The Roots of Early-Childhood Depression

The Roots of Early-Childhood Depression

Intense irritability and disruptive behavior are probably the most common symptoms that prompt parents and primary-grade teachers to refer a young child to undergo a mental health evaluation.Further work is needed to educate parents and primary-care physicians about early signs and symptoms of depression in young children.

Mom finds son's photo on social media with photos of kids

Mom finds son's photo on social media with photos of kids

Soon after professional photographer Andrea Van Wagner posted pictures of her 9-year-old son in his wrestling singlet on her public Instagram page last week, she made a disturbing discovery.

7 signs you're nailing the tough gig that is parenting

7 signs you're nailing the tough gig that is parenting

You know you’re being a good parent when your child comes to you for advice or comfort when they have a problem.A good parent guides their child’s behaviour by setting down healthy boundaries and limits.

Danielle Fishel explains why she won't put her baby on social media

Danielle Fishel explains why she won't put her baby on social media

Danielle Fishel has explained why she and her husband, Jensen Karp, are hiding their 4-month-old son Adler's face on social media — and it's a decision many non-famous parents are making as well.

Why It’s Okay—Even Wise—to Let Your Child Quit

Why It’s Okay—Even Wise—to Let Your Child Quit

As a middle school counselor, parents often ask me if their child should quit an activity.There’s a misconception that quitting is cowardly, but when you insist that your children stick with an activity that makes them miserable, you may inadvertently teach them to stay in bad situations.

Are You Stuck in a Cycle of Abandonment?

Are You Stuck in a Cycle of Abandonment?

That includes empathy and respect for their child’s personality , feelings, and needs – not merely loving a child as an extension of the parent.Many people have no negative feelings toward their parents and may in fact have a close and loving adult relationship with them.

Volkswagen, Philadelphia ads get banned in the UK over gender stereotypes

Volkswagen, Philadelphia ads get banned in the UK over gender stereotypes

A Volkswagen car commercial and a Philadelphia Cream Cheese ad have been yanked in Britain over a new rule that bans gender stereotyping in advertisements, a regulatory agency ruled.

7 things I wish I'd known before dropping my girl at college

7 things I wish I'd known before dropping my girl at college

I wrote this article two weeks after I dropped my oldest child at a huge university thousands of miles away from home.I went to the grocery store later that day and saw a friend who asked how my daughter was doing at college.

What's Your Theory About How To Parent Your Diagnosed Child?

What's Your Theory About How To Parent Your Diagnosed Child?

Once we’re acting based on a theory, it’s easier to be consistent , to explain to others why a stance makes sense, and it’s easier to avoid what I call Parental Self-Doubt Syndrome .

Parents Who Listen Help Kids Thrive Despite Trauma

Parents Who Listen Help Kids Thrive Despite Trauma

A sympathetic parent has a stronger impact on a troubled child's educational performance than whether they eat regular family meals or live in a safe and well-kept neighborhood, said lead researcher Dr. Angelica Robles.

Dylan Dreyer's husband reveals her pregnancy cravings

Dylan Dreyer's husband reveals her pregnancy cravings

You’d better believe Dylan Dreyer is pregnant !The TODAY host’s husband, Brian Fichera , had some fun with his wife’s cravings in an Instagram post.“Dylan Dreyer’s pregnancy survival kit.Dylan Dreyer reveals she's expecting baby No. 2) "Everyone has something - for my wife it was grilled cheese and grape soda.....," wrote one person.

See Jenna Bush Hager's daughters meet their baby brother for the 1st time

See Jenna Bush Hager's daughters meet their baby brother for the 1st time

Jenna Bush Hager recently welcomed her third child , a boy named Henry Harold "Hal" Hager, and the TODAY with Hoda & Jenna co-host shared a video of the sweet moment her two young daughters bonded with him for the first time.

Mum whose child has cancer shamed over 'messy' yard

Mum whose child has cancer shamed over 'messy' yard

There's a pretty simple rule you can follow if you want to avoid being a jerk - be kind, because you never know what battles people are fighting.Randa went on to say that people just need to be kind.

Hacking Your Child's Diagnosis Into a Superpower

Hacking Your Child's Diagnosis Into a Superpower

Can we really blame a child like David for thinking of all the possible things that can go wrong?Now that we know what we are risking, I ask David what skill he would need to go to the water park anyway.

Pennsylvania father dies after rescuing 11-year-old son in ocean

Pennsylvania father dies after rescuing 11-year-old son in ocean

But Bui began struggling, and a former police officer, Jim Glorioso, who happened to be at the beach entered the water and tried to pull him in using a boogie board.

When Your Young Child Stutters and Has Tantrums

When Your Young Child Stutters and Has Tantrums

Once you’ve stopped your child’s aggressive acting out, and they have calmed down enough they can hear you, look them in the eye, and tell them firmly, calmly, and kindly something like, “I know you are frustrated, but it is not okay to hit/kick/bite (whatever they’ve been doing).” Be matter-of-fact and strong.

Older Parents May Have Better Behaved Kids

Older Parents May Have Better Behaved Kids

"Older parents-to-be may be reassured that their age is not necessarily a negative factor with respect to behavioral problems in their child," said study author Marielle Zondervan-Zwijnenburg. Zondervan-Zwijnenburg said that about 3% of the difference in children's "externalizing" behaviors were related to parental age.

Surviving the daycare plagues

Surviving the daycare plagues

This week's listener question was: My child started daycare this year and seems to be sick CONSTANTLY. "The week we brought Harry home from hospital, I thought I'd do the right thing and get everything set up, I booked Paul in for a full week of daycare so I could have the days with Harry on my own," Sarah said.

Be kind to the mama of the 'wild child', she's trying harder than you know

Be kind to the mama of the 'wild child', she's trying harder than you know

Five mums find out what their kids really think about them this Mother's day. And if you're like I used to be, be kind to the mama of that 'wild child', she's trying harder than you could ever imagine.

Invulnerables: The Origins of Resilience

Invulnerables: The Origins of Resilience

To explore how competency develops, Garmezy studied other children who showed competence despite living in stressful situations and poverty.

Chelsea Clinton gives birth to her 3rd child

Chelsea Clinton gives birth to her 3rd child

The daughter of former President Bill Clinton announced on Twitter Monday morning that she and husband Marc Mezvinsky welcomed their third child, a boy named Jasper. Chelsea Clinton and husband Marc Mezvinsky have welcomed their third child, a boy named Jasper.

Snooki, Deena, JWoww Are ‘So Proud’ of Their Kids

Snooki, Deena, JWoww Are ‘So Proud’ of Their Kids

Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi , Deena Nicole Cortese and Jenni ‘JWoww’ Farley sure love their little ones and are “so proud” of them. “He is amazing,” the new mom told Us of her son on Thursday.

Unloved Daughters and 6 Questions That Keep Them Up at Night

Unloved Daughters and 6 Questions That Keep Them Up at Night

As an unloved daughter myself, I knew firsthand that the question that every child asks—“ Why doesn’t my mother love me? Peg Streep is the author of The Daughter Detox Question & Answer Book: A GPS for Navigating Your Way Out of a Toxic Childhood.

How To Prioritize Self-Care When Life’s “Super Busy.”

How To Prioritize Self-Care When Life’s “Super Busy.”

A parent who engages in self-care, for example, can be a powerful role model — showing a child, partner and colleagues what taking good care of one’s body and mind looks like.

4 Ways to Release Anger Towards Your Parents

4 Ways to Release Anger Towards Your Parents

The relationship between a child and a parent is one of the most instinctively protective, loving, and nurturing things humans experience.

'I sleep on the couch so my fiance's 11-year-old can sleep in our bed'

'I sleep on the couch so my fiance's 11-year-old can sleep in our bed'

When there's four in the bed and no room to 'roll over', it's time to make changes - but how do you approach the issue when it's not your child.

'My son is in constant pain and there is little I can do to help him'

'My son is in constant pain and there is little I can do to help him'

"I thought my son was just being a normal whingy kid when he refused to walk places, he’d walk crazy slow and virtually be dragging his feet.

5 Ways to Help Your Child Become More Independent

5 Ways to Help Your Child Become More Independent

Create a list of tasks that your child should be able to do on their own, such as getting dressed. Children tend to need more time to finish tasks compared to adults. Children need routine to manage their responsibilities.

Hold on Loosely

Hold on Loosely

On the other hand, parents, maybe especially those not yet familiar with onboarding children at college or those with first-generation students, can experience anxiety of their own, spawning a plethora of questions about how to best support their child (Wallace, 2018).

Do Children Have Unique Human Rights?

Do Children Have Unique Human Rights?

But this technicality does not excuse the United States from recognizing that all children, whatever their race and whether or not they are citizens of our country, have an inalienable human right to live with their families and to be treated humanely and kindly as befits their vulnerability.

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