Martha Heineman Pieper Martha Heineman Pieper, Ph.D., is an author and psychotherapist who works with children and parents, and serves as a consultant to family service agencies and other mental health professionals. With her late husband, Dr. William J. Pieper, she wrote "Intrapsychic Humanism," a comprehensive psychology and philosophy of mind and the theoretical foundation of all her other books and articles.

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Books

Addicted to Unhappiness: How Hidden Motives for Unhappiness Keep You From Creating the Life You Truly Want, and What You Can Do
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Addicted to Unhappiness: How Hidden Motives for Unhappiness Keep You From Creating the Life You Truly Want, and What You Can Do LEARN MORE
Smart Love: The Compassionate Alternative to Discipline that Will Make You a Better Parent and your Child a Better Person
Smart Love: The Compassionate Alternative to Discipline that Will Make You a Better Parent and your Child a Better Person LEARN MORE
Mommy, Daddy, I Had a Bad Dream!
Mommy, Daddy, I Had a Bad Dream! LEARN MORE
Jilly’s Terrible Temper Tantrums and How She Outgrew Them
Jilly’s Terrible Temper Tantrums and How She Outgrew Them LEARN MORE
Intrapsychic Humanism: An Introduction to a Comprehensive Psychology and Philosophy of Mind
Intrapsychic Humanism: An Introduction to a Comprehensive Psychology and Philosophy of Mind LEARN MORE

Recent Articles

When Our Choices Are Not Really Our Own

Most of us see our major decisions — what college to attend, what career to choose, whether to marry, etc. — as up to us, but are hidden forces operating to push us down certain paths? To what extent are our decisions the product of free choice and to what extent are we being influenced by forces outside of our control.

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Teaching Kindness

Children really do as we do, so we must model kindness and not demand it. Our children want to be just like us, so if we yell we should not be surprised to find our children doing the same. It doesn’t make much sense to hold children responsible when they imitate our irritable, angry or punitive responses. On the other hand, when we are able to respond with compassion and understanding, children will learn kindness.

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