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April 4, 2016
by Henry M. Pittman, MA

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Unregulated Parental Emotions: The Deathly Outcome

April 4, 2016 16:03 by Henry M. Pittman, MA

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Being a parent encounters great responsibility. The responsibility is not only great because you are caring for an infant or child that cannot tend to itself or protect itself. Responsibility is so great because the parent is responsible for the total development of the child. In order to be able to give a child the best they can have to develop into a responsible psychology healthy well-being, the parent has to be responsible for themselves as well. When parenting [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

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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]

August 26, 2015
by Lee Kehoe, MS, LMHC, NCC

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Boy’s Reaction To Leaving Mom for Pre-k Goes Viral: Attachment At Play

August 26, 2015 06:33 by Lee Kehoe, MS, LMHC, NCC

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A Los Angeles reporter asked Andrew Macias, 4, if he was excited to start pre-school. With a nice polo and combed hair, the young boy hesitantly said “yes” to the reporter. The following question, however, left little Macias in tears, as the reporter asked, “Are you gonna miss you’re mom?” Macias at first says “no,” but the video catches Macias have a moment of realization that his mom would not be with him at pre-school. This led Macias to break into tears as the fear of leaving his mom finally set in. [More]

August 24, 2015
by Carol Campbell, M.A

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Netflix Offers One-Year Leave for New Parents: Conflicting Emotional Reactions Result

August 24, 2015 07:55 by Carol Campbell, M.A

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On August 4, 2015 the streaming video company Netflix, located in Los Gatos, CA, announced a shockingly generous new policy for its employees who become parents: unlimited fully paid leave for mothers and fathers in the first year after the child’s arrival. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, this amount of time and leave is “practically unheard of”. (Lang, M.) Employees are now allowed to work as much or as little as they see fit in that first year as they adjust to bringing a new life into their family. This policy is perhaps a logical extension of Netflix’s long-standing vacation policy, which is that employees may take as much vacation as they want, without any records kept. (Lang. M.) [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

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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]

May 23, 2015
by Raushannah Johnson-Verwayne,Psy.D.

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Summertime Safety: Beyond Bug spray, Bottled Water, and Backpacks

May 23, 2015 09:34 by Raushannah Johnson-Verwayne,Psy.D.

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Summertime is known to be a time of relaxation, fun, family time, and long and lazy days. It is also a time when children are a little more independent, as they are off with friends, away at camp, on vacations and field trips, and learning and trying new things. Generally speaking, parents are prepared to send children on their adventures. Their backpacks are armed with bug spray, bottled water, sunscreen, hand sanitizer, and with extras of everything just in case. But what is often missed is the opportunity to arm them with safety from those who may try to harm them. [More]