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Child Psychology

Identifying Social Anxiety in Teens

Although anxiety disorders affect one in eight children, they often go unrecognized as mental health issues in teens. Social anxiety disorder, in particular, can take ...

How to Help Your Children Get a Great Start at Their New School

Think about how you felt when you first began school, or if your family relocated and you transitioned into a different school altogether. You were ...

5 Foods That Negatively Affect Your Child’s Mood

Parents intuitively know that food can impact their child’s behavior and mood. We know that sweets, for example, can cause bouts of hyperactivity. But mood-altering ...

3 Tips for Balancing Your Family Life with Your Career

It’s not always easy to stay close to your partner and kids while working full-time. Many people find themselves feeling like they have to choose ...

Top Tips to Avoid the Winter Blues for Stay-at-Home Parents

How many new parents would love nothing more than to stay at home with their newborn? While many people may have the ability to do ...

What Parents Need to Know About OCD in Children

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder that causes severe discomfort for sufferers. Persistent, unwanted images, thoughts and images take over, causing a considerable amount ...

4 Warning Signs Your Child May Be Using Inhalant Drugs

Inhalant drugs are dangerous chemicals you cannot see. They are harmful vapors emitted from products such as glue, paint, gasoline, polish for shoes, and fluid ...

Troubled Children Diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder May Fare Better with a Different Diagnosis

In a paper published in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health,Erik Parens and Josephine Johnston examine the evolution of the diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder ...

Raising Your Teen’s Self-Esteem

Self-esteem is a tricky beast for teenagers, especially with the roller-coaster of emotions roiling through them. Some days they might feel on top of the ...

Toys for the Under Ones – A Parent’s Guide

It’s natural to want to buy toys for your new baby, but how do you know what to choose? How much notice should you pay ...

How to Teach Mindfulness Meditation to Children

Mindfulness meditation is practiced sitting with eyes closed, cross-legged on a cushion with your back straight.  Attention is put on the movement of the abdomen when ...

Good News During Mental Health Month for Parents Looking for Psychosocial Help for ADHD Kids

  Many parents are looking for psychological help for their kids who have ADHD but often have difficulty connecting with a child psychologist who specializes ...

Why Early Intervention Programs Benefit Kids with Developmental Delays

Parents often have a vision of how the first few years of their child’s life will go – filled with the traditional milestones of rolling ...

What to Do When Your Child with ADHD Is Being Bullied

Bullying can be defined as unsolicited, aggressive behavior involving an imbalance of power. It can be physical (punching, kicking, etc.), and can also take the ...

How to Set Limits on After-School Activities

   School-age children are faced with many choices for extracurricular activities, and finding the right balance between school and after-school activities can be a challenge. ...

6 Major Benefits of Breastfeeding

Deciding whether or not to breastfeed your child is a deeply personal matter and supporters on both sides of the issue tend to have strong ...