The ABC’s of parenting

Researchers and clinicians at 2 leading universities are helping parents learn the most effective behavioral management methods.  It focuses on the the antecedents or what sets the stage for undesirable behavior, the behavior itself or how parents can help a child learn new behavior and consequences, reinforcing positive behaviors or discouraging negative ones.   Point …

Self-harm more common than you think

Researchers in Australia report eight percent of 14-19 year olds deliberately injure themselves. Girls more than boys. Thankfully, these numbers decline as they age and 90% of cases resolve on their own. But teenagers often engage in this behavior to block out painful emotions unable to find healthy ways of coping or get support.