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The term “helicopter parent” was first used in Dr. Haim Ginott’s 1969 book Parents & Teenagers by teens who said their parents would hover over them like a helicopter. It became popular enough to become a dictionary entry in 2011. Helicopter parenting most often applies to parents who help high school or college-aged students with […]

Journaling can be an effective tool for dealing with emotions while expressing yourself in a positive way. A recent article in Positive Psychology states: “It’s hypothesized that writing works to enhance our mental health through guiding us towards confronting previously inhibited emotions (reducing the stress from inhibition), helping us process difficult events and compose a […]

Young adulthood is considered a limbo between dependence and independence. This is even more true for college students, who may make their own rules and schedules but heavily rely on their parents for financial support and advice regarding many adult roles and responsibilities. This shift in their relationship with their parents as people who enforce […]

Research suggests that the way people view failure is a better predictor of their ability to make changes in their lives than the way they view success. According to Stanford University researchers, parents’ failure mindsets are often more visible to children than their growth mindsets, and therefore, are more prominent in shaping their beliefs about […]

Recent research suggests that teens no longer go straight into adulthood when they graduate from high school, but rather enter a transitional period known as emerging adulthood, where they are given the responsibilities of adults without having developed the skills to thrive independently. It is becoming more common for young adults to delay milestones, changing […]