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Child Mental Health Disorder Rates May Not Be Rising
Recent claims about children's mental health in the media have had a tendency to be somewhat negative. But a new Canadian study suggests some of those claims may be inaccurate.
Light Gaming Linked to Social Adjustment
In the past, video games have been associated with antisocial behavior. But a light amount of gaming may not damage kids' social adjustment.
Connecting the Dots with Media and Well-Being
Limiting children's use of television is already one recommendation that pediatricians emphasize to parents. But what might it mean if kids use too much TV, computers or video games?
How Parents Use Cell Phones at Mealtime
Mobile phones have become an increasingly important and often demanding part of life today. But do they get in the way of parent and child interaction?
The Mysterious Aches of Bullying
As bullying receives more attention, researchers are learning more about its possible effects on children. The long-term effects may be more than emotional or psychological. They could be physical as well.
Teaching Teens to Keep Their Cool
The teenage brain has been shown to be more impulsive than a fully developed adult brain. But that doesn't mean teens cannot become less impulsive. They just need to learn how.
One Ingredient in Making a Bully
No parents want to see their child bullied or become a bully at school. But parents may play one small part in the likelihood that their child will end up a victim or a bully.
Good Children's TV Matters
It may be unavoidable for children to watch a lot of TV. But watching the right programs, with positive behaviors and less violence, can make a difference on kids' behavior.
Dad, Don't Suck it Up
Mental illness often runs in families. Children are generally at a higher risk for a mental disorder if a parent has one. These patterns can show up very early in children's lives.
Talk Therapy for Kids with PTSD
A severely traumatic event like sexual abuse or a natural disaster leaves its scars on children. They may go on to develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).