What is Gaslighting?

We’ve all heard the term ‘gaslighting’ thrown around in casual conversation among friends, family, and colleagues. But how do we define gaslighting, and how does it manifest in everyday life?

Making New Friends as an Adult

friends socializing

Creating Social Connections Whether you’re starting fresh in a new city or looking to expand your existing social circle, making friends as an adult can seem like a tricky balancing act. Busy schedules vie for our time, and new friendships require a significant amount of intention. Thankfully, the meaningful friendships you desire aren’t as far […]

Promoting Independent Thinking in Children

child placing a large puzzle piece onto wall

How to Cultivate Autonomy From choosing an ice cream flavor to choosing a career path, our lives are colored by our ability to make decisions and think for ourselves. Autonomy is a marker of adulthood, and it’s a skill that parents can begin cultivating in their children from the start. To get more insight into […]

Off to Camp!

smiling children huddled into a circle

A Parent’s Guide to Helping Kids Make the Most of Their Summer Camp Experience Summer camp experiences offer children valuable opportunities to learn, play, and explore the world around them. Here, we highlight the benefits of social-emotional learning at camp, helpful advice for packing your child’s camp essentials, strategies for helping homesickness, and tips for […]

How to Set Boundaries as a Parent

graphic illustration of mother hugging her child

Building Fences With Gates In a world of constant change, parents have a serious responsibility to help their children stay safe and have healthy interactions while navigating relationships with other families. Parents won’t always agree on the rules and allowances they have for their children, but this doesn’t have to be a source of tension. […]

Martial Health After Baby

married couple loving baby

Annual Women’s Health Section The birth of a first child can be a major adjustment for couples to navigate. Understanding Marital Health After Baby Over 3.6 million babies are born each year in the United States, and when born to first-time parents, usher in a season full of change. Bringing home a baby transforms daily […]

Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder

graphic illustration of broken heart, no kissing, female and male symbols in a pink background

Annual Women’s Health Section While a woman’s libido fluctuates throughout her lifetime, a prolonged loss of sexual desire can cause distress. Understanding Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder (HSDD) refers to a loss of libido that lasts for longer than six months and causes personal distress. HSDD is the most common female sexual […]

What is a Toxic Relationship?

Arguing couple in a toxic relationship with backs turned to each other on a sofa

8 Types of Toxic Relationships & Their Signs With few exceptions, human beings want to be emotionally and physically close to each other. Life seems better shared. And yet no human endeavor seems more fraught with challenges and difficulties than our relationships with others. Relationships, like most things in life worth having, require effort. Toxic […]

How to Have a Fun & Effective First Date

illustration of a good first date conversation

Dating Details First dates can be nerve-wracking. Between choosing the perfect location and wondering if you and your date will click, you may not have thought of things to talk about that go beyond small talk, but it’s a good idea to brainstorm conversation topics that will help you really get to know your date. […]

Embracing Routines this Summer

Father packing things in his car trunk with his two kids for summer vacation

Embracing the Summer Season Structure and routine is very important for most kids – and parents – to flourish and succeed. Schedules are easier to maintain during the school year, but the seemingly endless summer days with fewer obligations can throw off a family’s equilibrium, as can a big transition like starting school again in […]

Get access to the next issue before it hits the stands!