What is Normal and What is Disorder

How do you know when your child is displaying symptoms of psychological distress, and when is it just simply "growing pains"?

Aug 15

Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Child and/or Adolescent ...

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Early stress is linked to brain maturation

A longitudinal study that lasted for 20 years was carried out by Radboud University regarding brain maturation. The researchers found that early exposure to stress leads to accelerated brain maturation during adolescence, and late exposure to stress ...

Jun 18

Categories: Child Development, Stress Management

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Autistic Kids Twice as Likely to Suffer from Food Allergies

A new study finds that children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are more likely to suffer from a food allergy than children who do not have ASD.

Jun 12

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

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Maternal Depressive Emotion Associated With Children's Sleep Problems

Maternal depressive mood during the prenatal and postnatal periods is related to child sleep disturbances, according to recent pilot data from a longitudinal cohort study in kindergarten children.

Jun 7

Categories: Child Development, Depression

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Younger Aged Children With Symptoms of ADHD Have Reduced Brain Size

Children as young as four years old with symptoms of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) showed reduced brain volumes in regions essential for behavioral control, according to a new study.

May 26

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

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This is what happened when psychologists gave toddlers a version of ...

US psychologist Walter Mischel's famous Marshmallow Test has been widely applied ever since its debut to test the ability to delay gratification. This Polish adaptation explores the same qualities in toddlers and its development over the years.

Apr 11

Categories: Child Development

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Your childhood best friend's intelligence probably rubbed off on you

A child's behaviour and personality is often affected, even shaped by his/ her environment. However, it has been found that even the child's intelligence is affected by his/ her peers, shedding light on the importance and pervasiveness of the ...

Feb 14

Categories: Child Development

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Kids Need to Eat Dirt and Get Dirty

Scientists recommend letting your child get dirty: According to their research, being out in the wild can improve a child’s physical and mental resilience. Dirt makes us psychologically strong!

Nov 10

Categories: Child Development, Stress Management

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Extended Adolescence: When 25 Is the New 18

It is a common grumble that teens try to grow up too fast – no more! New research suggests that teenagers are less likely to engage in adult activities such as having sex and drinking alcohol, and the explanations for this phenomenon are ...

Oct 31

Categories: Adult psychological development, Child and/or Adolescent Issues, ...

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What Causes Sibling Rivalry? An Evolutionary Perspective

Siblings are frequently found fighting over the best toy, the favorite toy, or the last cookie. But at first glance, sibling rivalries do not make sense from an evolutionary perspective - they share similar genes, so they should be inclined only to ...

Oct 14

Categories: Child Development, Family Problems, Parenting

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Children as young as four believe in karma – good things happen to ...

From early childhood on, children already believe that events in their lives are not purely coincidental, but that they happen for an intended reason, such as rewarding people for their good behavior. This bias of believing in karmic justice is not ...

Sep 15

Categories: Child Development

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Ways Your Childhood Shaped Your Core Beliefs Today

There are three core beliefs formed in our childhood that affects us in later life. In therapy, these beliefs may surface during consultations for issues like marital problems.

Sep 8

Categories: Child Development

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An Unstable Childhood Could Lead to Adult Obesity

A person with a stressful and unstructured childhood could gain habits that may lead to adult obesity.

Jul 31

Categories: Child Development, Parenting

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Early Life Stress Reduces These Two Emotional Skills

Stress experienced by a person in early life decreases their ability to feel enthusiasm and experience pleasure when they are adults. Hence, early life stress is a major factor for depression. Neglected or abused children have almost twice the ...

Jul 15

Categories: Child Development, Depression

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Six Ways Developmental Trauma Shapes Adult Identity

Dissociation from oneself has long-term implications for who we become.

Jul 7

Categories: Adult psychological development, Child Development, Identity ...

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