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Allen Talks Breasts on Magazine Covers and Time-Outs for Adults

June 30, 2012

Argie Allen, PhD, was interviewed on NBC's The TODAY Show May 10 in a segment about how parents can learn to avoid shouting when children are demanding their attention in undesirable ways. "I always say that every pressure point needs a relief valve,"; Allen said in the segment. She suggests that parents offer themselves a time-out by taking a walk, bubble bath, or simple time away from their kids.

When adults yell at children, Allen claims that this is often the result of feeling "like we don't have a lot of other options...we've exhausted all of them."; Finally, she said to parents, "You've got to be curious, not furious. You want to know what they're feeling, and sometimes kids can show you better than they can tell you." Yelling is habitual, so Allen recommends finding out what's at the root of a child's inappropriate behavior before entering into the yelling cycle.

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Allen also appeared on Good Day Philadelphia May 1 about the visceral reaction to TIME Magazine's attachment parenting cover image, which featured a woman breastfeeding her son and on June 7 on NBC's The TODAY Show, this time in a segment on healthy eating for women.


Twitter: @DrArgie

The Couple and Family Department Welcomes New Staff Member

This month, the Couple and Family Therapy Department welcomed Billie Jo Lockard to their staff in the role of Administrative Coordinator. For the past five years, Billie Jo has worked at Rosemont College as an Office Administrator in the Enrollment and Finance departments.