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Amount of Television Viewing in Early Childhood Negatively Impacts Later Functioning

A recent study in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine reports that early television exposure has negative effects on children’s functioning at follow-ups as late as fourth grade. Dr. Pagani and colleagues examined the influence of television exposure at 29 months and changes in exposure by 53 months on psychosocial, academic, and lifestyle characteristics in […]

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Teens Cutting and Other Self Injurious Behavior in Children and Adolescents

Most parents believe that the transition from child to pre-teen to adolescent is fraught with behavioral and emotional challenges due to a variety of causes – hormones, peer influences, and rebelliousness to name a few. However, the vast majority of children transition through adolescence relatively unscathed and go on to live happy and productive lives. The […]

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Learning Disabilities and Extreme Patterns of Responding to Others

In addition to classroom challenges, one of the challenges facing students with learning disabilities or challenges is learning to curtail extremes in the way they respond to various social interactions and/or not getting their way when they want something. What do I mean by extreme patterns of behavior? There are essentially three ways that we […]

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Choosing good Friends

Friends are an important part of childhood and you want to make sure that your child develops good friendships early on. It’s easiest to help them make the best choices for your children while they are young. Have your children invite their friends to play at your house. This gives you a chance to see […]

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Doctor’s Notes Not Recommended for School Avoidance

In the current issue of Deutsches Ärzteblatt International, child and adolescent psychiatrist Martin Knollmann and colleagues describe school avoidance due to emotional issues and compare it with true truancy. The truant child will skip school to engage in more preferred activities such as spending time with friends or using drugs, and parents are often unaware […]

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Heroin Abuse Increasing Among High School and College Students

buy cigars online img class=”alignright size-full wp-image-22545″ title=”troubled-teenage-girl” alt=”” src=”http://childdevelopmentinfo.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/troubled-teenage-girl.jpg” width=”150″ height=”225″ />Last month I ventured into the non-clinical realm and discussed sports psychology and the, if you will, lighter side of the profession.  This month I am plunging into the depths of what appears to have been, or may still be, an epidemic of […]

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