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Losing your cool

Dr. Paul
Child in a blue shirt crying while losing her cool.

It's easy to lose our cool when we're tired, hungry or feeling overwhelmed. How can we work to keep ourselves in check? Read more about Losing your cool

Are you spoiling your kids?

Dr. Paul
Child throwing a temper tantrum and pointing finger.

Marion, age 3, was helping her mom shop. When they approached the checkout counter, Marion saw a toy she wanted. When her mom said she couldn’t have it, Marion started screaming and crying. She threw herself on the floor and kicked her legs. Her mother felt intensely humiliated by her daughter’s fit, and after a few minutes, she gave in and bought her daughter the toy. Read more about Are you spoiling your kids?


Cognitive changes in aging parents

Dr. Paul
Aging father, son and grandson.

Joe is concerned about his 68-year-old father, Henry, who is becoming more forgetful. Henry doesn’t remember the stories that Joe tells him. But what concerns Joe the most is his father’s moodiness, irritability, and anger. He seems to be more emotional lately, and frequently says things to Joe that are hurtful. His Dad doesn’t think before he speaks! He appears very different to Joe.

Henry has a few health problems—diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. But otherwise, he’s reasonably healthy. Joe’s worried. What’s going on with his Dad? Read more about Cognitive changes in aging parents


Life is change

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Life is change.

Unexpected changes can be jarring and dramatic, but life means change. Everything has a beginning, middle, and end. It's all in how we cope. Read more about Life is change

One more mass murder

Dr. Paul
American flag flown at half mass.

Gun violence is becoming a common occurrence in the United States contributing to more than 347 mass murders. It's easy to blame individuals and easy access, but there is not one single cause. Read more about One more mass murder


Lessons from the Olympics

Olympic skiier.

I love watching the Olympics! It’s amazing to see these young athletes perform triple toe loops on the ice, aerials on the ski slopes, and unbelievable speed and daring in the downhill. In between watching events, we learn about the competitors, their lives, and how they found their way onto the Olympic stage.

These competitions break down the walls between nations and bring us together for the best of who we can be. And who doesn’t love it when their countrymen and women win gold! It’s a festival of light. Read more about Lessons from the Olympics

Mindful parenting

Dr. Paul
Mother and son doing dishes at kitchen sink.

Becoming a father has been one of the greatest experiences of my life. My daughters and I grew up together.  I studied many chapters in the book of life—patience, cooperation, humility, and gratitude. Now, I’m onto the next chapter—grandparenthood! It’s everything that my friends said it would be--pure pleasure! Read more about Mindful parenting


Parents of lost teenagers, don't give up hope

Dr. Paul
Frustrated adolscent boy holding head in hands.

Several years ago, Joe’s 18-year-old son, Bill, left home without a word. His early adolescence was marked by chronic lying to his parents, drug use, school failure, and defiance. Joe and his wife tried to re-engage with their son. But all they heard from him was tall stories and promises that were never kept. After several years of this same story, they were discouraged, hopeless, and heartbroken. They feared that Bill would never find his way back to his family. They worried that he wouldn’t find his way into a responsible, successful adulthood. Read more about Parents of lost teenagers, don't give up hope


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