7 research findings that every parent should know


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By Angelica Shiels Psy.D. There is so much “stuff” out there on parenting; It is sometimes difficult to parse out the latest theoretical fads from the findings that have been actually suggested by research. To make matters more complicated, every child … Continue reading

Handle Your Judgy Mom Friends Like a Boss.


By Angelica Shiels Psy.D. So really!? Mom judging is still happening in the day and age when Huff Post Parents and every mommy blog out there preaches “tolerance” and “support” on a daily basis? Guess for some, all the articles in the … Continue reading

Lessons from a fairy tale: Raising the kinds of piggies that will build their houses with bricks


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By Angelica Shiels Psy.D. “I WANT to drink chocolate milk before bed!  WHY won’t you LET me?!”  My three year old has the persistence and determination to be the next Bill Gates in few decades.  Sometimes I tell him “no,” … Continue reading