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Time to Lay the Stereotype of the Teen Brain to Rest

by Dan Romer, University of Pennsylvania A deficit in the development of the teenage brain has been blamed for teens’ behavior in recent years, but it may be time to lay the stereotype of the wild teenage brain to rest. Brain deficits don’t make teens do risky things; lack of experience and a drive to explore […]

Does Melatonin Help ADHD Kids Sleep Better? New Research Says Yes

By Jenna Wattenbarger, certified coach for HomeworkCoach It’s just a fact of life that most kids hate going to bed. It’s like they think they will be missing out on something. When you add ADHD to the mix, bedtime can be a full-out production. It’s no wonder that so many parents turn to melatonin, a natural supplement […]

Home Authoritarian parenting may lower your child’s self-esteem

Ever wonder if your parenting style is affecting your child’s self-esteem? Members of the community have expressed interest in learning the science behind self-esteem. And so we interviewed an expert in this area – Jenny Kurman, PhD – who was happy to teach us a little about “explicit” and “implicit” self-esteem. But what exactly […]

Bad behavior may not be a result of bad parenting, but a lack of common language

Most parents will admit that talking with a teenage child is difficult at times. It is even more challenging when parents and children don’t speak the same language fluently — a reality for a growing number of immigrant families in the United States. New research from Iowa State University suggests this language barrier can have […]