When Your Child Experiences Anxiety

When Your Child Experiences Anxiety

Be sure to find a mental health provider who has significant experience with anxious youth, who has training in evidence-based therapies in anxiety for children and adolescents, and who you and your child feel comfortable talking with during your first session.

Micronutrients in Psychiatry: Sound Science or Just Hype?

Micronutrients in Psychiatry: Sound Science or Just Hype?

I anticipate a skeptical response like, "I'm battling Major Depression and you're suggesting I eat better and take a multi?" I recently spoke with a leading researcher on nutrition and mental health, psychologist Julia Rucklidge.

Teen mistakenly read his girlfriend's thermometer as a pregnancy test

Teen mistakenly read his girlfriend's thermometer as a pregnancy test

18-year-old Izaak Torres from Costa Mesa, California, got the fright of his life when his girlfriend Vanessa Marie, sent him a text at 4am with an image of her 1ooF fever accompanied by the message 'Holy f*ck'.

Does Bullying Cause Suicide?

Does Bullying Cause Suicide?

In addition, even witnessing bullying can lead to feelings of helplessness and poor school connectedness, which can be a risk factor for mental health issues (although it is not a sole cause).

In our house, we never say 'don’t cry'

In our house, we never say 'don’t cry'

We are there to dry the tears but we will let them fall." We cry in this house. That is why, in our house, we never say "Don’t cry." We will acknowledge your tears and we will pass the tissues.

Lenny Kravitz's clever, cheeky response to Zoe Kravitz's butt-baring photo

Lenny Kravitz's clever, cheeky response to Zoe Kravitz's butt-baring photo

Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about LinkedIn Pinterest Lenny Kravitz's clever, cheeky response to Zoe Kravitz's butt-baring photo Zoe Kravitz's dad, Lenny, who like ex-wife Lisa Bonet knows all about being exposed, had a hilarious response to his daughter's racy Instagram photo.

Thank you, Typo, for teaching my six-year-old the F-word

Thank you, Typo, for teaching my six-year-old the F-word

How very dare they!" We were in the middle of the stationery store, Typo, when my six-year-old daughter walked up to me with a strange expression on her face.

How Genetic Testing Can Help Match Patients with Medications

How Genetic Testing Can Help Match Patients with Medications

“If the patient is predicted to be a very poor responder, they might get referred to a different kind of treatment, like transcranial magnetic stimulation .” Previous research has aimed to uncover individual genes responsible for different responses to medication, says lead study author Jianping Zhang , a psychiatrist at Northwell Health.

3 Neutralizing Responses to a Manipulative Adult Child

3 Neutralizing Responses to a Manipulative Adult Child

Do you feel tongue tied or get sucked into saying the wrong things when your adult child throws manipulative, hurtful zingers at you? [READER BONUS: Just in case this one also comes up] Adult Child: You sound like you've read some stupid parenting blog.

"Triggered" dad mocks Gillette campaign with family gun picture

"Triggered" dad mocks Gillette campaign with family gun picture

Read more stories like this at news.com.au Graham Allen, who hosts the Blaze TV program Rant Nation, is one of those men — and he decided to hit back at the razor company by arming himself and his two sons with guns to make a statement.

My Child is Hurting and I’m the Only One Who Cares

My Child is Hurting and I’m the Only One Who Cares

From this perspective, it is easy to see why moms feeling solely responsible for managing their children’s well-being may take a particularly strong toll on their own well-being. When moms feel solely responsible for managing household tasks, they often feel unappreciated.

3 Ways to Get Closer To Your Adult Child

3 Ways to Get Closer To Your Adult Child

Barbara made the mistake of thinking her newly graduated, twenty three year old son, Kyle, was willing to be as available, as he had previously been, to speak on the phone or respond to her texts.

Is Bickering Really That Bad for Your Relationship?

Is Bickering Really That Bad for Your Relationship?

Across two studies, the Friburg psychologists tested the proposal that people who reacted with either inert or erratic emotion dynamics would have poorer relationships because they would be perceived as less responsive by their partners.

Parenting With Chronic Illness

Parenting With Chronic Illness

Sometimes things just happen and we don’t know why.” Involving Other People in Caregiving Having a network of caring adults in a child’s life is always important but takes on additional meaning when a parent lives with chronic illness.

Parental Alienation as Child Abuse and Family Violence

Parental Alienation as Child Abuse and Family Violence

Alienating behaviors and impacts are measured by current public health and legal definitions of child abuse and family violence, and provide an index of parental alienating behaviors (a classification of the abusive behaviors of perpetrators), and an categorization of parental alienation effects on victim children and target parents.

Can We Better Predict Whether an Antidepressant Will Work?

Can We Better Predict Whether an Antidepressant Will Work?

A new study , published in the November issue of Behavioural Brain Research , suggests that positive changes in cognition (i.e., thinking and processing of information) may predict antidepressant responsiveness. Cognitive changes as predictive of antidepressant responsiveness Why might improvements in thinking processes occur before ones involving emotions and mood?

Is There Such a Thing As "School"?

Yet five people talking about one particular school can sound as if they’re talking about five different schools because the idea of ‘school’ is so personal, evoking for each one of us an experience of childhood, of parenting, of hope and disappointment, of what we’ve come to believe about ourselves and other people. When young people talk about ‘school’, they’re usually referring (unconsciously) to those things.

Raising a Difficult Child? Try a “Spirited” Spin

Raising a Difficult Child? Try a “Spirited” Spin

Spirited Child (aka "grouch") Source: greg westfall/Flickr About ten percent of children are born with difficult temperaments. Find the balance in your own life that you need in order to be kind, loving, and patient with your spirited child.

Talking About Sex with Your Children: Who Is Uncomfortable?

Talking About Sex with Your Children: Who Is Uncomfortable?

A parent’s comfort with masturbation will normalize how the parent talks to their child which affects how their child grows to feel about sexual touch and self-pleasure.

Self-Compassion Reduces Negative Mood over Time

Self-Compassion Reduces Negative Mood over Time

Specifically, it looked at if the amount that people "accept" their negative emotions is associated with (a) better mental health and (b) reduced negative moods over time. In Study 2, these researchers measured people's general level of acceptance of their negative thoughts and emotions.

Fear of Pain Triggers Crippling Anxiety for Some but Not All

Fear of Pain Triggers Crippling Anxiety for Some but Not All

The researchers were able to identify distinctive neural patterns in fear-processing brain regions that corresponded with how patients had self-assessed their pain-related fear in various questionnaires.

Chrissy Teigen zings mom-shamer with hilarious breastfeeding response

Chrissy Teigen zings mom-shamer with hilarious breastfeeding response

DAN MACMEDAN/USA TODAY NETWORK Fullscreen Earlier in January, Chrissy and John struck a pose during the Golden Globe Awards. DAN MACMEDAN/USA TODAY NETWORK Fullscreen Chrissy and John owned the red carpet at that year's Grammys.

'My 18-year-old stepdaughter still sleeps with a dummy'

'My 18-year-old stepdaughter still sleeps with a dummy'

One woman has posted to the question-and-answer website, Quora, about her 18-year-old stepdaughter, who still sleeps with a dummy at night. The post read: "My 18-year-old stepdaughter still sucks on a dummy while she sleeps.

Pink Claps Back at Troll Who Dad-Shamed Husband Carey Hart

Pink Claps Back at Troll Who Dad-Shamed Husband Carey Hart

Pink was seeing red after a troll called her husband, Carey Hart, an irresponsible father. “But your husband, I’m sorry, lacks the responsibility your kids need in his care.” “Nice eye protection for the kid,” wrote one person, to which Hart clapped back: “Move along.”

Coles Little Shop Christmas Collectable cases sell out across Australia

Coles Little Shop Christmas Collectable cases sell out across Australia

The Coles Australia Facebook page has been inundated with comments from customers unable to find Little Shop Christmas Collectable cases just days after the limited edition festive campaign was launched on December 7.

Can flipping the bird reduce pain?

Can flipping the bird reduce pain?

Another factor that made us expect to see a see a pain-relieving effect of “visual swearing” was because making a middle finger gesture would bring to mind similar kinds of taboo thoughts and ideas as happens for verbal swearing.

Swearing: When Words Speak Louder Than Actions

Swearing: When Words Speak Louder Than Actions

While verbal swearing and making a taboo gesture both involve bringing to mind taboo concepts, a taboo hand sign showed no pain-relieving effects in the present study, but the swearing has been shown to be beneficial in previous research.

Solving the Puzzle of ADHD

Solving the Puzzle of ADHD

My assignment covers the usefulness of certain medications in treating the symptoms of ADHD in children diagnosed with Pervasive Developmental Disorders, a condition now included in ASD.1 These reports, along with expert consensus opinions when necessary, will be woven into the final guidelines.

Livid mum blasts parents who left kids at her child’s 6th birthday party

Livid mum blasts parents who left kids at her child’s 6th birthday party

A furious mum has slammed parents for leaving their six-year-old children unattended at her child's birthday party. There was a mixed response from other Mumsnet users, some saying that once children are at school age they should be left at parties, but must ask the permission of the host first.

Why Is It so Hard to Accept a Compliment?

Why Is It so Hard to Accept a Compliment?

To help others learn how to create and practice healthy habits we developed an Interaction Model where we show people positive ways to receive gratitude and compliments well. Or do you have a challenge with gratitude tending to deflect, reciprocate, or discount?

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