Archive for the 'Parenting' Category

Sep 02 2009

Dogs, painful electric shocks, and explanatory style: What does the research tell us about feeling discouraged and helpless? (Part 1)

It’s pretty simple. The research shows us that when people feel discouraged and helpless, they are more likely to become depressed. There are several landmark studies conducted by Martin Seligman and Steven Maier describing the phenomenon of learned helplessness using dogs and the effect of exposing the dogs to unpleasant electrical shocks while in a harness.

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Jun 12 2008

Sexual abuse by coaches: How often do athletic coaches sexually abuse players?

Often. An investigation into sexual abuse by coaches in Seattle, Washington by Christine Willmsen and Maureen O’Hagan of the Seattle Times newspaper found rampant abuse, coverup and protection of offending coaches, especially by school systems.

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Jun 12 2008

Coaches who sexually abuse athletes

It may not be hard to believe, but coaches often sexually abuse players on their teams.

If you are sensitive to this issue, you will often find a newspaper article about a coach who violates the trust of their players by grooming, then sexually abusing one or more of their players.

The abused players are often minors, but the ethics in sport are very clear. No coach should ever develop a romantic, sexual, or otherwise exploitive dual relationship with a player.

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May 17 2008

Limbic Resonance: Why Darth Vader did not kill his son, Luke Skywalker

Darth calls out to Luke to join him and the evil empire. When Luke refuses, Darth allows him to fall, knowing the fall will not kill him. Symbolically, this is important for both Luke and Darth.

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Apr 13 2008

Parents, should you wait up at night for your teenagers to come home?

The research says, “YES.” You should stay up and wait for your teenagers to get home. This is not the only way to prevent their abusing alcohol and other drugs, but it does help. Why might waiting up for your children be important?
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Apr 07 2008

Do you want to protect your children from the epidemic problem of teenage alchohol abuse?

You will not be surprized to hear that research shows that parental drinking has a profound influence on the drinking behavior of adolescents between the ages of 14 and 17 years old.

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Apr 07 2008

Emotional coaching: 5 Steps to extraordinary parenting

Having raised an 18 year old daughter, I know from my own experience that using a research based parenting strategy is the only way to do it.

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Oct 15 2007

Anna Quindlen Article on Raising Kids

Published by under Parenting

By Anna Quindlen, Newsweek Columnist and Author

All my babies are gone now. I say this not in sorrow, but in
disbelief. I take great satisfaction in what I have today: three almost-adults, two taller than I am, one closing in fast.

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