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Depression in Children and Adolescents
Depression in children and adolescents is a huge issue for those who have children or are children themselves. The depression children and adolescents suffer from may not be properly diagnosed. In this article are ways to decide whether or not a person who is not an adult is depressed or not, and reasons why depression is so often misdiagnosed in younger populations.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/depression-in-children-and-adolescents/00052 - 3-Mar-2006 - Hits: 3291 - Rate This | Details
Modern Love: Ways Women Can Be More Assertive
Ladies, do you want to be more assertive in relationships?
Would you like to be able to stand up for yourself in dating situations?
Would you like to be more specific and strict in whom you are going out with or involved with?
Read this article by Jane Collingwood and stand up for yourself!
http://psychcentral.com/lib/modern-love-ways-women-can-be-more-assertive/00018 - 29-Mar-2006 - Hits: 1974 - Rate This | Details
Teen anger takes many forms. It may be expressed as indignation and resentment, or rage and fury. It is the expression of teenage anger -- the behavior -- that we see. Some teens may repress their anger and withdraw; others may be more defiant and destroy property. They will continue their behavior, or it may escalate, until they decide to look within themselves to the roots of their anger. But teenage anger is a feeling, an emotion, not a behavior. And anger is usually caused by something going on in a teen's life.
http://psychcentral.com/library/teen_anger.htm - 1-Apr-2004 - Hits: 1885 - Rate This | Details
The Sex Lives of Teenagers
In this article by Dr. Ponton, the assumed secret world of sexual teenagers is revealed. In a four part article, she discusses how Rory (a male teenager) and his family were having issues with Rory's girlfriend staying over while the parents were out of town. Included on the last page is some helpful advice to both parents and children regarding sexuality of teenagers.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/the-sex-lives-of-teenagers/00035 - 20-Mar-2006 - Hits: 2628 - Rate This | Details
10 Tips for Parents of Risk Taking Teenagers
10 Quick Tips for parents who have teenagers, not just risk taking teenagers, in their homes. These ten items will be helpful to anyone who helps to raise or take care of an adolescent.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/10-tips-for-parents-of-risk-taking-teenagers/00036 - 20-Mar-2006 - Hits: 531 - Rate This | Details
Written by a licensed psychologist, BabyShrink focuses on the critical first years of life with baby. Based on research and the practical experience of a psychologist and mother of four young children, this parenting support website answers questions online and posts items of interest to parents.
http://babyshrink.com/ - 11-Jun-2010 - Hits: 344 - Rate This | Details
Common Psychological Tests Used in Child Custody
Psychological tests are given in nearly all custody evaluations in order to assess each parent's mental and emotional health, as well as to identify any abnormal psychological conditions (personality disorders, neurotic behaviors, etc). Listed here are many of said tests and what they entail.
http://www.deltabravo.net/cms/plugins/content/content.php?content.38 - 25-Dec-2005 - Hits: 313 - Rate This | Details
Fighting in Front of Your Kids and Why You Need to Stop
This article explains why parents need to stop fighting in front of their kids for the sake of their mental health.
http://www.care.com/child-care-fighting-in-front-of-your-kids-and-why-you-need-to-stop-p1017-q3857187.html - 11-Jul-2011 - Hits: 230 - Rate This | Details
Finding Psychological Help for Your Child
Parents of children who need psychological treatment face a series of struggles. On top of the still-present stigma of mental illness, thereís the search for competent and appropriate professionals and the battle with health-insurance providers to fund the sometimes long-term therapy needed. If you have concerns about your child's mental health well-being, this article will help you understand the options available to you to help your child.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/finding-psychological-help-for-your-child/000670 - 7-Jan-2002 - Hits: 238 - Rate This | Details
Helping a Child Express Anger
Too often the daily news confirms that children and teens can be violent, even deadly. As parents, families, teachers and members of the community, what can we do to help children cope with angry feelings--from frustration to rage?
Some young people turn to violence, because they do not see other ways to endure what they are feeling at that moment. They may not anticipate the repercussions of their violence. These tips may help when you recognize a child who is withdrawing or exploding over everyday frustrations.
http://psychcentral.com/library/child_anger_tips.htm - 16-Jan-2005 - Hits: 605 - Rate This | Details
Helping a Child Through Play Therapy
Dr. Framingham discusses how play therapy is very helpful to a child, and also to help adults who are trying to find what is going on in the mind of a child. By allowing for play, a child may feel more likely to discuss or act out his or her issues in play. How does play therapy work? Click on to the link to find out.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/helping-a-child-through-play-therapy/000114 - 20-Mar-2006 - Hits: 315 - Rate This | Details
Helping Children Deal with Anger
Children's anger presents challenges to parents and teachers committed to constructive, ethical, and effective child guidance. This article explores what we know about the components of children's anger, factors contributing to understanding and managing anger, and the ways teachers can guide children's expressions of anger.
http://psychcentral.com/library/child_anger.htm - 16-Jan-2005 - Hits: 662 - Rate This | Details
Misuse of Psychological Tests in Forensic Settings: Some Horrible Examples
Psychological tests are often used inappropriately and are misinterpreted and overinterpreted in the forensic setting. This harms the person being evaluated and interferes with the cause of justice. It also does a disservice to the reputation of psychologists and the science of psychology. Actual examples of misuse of particular techniques and tests and misinterpretation illustrate what has been done in forensic settings.
http://www.deltabravo.net/cms/plugins/content/content.php?content.37 - 25-Dec-2005 - Hits: 203 - Rate This | Details
Postpartum Depression and Colic - Risk Factors, Warning Signs, and Prevention Plan
An article by Dr. Shoshana Bennett addressing the relationship between postpartum depression and the added strains of high needs babies, such as those who are colic.
http://www.coliccalm.com/baby_infant_newborn_articles/postpartum-depression-and-colic.htm - 23-Dec-2015 - Hits: 35 - Rate This | Details
www.ProductiveParenting.com provides parents a simple, daily activity suggestion based on the age of their child. Activities range from simple sensory experiences and progress to more challenging ones for pre-kindergartners. It is a wonderful alternative to "Baby Einstein" and other TV options- and it's free!
http://www.ProductiveParenting.com - 6-Nov-2009 - Hits: 303 - Rate This | Details
Should Parents Stay with Their Children in Therapy?
Parents often ask whether they should attend their child's therapy sessions. This brief article helps you to understand how best to make this decision.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/should-parents-stay-with-their-children-in-therapy/000671 - 7-Jan-2002 - Hits: 257 - Rate This | Details
Sibling Jealousy - How Can Parents Get Over This
What are the sources of many conflicts between children and why they do not intend to do anything to get along with each other? This article explains how parents can solve and overcome sibling jealousy.
http://www.mindhealthplus.com/2015/07/sibling-jealousy-how-can-parents-overcome-it.html - 21-Jan-2016 - Hits: 31 - Rate This | Details
Talking to Your Child About the Loss of a Loved One
A series of articles written for family and parents trying to understand how to best talk to their children about the loss or death of someone close to them. The articles explain how children should be approached about death, whether they should attend the funeral, and how you should approach the topic when talking to them based upon their age and individual needs.
http://psychcentral.com/library/child_death.htm - 16-Nov-2005 - Hits: 654 - Rate This | Details
Teenmentalhealth.org is dedicated to helping improve the mental health of youth by the effective translation and transfer of scientific knowledge.
http://teenmentalhealth.org/ - 3-Mar-2009 - Hits: 240 - Rate This | Details
Things that go
This article discusses night terrors and how symptoms to the terrors can be found and what night terrors are like.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/things-that-go-%E2%80%9Cahhhhh%E2%80%9D-in-the-night/000122 - 20-Mar-2006 - Hits: 192 - Rate This | Details
Violence in Children and School Shootings
Dr Haggerty answers a very important question: What can parents tell their children if they are afraid to go to school after a school shooting?
Other questions answered are:
What can parents do to protect their children?
Is there any way to recognize that a child might be violent?
What can schools do to prevent violent incidents?
What can parents do to ease their own anxiety about sending their children to school each day?
http://psychcentral.com/lib/violence-in-children-and-school-shootings/000132 - 29-Mar-2006 - Hits: 163 - Rate This | Details
When the New Baby Has Special Needs
Recognize that grief is highly individual. For those with special needs children, it is a recurring state.
Even though you will adapt, even though you will find moments of joy and days in which you can be glad to be the parent of your own child, grief will sneak up on you now and then.
Itís important to know this in advance so that you donít feel like there is something wrong with you whenever you feel renewed sadness despite successes.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/when-the-new-baby-has-special-needs/000489 - 12-Oct-2006 - Hits: 173 - Rate This | Details