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Bright But Different: How to Best Help Your Child with Learning Differences to Succeed

All children are smart in their own way. Some children, however, have individual learning styles that don’t allow them to succeed with traditional learning methods. These children are not disabled. They’re quite capable of learning everything their peers learn. They just learn in a different way. But children with learning differences are often robbed of their confidence and joy. It can be tremendously difficult for parents to accept that their child may have a learning challenge that int...
Tags: Psychology, General, Learning, Students, Parenting, College, Failure, Self-help, Learning disability, Jason, Children And Teens, Success & Achievement, Carly, School Issues, Learning Differences, Learning Style


Are screens really destroying young people’s brains?

Leading pediatricians say the assumption that screen time is behind problems is not really supported by research. The danger has more to do with a screen being a gateway for unwanted intrusions into a child's life. While recommendations are difficult based on the limited amount of research that has been done, the report offers a few. None It's impossible to be a perfect parent, however hard you try. One thing that has a lot of parents feeling continually guilty is the amount of time their kids...
Tags: Health, Gaming, Family, UK, Television, Parenting, Internet, Social Media, Innovation, Screen Time, RCPCH


How to Cope with a Newly Empty Nest: Tips and Strategies for a Smooth Transition

It’s happened, you have an empty nest. The little ones that you spent the majority of your time taking care of, worrying about, encouraging, teaching, and loving over the past 18 or so years have grown up and flown the coop. Whether you were ready for it or not, you have entered the stage of being an empty nester. The moving out of your last, or only child, is life changing. And, while there are some parents that embrace this change with open arms, there are many more that struggle to make the ...
Tags: Psychology, Parenting, College, Creativity, Children And Teens, Coping Skills, Don, Life Transition, Empty Nest


Want your kid to cut down screen-time? Put away your phone, study suggests

A recent study tracked the media habits of families with preschool-age children.The results found that the screen-time of mothers was positively associated with the screen-time of their children, and that offering screens as a reward for good behavior is also linked to increased screen-time among kids.It's important to study the effects of technology on preschool-age children because they're at a stage in development when it's especially easy to form habits and routines that carry on into adulth...
Tags: Health, Science, Technology, Parenting, Mental Health, Canada, Innovation, BMC Obesity, Paediatrics Child Health


When—and How—Should You 'Track' Your Newborn?

We got a question last week from a reader asking us about the best apps for tracking newborn feedings and diaper changes. To which my initial response was, “Apps? I used a yellow legal pad.” But then I remembered that was eight years ago, which might as well be 50 years as far as technology for new parents is…Read more...
Tags: Health, Parenting, Sleep, Eating, Lifehacks, Newborns


How To Improve Your Family’s Health in 2019

Would you like to effectively reduce the risk of your family getting ill? We all know keeping healthy is important, but it can sometimes be confusing to know the best way to do it. Encouraging your children to adopt healthy habits means you’re setting them up well for the future. Nobody has ever said that raising a family is easy, and when you’re busy with your career and other responsibilities, finding the time to set a good example in the form of a healthy, active lifestyle can be a ...
Tags: Health, Family, Fashion, Education, Parenting, Exercise, Family Activities, Screen Time, Healthy Food, Health & Fitness, Active Lifestyle, Family Fun, Home Life, Family Health, Family Entertainment, Abcmouse


Mars and The Resilient Child

I was talking to astrologer and pal, cf perez. The concept of a “resilient child” came up. This is a new term used describe children with horrible childhoods who come out okay. I’m pretty sure I am a quintessential resilient … Read More... Continue reading Mars and The Resilient Child at ElsaElsa .
Tags: Psychology, Parenting, Mars, Fight, Astrology, Real Life


How the Nazi’s inhumane parenting guidelines may still be affecting German children

In 1934, a German pulmonologist wrote a book that contained child-rearing advice that promoted extreme forms of neglect in order to encourage toughness in children. The Nazis later incorporated these principles into a mothers' training program that millions of German women undertook. Some German therapists suggest that the effects of these harsh parenting styles are still being felt by German adults and their children today. None In 1934, the German pulmonologist Johanna Haarer wrote a bestselli...
Tags: Psychology, Parenting, Children, Relationships, Germany, Innovation, Dalhousie University, Grossmann, McLean Hospital, Jonathan Haidt, John Bowlby, Evolutionary pscyhology, Johanna Haarer, Haarer, Hartmut Radebold, Martin Teicher


Having a second child worsens parents’ mental health: new research

Children are a wonderful gift, bringing joy, laughter, and love. But, then there are the toys, the sleepless nights, the constant barrage of “why?" questions and the plethora of sticky handprints.For many parents, the decision to have a second child is made with the expectation that two can't be more work than one. But our research on Australian parents shows this logic is flawed: second children increase time pressure and deteriorate parents' mental health. Our study used data from the Househol...
Tags: Parenting, Children, Australia, Happiness, Mental Health, Innovation, University Of Queensland, Labour Dynamics, Janeen Baxter, Leah Ruppanner, Sociology University of Melbourne, University of QueenslandThis


Psychological & Environmental Components That Lead to Behavioral Disorders in Teens

Even the most well-behaved teens can have moments where they’re difficult and challenging, pushing their parents’ buttons and testing boundaries. It’s a normal part of growing up and becoming autonomous individuals. However, parents sometimes notice a much more serious pattern of ongoing negative behavior from their teens. The teenager becomes uncooperative, hostile, defiant and argumentative especially towards authority figures. These behaviors end up disrupting not only the teens’ life but...
Tags: Psychology, Students, Parenting, Children And Teens, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Juvenile Delinquency, Conduct Disorder, Neurobehavioral Disorder


The very best of 2018! 10 videos to get smarter, faster

365 days, 365 videos — it's been another huge year for big ideas.We've tallied up the 10 most popular, as chosen by you, plus the most controversial and most talked about videos of 2018. Enjoy! Jordan Peterson: The fatal flaw in leftist American politics Superhumans: The remarkable brain waves of high-level meditators Why Michio Kaku wants to avoid alien contact at all costs Bored out of your mind at work? Your brain is trying to tell you something. ...
Tags: Psychology, Politics, Parenting, Navy, Animals, Race, Mindfulness, Brain, Nature, Innovation, Mind, Humanity, Trump, Pablo Escobar, Michio Kaku, Jordan Peterson


Atom Compression Wear Review #ChristmasWishes

You probably have noticed your feet, legs, and maybe thighs, hurting during long trips or enduring work hours. Did you know something as simple as compression socks can help? Graduated compression can provide 30-40% boost to circulation of blood flow back to the heart. I have never had compression socks like Atom. Their graduated compression socks and sleeves are made from Lanati milk fiber, an innovative fiber mix which brings natural properties and benefits. They Lanati milk fiber is good ...
Tags: Reviews, Parenting, Nursing, Compression, Lanati, Atom Compression Wear


How to Manage Stress and Anxiety Over Holiday Break with the Kids

It’s that time of year again. Your child is anxiously awaiting the arrival of the holiday break. They can’t wait to be home from school, have freedom in their schedule, and are super excited about the upcoming holidays. However, while they are so excited about it, it might be causing you a lot of stress and anxiety. And, their excitement can quickly disappear as they deal with this right alongside of you. Remember that this can be a stressful time for children as well. It’s easy to think th...
Tags: Psychology, Parenting, Children, Stress, Mindfulness, Anxiety, Holiday Stress, Worry, Anxiety And Panic, Children And Teens, Holiday Coping, Don, Christmas break, School holiday


Parenting in the Present: 8 Questions Effective Parents Ask Regularly

Parenting is a demanding role and one that requires constant reflection and adaptation. Children change and what worked in one stage of development most likely won’t work in the next stage. Redirecting a 2-year-old is effective, but try that strategy on a moody teenager. Now add siblings and we have a dynamic that can make your head spin when you consider important parenting responsibilities such as connection, fairness, routines, rituals, and discipline. We enter parenthood without a precis...
Tags: Psychology, Parenting, Child Development, Cambridge, Mahwah, Demick, Effective Communication, Bornstein Ed Handbook, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Kegan, Harvard University Press Panepinto J, Life Inc Siegel D, J Hartzell


Expert Strategies for Taming Your Toddler’s Tantrums

As the parent of a toddler, you are all-too familiar with tantrums. They’re part of the landscape of your day. Maybe they happen at the same time every day. Maybe they feel random. Maybe it’s a bit of both. Either way, they’re exasperating and draining. And they also can be jarring—thanks to your toddler’s seemingly endless ear-splitting sobs and screams. Which, of course, stresses you out even more. Tantrums are actually tough to define. According to Rebecca Schrag Hershberg, PhD, a clinical ...
Tags: Psychology, General, Learning, Parenting, Walmart, Self-help, Toddler, Tantrum, Mental Health And Wellness, Children And Teens, Emotion Regulation, Frances, Emotion Dysregulation, Chid Development, Rebecca Schrag Hershberg, Little House Calls Psychological Services


Why are girls hitting puberty earlier? The answer could lie in the medicine cabinet.

American girls have been hitting puberty at earlier ages compared to past decades.Chemicals found in common cosmetic products could be responsible for the changes, according to the results of a nearly 20-year study, which found that boys didn't seem to be affected by the same chemicals.It's still unclear whether these chemicals cause early puberty, but it might be worth avoiding products containing them until the research is conclusive. None It's still something of a mystery why American girls h...
Tags: Health, Parenting, Women, Medical Research, Innovation, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Human body, Breast Cancer Action


The Benefits of Mindfulness Meditation for Teens

Life is a lot more complicated for teenagers than most adults give them credit for. Many teenagers are balancing schoolwork with part-time jobs, sports, and an active social life. There are plenty of studies out there that have found teenagers are even more stressed out than adults. And it’s a growing problem. Statistics show that there is a higher percentage of teenagers who experience stress, anxiety, depression, and suicidal thoughts than in the past. There are many different theories on ...
Tags: Psychology, Parenting, Mindfulness, Yoga, Adolescence, Mental Health And Wellness, Children And Teens, Don, Mind Body Wellness, Addiction Center


My Journey to Understanding Reactive Attachment Disorder

The last thing you think about when adopting a child is that they might have a complex psychiatric disorder. When my wife and I were getting ready to adopt Bracken almost two decades ago, we had no idea what we were in for when we said yes to adopting our son. We thought we only had to worry about our son’s day-to-day cares. We would love him and eventually, we would bond and grow to be a happy family. Unfortunately, things didn’t quite go as planned. We adopted our son, Bracken, when he ...
Tags: Psychology, Parenting, Trauma, Adoption, Child Abuse, Childhood Trauma, Tantrums, Children And Teens, Coping Skills, Attachment Theory, Jacobson, Bracken, Attachment Disorders, Emotional Dysregulation, Reactive Attachment Disorder


Why Are Relationships So Difficult?

Have you ever wondered why you can meet someone and “know” instantly that you’re attracted to them?  You feel your heart pound, butterflies in your stomach, and an intense desire to “make something happen.”  This is the power of our unconscious.  Our unconscious drives us. We are unable to say, in that moment, exactly what it is that draws us to that person. It is overwhelming, an overpowering combination of sensations that have no words. What is our unconscious? It is a compilation of dynamics,...
Tags: Psychology, Parenting, Relationships, Trauma, Intimacy, Modeling, Rejection, Childhood Trauma, Marriage And Divorce


Skip the Over-The-Counter Meds for Your Kids' Colds

For Thanksgiving this year, my entire extended family traveled to Disney World. Six adults and four kids trekking our way first across several states to get there, and then across four different parks over the span of a week.Read more...
Tags: Health, Parenting, Illness, Lifehacks, Sick, Common Cold


9 Ways for Parents to Promote Prosocial Behavior in Early Childhood

Prosocial behavior, the ability for children to voluntarily act in a positive, accepting, helpful, and cooperative manner, has been associated with many factors of well-being. Prosocial behavior has been correlated with positive social interaction skills, positive self-concept, positive peer relationships, peer acceptance, as well as a lower risk of externalizing behaviors and lower levels of problem behaviors at school. These habits of the interpersonal are a keystone of development and p...
Tags: Psychology, Parenting, Friends, Research, Self-help, Childhood Development, Children And Teens, Socializing, Bronson, Sarmadi, Wittmer, Prosocial Behavior, Guilford Press Bower, Hyson M Taylor


Trauma in childhood leads to empathy in adulthood

A new study suggests children who endure trauma grow up to be adults with more empathy than others.The effect is not universal, however. Only one kind of empathy was greatly effected.The study may lead to further investigations into how people cope with trauma and lead to new ways to help victims bounce back.A new study published in PLOS One suggests that enduring a traumatic event in childhood can lead to higher levels of empathy as an adult. While it doesn't apply to every form of empathy, it ...
Tags: Psychology, Parenting, Youth, Mental Health, Brain, Depression, Innovation, Emotions, Mind, Greenberg, IRI, David M Greenberg


How Couples Prepare for a New Baby & Support Postpartum Mental Health

Prepare for the “challenging” baby, but keep the dream of the “fantasy” baby.  I know you are going to be the lucky parents with the baby who sleeps through the night, latches on the first try, loves sleeping in a crib, and has cries that are easily soothed. But just in case you end up with a “real” baby, you might want to have a game plan for the worst case scenario. Here are some things to think about and discuss before baby arrives: Have some phrases that signal to your partner that it...
Tags: Psychology, Family, Parenting, Pregnancy, Mental Health, Self-help, New Parents, Women's Issues, Newborn, Postpartum Depression, Mental Health And Wellness, Marriage And Divorce, Don, New Baby, Support Postpartum Mental Health


The Simple Skill That Improves Relationships

The skill that improves both romantic relationships and parenting skills. → Enjoying these psych studies? Support PsyBlog for just $4 per month (includes ad-free experience and more articles). → Explore PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: NEW: Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Chan...
Tags: Psychology, Parenting, Relationships, Jeremy Dean


Why the Chickenpox Vaccine Matters

Most of the students at one North Carolina private school didn’t get the chickenpox vaccine, and now that school is the epicenter of the largest chickenpox outbreak in 20 years.Read more...
Tags: Health, Kids, Parenting, Public Health, Lifehacks, Vaccines, North Carolina


6 Ways to Model Emotional Regulation for Your Kids

I like to think of myself as a fairly even-keeled person. I have 20 years of training in the mental health field and I work daily at finding ways to be a more self-actualized mother, daughter, sister, wife, and employee. However, if there is one thing that sends me to the stratosphere, it’s when someone tells me to “calm down.” And yet, I say those words to my daughter all the time.   As I write this, I’m swamped with several work projects, some family commitments, and a pending equestrian co...
Tags: Psychology, Family, Parenting, Stress, Mindfulness, Self-help, Agitation, Anger Management, DMV, Modeling, Relaxation, Anger, Stress Management, Children And Teens, Coping Skills, Emotional Regulation


6 Expert Tips for a Happy and Healthy Marriage

Repeat after me: Being a parent isn’t your only identity. Sometimes, it seems as if being married today is a lot harder than ever. Whether it’s getting caught up in a super-timely project for work, taking care of the kids, or finishing chores, we’re all absorbed with our busy schedules. We want to spend time with our spouses but things keep coming up and before you know it, “just ten more minutes” becomes a mantra in our marriages. And then we wonder why our relationships are in trouble. Yes,...
Tags: Psychology, Family, Kids, Marriage, Parenting, Parents, Relationships, Rome, Publishers, Marriage And Divorce, Yourtango, Don, Kimberley Anderson


How to Have a Minimalist, Meaningful Holiday Season—And Why It’s So Important

It’s very easy to feel very stressed over the holiday season. After all, there’s so much to do on top of our regular responsibilities. There’s also pressure to have a perfect holiday—and to give lots and lots of presents, which for many of us busts budgets and creates or deepens debt. And if you’re doing all the shopping, wrapping, cooking and cleaning, you may feel more resentment than joy. This is where minimalism can help. People have many misconceptions about minimalism—it’s stark, sterile...
Tags: Psychology, Family, General, Parenting, Relationships, Friends, Happiness, Christmas, Stress, Self-help, Humility, Jesus, Santa, Gift Giving, Humble, Holiday Season


Teaching Your Child Body Positivity

Today’s society has an image-driven culture that focuses on unrealistic standards of beauty for people of all genders, ages, and ethnicities. These standards not only have a negative impact on adults but are impacting children with alarming consequences. Eating disorders among children have increased significantly in the past 20 years. While the greatest prevalence is among adolescents ages 13 to 18, children as young as 5 years old are dieting. More than ever, it’s important to teach children ...
Tags: Psychology, Parenting, Children, Self-esteem, Eating Disorders, Healthy Eating, Exercise, Publishers, Children And Teens, Physical Activity, Don, Mental Health America, Self Image, Body positivity, Positive Body Image, Standards Of Beauty


A Father’s Presence: Influences on His Daughter’s Development

Over the years more and more research has pointed to the importance fathers have in the lives of children at every stage. As the role evolves, a father’s presence, responsiveness, and involvement in the day-to-day responsibilities of parenting has benefited the health, well-being, and overall development of his sons and daughters. To name a few, associations have been found between father involvement and: Decreased risk of illness and infant mortality Self-confidence, risk taking, and env...
Tags: Psychology, Family, Parenting, Relationships, Research, Women's Issues, Children And Teens, Men's Issues, Success & Achievement, Manion, Peterson, Leyva, Allgood, Meg Meeker, Beckert, Journal of Psychology



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