Does modern neuroscience help us understand behavior?

It may sound pedantic or philosophical to worry about definitions of “behavior,” “control,” and “understanding.” But for a field as young and diverse as neuroscience, dismissing these foundational discussions can cause a great deal of confusion, which in turn can bog down progress for years, if not decades. Unfortunately for today’s neuroscientists, we rarely talk [...]

By | 2017-10-10T13:40:48+00:00 October 10th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Teen Moods: They Are Not About You

My 13-year-old daughter literally cringes when I touch her. Any attempt at showing affection to my once cuddly and affectionate daughter is now met with resistance. You know, the I’m-a-teen-and-I’m-way-too-old-for-this attitude that consumes our children sometime between the ages of 11 and 16. When I fall victim to this melancholy temperament, I’m quickly driven into [...]

By | 2017-09-29T14:11:26+00:00 September 29th, 2017|Categories: Anxiety, Depression, Mental Health & Wellbeing, Society & Culture, Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

How a Simple Walk Makes for a Stronger Bond Between Parent and Child

My 9-year-old son Ibrahim loves being home from school for the summer. For about five minutes. After that, the complaints and requests start. I know he’s not purposely trying to be a pest. He’s just giving me a kid-signal: spend time with me! “Can you make me a snack? What’s for lunch? Why can’t my [...]

By | 2017-09-25T10:29:56+00:00 September 25th, 2017|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing, Society & Culture, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Leukaemia Breakthrough Uses Children’s Own Blood Cells to Attack Cancer

A breakthrough treatment that genetically engineers patients' own blood cells into an army of assassins to destroy childhood leukemia has been approved by US officials, opening a new era in cancer care. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) called the approval historic, the first gene therapy to hit the US market. Made from scratch for [...]

By | 2017-09-25T10:23:21+00:00 September 25th, 2017|Categories: Drugs & Alcohol, Mental Health & Wellbeing, Uncategorized|Tags: , |0 Comments

How Can a Teacher Help a Shy Child?

Although it's great to have a range of personality types and temperaments in a classroom, teachers and parents naturally worry if a child is always quiet. Here are some ways to help a shy child shine in the classroom. And many of these tips will work in other situations, as well. 1. Figure out what your shy students are interested in. You [...]

By | 2017-09-25T10:22:01+00:00 September 25th, 2017|Categories: Society & Culture, Uncategorized|Tags: , |0 Comments

Disney Branded Non-Alcoholic Drinks Marketed to Children

A CONTROVERSIAL Disney branded product designed to look like champagne is still being marketed to children despite a company pledge to ban it. A RANGE of Disney branded non-alcoholic drinks that resemble champagne are being marketed in the UK and Europe despite the company pledging to ban such products from sale more than one year [...]

By | 2017-09-25T10:09:10+00:00 September 25th, 2017|Categories: Eating Disorders, Obesity, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |0 Comments

How to Turn Mundane Chores Into Mindful Moments for Our Kids

We could all use a little bit of help around the house, right? It seems that children these days are too busy with homework, after school activities, and electronics to do any chores. In fact, unlike prior generations, most American parents today do not believe that their children should have to be responsible for household chores. [...]

By | 2017-09-25T14:33:01+00:00 September 25th, 2017|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing, Society & Culture, Uncategorized|Tags: , |0 Comments

6 Guiding Principles for A Successful Co-Parenting Partnership

Divorce was never supposed to happen to us or to our kids. It takes us off the path we envisioned for our families. Once we get through the initial shock and awe that follows the divorce, divorcees struggle to define the new family relationships, including the ones with our ex-spouses. We are also left to [...]

Ignoring Your Kids May be the Life Hack your Family Needs

When it comes to raising our kids, less may be more. Way more. In fact, learning to selectively ignore our kids not only relieves parents from the joyless cycle of nagging, but helps our kids to learn. That’s the premise behind a new book:Ignore It! How Selectively Looking the Other Way Can Decrease Behavioral Problems and [...]

By | 2017-09-25T09:56:47+00:00 September 25th, 2017|Categories: Society & Culture, Uncategorized|Tags: , |0 Comments

Your Mental Health Involves your Whole Body and Starts with Diet

While many individuals intuitively understand the link between how we fuel and move our bodies and how we feel, the medical community is in the midst of a paradigm shift. "This mind/body dichotomy that has informed psychiatry for at least the last 50 years or so, we know that is erroneous and is not based on [...]