Do you have a toddler that is very emotional? Perhaps she will freak out at times, become shaky and difficult to console. Maybe she always seems to have a need to be in control, questioning everything, and challenging all of your decisions. While this may seem like a child’s attempt to manipulate, it could be rooted in something a little more serious, such as anxiety. Read More
by: Dr. Richard Marshall
A few days ago, I found an article titled, “Effects of Perfectionism: How Intrusive Parenting Is Harmful to Children.” You can find it here. Most of the research conducted on intrusive parenting (also known as helicopter parenting) studies its effects in high school and college students. However, this particular article is important, because the authors report the results of their five-year study targeting the effects of intrusive parenting on children in the primary grades. Read More
Today’s question comes to us from Rebecca, who wrote:
I THINK THAT MY HUSBAND IS DEPRESSED. HE JUST DOES NOT SEEM TO BE HIS USUAL HAPPY SELF WHEN HE COMES HOME FROM WORK, AND ON THE WEEKENDS, HE TENDS TO STAY IN BED AND WATCH TV. WHEN I ASK HIM ABOUT IT, HE SAYS THAT HE DOES NOT WANT TO TALK. IS IT DEPRESSION, AND IF SO, WHAT DO I DO?
-by Dr. Richard Marshall
I took advantage of the extra time that the July 4th holiday provided by first perusing the news. I’m glad I did, as I stumbled on a gem of an article about addiction in teens. It is beautifully written by Maia Szalavitz, a twenty something former addict and it appears in the June 25, 2016 issue of New York Times Sunday Review. I was initially attracted by the title, “Can You Get Over an Addiction.” We have a special interest in this topic, because we see many teenagers in our practice who are just beginning to use drugs and it is devilishly difficult to convince them to stop. Read More
TMB Episode 76: I’ll Never Do That Again (YouTube)
Have you ever said to yourself, “Man, I am never going to do that again!” While we all have, most of us have also made the mistake of doing it again, anyway. We do so for a variety of reasons, and tend to find ourselves regretting it, once again, the next day.
When we think of bravery, we tend to think of heroes and knights. People who have done amazing and life threatening things. Those who did not allow fear to stop them from accomplishing their mission. But what if consider the idea that bravery goes just a little bit deeper? What if we consider the fact that many of the things we do every day require bravery? And if we can imagine that, what does it mean when we fail to stand up for ourselves or take the risks necessary to make our lives better?
In our modern culture, we work more than twice as much as our hunter-gatherer ancestors. According to most researchers, hunter-gatherers “work” approximately 20 hours per week (7 days), whereas statistics suggest that modern Americans work approximately 45 hours per week (5 days). So in our “progressive” world, we actually work more than ever before.