Smartphones have become almost a necessity in our daily existence. Whether we’re scrolling through Facebook, sending out a tweet, or taking a Snapchat, our phones are almost always by our sides — and as we move forward, younger and younger kids are starting to get their hands on these devices. Having a smart device has…



It is typical to associate high stress with negative outcomes – but according to new research, children who grow up in high-stress environments develop an entirely new set of skills to adapt to the world. When children live in high-stress environments (such as ones that involve abuse, violence, or financial difficulties), they are at a…



Adolescents who eat healthy diets packed with fruit and vegetables have lower rates of mental health problems, a study shows. A study of 3000 adolescents has found that those who had poor diets filled with junk and processed foods were more likely to suffer mental health problems such as depression and anxiety. While other studies…



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It is not unusual for a child to wake up on a Monday morning and complain about having to go to school. Most school age children when given the choice of fun (weekend) or learning (school), will choose fun. However, when this argument becomes intense, persistent, and frequent, we have a behavior that is described…



Teenagers are not always able to articulate what they are feeling. At this age they are going through many changes, which include hormonal, psychological, physical, and social. It is common that we may see a child struggle at some point during these years. Complicating matters, teenagers may not verbalize these feelings to peers for fear…