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September 24, 2019
by Patricia Tomasi

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Older Parents Don't Have To Worry About Their Age Negatively Affecting Their Children's Behavior

September 24, 2019 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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A new study published in the Journal of Child Development looked at whether the age of parents at the time of their children’s birth could result in behavior problems. Couples who have children at later ages are often counselled about risks of increased maternal age (e.g. Down syndrome) but increasingly a risk has been documented for increased paternal age and autism and schizophrenia. [More]

August 20, 2019
by Patricia Tomasi

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How Parents And Teachers Can Stop Bullying This Coming School Year

August 20, 2019 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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Bullying is something parents worry about throughout the school year. You don't want your cyild to be bullied or have your child do any kind of bullying. Now, a new study, titled, Understanding the relationship between youths’ belonging and bullying behavior: An SEM Model, recently published in the journal of Educational and Child Psychology, showed that school belonging and family belonging have a significant direct and indirect relationship with student bullying behavior. [More]

August 13, 2019
by Patricia Tomasi

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How A Bunk Bed Might Give Your Kids Depression And Anxiety In Adulthood

August 13, 2019 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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Over 70 per cent of cases of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) in children of all ages involved products regulated by the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission. Ten per cent of TBIs in children aged 0-4 were caused by bunk beds as well as another 10 per cent by stairs, and 10 per cent by floors. In children aged 5-9, the leading causes of TBI are floors and bike accidents. Football, basketball, soccer and bike accidents were the leading causes of TBI in children and adolescents aged 10-14. [More]

July 9, 2019
by Patricia Tomasi

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Netflix And Chill? For Some, It’s Not That Simple According To A New Study

July 9, 2019 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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How involved in a show or movie do you get? Do you think about it once it’s over? Do you analyze the plot line over and over in your head? How "into" the characters do you get? Do you tend to emotionally get drawn into a television show or movie more than others? According to a new study, anxious people tend to form relationships with characters in television shows and films, more than others without anxiety. [More]

May 7, 2019
by Patricia Tomasi

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New Study Findings Explain Why Exposure Therapy For PTSD Might Not Work For Everyone

May 7, 2019 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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Traumatic experiences create long-lasting memories that can negatively impact our lives in a myriad of ways. A common treatment to overcome fear is called exposure therapy, or fear extinction, where patients are repeatedly confronted with the source of the fear. This typically is effective at dampening the fearful response, however, the original fear tends to relapse outside of the clinic, limiting the effectiveness of the treatment. Anthony F. Lacagnina and fellow researchers at the University of Texas at Austin wanted to know how the brain changes to adapt to extinction training, and what happens when relapse occurs. [More]