Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday.  No gifts, no guilt, no hysterical commercialism. Just lots of good food, special time with family and friends, and time out to count my blessings.  I am especially thankful for my loving family and the wonderful kids, teens, parents, and families I am privileged to know in my […]

Is a Child Born to be a Bully?

The current issue of Biological Psychology presents a fascinating study from researchers at the University of Chicago who used brain scanning technology to learn whether the brain of an aggressive youth responds differently to violence than does the brain of someone who is not a bully.  In a disturbing finding, they discovered aggressive youths appear to enjoy […]