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Dads get a bad rap: Insights into being a supportive father, despite what pop culture and societal stereotypes may say

Dads are commonly portrayed in pop culture as oblivious, absent-minded, and detached—in other words, they’re often shown as being incapable of parenting. The laughs are real, but the societal implications are as well. Our favorite shows and media often critique and remark on our social norms and issues. When it…

Children of depressed parents suffer inadvertent effects—these mental health interventions can help

The children of depressed parents could be at an increased risk of developing depression or other mental health disorders. Our external environment, in addition to our parent’s own experience with mental health conditions, may set into motion subtle shifts in our genetics; one allele, in particular, might leave kids vulnerable…

Post-pandemic parenting: Tips for socializing kids and encouraging personal growth in adolescents, teens

If you’re a parent, you’re probably wondering (and worrying about) how your kids are doing post-pandemic.  While virtual learning enabled kids to continue learning amid Covid-19, experts say they may need some extra time and space to re-adjust before they head back to the classroom.  Whether you have younger or…

How-to respond to a kid’s temper tantrum (Video)

You’re seconds away from declaring your grocery run with your 5-year-old a success when they start screaming. They beg for a candy bar and flail their arms in protest when you say no. What now? It all depends on how you respond to your 5-year-old’s temper tantrum. Here are four…

Mid-day naps are good for kids aged 10 to 12 (Video)

Mid-day naps improve happiness, behavior, and academic performance in kids ages 10 to 12. This, from researchers at the University of Pennsylvania.Read: Back to Basics, Child Therapy The research team studied nearly 3,000 kids from fourth grade through sixth grade. Researchers analyzed napping frequency and duration, psychological factors like happiness,…

Traffic-related air pollution can increase anxiety in children (Video)

Exposure to traffic-related air pollution can contribute to anxiety in children. Researchers from the University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center studied brain MRIs from 145 children with an average age of 12 years old. They looked specifically at levels of the metabolite Myo-Inositol, or MI: as increases…

Screen time doesn’t harm teen mental health! (Video)

Despite popular belief, screen use does not have a negative effect on teens’ wellbeing. This, from researchers at the Oxford Internet Institute.Read: Back to Basics, Child Therapy Researchers analyzed data from over 17,000 teens, including total screen time per day, depression symptoms, self-esteem, and mood. Researchers relied on self-reported measures…

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