When Coping Well Is Costly
4 Common Complaints About Teamwork
Four complaints that children and adults commonly voice during group projects, and some possible ways parents or teachers can respond.Read More
When Your Child Says “Nobody Likes Me!”
Practical ways to help when your child is feeling friendless.Read More
What’s the Hardest Stage of Parenting
Can you guess which stage of parenting research says has the lowest average level of parenting satisfaction for moms?Read More
The Truth About Violent Video Games and Kids, Part 1
Fans insist, “I’ve played lots of violent video games and haven’t murdered anyone!” Here’s what parents should know about the effects—and non-effects—of violent video games.Read More
Do Boys Need Rough and Tumble Play?
Why do boys wrestle and play pretend fighting? Do all boys do this? Should we view it as violence or innocent fun?Read More
Is your child popular? Does he or she want to be? Do you consider popularity an important goal for kids or teens?Read More
Helping Children Who Cry Easily
Kids who cry easily may pay a social cost. Here’s how parents can help.Read More
Invisible friends represent “bemagination”—something partway between belief and imagination.Read More
Children’s Growing Friendships
What is your child’s current level of friendship understanding? Here are ages and stages of children’s friendships.Read More
Is Your Child Inviting Rejection?
Some children regularly act in ways that make it hard for other kids to accept them. Here are some common off-putting behaviors and alternatives.Read More
What Are Social Skills?
Q: I hear a lot about how important it is for children to develop social skills. What exactly are social skills, and how do children learn them? There are a…Read More