Expert advice on how parents can approach the exhilarating, frustrating, delightful and humbling work of raising kids

Kids aren’t the only ones who can benefit from a summer reading assignment. As new parents soon find out, children don’t come with an instruction manual. In fact, more attention may have been paid to getting ready for the birth than what in the world to do with a squirming, helpless infant who will require a daunting minimum of 18 years of assistance.

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Manipulative people hook their victims with a tactic called ‘love bombing’ — here are the signs you’ve been a target

You think you’ve met the love of your life?

Stop. Take a step back. Why do you think that?

If you have just met somebody who is saying that you are “soul mates” and declaring their undying love for you after a few weeks, you might have just become the victim of something called “love bombing.”

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Jennifer Newman: How to deal with a narcissistic boss

Positive workplaces can encourage narcissistic managers to act appropriately, says workplace expert

Believe it or not, egotistical managers can be a positive force at work.

Their narcissism can make them confident and able to make bold decisions — especially in ambiguous or uncertain situations, according to workplace psychologist Jennifer Newman.

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The Forgotten: Children of Narcissistic Parents

Paul reluctantly began therapy after a poor review at work. His office did a 360 approach which involved getting input from other team members, clients, and superiors prior to the formal evaluation. The process revealed that Paul lacked effective communication skills, procrastinated unnecessarily, didn’t cooperate well in group settings, and seemed either anxious or angry on a regular basis.

Narcissistic (pseudo)nationalism

Kavya Dubey

Given the extent of plurality and the apparent incongruousness of various kinds of distinctness across the length and breadth of India, articulating a notion of oneness and, thereby, seeking unity is a gargantuan task of marketing an ideology with the noblest intentions. Even though the spirit of this noble idea is relegated to intellectual discourses, the practice of this is commonly explained as ‘nationalism’. For India, nationalism was always more than an idea; it is the display of this idea on the solid grounds of territory.

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11 signs you could be dating a narcissist


Ask Amy: Family struggles with adult daughter’s vitriol

  • Amy Dickinson Syndicated columnist

My husband and I married 33 years ago, and blended our family — his adolescent son and daughter and my similarly aged daughter. After a difficult custody battle for my husband’s children, we prevailed and our children grew up together. There were rocky moments but many good ones, too. My husband’s ex-wife died tragically a few years later.Our college-educated ‘kids’ are now all in their 40s, married, and all with excellent jobs and children of their own.

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