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Has ‘Sharenting’ Gone Too Far?

Has ‘Sharenting’ Gone Too Far?

March 17th, 2015
The ubiquity of social media has made broadcast stars of children who are not old enough to tweet. Pictures of kids playing dress up, having meltdowns, and even in the bathtub populate Facebook walls. Diaper-donning toddlers dancing to the likes of Beyonce and ...
Parents' Depression Linked to Toddler's Troubling Behaviors

Parents’ Depression Linked to Toddler’s Troubling Behaviors

March 15th, 2015
Having either parent suffer from depression may increase the likelihood that a toddler will develop troubling behaviors such as hitting, lying, anxiety, and sadness, according to a new Northwestern Medicine study. The study is one of the first to show that a father's ...
Parents Who 'Overvalue' Kids May Be Fostering Narcissism

Parents Who ‘Overvalue’ Kids May Be Fostering Narcissism

March 10th, 2015
New research finds that when a parent believes their child is better than other kids and can do no wrong, they may be fostering unhealthy narcissism in their children. In an effort to find the origins of narcissism, researchers surveyed parents and their children ...
Study Finds Suicide Among Young People Twice as High in Rural US

Study Finds Suicide Among Young People Twice as High in Rural US

March 10th, 2015
While many associate stress and tension with living in a big city, the rate of suicides among young people is significantly higher in rural communities. A new review discovers that the adolescent and young-adult suicide rate in the U.S. was almost twice as high ...
Cold Family History Can Disrupt Adult Sense of Self, Even With High Self-Esteem

Cold Family History Can Disrupt Adult Sense of Self, Even With High Self-Esteem

March 10th, 2015
Although some children emerge from cold and neglectful family environments as adults with high self-esteem, a new University at Buffalo study suggests these people may still be at a relative disadvantage in life, with a foggier sense of who they are. On the ...
In UK, More Teens Learning About Sex from School

In UK, More Teens Learning About Sex from School

March 8th, 2015
Now more than ever, a greater number of teens in the United Kingdom are learning about sex from school. But many students, particularly males, feel they are not getting the information they need as the education is mostly geared toward females, according to ...
Air-Pollution May Slow Child’s Learning

Air-Pollution May Slow Child’s Learning

March 6th, 2015
A new European study finds that students attending schools in areas of high traffic-related air pollution appear to have slower cognitive development. Researchers from the Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology (CREAL), Spain, studied seven to 10 year old children in Barcelona. ...
Easy for Parents to Unwittingly Encourage Materialism

Easy for Parents to Unwittingly Encourage Materialism

March 5th, 2015
According to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research, children who receive more material rewards from their parents grow up to be more materialistic as adults. "Using material possessions to express love or reward children for their achievements can backfire. Loving ...
Study Finds Family Therapy More Effective for Depressed Preadolescents

Study Finds Family Therapy More Effective for Depressed Preadolescents

March 4th, 2015
New research suggests Family Based Interpersonal Psychotherapy (FB-IPT) is more effective for treating preadolescent children with depression than child-centered therapy (CCT). Many are concerned that preadolescents with depressive disorders may be under-diagnosed and go untreated. This occurs because those presenting for outpatient treatment with ...
In High-Risk Kids, Link Between Mild Manic Episodes, Future Bipolar Diagnosis

In High-Risk Kids, Link Between Mild Manic Episodes, Future Bipolar Diagnosis

March 4th, 2015
For high-risk kids, whose parents have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, a new study shows s a strong link between having subthreshold manic episodes (milder episodes that come close to but do not reach the criteria for bipolar disorder) and the eventual development ...