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How to Identify & Prevent OTC Cough Medicine Abuse

The idea that your child could be abusing alcohol or illegal drugs is scary enough. In fact, you also need to be aware that he or she could be abusing the over-the-counter medications in your home – a very real concern for…


How to Raise an Adult

How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success (Holt, 2015), by Julie Lythcott-Haims, is the best book ever written about the kind of overparenting that has produced the struggling young adults…

Neural pathway

Constructing a Child’s Intellectual Foundation – What Parents Can Do

I’ve posted before about the importance of critical thinking and the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for a young person to lay down a foundation of critical thinking skills in the developing prefrontal cortex – what I often refer to as “the smart part”…


When You Gaze at Your Child with Love, Do You See an Adult?

With our 50th class reunion coming up, I’ve been thinking about some of my West Point classmates. One in particular, I’ll call him Joseph (Joey) Sheed, graduated at the top of our class. As a freshman, I was in awe…