Nov

22

2017

It’s Thanksgiving. Come On Home.

My parents let me know that as long as they lived, there would be a place in the world for me. I hope my sons know that, too.


Nov

22

2017
Lessons In Love For Generation Snapchat

Lessons In Love For Generation Snapchat

Enlarge this image Tatiana Curran, right, and her boyfriend Jake Cowen-Whitman say their three-year relationship is an anomaly amongst their peers. But they readily concede that even they have serious issues around intimacy. Tovia Smith/NPR hide caption toggle caption Tovia Smith/NPR Along with explicit sexual education classes, some schools are beginning to offer more G-rated lessons on love. Experts say the so-called “iGen” is woefully…

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Nov

20

2017
Spit Test May Help Reveal Concussion Severity

Spit Test May Help Reveal Concussion Severity

Many children require quickly from a concussion, but some have much more severe symptoms. Competitive sports are a major source of injury. Getty Images/Hero Images hide caption toggle caption Getty Images/Hero Images A little spit may help predict whether a child’s concussion symptoms will subside in days or persist for weeks. A test that measures fragments of genetic material in saliva was nearly 90 percent…

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Nov

20

2017
Theory linking cognition, genes and income refuted

Theory linking cognition, genes and income refuted

Researchers have cast doubt on a widely-held belief that connects family income with cognitive development. The popular theory holds that genes play a larger role in brain development for children from advantaged environments than in those from poorer backgrounds, especially in the United States.


Nov

17

2017
A mom’s support helps a child learn to handle negative emotions, but what if mom is distressed?

A mom’s support helps a child learn to handle negative emotions, but what if mom is distressed?

When children become upset, showing negative emotions or behaviors, some parents become distressed, while others are able to talk their child through the difficult situation. Studies have shown that a mothers’ reaction — positive or negative — to her child’s negative emotions can predict whether her child develops the ability to effectively regulate his emotions and behavior. A new study explores potential predictors of mothers’…

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