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Q: What Can I Do to Keep My Teen from Giving Up When Things Get Tough?

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Q: “My daughter easily gives up when she faces challenges, and lacks the grit to stick with something hard and solve problems. What’s worse is that she acts as if she doesn’t care, which makes most adults and teachers give up on her. How can I motivate and train my daughter to be more resilient in the face of...

The Art of Forming Adult Friendships: 8 Tips for the Lonely

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Ancient philosophers and contemporary scientists agree: Strong social ties are a key — arguably the key — to happiness. You need close, long-term relationships; you need to be able to confide in others; you need to belong; you need to get and give support. Studies show that if you have five or more friends with...

Listen to “The Good, Bad, and Ugly of Video Games — and How Parents Can Tell the Difference and Take Action” with Wes Crenshaw, Ph.D., ABPP and Ryan Sipes

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Listen to “The Good, Bad, and Ugly of Video Games — and How Parents Can Tell the Difference and Take Action” with Wes Crenshaw, Ph.D., ABPP and Ryan Sipes

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Inclusion Lacking In Top Hollywood Films

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People with disabilities remain woefully underrepresented in major Hollywood movies, according to a new analysis....

Dear Organizing Coach: My Spouse’s Home Office Is Like Quick Sand!

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Q: “My husband has ADHD and is self-employed; he has clutter stacked to the rafters in his office and overflowing into our living space and garage. He’s overwhelmed by the mess and can’t complete his work tasks. He asked me to quit my job and work with him, but the way things are now, that feels like jumping...

Federal Disability Policy Office Proposed

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Federal policy is often implemented with little consideration for how it will impact people with disabilities, but that could change under a new...

“He’s Recovering from a Fun Hangover”

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Recently, family members came to visit from out of town. They live several states away, so seeing them is a big deal. On their second day in town, the cousins joined us in picking up Jayden from summer camp. Laurie and I were excited to see the look on his face and the reaction was priceless, but it quickly faded and he was...