/Communication

When words become weapons: Suicide prevention and kids’ online behavior

By  Shane G. Owens, Ph.D., ABPP   On July 12, 2014, 17-year-old Michelle Carter repeatedly encouraged her 18-year-old boyfriend, Conrad Roy III, to kill himself.   He was in his truck in a K-Mart parking lot, pumping the cab full of carbon monoxide gas. When he stepped out of the truck, she ordered him by [...]

Keeping the peace when your kid moves home

By  Shane G. Owens, Ph.D., ABPP   Over the next several weeks, emerging adults will walk across the stage at commencement and right back into their childhood bedrooms. In 2014, just over 32% of millennials were living with their parents.   These living arrangements can cause difficulty for everyone involved, so it's best to set [...]

The Genius of Montessori Practical Life Activities!

The Genius of Montessori Practical Life Activities! By Paula-Elizabeth Jordan   Montessori Practical Life is Genius! – So it’s no surprise that I was keen to write an article about it to share and explain why. I’m going to start by putting forward the purpose of Montessori Practical Life. The reason Maria Montessori initially introduced Practical [...]

Bullying – How to not be bullied online or in person.

Bullying - How to not be bullied online or in person. By Lou Scotti   Why are some children and adults more susceptible to bulling? How can we develop a protective shield against bullying?   No matter what form abuse or bullying takes it creates pain. Depending on our Emotional Memory of early childhood and [...]

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 [...]

Good Relationships with Parents May Benefit Children’s Health Decades Later

By Baylor University   Growing up in a well-off home can benefit a child's physical health even decades later -- but a lack of parent-child warmth, or the presence of abuse, may eliminate the health advantage of a privileged background, according to a Baylor University study.   "Previous research has associated high socioeconomic status with [...]