Pay More Attention to Young Men’s Mental Health

A recent report on the mental health of young men (ages 16-25) in Australia, is attracting a lot of attention from mental health professionals, parents, politicians, teachers, and, of course, the guys. depressed young manOne of the study’s key discoveries was that a fifth of young men say that life isn’t worth living and one in 10 has contemplated suicide.
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The Myth of Autism + Developing Loving Relationships + The Dangers of Food Additives

www.amazon.co.ukGuest 1: Michael Goldberg, author of The Myth of Autism.
Topic: How a misunderstood epidemic is destroying our children.
Issues: The epidemic of autism—we’ve gone from 1 in 5,000 to 1 in 110 in just 30 years; autism is not a psychological or developmental condition—it’s actually a medical disease that attacks the brain’s immune system, and can be cured.


www.amazon.co.ukGuest 2: Frank Lawlis, author of Mending the Broken Bond.
Topic: Developing a loving relationship with your child in 90 days.
Issues: Being the role model your child needs you to be; using empathy to resolve problems; learning when and how to forgive; channeling your child’s energy through diet, breathing exercises, and calming activities.


www.amazon.co.ukGuest 3: Jane Hersey, author of Why Can’t My Child Behave?
Topic: How foods and additives affect children’s behavior
Issues: Understanding the effects of additives, including asthma, depression, developmental delays, and autism; easy ways to eliminate additives.

More Fascinating D-scoveries (about Vitamin D)

It seems like every day there’s more interesting news about the benefits of vitamin D. Here are a few of the most recent: We’ve all physically overdone it at some point—say, by lifting more than you should have, running or biking or swimming further than you should have, playing basketball longer than you should have, [...]

Loving the Teen You’ve Got + Job Hunting for Teens + When to Worry + Eating Disorders

www.amazon.co.ukGuest 1: Tom Sturges, author of Grow the Tree You Got.
Topic: 100 ideas for raising amazing adolescents and teenagers.
Issues: Learning to let go; the importance of making mistakes; punishing with kindness; what rivers can teach us about adolescents; seven ways to keep the peace.


www.amazon.co.ukGuest 2: Abby Kohut, author of Absolutely Abby’s 101 Job Search Secrets.
Topic: Success tips for teen job seekers and their parents.
Issues: Why you’re on a Never Ending Interview whether you know it or not; How to be resilient in the face of rejection; The importance of LinkedIn, Twitter & Facebook to your job search; How and why you should interview your next boss; How to use retro technology as part of your new strategy.


www.amazon.co.ukGuest 3: Lisa Boesky, author of When to Worry.
Topic: How to tell if your teen needs help and what to do about it.
Issues: How to spot the warning signs of serious problems like depression, cutting, bipolar disorder, and drug abuse; specific dos and don’ts for decreasing teen struggles and suffering in the family; how and where to get professional help.


www.amazon.co.ukGuest 4: Marcia Herrin, author of The Parent’s Guide to Eating Disorders.
Topic: Supporting self-esteem, healthy eating, and positive body image.
Issues: THow to broach the subject with your child; why blame doesn’t work; how to tell bad eating habits from dangerous behavior; the Maudsley Method: what it is and how parents can use it to treat their children.

Expectant Fathers Lag Behind Moms in Pregnancy Acceptance

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Dear Mr. Dad: I’m very concerned about my husband. We’re just a month away from our due date and although he has been very involved and attentive throughout the pregnancy, in the last couple of weeks he’s becoming more and more withdrawn. He seems annoyed with me a lot, and when I try to get him to talk about his fears and anxieties as an expectant father, all he says is that he has them. That’s it. Will I ever get my old husband back again or am I going to be in this thing alone?

A: What you’re going through is pretty common. That doesn’t make it any easier, but sometimes it’s comforting to know that you’re not alone. It may also help you to know that there’s a very good chance that your husband will return to normal fairly soon after the baby arrives.

When I was doing research for my book, The Expectant Father, I made an interesting discovery. Dads-to-be are generally a trimester behind their pregnant partners. Here’s what I mean.
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The Secret to a Longer Life? Follow Directions

It seems that there’s a new study out every day proving that eating certain foods (like more veggies and less meat) or doing certain things (like getting enough exercise and sleep) can improve and/or extend your life. Reading—and thinking—are a good first step. But they’re not much unless you actually do something to make some [...]