Parents with bipolar benefit from self-help tool

Parents with bipolar benefit from self-help tool Source: Lancaster University     Online self-management support for parents with Bipolar Disorder leads to improvements in parenting and child behaviour.   That is the finding of researchers from the Spectrum Centre for Mental Health Research at Lancaster University, who recruited 97 parents with Bipolar Disorder who have children [...]

5 Things Chris Cornell’s Death Reinforces About Suicide Prevention

By  Shane G. Owens, Ph.D., ABPP   The first thing I remember reading on the news crawl on May 18th was that Chris Cornell died in Detroit. I had to watch the whole cycle again because I couldn't believe it. In addition to his family, friends, and his music, Chris Cornell left us with some [...]

Breastfeeding Made Simple!

Anyone else find the title of this book ironic? Personally, I found breastfeeding to be anything but simple. All throughout my pregnancy people would ask “are you going to breastfeed?” to which I would reply “I’m going to try”. (Side note: It’s crazy how being pregnant somehow gives everyone in your life permission to give [...]

How to occupy your kids this summer

Summer vacation can often times spell panic for parents because they have to figure out a way to keep their kids occupied during that time. There are A LOT of activities out there and some of them cost money.   Many parents enroll their kids in sports type activities so kids can meet other kids [...]

Parents’ motivation influences students’ academic outcomes

Parents’ motivation influences students’ academic outcomes Source: University of Tübingen   University of Tübingen researchers find low motivation in parents results in unmotivated children   Whether parental help has positive or negative effects on students’ academic outcomes depends on the motivation and involvement of their parents. Results of a study conducted by the Hector Research Institute [...]

Can parents’ tech obsessions contribute to a child’s bad behavior?

Can parents' tech obsessions contribute to a child's bad behavior? Source: Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan   Fatigue. Hunger. Boredom. Those are often on the list of reasons parents mention if their child whines, has tantrums or acts out.   Researchers are now asking if such negative behaviors could be related to something else: parents [...]

E-tool provides wake-up call for parents of children with excess weight

E-tool provides wake-up call for parents of children with excess weight By University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry   Sometimes we see only the best in our kids -- even when a potential health risk is physically apparent.   An innovative new e-tool, developed by University of Alberta researchers, not only lifts the blinders [...]