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Jun

23

Jan

Motivating children to engage in appropriate or expected behavior is a challenging for parents. Finding the right balance between reward and consequence is not easy. Incentives today for children could change tomorrow, and no longer be effective. New research findings published in the December 2016 Journal of The American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry…

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May

Often times with medical or mental health challenges we are faced with chicken or egg scenarios. For instance, children in general are not known for having well thought out plans. They are impulsive buy nature. Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder(ADHD) especially so. As a result, not so healthy choices can be made without giving…

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Sep

Many parents have at some time or another, been frustrated by their child’s eating habits. A study conducted out of Duke University estimated over 20 percent of children between ages 2 and 4 can be considered picky eaters. Within that group,18% are considered moderately picky and 3 percent could considered as severely selective. Their eating…

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Jun

Researchers have discovered an association between sleep problems in children and mental health problems. Poor sleep has been found to be linked to ADHD and Depression in children. 4 year old children with insomnia are 17% more likely to have mental health problems. 6 year old children are 43% more likely. The number rises as…

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Apr

It is easy to feel empathy for a victim of bullying. It is more difficult to see it from a perspective of the perpetrator.  However, a study conducted by National Survey of Children’s Health, discovered that over thirty percent of children who bully, have a mental health diagnosis. Certain mental health symptoms could present themselves…

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Mar

A majority of the brain is finished growing at a very early age in life(although shaping of the brain continues throughout our lives). It is now believed that the earlier a child is given mental health assistance, he or she is given a more likely chance to remain healthy. Although conventional methods for therapy are…

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Mar

Slowly but surely, researchers are beginning to uncover the causes of narcissistic children and how to help them. Whether or not narcissism starts from genetics or environment, abusive or overvalued, it is still considered a type of sociopathy  when you get down to the core. Like any person who happens to show traits of narcissism,…

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Dec

Understanding the illness  Educating the child, adolescent, family, and school personnel about BiPolar Disorder make living with this mental illness a much more manageable experience. Understanding BiPolar Diorder enables the family and school to respond to the child or adolescent in a productive fashion. Children and teens who understand the impact of their disorder on others…

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Nov

Diagnosing BiPolar Disorder in children and teens can be complex, at best. In children, the symptoms can include mood swings, destructive behavior, physical outbursts or temper tantrums, immature behavior, sleep problems, oppositional behavior, risky behavior, early sexual behavior, and distorted thinking. It has also been noted by Papolos and Papolos that children with BiPolar disorder…