The Perfect Storm

The Perfect Storm

While this does not prove a cause-effect relationship, it would seem to reinforce an urgent need to closely examine the impact of smartphone usage on the communication skills and psychological wellbeing of young people.

Why Are So Many Young People So Unhappy?

Why Are So Many Young People So Unhappy?

Ruling out cyclical economic factors and a changes in drug and alcohol use, they point to the increased ownership of smartphones and a concomitant (though not necessarily causal) increase in digital media time among this cohort, a trend that has a different impact on individuals depending on their developmental stage.

7 Early-Life Stressors May Impact Kids’ Future Mental Health

7 Early-Life Stressors May Impact Kids’ Future Mental Health

Children under the age of three are especially vulnerable to DNA methylation changes triggered by early-life adversity that may have long-term consequences on their mental health , according to a new longitudinal study by researchers from Harvard Medical School ’s Massachusetts General Hospital.

Limiting Screen Time Is Good Advice for Parents Too

Limiting Screen Time Is Good Advice for Parents Too

While the new guidelines focus on the importance of limiting children's' time in front of a screen, new research suggests that parents would be wise to follow the same advice when spending time with their kids.

Is Too Much Screen Time Bad?

Is Too Much Screen Time Bad?

If a screen is required for homework time or similar activities, teach children to set controls that limit texting and social media access while engaged in high-attention activities. Discuss the research about high screen time use with your children.

Birth order traits: Firstborns get intellectual advantage over younger siblings

Birth order traits: Firstborns get intellectual advantage over younger siblings

But there was a big effect on thinking skills, with later-born children performing worse on cognitive assessments from birth to age 14, with lasting impact into their adult years, the researchers found.“The lesson here for parents is that the types of investments that you make in your kids matter a lot, especially those that you make in the children’s first few years of life,” Lehmann said.

Do #NoMakeup Selfies Serve the Common Good?

Do #NoMakeup Selfies Serve the Common Good?

"Viewing idealized made up images, with or without the addition of no-makeup images, did not significantly impact women’s overall appearance satisfaction or mood." The researchers write, "Regularly promoting #nomakeupselfies on social media may be one way to reduce any negative impact of viewing idealized images of attractive others online.".

Unhealthy Diets May Be World's Biggest Killer

Unhealthy Diets May Be World's Biggest Killer

WEDNESDAY, April 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Bad diets are shortening lives worldwide -- killing more people globally than either smoking or high blood pressure , a large, new research suggests.

The Impact of Friendships on Single and Married People

The Impact of Friendships on Single and Married People

He found that among people aged 65 or older, meaningful friendships were stronger indicators of health and happiness than familial relationships. Recent studies show that singles have more friends and are better at maintaining their friendships than married people.

New Chimpanzee Culture Discovered, Others Lost Due to Humans

New Chimpanzee Culture Discovered, Others Lost Due to Humans

It's always exciting to discover new behavior patterns among wild animals, and recently a study of Eastern chimpanzees ( Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii ) living in the Bili-Uéré region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) showed these great apes using a new tool kit to obtain food.

Sarah Ristevski gives ‘glowing reference’ for killer dad

Sarah Ristevski gives ‘glowing reference’ for killer dad

Wife killer Borce Ristevski watched on in silence as relatives called him “selfish”, “despicable”, “vicious”, “heinous”, “cruel” and “a monster”.Victim impact statements were read out by family members of Karen Ristevski on the first day of a pre-sentence hearing in Victoria’s Supreme Court today.

Bipolar You

Bipolar You

Bipolar You addresses the challenges faced by young adults trying to deal with the realities of living with this disorder.

Pain Points: Family Stress When a Child has ADHD

Pain Points: Family Stress When a Child has ADHD

The IMPACT 1.0 rating scale was co-created by researchers and families using design thinking methods. One of the most compelling features of this study is the use of design thinking techniques, originally used in business and engineering, to co-create the IMPACT 1.0 rating scale with families.

Here's what to do if your child sees violent footage online

Here's what to do if your child sees violent footage online

But there are some things we do know about the impact of violent imagery on the adolescent brain, and ways in which adults can help teenagers process such information.

Are Cheaters Hypocrites?

Are Cheaters Hypocrites?

As certain personality styles, like narcissism and psychopathy, are thought to be characterized by an inflated view of oneself, egocentrism, and lack of empathy for the impact of one’s bad behavior on others, it was hypothesized that high narcissism and psychopathy would result in greater self-serving bias and greater sexual hypocrisy.

Screen time and children’s health

Screen time and children’s health

In contrast, a recent report from the UK Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health 3 suggests that these concerns are, in effect, overstated: “...there is little evidence that this is the way that screen time works in influencing children’s wellbeing…”.

How Can We Help Victims of Clergy Abuse?

How Can We Help Victims of Clergy Abuse?

Despite countless new stories about abuse by clergy not to mention the various movie and television dramatizations of different scandals that have come to light, actual research into the impact of this kind of abuse on victims has been surprisingly scarce up to now.

New parents face up to six years of sleep deprivation, study says

New parents face up to six years of sleep deprivation, study says

Data from thousands of men and women shows rest is at its worst three months after birth Starting a family is a well-known way to make a good night’s sleep a distant dream, but new research suggests the parental yawns might go on for six years.

Can College Visits Improve College Aspirations?

Can College Visits Improve College Aspirations?

Greene, and Gary Ritter did in a recent working paper titled “An Evaluation of the Educational Impact of College Campus Visits: A Randomized Experiment.” The researchers recruited 885 students across 15 schools and randomized students within schools to either a treatment or control condition.

Cultivating Resilience: Parenting Tough Kids Isn't Easy

Cultivating Resilience: Parenting Tough Kids Isn't Easy

Beyond the daily challenges of managing their mood and behavior and your understandable concerns about your child, you are dealing with something really hard and a part of parenting that’s likely not what you expected. 1. Take stock of the impact: Parenting an anxious child is HARD.

Narcissism Versus Empathy

Narcissism Versus Empathy

In addition to the misinterpretation of empathy, the studies did not control for subjects who had diagnosed or undiagnosed personality disorders. Still, the study did not specifically control for subjects who may have an undiagnosed personality disorder and, therefore, struggle with empathy.

Why being a fundraiser is like being a parent

Why being a fundraiser is like being a parent

As you may know, I work as a fundraising manager for a charity who support people with sight loss and other disabilities. Parents get guilty all the time – as I write this I’m feeling guilty that we dropped the bairn off for his first day at nursery this morning.

Children are the forgotten victims of domestic violence

Children are the forgotten victims of domestic violence

As the world grapples with the need to eliminate violence against women, there are oft-forgotten victims whose needs must also be addressed – the children, including girls, who are caught in the middle and are, at times, directly targeted.

ADHD and Its Impact on Longevity

ADHD and Its Impact on Longevity

ADHD is a chronic medical disorder affecting self-regulation, but with comprehensive long-term care, people living with it do well. Training adults and their physicians to consider and screen for ADHD whenever someone is struggling with self-care, lifestyle, or managing a specific medical condition.

World Prematurity Day – Canadian Premature Babies Foundation

World Prematurity Day – Canadian Premature Babies Foundation

For the past few years, Canadian Premature Babies Foundation has invested in peer-to-peer support groups online and in-person through our microgrant program, helping hospitals run informative and engaging group events for parents going through a stressful time.

The Long-Term Impact of Child Abuse:

The Long-Term Impact of Child Abuse:

They speak of an inability to feel spontaneous, to laugh and play, or to show affection to their children, and they grieve that their past experiences are impacting their ability to be effective mothers.

Study finds that a 'Make-A-Wish' gift can transform a sick child's health

Study finds that a 'Make-A-Wish' gift can transform a sick child's health

Cimone Stills was experiencing daily seizures but since the Make-A-Wish Foundation granted her a trip to Paris she has experienced only one seizure. “If you were in the wish group you were twice as likely to have decreased healthcare utilization,” Patel, section chief of Neurology at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, and author of the paper, told TODAY.

The humble Bunnings snag in bread is facing a change for safety reasons

The humble Bunnings snag in bread is facing a change for safety reasons

“Regardless of how you like your onion and snag, we are confident this new serving suggestion will not impact the delicious taste or great feeling you get when supporting your local community group,” Ms Poole said.