Selfie Culture Causing Angst with Teenage Girls

It's a quest for the teenage girl to craft the perfect shot. It starts with a simple selfie. Apply a little make-up, caress the hair into position, lean forward to elevate the developing cleavage, put on some smokey eyes, pout the lips and click. Perfecting the self-portrait is done with a filter, some editing, then [...]

By |2017-09-04T14:57:38+00:00September 4th, 2017|Categories: Anxiety, Mental Health & Wellbeing, Society & Culture, Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

Schools Spotlight Wellbeing in Bid to Tackle Student Anxiety

There has been a huge growth in wellbeing programs in schools in Australia, with nine in 10 independents schools now offering a wellness service to students and public schools following suit. The annual NAB Independent Schools Survey reveals the huge level of investment schools are making in supporting the mental health and overall wellbeing of [...]

10 Reasons Your Toddler’s Tantrum Is Actually a Good Thing

Believe it or not, temper tantrums are an important part of your toddler's emotional health and well-being. Toddler tantrums are one of the most challenging aspects of parenting. We tend to feel like good parents when our toddlers are smiley and at ease, but can feel helpless and overwhelmed when they are lying on the [...]

By |2017-08-28T14:05:21+00:00August 28th, 2017|Categories: Anxiety, Mental Health & Wellbeing, Mental Illness, Uncategorized|Tags: , |0 Comments

Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?

One day last summer, around noon, I called Athena, a 13-year-old who lives in Houston, Texas. She answered her phone—she’s had an iPhone since she was 11—sounding as if she’d just woken up. We chatted about her favorite songs and TV shows, and I asked her what she likes to do with her friends. “We go [...]

By |2017-08-21T15:31:28+00:00August 21st, 2017|Categories: Science & Research, Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

The Time-Out Alternative That May Be More Effective

The self-quieting approach has long been presented as a powerful alternative to punishment and time-out. It is an approach that encourages kids to look within to find their own solutions to their problems. Self-quieting has also been referred to as time-in or positive time-out. The approach is based on the argument that kids learn more [...]

By |2017-08-21T15:14:32+00:00August 21st, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

How to Raise an Optimistic Human in a Pessimistic World

If you’re raising kids today, it can be easy to focus on the negative. And it’s no wonder: Thanks to the 24-hour news cycle, social media, cell phone notifications — and even sources you wouldn’t expect, like Instagram and YouTube — kids are immersed in doom and gloom. Consider their world: The suicide rate is up, cyberbullying is rampant, the [...]

By |2017-08-21T15:10:27+00:00August 21st, 2017|Categories: Anxiety, Mental Health & Wellbeing, Uncategorized|Tags: , |0 Comments

Exercise for Toddlers and Preschoolers

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children and teens should be "physically active for at least 60 minutes per day," although they stress that it doesn't have to be 60 minutes of continuous activity. As most parents know, along with a healthy diet, regular exercise is the best way to lose weight and prevent childhood obesity. Regular exercise [...]

By |2017-08-14T16:25:32+00:00August 14th, 2017|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing, Society & Culture, Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

Autism Linked to Screen Time

Too much exposure, especially in boys, may stunt social development. Brains at every age, especially developing ones, adapt to the environment in which they find themselves. What worries a growing number of advocates are the potential risks of heavy screen exposure, including, they believe, the hastening of autism in the young and attention deficit–hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in older children. Dangers [...]

By |2017-08-14T16:17:10+00:00August 14th, 2017|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing, Society & Culture, Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

Deep Sleep Reinforces the Learning of New Motor Skills

Neurons Recap Useful Firing Patterns During Deep Sleep The benefits of a good night’s sleep have become widely known, and now neuroscientists at UC San Francisco have discovered that the animal brain reinforces motor skills during deep sleep. During non-REM sleep, slow brain waves bolster neural touchpoints that are directly related to a task that [...]

By |2017-08-14T16:12:29+00:00August 14th, 2017|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing, Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments