March 17, 2015
by Mary Horn, Psy.D.
American youth are growing up in a society where competition and the pressure that comes with it, begin at the very beginning of their life experiences. It is not uncommon for parents to go to classes, read books, do research, and gather as much information as they can about parenting. Well-meaning parents want the best for their children. There are programs for babies to read, infants to swim, even sports that begin in toddlerhood. Often, parents will pick homes in good school districts so they can ensure a good education for their children. [More]
When we’re very stressed out, burned out and overwhelmed we are unable to see the forest through the trees. It’s common to be thinking, “I need a break, I need to go on a vacation, or I just need to sleep. I can’t possibly imagine what to do next in my career, but I want a career change!” When you’re burned out or exhausted it is very difficult to see objectively what changes need to be made to have a more satisfying career. [More]
Women tend to strive more for excellence; to prove themselves. Not that men don't feel they need to prove themselves, but women have an extra push to show that they are smart, knowledgeable, capable, and able to handle just about anything and everything. Research shows that women are still not as "committed" as men. Women are often referred to as bossy when they are actually being assertive. [More]