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Connecticut Shooting: Psychologists Advise Parents, Children On Coping With Tragedy (VIDEO)

Connecticut Shooting: Psychologists Advise Parents, Children On Coping With Tragedy (VIDEO)

Commented Dec 14, 2012 at 19:38:43 in Parents

“As a child psychologist with a background in trauma and the experience of being a mom, I kept wondering all day long if there was any way that I could get to Connecticut to offer help to the parents of those affected. Here's what I had to say on today's unbelievable tragedy:

http://www.themommypsychologist.com/2012/12/14/perspective-check/
Parents React To The Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting

Parents React To The Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting

Commented Dec 14, 2012 at 19:36:32 in Parents

“I had many of these same conversations in my head today as I witnessed the horror. I kept getting up and sitting down. Getting up and sitting down as my rational self argued with my emotional self about picking my son up from school early. I'm a mom and a psychologist. I talk about processing this unbelievable tragedy here:

http://www.themommypsychologist.com/2012/12/14/perspective-check/
Sesame Workshop Launches 'Little Children, Big Challenges' Divorce Initiative (VIDEO)

Sesame Workshop Launches 'Little Children, Big Challenges' Divorce Initiative (VIDEO)

Commented Dec 13, 2012 at 12:35:18 in Divorce

“Yay! Love this! I will definitely be using this and encouraging the parents that I work with to use this with their children.

"The child psychologist who thought she had all the answers to parenting until she became one herself." www.themommypsychologist.com
Child Abuse Rate In The U.S. Drops For 5th Straight Year

Child Abuse Rate In The U.S. Drops For 5th Straight Year

Commented Dec 13, 2012 at 12:33:04 in Parents

“As someone with a specialization in working with kids who have experienced trauma, I am happy to see these recent statistics. Although it wasn't specifically pointed out other than to say that children with disabilities comprised 11% of kids being abused, I think it is important to know that this number is disproportional to children who don't have special needs. What this means is that children with special needs are abused at a much greater rate than those children without. Another reason why I spend so much time working with parents of kids with special needs about teaching children how to be safe.

"The child psychologist who thought she had all the answers to parenting until she became one herself." www.themommypsychologist.com
Good Parents And Successful Romantic Partners Have The Same Qualities (STUDY)

Good Parents And Successful Romantic Partners Have The Same Qualities (STUDY)

Commented Dec 11, 2012 at 12:38:55 in Parents

“First, the majority of these results are correlation. And any graduate student knows from the very first statistics class that correlation does not equal causation. Drawing these global relationships without taking in the other factors contributing to the relationship (most importantly SES) is so misleading. Neglecting to take into account SES is extremely erroneous as the majority of parenting studies show that financial status is one of the strongest predictors of reported happiness within the family system.

"The child psychologist who thought she had all the answers to parenting until she became one herself." www.themommypsychologist.com

minto on Dec 11, 2012 at 23:38:08

“I don't think the author is claiming causation. I think they are claiming correlation.

"If you can do responsive care-giving, it seems that you can do it across different relationships"

I think that is saying not that good relationships are the cause of good parenting but that if you are good at relationships, then you are most likely also good at parenting. Something else is the cause.”
How The Age Of Parents May Affect Children

How The Age Of Parents May Affect Children

Commented Dec 11, 2012 at 12:34:53 in Parents

“Any arguments that leaves out the cultural context from the discussion is incomplete. It is impossible to discuss this trend without addressing the cultural context in which it occurs. There is no mention of SES in this discussion at all and I don't think you can examine motherhood without taking this into account.

"The child psychologist who thought she had all the answers to parenting until she became one herself." www.themommypsychologist.com
Autism Risk May Be Revealed By Pitch Of Babies' Cries

Autism Risk May Be Revealed By Pitch Of Babies' Cries

Commented Nov 29, 2012 at 13:56:14 in Parents

“As a child psychologist, this is simply a ridiculous study and equally silly to pass along the information as fact. First of all, it's yet another correlational study. It could just as easily be that children with the propensity for autism, engaged in more painful activity, which subsequently led to more painful cries. Or it could be that we just continually grasp for straws in regard to autism because ultimately we don't understand much of it from a scientific perspective.

"The child psychologist who thought she had all the answers to parenting until she became one herself." www.themommypsychologist.com

Bike Commuter on Nov 30, 2012 at 11:52:21

“If you think that this article presents the information as fact, then that calls into question your credentials as a child psychologist.”
The Worst Advice Ever Given To Parents, Going Back To The 1700s

The Worst Advice Ever Given To Parents, Going Back To The 1700s

Commented Nov 28, 2012 at 23:37:06 in Parents

“These would be funny if there weren't parents who were still practicing them!

"The child psychologist who thought she had all the answers to parenting until she became one herself." www.themommypsychologist.com
Autism Risk Tied To Exposure To Traffic Pollution [STUDY]

Autism Risk Tied To Exposure To Traffic Pollution [STUDY]

Commented Nov 28, 2012 at 23:29:14 in Parents

“Um...there's no way you would ever be able to statistically measure this. There is no way you'd be able to adequately measure how much air pollution both groups were exposed to. This is about as ridiculous as saying that vaccines cause autism. Grasping at straws. Let's just admit that we don't know.

"The child psychologist who thought she had all the answers to parenting until she became one herself." www.themommypsychologist.com
Loving A Child On The Fringe

Loving A Child On The Fringe

Commented Nov 28, 2012 at 23:24:22 in Parents

“Thank you for you unflinching honesty.

"The child psychologist who thought she had all the answers to parenting until she became one herself." www.themommypsychologist.com
Mayim Bialik Parenting Style Didn't Cause Divorce

Mayim Bialik Parenting Style Didn't Cause Divorce

Commented Nov 28, 2012 at 23:19:24 in Divorce

“Sure it didn't. Perhaps if she keeps telling herself that enough, it will eventually become the truth. Perhaps the fact that he was the stay at home dad while she enjoyed a celebrity career while taking all of the credit for parenting didn't sit so well with him.

http://www.themommypsychologist.com/2012/11/28/i-learned-it-by-watching-you/
Religious Vote Data Show Shifts In Obama's Faith-Based Support

Religious Vote Data Show Shifts In Obama's Faith-Based Support

Commented Nov 7, 2012 at 23:58:42 in Religion

“I just don't understand why Christians are so supportive of Romney. Mormonism and Christianity do not even share the same beliefs. They are diametrically opposed to each other. It makes no sense! I talk more about it here:

http://www.themommypsychologist.com/2012/11/07/the-president-is-not-jesus-christ/

shirley thomas on Nov 8, 2012 at 08:08:57

“apparently it is more important to have put a white guy in the wh than to stick to your claimed christian tenets. lol”
What Would You Say To Your 20-Year-Old Self?

What Would You Say To Your 20-Year-Old Self?

Commented Nov 7, 2012 at 23:36:49 in Fifty

“This is easy. You are still so young. Really, you are.

"The child psychologist who thought she had all the answers to parenting until she became one herself." www.themommypsychologist.com
Mitt Romney Supporter Turns To Obamacare

Mitt Romney Supporter Turns To Obamacare

Commented Nov 7, 2012 at 23:26:18 in Politics

“I will never understand how the Republican mind works. The logic completely alludes me. It's as bad as the religious references I've seen being made today.

http://www.themommypsychologist.com/2012/11/07/the-president-is-not-jesus-christ/
Honest Toddler Still Can't Tell Anyone How To Get, How To Get To Sesame Street

Honest Toddler Still Can't Tell Anyone How To Get, How To Get To Sesame Street

Commented Oct 18, 2012 at 12:48:05 in Parents

“Absolutely hilarious! And SO true!!!!

"The child psychologist who thought she had all the answers to parenting until she became one herself." www.themommypsychologist.com
Tracing Kody Maxson, Amanda Todd's Alleged Online Blackmailer

Tracing Kody Maxson, Amanda Todd's Alleged Online Blackmailer

Commented Oct 18, 2012 at 12:09:20 in Crime

“Amanda Todd’s death is such a tragedy in a long list of such tragedies. There used to be a time when you could get away from bullying. But it's not that way anymore. For kids that are being bullied, it now follows them home and everywhere because so much of the bullying happens online. Lots of kids turn to drastic measures to either protect themselves or hurt themselves. It is so tragic. I've spent time addressing how to help teenagers deal with depression caused from bullying. As a child psychologist, I point out that trying to help teenagers deal with depression by focusing on it as a temporary state does not actually help. In their world, the present day is the only day that exists so we have to address their problems from that angle. I talk more about this here:
http://www.themommypsychologist.com/2012/05/03/how-do-you-help-a-depressed-teenager/
Amanda Todd's Alleged Bully Named By Anonymous After Teen's Tragic Suicide

Amanda Todd's Alleged Bully Named By Anonymous After Teen's Tragic Suicide

Commented Oct 16, 2012 at 22:48:09 in Technology

“I can't even comprehend how anyone could continue to bully someone even after they had taken their own life. It is absolutely atrocious. I am SO glad Anonymous found this guy. I'm fairly certain he has many other victims and hopefully, this will prevent him from doing this to somebody else. Hopefully.

"The child psychologist who thought she had all the answers to parenting until she became one herself." www.themommypsychologist.com
9/11 Video Accounts Of The Terrorist Attacks: Remembering The Events Of September 11 (VIDEOS)

9/11 Video Accounts Of The Terrorist Attacks: Remembering The Events Of September 11 (VIDEOS)

Commented Sep 11, 2012 at 00:50:55 in Politics

“Wow. It's still hard to watch these images. I've been asking readers to share their memories of that day. If you'd like to share yours:

http://www.themommypsychologist.com/2012/09/10/remembering-911/
September 11 Responders Still Waiting For Relief Promised In 2010

September 11 Responders Still Waiting For Relief Promised In 2010

Commented Sep 11, 2012 at 00:49:20 in Politics

“It looks like they are finally going to be compensated! As they should! I've been asking readers to share their experiences about 9/11. If you'd like to share:

http://www.themommypsychologist.com/2012/09/10/remembering-911/
Hurricane Katrina, Isaac Comparisons Drawn As Storm Hits Louisiana

Hurricane Katrina, Isaac Comparisons Drawn As Storm Hits Louisiana

Commented Aug 29, 2012 at 18:15:36 in Green

“For all of us who experienced Katrina, we each have our own hurricane story. Here's mine:

http://www.themommypsychologist.com/2012/08/29/remembering-katrina/
James Holmes Claims Amnesia: Alleged 'Dark Knight' Shooter Wonders Why He's Arrested

James Holmes Claims Amnesia: Alleged 'Dark Knight' Shooter Wonders Why He's Arrested

Commented Jul 28, 2012 at 14:01:32 in Crime

“As a child psychologist and a mom, I can't help but think about his mother. I've been asking readers what they would do if they were James Holmes' mother. You can answer here if you would like:

http://www.themommypsychologist.com/2012/07/23/what-if-you-were-the-mother-of-james-holmes/

Yellowcab on Jul 28, 2012 at 15:49:06

“As a child psychologist and mom, I'm surprised you are putting a spotlight on his innocent mother.

As a child psychologist, surely you know how helpless family members are when it comes to mental health issues. Once a "child" is over 18, they are legally helpless to help him.”

yisrshek on Jul 28, 2012 at 15:32:21

“When his mother was contacted, she said 'you have the right person. I'll call the police.' The fact that she didn't sound surprised, gives me a chilling feeling. Why didn't she call the police BEFORE it happened? This doesn't sound like a woman I'd want for my mother. It was a very cold reaction. I'm sure his upbringing had alot to do with this. I know that mental illness can & is passed on from generation to generation.”

Harry Edward Schnepp on Jul 28, 2012 at 14:46:56

“if he were my son i would be sad that he did what he did, but i'd have to say ilove you son, but you've done what is evil to so many, and as much as i love you, i'll be there for you, but you'll have to pay the price, sad as it may be, the proof is to over welming. if your lucky i can visit you in prison, if its in the cards as i believe that as much as i love you, i believe in the death peanalty. and you knew that as we've talked of it before. your still my son, i love you but hate what you've done, you've brought pain to and entire country and your family, your life is now in the hands of the people.”

Whudmel 1 on Jul 28, 2012 at 14:40:55

“If I were James Holmes Mom--I would plead for my mentally ill son to go to the State Mental Hospital --where he would be treated among the criminally insane and kept for life if incurable, where he could never hurt another nor himself.. Mental Illness in our country has been swept under the rug long enough.. There are drugs out there to get this man well.. He should not be tortured in a Jail if he is declared Criminally Insane. Most of our crime today begins with a mentally deranged person---let's get them well.”
Vicksburg Day Care Bullying: 9-Year-Old Caught Beating, Kicking Toddlers (GRAPHIC VIDEO)

Vicksburg Day Care Bullying: 9-Year-Old Caught Beating, Kicking Toddlers (GRAPHIC VIDEO)

Commented Jul 27, 2012 at 17:41:24 in Crime

“As a child psychologist and a mom, I have three big questions about this video that need to be answered:

http://www.themommypsychologist.com/2012/07/27/is-he-the-next-serial-killer/

Bipolarforlife on Jul 28, 2012 at 22:56:57

“No, he will not be the next serial killer or the next mass shooter/murderer. He's black.”

Kimberly J Bowles on Jul 28, 2012 at 16:06:50

“Mommypsychologist, I have an answer, YES HE IS A MOST LIKELY murder, he is already a socio-path, no remorse for beating and kicking and biting a 2 year old GIRL..”

vegan67 on Jul 27, 2012 at 20:08:51

“Dear themommypsychologist,
You better hope he's not the next serial killer, because I work at an inner city school and we've got a minimum of one kid just like this in each class.”
Depression In Girls Triples Between Ages 12 And 15

Depression In Girls Triples Between Ages 12 And 15

Commented Jul 26, 2012 at 13:05:04 in Parents

“I've spent time this week addressing how to help teenagers deal with depression. As a psychologist, I point out that trying to help teenagers deal with depression by focusing on it as a temporary state does not actually help. This may seem counterintuitive, but teenagers have not developed the thinking skills to be able to see or think about the future in a meaningful way. It is one of the reasons we see so much risk taking behavior as well. In their world, the present day is the only day that exists so we have to address their problems from that angle. I talk more about this here:
http://www.themommypsychologist.com/2012/05/03/how-do-you-help-a-depressed-teenager/
Aurora Shooting: William Friedkin Thinks James Holmes Deserves 'Gas Chamber'

Aurora Shooting: William Friedkin Thinks James Holmes Deserves 'Gas Chamber'

Commented Jul 24, 2012 at 12:42:27 in Entertainment

“As a child psychologist and a mom, I can't help but think about James Holmes' mother. I've been asking readers what they would do if they were James Holmes' mother. I'd love to hear your answer:

http://www.themommypsychologist.com/2012/07/23/what-if-you-were-the-mother-of-james-holmes/

Cage me on Jul 24, 2012 at 13:07:24

“Wasn't his mother a dr in the field of psychology or did I read that wrong somewhere?
If she was, she had to know somewhere along the line that he had issues and if so,
she should have intervened at some point.”
James Eagan Holmes' Mother, Arlene Holmes, Learned Of Shooting From Media (VIDEO)

James Eagan Holmes' Mother, Arlene Holmes, Learned Of Shooting From Media (VIDEO)

Commented Jul 23, 2012 at 23:13:07 in Crime

“As a child psychologist and a mom, I can't help but think about James Holmes' mother. Did she help create a monster or did she love her son just as much as I do? I've been asking readers what they would do if they were James Holmes' mother. I'd love to hear your answer:

http://www.themommypsychologist.com/2012/07/23/what-if-you-were-the-mother-of-james-holmes/

dayleyw on Jul 23, 2012 at 23:38:12

“I don't have to go to the site: Of course she loves her kids, or kid as much as you do. I do my own. Because , her son went on a shoot spree, now it's the mothers fault and the fathers. You all are the sick ones. You all that think like you , just better start counting your blessing that that will NEVER EVER BE YOUR CHILD!!!!”

gina0318 on Jul 23, 2012 at 23:24:05

“Is this for your thesis research? Planning to write a book about this?
Trying to capitalize on this tragedy?”

karmabites2011 on Jul 23, 2012 at 23:17:24

“Quit pushing your own agenda and get lost.”
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