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October 2016 Archives

It’s Halloween and kids will come to our doors dressed in their favorite costumes. What I’ve noticed is that the costumes for adults tended to be “naughty.” And some of the kid Halloween costumes  have the same theme. Many of the costumes sexualize girls. Short […]

Reader Question: My daughter has been diagnosed with depression. The pediatrician is recommending she take an antidepressant. She is only 11-years -old and I am not sure this is a good idea. She is depressed and there are reasons for […]

Americans are losing their common sense. We are becoming offended by almost anything. Here is the latest thing that simply defies reality. Students at University of California Fullerton were asked to provide a list of “inappropriate” words because they are too gendered. […]

Jim made an appointment to be seen by a therapist for anxiety problems. Little did he know that behind his anxiety could be an anger problem. As the therapist dug deeper into Jim’s history, it was discovered that Jim had years of […]

No matter how difficult our relationships can be, most adult children want a good relationship with their mothers. Whether your  relationship is great, terrible, or somewhere in between, mother-daughter relationships are powerful and partially define who we are. The more you work through […]

When it comes to a couple’s sex life, what is normal? Twice a week, once a month, every day?” The answer depends on a number of factors, making a pat answer difficult. Things like medications, caretaking young children, taking antidepressants, and […]

Reader Question: My son is two and half and is beginning to stutter. Up until now, he has been a good talker. But when he gets excited, we’ve noticed he stutters, like his brain can’t catch up to his mouth. […]

Reader Question: My eight–year-old daughter constantly interrupts when I am talking with another adult. I have told her to stop a thousand times and she continues. What can I do to stop this? I feel it is rude to interrupt […]

Sally is now 25-years-old and has noticed how much her inattention is creating problems at her job. At home, she easily loses things, can’t get organized and is highly distractible. Her friend, who has been diagnosed with ADHD since childhood, told […]

Daily, Rachel feels the urge to post pictures of her relationship all over social media. She has pictures on Instagram and Facebook posts about marrying the greatest guy on earth, etc. Her sister, who knows Rachel’s relationship, has questioned her […]