A psychiatrist looks at personal identity, family structure, and identity politics
Rebuilding the psychological foundations of healthy identity.
Simplicity parenting: it’s time to underwhelm the children
A family counselor argues that parents are falling into the trap of providing too much. (Part one of two.)
US versus New York Times on drugs
| 30 July 2014
The Obama Administration strongly opposes the legalisation of marijuana use.
The new silence which is destroying our kids
Why are politicians and the media ignoring the cause of most child abuse: the breakdown of the traditional family?
Abolishing the age of consent
Campaigns for legalisation and destigmatisation have a long, though not so venerable, history.
Do anti-bullying programs lead to more bullying?
A new study questions the effectiveness of campaigns to stop the scourge of bullying.
Should Australia ban smacking?
It could, but that would not stop child abuse or improve children’s mental health.
The myth of “normal” sibling rivalry
How can it be healthy for brothers to fight like cats and dogs if school bullying is pathological?
Teaching children the facts of life
With new science and story-telling techniques the task is actually getting easier for parents.
Not so fast!
A one-page report on the success of same-sex parenting was reported around the world this week. How reliable is it?
A clear and present danger for the Boy Scouts
An organisation which emphasises strength and purity of character has every right to exclude gays and lesbians as leaders.
Get out your stripey socks
... and celebrate World Down Syndrome Day. It's time to explode the myths and fears that surround this condition.
Assessing California’s ban on “conversion therapies”
A ban on "gay conversion" therapies for teenagers has been harshly criticised. But the issues are not as simple as they might seem at first glance.