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July 7, 2020
by Patricia Tomasi

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Controlled A Lot By Your Parents As A Teen? That Could Explain Why You’re Suffering Romantically In Adulthood

July 7, 2020 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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A new study published in the Journal of Child Development looked at the how perceived psychological control in early adolescence predicts lower levels of adaptation into mid-adulthood. Researchers were hoping to understand the long-term associations with overly controlling parenting in adolescence. [More]

January 31, 2016
by Henry M. Pittman, MA

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Discipline & Parental Abuse

January 31, 2016 01:49 by Henry M. Pittman, MA  [About the Author]

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When human babies are born, they are totally helpless. The babies need the parent for total survival. As the child begins to develop into a toddler, preschooler, and an adolescent, the once helpless babies, are now taking on an identity of themselves. As parents teach their children the difference between right and wrong along with socially appropriate behavior, discipline is often used. [More]

June 2, 2015
by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW

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Toya Graham Hits Her Point Home- Mom Says "No" To Son In Riots

June 2, 2015 07:55 by Ruth Gordon, MA, MSW, LCSW  [About the Author]

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Toya Graham is a single mother who lives in a run-down and dangerous neighborhood in West Baltimore. She was not a likely candidate for national recognition, and yet, there are many who are hailing Toya as a hero. Riots broke out in Baltimore following the death of Freddy Gray, a 25-year-old African American man. Toya would not let her son participate in the riots and took a stand on this. [More]

November 8, 2014
by Dr. C. Wayne Winkle,Phd

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To Spank or Not to Spank – Is that Really the Question?

November 8, 2014 07:55 by Dr. C. Wayne Winkle,Phd  [About the Author]

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Punishment is sometimes necessary as it serves to stop behavior that is inappropriate. It is very important for parents to keep in mind that punishment is only a part of the overall teaching of discipline. Discipline requires a two-pronged approach. Stop the inappropriate behavior and reward the appropriate behavior. FB- What is your view on spanking as part of discipline? C. Wayne Winkle explores some of the views held by parents on this controversial issue. [More]