Optimal Sleep Times for Children and Adolescents

The question of how much sleep children and adolescents need seems simple on its surface, but is actually not that easy to answer definitively. The question is almost always raised in terms of how many hours of sleep are needed, and typically the question ends there. Not always stated but implicit in the question is [...]

What’s So Bad About Bribing Your Child?

It's a well-accepted tenet of parenting that bribes are a bad idea, used only by desperate parents. But virtually all parents use them from time to time. So why do "experts" always give this advice? 1. Because children shouldn't be "rewarded" for behavior they should do anyway. I don't find this reason convincing. All of us need [...]

By | 2017-07-24T15:07:07+00:00 July 24th, 2017|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing, Society & Culture, Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

4 Unique Ways Divorce Affects Adult Children

Divorce doesn't just affect younger kids, here's how it challenges adults as well. Conventional wisdom suggests that getting divorced when your children are adults makes for an easier transition and adjustment for the family than divorcing when the children are younger. This may be true in many cases, and in many different aspects. It is for this [...]

By | 2017-07-17T14:36:23+00:00 July 17th, 2017|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing, Society & Culture, Uncategorized|Tags: , |0 Comments

Is There a Downside to Teenage Popularity—For Parents?

Certainly, young people do not have a corner on the market when it comes to lying.  Adults lie too.  Sometimes selfishly, other times selflessly, in order to preserve relationships. Yet regardless of the age of the deceiver, most people cannot detect deception. The truth about lies has been consistently explained by the scientific community.  Flipping a [...]

Baby Care: 3 Rs for Raising A Happy Child

Have you seen a “depressed” baby? Withdrawn and quiet, uninterested in socializing or exploring? Such behavior might be convenient for stressed parents, but it is a bad sign for baby. Full blown depression may not be diagnosed until toddlerhood, but it can begin in babyhood. Modern parenting culture provides many reasons for babies to get [...]

How Do Parents Model Exactly What They Don’t Want?

It’s not simply ironic. It’s terribly sad. And at times it’s nothing short of tragic. When parents haven’t resolved their deeper psychological issues, or broken their bad habits, they’re likely to pass them on to their children. So what they’re still struggling with can become their offspring’s ordeal as well. If you’re a parent, perhaps the examples [...]

How Do Children Become Narcissists?

Narcissistic Personality Disorder? Narcissistic Personality Disorders are a byproduct of certain childhood family environments. All children want their parents’ approval and attention. Children adapt to their homes, and often the most productive and reasonable adaptation to some home situations is to become a Narcissist. Below are some common scenarios that can contribute to children becoming [...]

Decline in Teen Mental Health Attributed to Late Night Stimulation

The neurological dangers implicated in overusing our devices are well-established. From the incessant cognitive itching to allay novelty bias to a consistent uptick in distracted driving accidents and deaths to the circadian chaos of excessive blue light, our memory and attention are not the only skills being affected. While no long-term studies have traced these [...]

Common Arguments Against Vaccination, And The Answers to Them

Vaccines are among the greatest inventions in the history of medicine. They have saved countless lives and reduced human suffering by an amount which is impossible to calculate.However, today there are many rumors and concerns going around about the safety and effectiveness of vaccinations, which have caused many people to reject them. Here, we will [...]

By | 2017-07-10T15:24:40+00:00 July 10th, 2017|Categories: Society & Culture, Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

The Deadly Hidden Disorder Inside Our Universities

Rebecca Gallagher was less than six months into her first semester when she was found dead inside her University of Sydney college dormitory. She had been inactive for a day on Facebook messenger, her classmates say, which was unusual for the vivacious former Kincoppal-Rose Bay pupil who had a habit of collecting friends. The last day of [...]