Embed from Getty Images—How Poverty Affects Children: The Stresses of Poverty and its Impact on ParentingIn spite of America’s claim to be a place where all people are free and equal, the amount of economic mobility that people can achieve is relatively small. According to a recent article in The Atlantic , “…the amount of…
Aggression between parents is traumatic and is likely to affect your children’s beliefs about relationships in the future.
Embed from Getty Images—This past Wednesday, Ben Dreibergen won the popular reality game show Survivor. Ben is a U.S. Marine, who was deployed to Iraq in 2003 as a member of the infantry. As a result of his experience there, he suffers from symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). In one gripping segment of the show (click…
Children who are punished do not learn character traits or life lessons. Dr. John Rich explains.
As a parent, you are a primary source of your child’s developing inner moral voice.
The belief in magic and some ethereal, otherworldly realm where life is freedom and goodness, is a gift that some parents want their children to have.
The road to a great romantic relationship begins with your gentle expressions of positive regard toward your partner.
Open-ended questions help children to express themselves and improve their comprehension. Dr. John Rich explains the research.
The ability to recognize your emotions, acknowledge them, and delay taking action until they settle down, can serve you well in times of distress.
Your child’s adulthood will be a reflection of your influence.
Dr. John Rich helps stressed parents keep anxieties from attaching themselves to their parenting.
Show your children they are powerful by recognizing your own power.
Embed from Getty Images—White people have a hard time admitting that American society is tilted in their favor. As a psychologist, my observation is this: When black people speak up about inequality, white people respond with a combination of disgust and fear, as if they had been personally assaulted, or they had been accused of something.…
Parenting boys to men can be challenging. Dr. John Rich offers guidance to help them feel less pressured with perfectionism.
A recent study examines fathers’ anxieties about masculinity and parenting.
All of the research on behaviorism suggests that punishment alone is not enough to mold a full human being. That’s where reward comes in.