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Parents and Children

Young teens who play sports feel healthier and happier about life

Taking part in sports is good all round for young teens: physically, socially, and mentally, according to a new study1 by Dr. Keith Zullig and Rebecca White from West Virginia University in the US. Their research shows that middle-school teenagers who are physically active and play on sports teams are more satisfied with their life […]

The Magic of (Pre)School

Beautiful Minds Musings on Intelligence and Creativity in Society I remember my pre-school years vividly. I remember the joys, wonder, and excitement of exploring the new world I just entered. I attended a special school called La Petite Maison and remember the diversity of the classes- from astronomy to art to music to a class […]

Making Friends: When should I disclose my emotional baggage?

 Q. Dear Irene: I have difficulty making new friends because of all of the heavy stuff I have to reveal to them. I’ve tried two basic approaches. The first is the “early hook:” making a good first impression. What I mean is that upon first talking to someone, I’m uncharacteristically pleasant, relaxed, and outgoing. I […]

There’s at Least One Way to Combat Cyberbullying

The parents of a 15-year-old girl recently went to court to get turned over to police the computer IP address for whoever created a fake Facebook page that made defamatory and sexually lewd comments about their daughter. While Facebook took down the page after the complaint, the internet service provider is still wrestling with whether […]

Parents’ mental health more likely to suffer when a grown child struggles

when a grown child struggles Even into adulthood, problem children continue to give their parents heartache, and it doesn’t matter if other children in the family grow up to be successful, according to a new study of middle-aged parents. “What this study finds is that the children may have their own lives and moved on, but […]

For infant sleep, receptiveness more important than routine

Parents understand the challenge of getting infants to sleep through the night, and now Penn State researchers show that being emotionally receptive can reduce sleep disruptions and help infants and toddlers sleep better. “Bed time can be a very emotional time. It heralds the longest separation of the day for most infants,” said Douglas Teti, […]

Childhood Personality Traits Predict Adult Behavior

Recognizably the Same Person, Study Suggests Personality traits observed in childhood are a strong predictor of adult behavior, a study by researchers at the University of California, Riverside, the Oregon Research Institute and University of Oregon suggests. The study will appear in a forthcoming issue of the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science, a quarterly […]

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