How do I get rid of my son’s favorite broken toy without traumatizing him?: 10-16-12 part 2
My daughter dressed like a boy and I’m worried that she has low self-esteem: Julie Hanks show 10-16-12 part 1
Therapist Julie Hanks says kids benefit from both parenting styles, but moms could learn a lesson or two from dads.
Well-meaning moms, trying to do too much, may be at risk for anxiety and depression. Therapist, Julie Hanks, says intense, overly involved parenting can backfire. She has tips to help moms lighten up and live happy.
It’s estimated that 70-90 percent of parents spank their children, according to Dr. George Holden of Southern Methodist University; in spite of the mounting volume of compelling research that shows physical punishment in all forms is not an effective solution for behavior problems. Spanking and other physical punishment has many unintended negative effects, including poor mental health.
I recently interviewed with reported Paul Nelson from KSL Newsradio to share thoughts on a new Clark University study about emerging adults. The study suggests today’s young adults don’t feel grown up yet and that their parents are more involved in their lives than they’d like. Click the link above to read the KSL story.
My guest post published yesterday on PsychCentral.com’s World Of Psychology blog. It seems it hit close to home for many people. It’s been shared nearly 1000 times on Facebook since yesterday! See if any of these ring true for your experience…(click the title above to go to the article)
When I briefly heard coverage of the Colorado shooting this morning my heart sank. Not long after I initially heard about the tragic shooting, I received a call from KSL host and news anchor Brooke Walker morning asking if I could be at the Studio to share a few suggestions for parents on how to talk with children about the senseless tragedy. Honored, I hurried down to the station to help in any way I could.
A sense of helplessness often accompanies senseless violence and loss. It helps to do something – anything – during a time of loss and tragedy and this was one small thing I could do. I could offer a few suggestions to help Utah families deal with feelings that arise in the aftermath of such a horrific event.