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My Son Has the Kind of Autism No One Talks About

Bonnie Zampino | Posted 09.28.2015 | Parents
Bonnie Zampino

Autism isn't all about the six-year-old who can play Piano Man better than Billy Joel. Autism can be hard. Autism can be sad. Autism can be messy. Autism can be violent. Autism can be isolating.

Family Dysfuntionality: How Does It Affect The Children?

Diana Grycan | Posted 09.21.2015 | Parents
Diana Grycan

I encourage adults to be mindful about their behavior in front of children. The aggression they witness can sometimes become a part of who they are later on. Families often seem to have some level of dysfunction, but it is the those who are mindful of the imprinting that takes place who have the best results!

Amping Down the Anger: How to Heal the World in Three Simple Steps

Peter Himmelman | Posted 09.21.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Peter Himmelman

My wife told me a story yesterday that was unnerving to say the least. She'd been visiting a friend in the San Fernando Valley and stopped off on ...

The Post-Mortem on the APA's Dead-On-Arrival Policy Statement On Video Games

Christopher J. Ferguson | Posted 09.15.2015 | Science
Christopher J. Ferguson

ack in August the American Psychological Association (APA) released a new policy statement on video games in which they acknowledged video game violence can't be linked to violent crimes, but asserted that such games provoke milder acts of aggression.

What to Do When Your Child Hits You

Andrea Nair | Posted 08.26.2015 | Parents
Andrea Nair

It can be incredibly hard to stay calm when our own children hit us. Both our instinctual physical defense system and intense emotions can get triggered in a flash!

Yep, Color Bias Exists When Men Wear Red

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 05.13.2015 | Style

"Seeing red" and wearing red might have more in common than one might assume, as least in terms of perception. In a new study at Durham University, re...

The Softened Heart

Catherine Nagle | Posted 05.05.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Catherine Nagle

I believe that if we make the effort to listen, we can hear our hearts guiding us. And if we think we can ignore its wisdom, we will lose our way. Eventually we have to face up to our past choices. But doing so gives us an opportunity to bring our love and compassion into the world by listening to our wise hearts.

'Masculine' and 'Feminine' Styles of Handling Conflict

Caroline Turner | Posted 04.11.2015 | Business
Caroline Turner

In explaining differences in "masculine" and "feminine" styles of handling conflict, I show the strengths and limitations of both and avoid saying one is better than the other. Then along came some real-life conflicts -- one handled in the "feminine" way, the other in the "masculine" way. These situations showed me the strengths of one approach and the limitations of the other.

Understanding and Overcoming Our Guilt, Shame and Anxiety

Dr. Peter Breggin | Posted 04.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peter Breggin

Why do we human beings suffer so much from the demoralizing emotions of guilt, shame and anxiety? Over many centuries, answers have varied from our bi...

How To Deal With Aggressive People

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 02.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Twardowski

Dealing with people who have these tendencies can be quite draining and, without a solid balance of both assertiveness and empathy, can create a lot of tension in our relationships with them.

The Radical Choice of Militant Kindness

Kindness Blog | Posted 01.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Kindness Blog

Kindness. It seems like such an easy choice. But a crazy thing happens when you drop your guard and step from behind that icy stand-offish barrier: people become comfortable around you.

Halloween From Your Dog's Perspective

Sarah Hodgson | Posted 12.29.2014 | Green
Sarah Hodgson

As we round the calendar into November there is one date that will refuse to go unnoticed: October 31. Children of all ages -- even adults -- parade about in costume chatting with strangers like friends and approaching homes as though they had just visited yesterday. Humans get it. Dogs often don't.

Domestic Violence: The NFL Needs to Step Up as Role Models

Rosalind Sedacca | Posted 11.18.2014 | Divorce
Rosalind Sedacca

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a timely reminder for the NFL to do the right thing, to forget about the good ol' boys club and to change social consciousness when it comes to competition, aggression and power.

Mean Toddlers: Preventing Mean Girls From Developing in the Earliest Years

Katherine Rose | Posted 11.12.2014 | Parents
Katherine Rose

What if girls were taught to deal appropriately with jealousy long before they ever get to middle school? As a scholar in child development (and thus, a lifelong student of human behavior), I believe they should be. It could have great payoffs later in life for girls and women.

What Your Teens Want You To Know About Bullying

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 10.05.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

This is what your kids want you to know about the bullying experience, but might never tell you. You see, they don't want to upset you, disappoint you, worry you and are even concerned that you might not be interested.

Anna Almendrala

The Scientific Reason Why We Hurt The Ones We Love Most | Anna Almendrala | Posted 06.26.2014 | Healthy Living

The people we know and love the most are the same people we're most awful to in word and deed -- and vice versa. That’s the takeaway of three dec...

Speak Up -- They Just Might Hear You

Jamie Silverman | Posted 08.17.2014 | Women
Jamie Silverman

I wonder if when women are perceived as being aggressive, it's really just because we're trying to get credit where credit is due. When we're supposedly aggressive while dating, it's because we want to go after what we think we deserve. Is it so bad to try to level the playing field?

Do Countries Experience an Increase in Military Aggression When They Go to the World Cup?

Andrew Bertoli | Posted 08.09.2014 | World
Andrew Bertoli

My new study addresses the longstanding debate about whether international sporting events make countries more peaceful or violent. To tackle this que...

Cat Attacks Dog and Saves Child -- Was She Being Protective?

Sophia Yin | Posted 08.03.2014 | Green
Sophia Yin

No doubt you've seen the video of Tara the cat saving her human family member, a young toddler boy, from being mauled by a neighbor's dog. The feat is...

Do Bullied Youth Really Carry Weapons to School?

Deborah Temkin | Posted 07.07.2014 | Impact
Deborah Temkin

We know bullying is a common factor in many school shooting incidents, but what does the data really say? As a trained researcher, I wanted to dig deeper beyond the news reports and went searching for the study.

An Insider's Look into Autism: Alongside Her Autistic Students, Behavioral Coordinator Kim Ceccarelli Is Also Learning

Nancy Rappaport | Posted 07.02.2014 | Education
Nancy Rappaport

By necessity, caring adults need to become detectives, analyzing what is taking place before the behavior (whether crying, screaming, biting, kicking, or running from the classroom) and how the environment either reinforces the behavior or helps to change it.

Three Ways to Be a Game Changer

Birute Regine | Posted 06.18.2014 | Business
Birute Regine

In day-to-day office politics, the domination game of seeking power and ego boosting is a great distractor from the real work that needs to be done.

Freeing Humanity

Neal Barnard, M.D. | Posted 05.19.2014 | Green
Neal Barnard, M.D.

Human aggression did not vanish from the face of earth in 1945, any more than it did in 1865. We have not reined in human nature. All we have managed to do is to peel out of its clutches many of its victims.

5 Warning Signs That Depression Is Affecting Your Relationship

Dr. Shannon Kolakowski | Posted 05.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Shannon Kolakowski

A resounding body of research has shown how closely depression is related to relationships in a cyclical fashion: Depression affects the quality of your relationships, and the features of your relationship can affect your level of depression.

Reactions to Peter Lanza and 8 Pieces of Advice for Parents Concerned About Their Child's Violent and Aggressive Behavior

Dr. Kate Roberts | Posted 05.13.2014 | Parents
Dr. Kate Roberts

In the same way that when a parent is ill they must "trust" their own physician for treatment, when their child needs treatment, doctors must be trusted -- even when there is no clear and direct answer.