Self-confidence is critical for teens as they prepare for the challenges of adulthood, and both families and schools may together play a vital role in boosting adolescents’ confidence even in the face of difficulties with family, according to researchers.
At the top of the world, the Inuit culture has developed a sophisticated way to sculpt kids’ behavior without yelling or scolding. Could discipline actually be playful? (Image credit: Johan Hallberg-Campbell for NPR)
Currently approved in Canada and Europe for adults with medication-resistant depression and seizures, trigeminal nerve stimulation (TNS) has been found to be an effective and safe means of treatment for children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), reports a new study.
Research in the past several years has shown that children can outgrow a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), once considered a lifelong condition. In a new study, researchers have found that the vast majority of such children still have difficulties that require therapeutic and educational support.
A researcher says a tool to assess potential adoptive parents does not meet the needs of lesbian, gay or gender minority adults.
Thousands of teens suffer from a rare chronic pain condition that makes everyday life excruciating. Some are trying a counterintuitive treatment approach: Load up on pain until you learn to ignore it. (Image credit: Christina Chung for NPR)
It was Oregon’s first pediatric case in more than 30 years. “It was difficult to take care of him, to watch him suffer,” says Judith Guzman-Cottrill, an infectious-disease specialist. (Image credit: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters)
The U.S. Department of State has honored Sri Lanka’s Marini de Livera for her innovative combination of drama and legal work to aid women and children. (Image credit: Olivia Sun/NPR)
And they ended up writing a children’s book highlighting 51 women, past and present. It’s called The Dot That Went For A Walk. (Image credit: Courtesy of Anupama Alias/Kalyani Ganapathy/Dhruvi Acharya)
One or both parents have moved to another country to earn money to send back home at this time of economic crisis. The cash helps — but the kids often suffer from “migratory mourning.” (Image credit: Gustavo Ocando/NPR)