October 28, 2020

Liss Speaks to USA Today Affiliates About Talking to Kids About Santa

Professor of Psychological Science Miriam Liss

Professor of Psychological Science Miriam Liss shared her expertise in an article for two USA Today affiliates, Naples Daily News and Wisconsin State Farmer, on how to talk to children who ask questions about Santa Claus. She said parents often realize children are ready when they ask such questions as:

“How can Santa get into the house without a chimney? How does he travel all over the world in only one night?

She said the best way to handle these questions is to answer them with more questions to gauge the child’s thinking:

What do you think? Do you think it’s possible?

‘Kids who are ready will show that they’re ready,’ Liss said. If they’re not ready for the truth, Liss continued, then they’ll come up with their own explanation to keep the magic alive.” Read more. 

Liss Interviewed for Outside Magazine on Women Anglers’ Portrayal on Instagram

Professor of Psychology Miriam Liss

Professor of Psychology Miriam Liss was interviewed for an article in Outside magazine titled “How Instagram Became Divisive for Female Fly-Fishers.” The article explains how some female fly-fishers are frustrated with companies hiring inexperienced women anglers as influencers, while, at the same time, the influencers are trying to defend themselves and their abilities to their peers. Liss says, “It’s hard for women to negotiate hypermasculine environments. You become a token. All your activities are highly scrutinized, and if you mess up, it’s seen as if all women are incapable of fly-fishing.” Read more. 

How Instagram Became Divisive for Female Fly-Fishers (Outside)

Experts Suggest That The Phenomenon Of Intensive Parenting May Be An Intensive Mistake (Baby Gaga)

UMW theater students teach stage skills to school-aged children (The Free Lance-Star)

Miriam Liss and Holly Schiffrin, “Balancing the Big Stuff: Finding Happiness in Work, Family, and Life” (Rowman and Littlefield, 2014)

Miriam Liss and Holly Schiffrin Book Featured on Player FM

Miriam Liss and Holly Schiffrin, “Balancing the Big Stuff: Finding Happiness in Work, Family, and Life” (Rowman and Littlefield, 2014)

Balancing work and a personal life can be a challenge for many of us, and we often make things worse by buying into myths that interfere with our effectiveness and happiness but are unsupported by social science.

https://player.fm/series/new-books-network-2421422/miriam-liss-and-holly-schiffrin-balancing-the-big-stuff-finding-happiness-in-work-family-and-life-rowman-and-littlefield-2014

Miriam Liss, Holly Schiffrin Interviewed for Podcast

In an interview called “Balancing the Big Stuff” with offtheclockpsych.com, psychology professors and authors Drs. Miriam Liss and Holly Schiffrin talk about their book, Balancing the Big Stuff: Finding Happiness in Work, Family, and Life

You can check out the podcast here: https://www.offtheclockpsych.com/podcast/balancing-big-stuff

 

Balancing the Big Stuff with Drs. Miriam Liss and Holly Schiffrin (offtheclockpsych.com)

Miriam Liss Talks About Balance in The Enterprises Project

Blended, not balanced: 8 ways to reclaim sanity at work and home (The Enterprisers Project)

“Balance is tricky because it implies a dynamic of either/or: Either you are working or you are with your family and you need to balance the two,” says University of Mary Washington psychology professor Miriam Liss, co-author of Balancing the Big Stuff: Finding Happiness in Work, Family, and Life.

https://enterprisersproject.com/article/2018/8/blended-not-balanced-8-ways-reclaim-sanity-work-and-home