Be as Smart as a Pigeon: Knowing When Not to Follow Your Leaders

A recent study demonstrated that flock leaders who attempted to give their fellow pigeons incorrect information about the direction of…

The Four C’s of Parenting

Parenting is the most honorable and incredible job in the world; but at times, it can definitely get complicated, scary,…

Quiz: Are You A Zen Parent?

Children are like sponges; but they often soak in more of what we do, rather than what we say. See…

The Contributions of Burrhus, or: The Importance of Consistency in Parenting

The Skinner box was a specifically designed apparatus that involved a rat, a lever, and food pellets. The experiments done…

My Bad, Child: Accepting Responsibility for How We Shape Our Children

I once worked with a family who originally brought their 14 year-old daughter in for therapy; we’ll call the girl…

Demanding Respect vs. Commanding Respect

Respect is important to many people. Some people are so fixated on not being “disrespected,” that they will go to great…

Ask Dr. Conte: Help! My Daughter Won’t Stop Texting Me During the School Day

I have a 17 year-old daughter who is a senior in high school, and she will text me all day…

5 Ways to Raise Kind Children

Angry children can be a handful. Mean children evoke anger even in adults. We all want to be treated kindly,…