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The Disturbing True Story of the Pied Piper of Hamelin

When, lo! as they reached the mountain-side,

A wondrous portal opened wide,

As if a cavern was suddenly hollowed;

And the Piper advanced and the children followed,

And when all were in to the very last,

T...

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Inner child healing: 5 surprisingly powerful exercises

The “inner child” is one of those concepts that is used regularly yet is a little confusing to think about.

It’s referred to in different ways, ranging from “the child archetype”, to “the child within”, to “the wonder child” to ...

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Sharing data for the benefit of children with cancer

Michal Jarmoluk /Pixabay

September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, a time to recognize issues facing children with cancer. Several new developments in childhood cancer research at the National Cancer Institute (NCI...

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Moms, Kids Anxiety

By Anita M. Schimizzi, Ph.D.

We know that maternal depression can have a profound impact on children. But what about maternal anxiety? A recent article in the Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology suggests that mom’s anxiety may ...

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Transition Plan: 10 Steps to Creating a Major Life Change

A lot of people wish for personal transformation not knowing how to jump-start such a major change in their lives. They generally waste energy on false starts or take a few steps in the right direction, only to find that old habits an...

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New Research From Psychological Science

Read about the latest research published in Psychological Science:

Paying Back People Who Harmed Us but Not People Who Helped Us: Direct Negative Reciprocity Precedes Direct Positive Reciprocity in Early Development

Nadia ...

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Navigating Weight and Body Image With Your Child

Concerned about your kid’s weight? Here are some effective, science-backed things you could do – and not do – to support your kid’s healthy relationship with food and body image.

You might have seen that Weight Watchers recently...

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How to Tone Down Parent Conflict During Separation and Divorce to Help Your Kids Adjust

By Anita M. Schimizzi, Ph.D.

Time and again, research suggests that parental conflict is a strong predictor of how children will do following parental separation and divorce. Parents’ ability to cooperatively co-parent without e...

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Special Editorial: Does your child need therapy? Thoughts on parental fears and why we need you involved

By Nestor Lopez-Duran PhD

Historically, psychiatry has not been kind to mothers. Early (and mostly wrong) ideas about what ‘caused’ emotional/behavioral difficulties and psychiatric disorders made it easy for clinicians to blame...

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Conscious Conception: Nurturing Your Grandkids' Generation

Jocelyn Gordon is the creator of HoopYogini™ and Bhakti Boogie® Yoga. Catch her at Wanderlust Snowshoe, Wanderlust Stratton, Wanderlust Squaw Valley (look out for Jocelyn’s Conscious Conception Circle at Squaw), and the Los Angeles, M...

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How to Access Inner Peace Through Extreme Catharsis ⋆ LonerWolf

“What I do is sort of like dynamic meditation. I confront the useless beliefs and ideas you cling to, in a way that you’ll react. After you’ve gotten all your pent-up emotions out, then you’re more open to what I have to say.”

I...

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Cognitive Enhancement Without Drugs

Everybody wants to boost their cognitive performance. A recent research demonstrates an easy way to increase mental performance markedly without resorting to cognitive enhancing or sweating over hard mental exercises to strengthen you...

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Hippotherapy for Children

As you may well know, children are especially prone in their youth. They change so quickly, and they can be influenced so easily. It’s a tender time, and it’s a time when support and empathy are such positive influences. It’s an espec...

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