Playing video games boosts mental health in young

Playing video games can improve mood, reduce stress levels and boost self-esteem in young people, a new study has found. Researchers from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Australia also found that playing video games as a family ...

Nov 19

Categories: Child Development

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Soda Consumption Connected to Behavioural Problems in Children

The US researchers found that children who drank more soda were more likely to be aggressive, to have attention problems, to get into fights and to destroy other people’s belongings.

Nov 15

Categories: Child Development

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Toddlers' focus on hands rather than gaze opens new approach to ...

Shifting the emphasis from gaze to hand, a study by Indiana University cognitive scientists provides compelling evidence for a new and possibly dominant way for social partners -- in this case, 1-year-olds and their parents -- to coordinate the ...

Nov 15

Categories: Child Development, Parenting

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Problem-Solving Education Reduces Parental Stress After Child Autism ...

A cognitive-behavioral intervention known as problem-solving education (PSE) may help reduce parental stress and depressive symptoms immediately after their child is diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to a study by Emily ...

Nov 15

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders, Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child ...

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ADHD's Wider Definition Could Lead to Unnecessary Treatments

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a behavioral disorder characterized by the inability to focus and a lack of control over behaviors often leading to an overactive state. ADHD is often diagnosed in children, who are usually ...

Nov 8

Categories: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Child and/or ...

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Protecting Children From Toxic Stress

Imagine if scientists discovered a toxic substance that increased the risks of cancer, diabetes and heart, lung and liver disease for millions of people. Something that also increased one’s risks for smoking, drug abuse, suicide, teen pregnancy, ...

Nov 6

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development, Parenting, Stress ...

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Research Finds Pain In Infancy Alters Response To Stress, Anxiety ...

Early life pain alters neural circuits in the brain that regulate stress, suggesting pain experienced by infants who often do not receive analgesics while undergoing tests and treatment in neonatal intensive care may permanently alter future ...

Oct 31

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development, Pain management

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Nurturing may protect kids from brain changes linked to poverty

Growing up in poverty can have long-lasting, negative consequences for a child. But for poor children raised by parents who lack nurturing skills, the effects may be particularly worrisome, according to a new study at Washington University School of ...

Oct 29

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development

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Substandard housing impact children's development

Sifting through a massive study of low-income children and their families, Lynch School of Education Professor Rebekah Levine Coley and colleagues have gleaned new insights into the harmful effects of substandard housing on families and ...

Oct 26

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development

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Cross-border schoolchildren could face mental health issues

Two in every five children born in Hong Kong to mainland parents may grow up maladjusted if they are made to cross the border daily for classes or live away from their parents, a research specialist in youth development has warned. The risk of ...

Oct 25

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development

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Theatre offers promise for youth with autism


A novel autism intervention program using theatre to teach reciprocal communication skills is improving social deficits in ...

Oct 25

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders, Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child ...

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Childhood behaviour problems can predict mental health disorders

Childhood behaviour problems are a robust predictor of future physical and mental health problems, according to a preeminent Australian psychologist. University of New South Wales Professor of Psychology, and director of the university’s Child ...

Oct 11

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development

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Clinician observations of preschoolers’ behavior help to predict ...

Don’t rely on one source of information about your preschoolers’ inattention or hyperactivity. Rather, consider how your child behaves at home as well as information from his or her teacher and a clinician. This advice comes from Sarah O'Neill, ...

Oct 3

Categories: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Child Development

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Obesity influences school success

Children who are extremely overweight achieve lower math grades and attend German upper secondary school (Gymnasium) less frequently, is shown by a study, undertaken by the WZB Berlin Social Science Center (WZB). For the first time, it has been ...

Oct 1

Categories: Child Development

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Puberty blues: The very real issue of youth mental health

The onset of mental illness can occur as young as 14, so it stands to reason that the emotional wellbeing of youth is a very real and very relevant concern in today’s society. Some of the problems young people face are longstanding; drug and ...

Sep 30

Categories: Child Development, Teenage Issues

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