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Children’s Anxiety And Depression Halved When Parenting Is Styled To Personality

When it comes to rearing children, just about any parent will say that what works with one kid might not work with another. Parents use all sorts of strategies to keep kids from being cranky, grumpy, fearful or moody, while encouraging them to be independent and well-adjusted. But which parenting styles work best with which […]

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Anxiety Interferes With Some Children’s Capacity To Form Friendships

As children move toward adolescence, they rely increasingly on close relationships with peers. Socially withdrawn children, who have less contact with peers, may miss out on the support that friendships provide. In a new study about the peer relationships of almost 2,500 fifth graders who are socially withdrawn in different ways and those who are […]

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Social Networking’s Good And Bad Impact On Kids

Social media present risks and benefits to children but parents who try to secretly monitor their kids’ activities online are wasting their time, according to a presentation at the 119th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association. “While nobody can deny that Facebook has altered the landscape of social interaction, particularly among young people, we […]

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Oxytocin Enhances Approach-Related Emotions, Not Just Cuddling, With A Call For Caution In Its Use in Psychiatry

For a hormone, oxytocin is pretty famous. It is the “cuddle chemical”—the hormone that helps mothers bond with their babies. Salespeople can buy oxytocin spray on the internet, to make their clients trust them. It’s known for promoting positive feelings, but more recent research has found that oxytocin can promote negative emotions, too. The authors […]

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