Asking the Hard Questions about ADHD

Asking the Hard Questions about ADHD

If you find you and your child in this situation, here are some vital questions to consider: Has a trained professional or special needs teacher conducted a formal classroom observation to see if modifications to the classroom environment would help your child (particularly with the structure, teacher’s approach to de-escalation, and their general tone of voice and demeanor)?

How to Raise a Bilingual Child: Seven Strategies for Success

How to Raise a Bilingual Child: Seven Strategies for Success

If you share the sentiment of wanting to raise a bilingual child, here are seven evidence-based suggestions on how to promote successful dual language acquisition in children. In other words, having interactions with extended family members, grandparents, and friends who speak the other language provides further benefit for children’s development.

Whooping cough vaccine less effective CDC warns

Whooping cough vaccine less effective CDC warns

Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about LinkedIn Pinterest Children less protected by whooping cough vaccine than they once were, CDC warns CDC researchers said the bacteria behind the disease has mutated.

The Unintentional Cyberbully

The Unintentional Cyberbully

Technically the definition of cyberbullying is similar, except for the fact that the bully attacks their victim using a digital device such as a phone, tablet, or computer to post threatening or embarrassing content or make direct attacks.

How to Turn Your Kids Into Leaders

How to Turn Your Kids Into Leaders

Providing an emotionally stable family environment with warm, supportive parents enables later leader development. We know from research on leader development that leaders learn much from their failures.

What Kind of Sport Parent are You: Rate Yourself

What Kind of Sport Parent are You: Rate Yourself

Instead, take it as a call to action to leverage your influence over your children and take active steps to make changes to better support your children’s athletic lives and overall personal development.

Contexts for the Arts in Child Development

Contexts for the Arts in Child Development

Children’s development through engaging in arts activities such as dance, painting, plays, and music has long been a topic of study and question of interest to educators, arts professionals, psychologists and parents.

Deal Alert: This pop-up princess castle with over 3,800 reviews is only $15

Deal Alert: This pop-up princess castle with over 3,800 reviews is only $15

Princess Castle Play Tent, $15, Amazon Fox Print Princess Castle Play Tent with Glow in the Dark Stars $15.00 If you're looking for more toy suggestions, check out the gift guide for babies, 1-year-olds, 2-year-olds, 3-year-olds, 4-year-olds, and 5-year-olds.

Psychology Today

Psychology Today

A sociobiological perspective on the development of human reproductive strategies. Longitudinal evidence that fatherhood decreases testosterone in human males. A review of human male field studies of hormones and behavioral reproductive effort. Marriage, divorce, and male testosterone.

The truth about babies who aren’t ‘cuddly’

The truth about babies who aren’t ‘cuddly’

Babies develop affection at different rates, but when is it a cause for concern? Dr Hay says a standoffish child aged under one year could just be a busy baby with an active and alert personality.

False Links Between Screen Time and Cognitive Development

False Links Between Screen Time and Cognitive Development

As noted above with the problem of getting two points of data from the same source (mom), sometimes study designs can result in small, but spurious correlations that reflect methodological design error, not “real” correlations that exist in the “real world.” With large sample sizes (such as, say 2400 kids), those tiny correlations can become “statistically significant” even if they don’t reflect anything going on in the real world.

Parents, stop trying to fast-forward your child's development

Parents, stop trying to fast-forward your child's development

Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about LinkedIn Pinterest Parents, stop trying to fast-forward your child's development We make up deadlines by which we expect our kids to master skills because it will make our lives easier.

Can Too Much Screen Time Hinder Child Development?

Can Too Much Screen Time Hinder Child Development?

By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Young children spend a lot of time fiddling with smartphones, tapping away at tablets and staring at TV screens.

Jason Bateman Says Wife Amanda Anka Is a 'Full-Time Dad'

Jason Bateman Says Wife Amanda Anka Is a 'Full-Time Dad'

“They’re not impressed,” the Ozark star, 50, told Us Weekly and other reporters in the SAG press room after winning the Male Actor in a Drama Series category.

Learning Race At Home: Why Colorblindness Just Isn't Enough

Learning Race At Home: Why Colorblindness Just Isn't Enough

The need to answer youths’ questions meaningfully means that the colorblind approach is not the way forward for parents who wish to promote positive identity and race relations among youth in the U.S. As we see it, there are two key problems with the strategy of negating difference.

An Overview of Separation Theory

An Overview of Separation Theory

The unfortunate consequence is that the same defenses that enabled us to survive the emotional pain of childhood and existential despair are not only maladaptive and limit our personal potential for living a full life, but they also inevitably lead to negative behaviors toward others, thereby perpetuating a cycle of destructiveness.

Bronco-Buster Parenting: Baby Unwise

Bronco-Buster Parenting: Baby Unwise

Similarly, bronco-busting parenting involves ignoring relational attunement with the child emotional and physiological needs. Baby-busting parenting does not fit with our species needs, nor with optimal child raising which requires nearly constant responsive presence in the first months and years of life (the evolved nest ).

People With Cancer May Face Greater Shingles Risk

People With Cancer May Face Greater Shingles Risk

And those with a solid tumor -- such as cancer in the lung, breast, prostate or other organ -- had a 30 percent higher risk of shingles than people without cancer, study first author Jiahui Qian and colleagues said in a journal news release.

What Goes Into the Development of Greatness?

What Goes Into the Development of Greatness?

The importance of looking at talent within domains; providing the right resources both within and outside of school; the importance of the family, especially in the earliest years; the right teachers and mentors at particular stages on the developmental trajectory in a domain; and a community of learners are still key factors in the advancement of high performance.

Why Self Esteem Development is Overrated

Why Self Esteem Development is Overrated

According to Dr. Moore, when children are focused on having high self-esteem, they become self-conscious and fearful of challenges. For proponents of children and teens developing high or healthy self-esteem, their intentions are good.

The Second Middle Age

The Second Middle Age

As a result, he undertook an ambitious project: a series of in-depth interviews with men and women across the United States in the midst of their Second Middle Age. According to Shapiro’s findings, even given their great differences, people who find the most meaning and happiness in this stage may have at least one thing in common: They shift how they think about time.

Speech Development in 20mo. Old Twins : Parenting

Speech Development in 20mo. Old Twins : Parenting

Despite other people’s reassurances, including our pediatrician, and the fact that speech is often delayed in twins due to their own relationship, my wife and I are starting to grow concerned about their speech development, particularly more so in our son.

Science-Based Tips on Buying Toys for Kids

Science-Based Tips on Buying Toys for Kids

Ideal toys are those which encourage child/caregiver engagement in interactions “rich in language, pretending, problem-solving, reciprocity, cooperation, and creativity (and potentially for older children in solitary play).”1 So select safe toys which stimulate the imagination, support child-caregiver interaction, promote exploration and problem solving, and encourage both mental and physical activity.

The Belief in Separation and Individuation is Not Universal

The Belief in Separation and Individuation is Not Universal

In an unfortunate feedback loop, child development theorists have taken the cultural bias of separation and independence and created theories that are then used to guide parents in raising there children.

Sex Education and Parenting: What We Know

Sex Education and Parenting: What We Know

The take-home message: Parents who have open, honest conversations with their children about sex, and who view sexual development as a normal part of adolescent development, play them most crucial role in their children’s health and well-being.

Is Marrying Your First and Only Lover a Bad Idea?

Is Marrying Your First and Only Lover a Bad Idea?

In her article, “Why Marrying Your First Love Is A Terrible Idea,” Kelsey Dykstra describes additional difficulties in marrying your first lover: You never grow; you’re settling for something easy; you haven’t had the chance to experience someone new; you’ve never gone through heartbreak and come out the other side; you’ll never know what else is out there, and a piece of you will always wonder; a divorce would be brutal; there’s no passion—you don’t know ups and downs; you have nothing to compare your relationship to.

Hey Sport Coaches, Are You Part of the Problem or Solution?

Hey Sport Coaches, Are You Part of the Problem or Solution?

Let me preface my thoughts by stating upfront that, like parents, the vast majority of coaches are in sports for the right reasons, care deeply about the kids they coach, and believe that healthy development is more important than results.

Put down the credit card: Study reveals fewer toys leads to better play

Put down the credit card: Study reveals fewer toys leads to better play

If you love spoiling your kids, you could also consider rotating toys so they're not faced with such a large choice. The study revealed that when toddlers are given a smaller number of toys at their disposal, they enjoy more sustained and varied play, over longer periods of time.

Older and Weaker, or Older and Wiser?

Older and Weaker, or Older and Wiser?

The emphasis on mental deterioration with age is a recent meme, perhaps one linked to industrialization, as in traditional societies the elders were needed for their wisdom to guide community decisions.

Inspirational Quotes Teach Us About Life

Inspirational Quotes Teach Us About Life

Sharing inspirational quotes with kids is a way to help them think and feel deeply, to find meaning and purpose in ideas that make a difference to themselves and society. Inspirational quotes can be used to stimulate essay writing where students can practice reflectivity and discover meaning to life experiences.

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