Category Archives: Marriage and Family Blog
Why Can’t Men do Housework?
Sorry men, but this question is inevitable.Â Itâ€™s on the minds of all females from grandmothers on down.Â If our female dogs could talk, they would probably ask the same question. To begin with I must issue a caveat.Â Being … Continue reading
Are Children Getting Enough Sleep?
When my daughter, Kara, was 10 years-old and frequently read and critiqued my blogs, she suggested that I should write about kids and sleep. I asked her why and she said that it was very important for children and she … Continue reading
Storytelling as a Parenting Technique
Parenting education has been in use for quite some time to improve the effectiveness of parents in interacting with their children. A number of theoretical models have dominated parent child interactions including behavioral, Adlerian, Parent Effective Training, positive parenting, and … Continue reading
The Peer Group
How to know if your Teenager is Running with the Wrong Crowd By Â Thomas W. Roberts, Ph.D. The teenage years are difficult for parents and children.Â One of the most common concerns of parents is their childâ€™s peer group … Continue reading
Helping Teens Develop Identity in a Safe Environmnet
By Thomas W. Roberts, Ph.D. Janice, a single mom, reports the following about her teenage daughter.Â â€œSheâ€™s just 14 years-old and somehow I feel Iâ€™ve lost her already.Â Her friends are way too important in her life.Â Sheâ€™s not … Continue reading
Reducing the Risk of Childhood Obesity
In recent years there has been an alarming increase in obesity in children, even among the youngest. Obesity in children is determined by a health care provider calculating the Body Mass Index (BMI), which is a weight to height measure. … Continue reading
Reducing Squabbles Between Siblings
This view of the perfect family with dual career parents living comfortably in the suburbs and having two or more children, however, may not always be so satisfying. Some families appear to have it all, but find that their children do not get along. Sibling rivalry is real and affects both children and parents. When parents mishandle the competitiveness of their children even reduced satisfaction can occur in the marital relationship.
Addressing the Problem of the Gifted Underachieving Child
It’s not uncommon for gifted children to be underachieving. Supportive and understanding parents can be of great help in getting gifted children back on track. Continue reading
The Sexy Brain: Neuroscience and Romantic Love
The Sexy Brain: Neuroscience and Romantic Love Forty years ago romantic love was viewed as a passionate, impermanent love which leaves the couple disappointed and, as often as not, ready to terminate the relationship. Romantic love was viewed as immature … Continue reading
How Listen so Kids will Talk
Talking to your kids and knowing that they listen is something parents are always hoping to do. The feeling that parents can communicate with their children about important issues like avoiding drugs makes them feel that things are working well. … Continue reading