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Parental Monitoring Of Opposite-Gender Child Significantly Decreases Problem Drinking And Impulsive Behaviors

Young adults whose parents monitor their social interactions may be less likely to display impulsive behavior traits and to have alcohol-related problems, a new study suggests. The level of monitoring is linked to parenting style, and the link is stronger with the parent of the opposite gender. Check the end of this report for a […]

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Parents Have Limited Influence On The Eating Habits Of Their Children

As primary caregivers, parents are often believed to have a strong influence on children’s eating behaviors. However, previous findings on parent-child resemblance in dietary intakes are mixed. Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health reviewed and assessed the degree of association and similarity between children’s and their parents’ dietary intake based on […]

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Instructions Are Confusing On Over-The-Counter Medications For Children

Instructions on boxes and bottles of over-the-counter (OTC) medicines for children in the United States are confusing and hard for parents to understand and follow, according to a study in the December 1 issue of JAMA. The study was undertaken after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued voluntary guidelines last year recommending greater consistency […]

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Researcher Mark Lenzenweger

Positive Adult Interactions During Childhood Can Guard Against Personality Disorders

Learning a hobby or other complex task in childhood with assistance from a trusted adult may help guard against the emergence of a personality disorder (PD) later on in life, reports a study in the current issue of the journal, Development and Psychopathology. Spending time with a child by reading with them, helping with homework, […]

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Mary M. McKay, MD

New Program Seeks To Help Children In The Innter City Overcome Obstacles To Receive Mental Health Services

Research has shown that nearly 40 percent of youth in low-income communities exhibit significant mental health needs – needs which remain largely unaddressed due to a myriad of barriers, including system-level obstacles, such as waiting lists, stigma related to seeking mental health care, poverty, family stress, and competing priorities.

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The Evolution Of Love

How did we evolve the most loving brain on the planet? Humans are the most sociable species on earth – for better and for worse. On the one hand, we have the greatest capacities for empathy, communication, friendship, romance, complex social structures, and altruism. On the other, we have the greatest capacities for shaming, emotional […]

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