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Homeland: How Resilient Are Military Families in Real Life?

As a new season of Homeland begins, how accurate is their portrayal of a military family and a missing soldier who comes home? Turns out 70 years of research has helped us understand families under that kind of stress and the factors that make military families resilient.

When Parents Clash: Managing Differences in Parenting Style

Many aspects of a person’s life can influence their parenting style. The way an adult was parented, as well as parenting books and other guides, are a few factors. A parent’s unique fears and hopes for their child are another major influence. Cultural factors, such as gender roles, the community in which the family lives, religion, politics, socioeconomic status, and ethnic norms also play a role.

The Goals That Guide Us

Setting objectives can guide us to well-being and success. Having a road map for the future is a key element to success.

Understanding What Makes Behavior Modification Work

Some ideas to keep in mind for maximizing the effectiveness of behavioral plans.

Anger Management Tips: Ten Commandments of Anger Regulation

The media offer a blessing and a curse to our profession. The blessing lies in the chance to reach a great many people with helpful information. The curse is getting "typed," which means answering the same questions over and over in glib bullet points and sound bites.

Tips to Manage Anxiety and Stress

When you're feeling anxious or stressed, the strategies listed below can help you cope.

Remote Controlled: Domestic Abuse Through Technology

Imagine walking into your living room in the morning, only to have the television set turn on by itself, your thermostat click on to 90 degrees, and your doorbell start ringing — although you can see no one is there. Realistic?

When You’re Gone: Deployment Effects On Parenting

“It’s hard, but I think it must be harder for my husband, being away for so long. He missed a lot of firsts when the girls were babies. Thankfully, between deployments he got to see with one, the things he missed with the other.” Blair Johnson, mother of two, Mackenzie age 5, and Macey age 2, has experienced firsthand the hardships of having a spouse away on deployment, as her husband Nathan, an American marine, has spent half of their marriage overseas and in training.

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