Dr. Dale Wisely's Blog
Posted by Dr. Dale Wisely on 7/01/19
I am interested in the idea that parenting, at least in part, is a process of conveying messages to our kids. Sometimes we communicate these messages simply by saying them or writing them. Sometimes we convey messages through our behavior. Below is the current list of my 12 favorite messages. ... Read More »
Posted by Dr. Dale Wisely on 5/22/19
I would guess that most people would tell you that the secret to a good, lasting marriage is (a) being in love and (b) communication. “Being in love” might be expressed in different ways, but the underlying idea is about the passion and intense attraction many of us feel ... Read More »
Posted by Dr. Dale Wisely on 5/17/19
Our church has an active ministry to help couples prepare for marriage. We know many couples are in circumstances which make it difficult for them to participate in multiple visits with priests, or in long-form pre-marital retreats. For many years, Prince of Peace has offered a program that is ... Read More »
Posted by Dr. Dale Wisely on 5/14/19
Some information on teen driving and then an invitation to attend my workshop on this topic.
Who among us does not remember what the beginning of summer felt like when we were teenagers? A break from school, from study, and so many opportunities to have fun with friends. Because ... Read More »
Posted by Dr. Dale Wisely on 5/01/19
A new study from the National Institute of Mental Health reports alarming increases in depression among adolescents. About 3 million 12- to 17-year-olds have had at least one major depressive episode within the past 12 months. That is about 13% of young people in that age range. It’s easy ... Read More »
Posted by Dr. Dale Wisely on 4/16/19
If you find yourself in need of the services of a therapist, should you seek one who is a Christian or, more specifically, a Catholic? This question may not be a no-brainer, even for the most devout Catholics. During the many years I was engaged in private practice, people ... Read More »
Posted by Dr. Dale Wisely on 4/11/19
Below is a link to a new video I've prepared on adults, teenagers, and social media. It runs about 15 minutes.
I frequently do talks on social media and youth. In the last month, I've given 8 talks on it. That's unusual, but it is an indication of the ... Read More »
Posted by Dr. Dale Wisely on 2/28/19
I want to make you aware of a phenomenon called moral panic, which is illustrated by the current viral stories about the so-called “Momo Challenge.” There is a danger to our kids, but it’s not what you think.
In case you haven’t heard—which seems unlikely by now—there has been ... Read More »
Posted by Dr. Dale Wisely on 11/28/18
Prince of Peace Director of Family Life, Dr. Dale Wisely, has been a child and adolescent psychologist for 36 years, including 24 years in clinical practice, followed by 12 years serving as a school district administrator at which, among other duties, he consulted with school officials about disciplinary practices. ... Read More »
Posted by Dr. Dale Wisely on 11/13/18
Here's a video version of my recent talk "The Digital World and Our Youth (Prince of Peace School), October 2018.
It's in 2 parts on YouTube. Click here!