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February 9, 2015
by Dr. C. Wayne Winkle,Phd

is it depression or shyness in children

Is It Depression Or Shyness In Children?

February 9, 2015 07:55 by Dr. C. Wayne Winkle,Phd

is it depression or shyness in children
Long thought to be a psychological disorder that occurred only in adults, depression now is diagnosed frequently in children under 10 years of age. As recently as 40 years ago, physicians doubted the existence of depression in children (Son & Kirchner, 2000). Now one study reported in American Family Physician (ibid) suggested 2% of children under the age of puberty can be diagnosed with some form of depression. [More]

October 29, 2014
by Marti Wormuth, MA

a brief overviewof autism

A Brief Overview of Autism

October 29, 2014 10:27 by Marti Wormuth, MA

a brief overviewof autism
One thing that a lot of media attention has gone toward as of recent is a neurobehavioral disorder known as autism, and everything that falls under the "autism umbrella." Autism is a category of disorders has only really been researched and discovered in the past couple of decades, and has only really been explored for probably the last 20 years or so. [More]

March 23, 2014
by Theravive

modeling healthy food behavior first picture

Modeling Healthy Food Behavior

March 23, 2014 04:55 by Theravive

modeling healthy food behavior first picture
Despite the fact that children spend a large portion of their time at school and other activities, their foremost role models for food, health, and weight will always be their parents.Children mirror parental behaviors. The quality of those behaviors is more important than ever in light of the current Obesity crisis. Although many factors have contributed to the increase in American Obesity, the foremost important behaviors in the provision of a healthy food environment are to A) Eat at home, and B) Eat in Moderation. [More]

March 20, 2014
by Theravive

learningto fail

Learning to Fail

March 20, 2014 04:55 by Theravive

learningto fail
As a parent, the desire to shield your child from failure is instinctive. Although we tend to always view failure in a negative light, there are actually two kinds of failure: positive failure and negative failure. Helping children understand that there is a way to move beyond failure helps diminish the fear of learning or trying new things. [More]

November 30, 2013
by Theravive

the epidemicof runaway childrenin the united states how you can help

The Epidemic of Runaway Children in The United States: How You Can Help

November 30, 2013 04:55 by Theravive

the epidemicof runaway childrenin the united states how you can help
November was National Runaway Prevention Month. At any given time there are approximately between one and three million runaway children living on the streets in the United States. Children often run away to escape a troubled home environment only to find that life on the streets is far worse than they ever could have imagined. [More]