Attention bias modification treatment in depressed adolescents

A study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP) reports that adolescents with major depression who performed a computer-based task designed to shift attention from sad to neutral to positive ...

Feb 26

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Depression, Teenage Issues

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ADHD and Parenting: Teaching Your Kids to Regulate Their Emotions

On the outside, when a child with ADHD is having an outburst, it might look like they’re misbehaving on purpose. They’re kicking, screaming, crying and throwing their toys. Or maybe it’s the opposite: They’ve completely shut down.

Jan 13

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues

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Naughty or nice? Is the way we 'perform' Santa Claus under threat?

Santa Claus performers struggle with fulfilling the role of old St Nic due to an acute awareness of the sensitivities around interactions with children.

Dec 19

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues

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Why Parents Worry More About Sex than Violence in the Movies

Violence is more harmful to people than sex. Parents universally hope their kids will never have to be violent or even experience violence. Sex, on the other hand, is a part of life that everybody wants their offspring to enjoy eventually. So why ...

Dec 5

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Parenting

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Children raised in difficult circumstances have a surprising ...

One way to look at this is that stressful conditions don’t lessen you so much as condition you.

Oct 15

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development

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'Babylab’ uses pioneering technology to help children suffering ...

Children at risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are being enrolled in a pioneering “babylab” that aims to detect the condition years earlier than is currently possible.

Sep 22

Categories: Adult ADHD, Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development, ...

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Thousands of children are being medicated for ADHD – when the ...

Sami Timimi sees ADHD as a “cultural barometer” of society’s attitudes towards children. We think of ourselves as being increasingly tolerant towards children, but the rise in medication for the young is an indication of the opposite trend.

Sep 22

Categories: Adult ADHD, Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development, ...

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Most acts of aggression by toddlers are unprovoked

Watching toddlers pinch, hit and bite each other doesn't fill you with confidence about human nature. But there's no need to be down about it – the little devils don't yet have the self-control to manage their anger and frustration, that's all. ...

Sep 10

Categories: Aggression & Violence, Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child ...

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Emotional behavior altered after multiple exposures to anesthesia ...

Repeated exposure to anesthesia early in life causes alterations in emotional behavior that may persist long-term, according to a study.

Sep 9

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

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Do Video Games Inspire Violent Behavior?

On the morning of August 12, 2013, nearly eight months after 20-year-old Adam Lanza shot his way into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., and killed 26 people, Michael Mudry, an investigator with the Connecticut State Police, drove to ...

Jun 20

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development

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Study: Juvenile incarceration yields less schooling, more crime

Teenagers who are incarcerated tend to have substantially worse outcomes later in life than those who avoid serving time for similar offenses, according to a distinctive new study co-authored by an MIT scholar.

Jun 17

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues

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Too Much Praise Promotes Narcissism

Sometimes it's cute when kids act self-centered. Yet parenting styles can make the difference between a confident child and a narcissistic nightmare, psychologists at the University of Amsterdam and Utrecht University in the Netherlands concluded ...

Jun 11

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development

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The social influence on beliefs about risk

Our lives are full of decisions, and sometimes they include risky ones. People's risky behaviours are often dependent on their beliefs about the potential benefit and failure of the action. For some actions, the beliefs about potential risks can be ...

Jun 2

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues

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'Inside Out,' Pixar's New Movie From Pete Docter, Goes Inside the Mind

"Inside Out" tells the story of Joy, Fear, Disgust, Anger and Sadness. They run a girl named Riley from a control center ...

May 30

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues

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Are personalities affected by birth order or the gender of our ...

A major issue is that a self-report or a parent’s report on our personality might not be biased by an individual’s expectation of how one should behave.

Apr 24

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development

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