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Emotional Contagion: Catching your Child's Feelings When You Use Parental Intelligence

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 11.16.2015 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Emotions are contagious! Parents can catch strong emotions in their children alerting them to cues of their feelings without a word expressed. Parents catch a feeling from their child such as seeing fear or anger in a facial expression.

Messy Toddler to Cluttered Teen: Meanings That Lurk Underneath the Mess

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 08.07.2015 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Whatever kind of person you are, believe it or not, your messy child is not trying to be disobedient. They're not out to get you or tire your organized soul. Their messes have a wide range of possible meanings. Take a gander at a few.

On Kindness: More Than Being Nice

Henriette Lazaridis | Posted 09.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Henriette Lazaridis

Who could blame us for wanting people to notice when we do something nice? But what if we keep our kindness private, shared only between us and the person we care about at that moment? That is something I would like to see.

YouTube Stars Take To MTV To Premiere Music Videos (WATCH)

Shira Lazar | Posted 04.27.2013 | Media
Shira Lazar

As a bonafide YouTube star, DeStorm is still cranking out roughly nine videos a week, including his daily vlogs, video on his second channel, and a big music video on his main channel.

The Etymology Of Muppet

Posted 11.23.2011 | Books

Originally posted on OUP's Etymology & Language Blog With the arrival of the new Muppet movie, Kermit, Miss Piggy, Beaker, and our other felt frien...

'Relationship' Is a Very Big Word

Bella DePaulo | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bella DePaulo

There's something troubling about the use of the word "relationship" that excludes all relationships but romantic ones. All other adult relationships aren't just excluded in the wording; they're absent from the studies.