To Get a Leg Up, Start Teaching Mental Health in Junior High

Ever wonder why mental health is not taught in schools? Likely not, if you are of the mainstream mindset. But a majority of the population is affected by mental illness. Twenty-five percent of individuals exhibit symptoms of various mental health ...

Aug 15

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development

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Research Examines How Parents Can Use Books to Have a Positive Impact ...

A new study out of the University of Cincinnati not only finds that parents feel responsible about taking action when their children struggle with social issues, but also that parents are influenced by their own childhood memories. Jennifer Davis ...

Aug 13

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development

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Exposure to prenatal maternal antibodies affects behavior, ...

Researchers with the UC Davis MIND Institute have found that prenatal exposure to specific combinations of antibodies found only in mothers of children with autism leads to changes in the brain that adversely affect behavior and development. The ...

Jul 12

Categories: Child Development

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Divorce early in childhood affects parental relationships in adulthood

Divorce has a bigger impact on child-parent relationships if it occurs in the first few years of the child's life, according to new research. Those who experience parental divorce early in their childhood tend to have more insecure relationships ...

Jul 1

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development, Divorce / Divorce ...

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Giving children non-verbal clues about words boosts vocabularies

The clues that parents give toddlers about words can make a big difference in how deep their vocabularies are when they enter school, new research at the University of Chicago shows. By using words to reference objects in the visual environment, ...

Jun 25

Categories: Child Development

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The Science of Fatherhood: Why Dads Matter

For decades, psychologists and other researchers assumed that the mother-child bond was the most important one in a kid's life. They focused on studying those relationships, and however a child turned out, mom often got the credit — or ...

Jun 22

Categories: Child Development, Parenting

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Exposure to high pollution levels during pregnancy may increase risk ...

Women in the U.S. exposed to high levels of air pollution while pregnant were up to twice as likely to have a child with autism as women who lived in areas with low pollution, according to a new study from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH). It ...

Jun 19

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders, Child Development

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Sibling aggression linked to poor mental health

Fights between siblings – from toy-snatching to clandestine whacks to being banished from the bedroom – are so common they’re often dismissed as simply part of growing up. Yet a new study from researchers at the University of New Hampshire ...

Jun 19

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development

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5 Tricks to Stop Yelling at Our Kids

Sometimes kids just don't listen! But yelling rarely works. So Doctor G has a few things to try before (or after) the screaming ...

Jun 5

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

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Aggressive behaviour linked specifically to secondhand smoke exposure ...

Children who are exposed to secondhand smoke in early childhood are more likely to grow up to physically aggressive and antisocial, regardless of whether they were exposed during pregnancy or their parents have a history of being antisocial, ...

May 23

Categories: Addictions, Child Development

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1 in 10 teens using ‘study drugs,’ but parents aren’t paying ...

As high schoolers prepare for final exams, teens nationwide may be tempted to use a “study drug” — a prescription stimulant or amphetamine — to gain an academic edge. But a new University of Michigan poll shows only one in 100 parents of ...

May 22

Categories: Addictions, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Child ...

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Mice, Men, and Fate

Almost fifteen years ago, in a book called “Chance, Development, and Aging,” the gerontologists Caleb Finch and Thomas Kirkwood described a truly elegant study of biology: a batch of roundworms, all genetically identical, raised on identical ...

May 17

Categories: Adult psychological development, Child Development, Individuation

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Why parents should leave their kids alone

Many parents' reasons for using controlled crying can be summed up in one word: work. Parents who want "routines" are keen on controlled crying, says Gina Ford, a famous British advocate of the system, and she comments that babies who have been ...

May 9

Categories: Child Development, Parenting

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Early Math and Reading Ability Linked to Job and Income in Adulthood

Math and reading ability at age 7 may be linked with socioeconomic status several decades later, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. The childhood abilities predict ...

May 9

Categories: Child Development, Learning Difficulties

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Traumatized moms avoid tough talks with kids, study shows

Mothers who have experienced childhood abuse, neglect or other traumatic experiences show an unwillingness to talk with their children about the child’s emotional experiences, a new study from the University of Notre Dame shows.

May 7

Categories: Child Development, Parenting, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / ...

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