dr. cara gardenswartz
All children will lie during different stages of their development. While this is normal, parents can become very upset about their child lying and can feel like their child is being "bad." Once parents understand that lying is an expected behavior, they can treat it more calmly and appropriately.
In almost every situation, telling the truth teaches your kids to do the same with you -- to be truthful. Every time you lie to avoid a difficult topic, you miss a precious opportunity to talk openly with your children. You want to let them know that they can always turn to you, no matter the circumstance.
Scarsdale Middle School is teaching empathy classes this year in school in hopes that classmates will be nicer to one another. Is this a good idea? Psychologist Dr. Cara Gardenswartz weighs in.
Although Radio Disney sensation Chris Brown allegedly beat girlfriend Rihanna, he has pleaded not guilty to two felonies -- assault and making criminal threats. Is this a "teachable moment" for moms? Here's what psychologist Dr. Cara Gardenswartz has to say.
Overprotecting your kids might be doing more harm than good, says a leading psychologist. Here's why.
Prince William and Prince Harry were 16 and 12 when their mother died. Natasha Richardson's sons Micheál and Daniel are 13 and 12. The tween and early teen years are hard enough in the best of circumstances. Add the death of a mother, and they can almost feel unbearable.
Despite alledgedly engaging in some very un-family-friendly behavior, Chris Brown is still a contender for Nickelodeon's Kid's Choice Awards.
Bruce Windsor is a father of four, church deacon and soccer coach. But this owner of a real estate company, facing potential financial problems, snapped -- and tried to rob a South Carolina bank last week. We're ALL under financial stress, but this doesn't mean we'll go rob a bank ... does it? A psychologist tells us how to deal.