. The last thing children want to do is read. However, it is essential to read during the summer … ...
10 Ways to Write Perfect Emails Figuring out how to say what you mean in your email conversations doesn’t have to be a daunting task with this helpful, all-purpose guide.
Today I Love The Market Today I love the farmers’ market and the way it’s always there every Saturday. I love things that can be counted on, things that make my world feel right. I … ...
Having A Balanced Diet With ADHD Introduction While medication and therapy are important to treat symptoms associated with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, it is also essential to engage in a proper diet with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity … ...
Opioid Addiction: We Started It. We Need to Stop It In the United States, our physicians lead the world in prescribing opioid pain medication. According to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. physicians write 82.5 opioid prescriptions for every 100 persons in the country. The CDC also reported that … ...
Psychology Around the Net: June 25, 2016 Happy Saturday, Psych Central readers! Whew, I’ve had a stressful week. I’ve been juggling everything from major work deadlines to doctor appointments to preparing our guestroom for entertaining company all weekend, and honestly, the only thing that’s helped keep me focused is my to-do list. … ...
Why Your Rituals Matter Every society has rituals to guide people through life stages like reaching adulthood, marriage and death. People also have personal rituals and habits that they stick to without always knowing why. Many researchers have looked at the psychology of rituals, and they’ve found that even the most basic rituals can...
Spike activity 24-06-2016 Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: Why do some children thrive in adult life despite a background of violence and neglect? Fascinating piece from Mosaic. Scientific American asks with the flood of neuroscience PhDs, where will all the neuroscientists go? Ask British neuroscientists, they’re probably weighing up their options right … Continue reading "Spike activity 24-06-2016"
On Sadness and Not Trying to Boost Our Sinking Mood There are many articles about boosting our mood and feeling better. About finding the beauty, even when there’s so much ugliness. Because the ugliness doesn’t undo or erase the beauty. … ...
Empathy Makes All the Difference-Part 1 The better we listen, the less defensive our partner will be. Linda: Empathy is defined as “the psychological identification with or vicarious experiencing of the feelings, thoughts, or attitudes of … ...
The Joy of Giving In The Art of Loving, Erich Fromm wrote: “Giving is more joyous than receiving, not because it is a deprivation, but because in the act of giving lies the expression of my aliveness.” The more we give, the more we experience the world as the … ...