Author Archives: Dr. Marc

We always have choices

A mother asked the folks at Love and Logic if they weren’t giving kids the idea that adults are nicer than they really are. Most adults expect kids to do what they ask of them. Adults don’t give choices to … Read more

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Fat woman calls Louie out for skinnyism

Louie C.K. has a scene in his sitcom where Vanessa, a woman who wants to date him, calls Louie on the carpet for his fat-laden refusal. The Jezebel article gets it right: While it might read like another “sad fat … Read more

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Ira Glass and The Gap Between Ability and Perfection

Ira Glass, producer of “This American Life,” wishes he was told early in his career that he would be frustrated by the difference between the tastefulness what he could create and his taste. His own early works stunk, and he … Read more

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What you share when you log in via Facebook

It is convenient and can be safer to log into a website using your Facebook credentials. But as Yahoo! Tech shows, you share much more than your an email address and a user ID. Facebook, Twitter, Google and other big … Read more

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Do Women Feel Represented in Video Games?

Well obviously not, given the title I chose. I just read Bad Ass Girls Need Not Apply, an article about the top video games still showing women with gravity- and clothing-defying breasts. It praised the new Laura Croft Tomb Raider … Read more

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Empathy Connects; Sympathy Disconnects

Empathy absorbs tons of pain; maybe not all, but lots. It also connects people. It strengthens bonds between people. Empathy helps when your child is in pain. It lets your child know that you got it–you know they are hurting. … Read more

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Old Facebook Posts Are Now Searchable: How To Lock Down Your Privacy Settings

My favorite tech blog, Gizmodo, just posted a how-to for locking down your privacy now that old posts in Facebook are searchable. Remember that Facebook has a habit of resetting your privacy settings, so it is a good idea to … Read more

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You need more sleep, so does your child.

The New York Times has an easy-to-read post of the dangers of insufficient sleep. It has lots of warnings that will trigger adult panic and cause your teen’s eyes to glaze over. Here are the relevant teen parts. About learning, … Read more

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NSA, Prism, Phone Records and Psychological Records

This bugs me. I’m unhappy that the NSA stores and searches my phone meta-data. I don’t like that the NSA stores and searches my internet interactions. Blogger Dissent, a psychiatrist shares just a hint at what information can be pulled … Read more

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Striking a balance between success and failure

As those of you who have met with me know, I’m fond of the Love and Logic approach to parenting. I just read this quote from this week’s newsletter, “Remember that it’s really good for your kids to have an … Read more

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