Apr

06

2018
Peggy Orenstein: How Should We Talk To Our Kids About Sex?

Peggy Orenstein: How Should We Talk To Our Kids About Sex?

Author Peggy Orenstein warns if parents don’t educate kids about sex — the media will. She says that leads to risky behavior — and keeps young women from expecting equality in sexual relationships. (Image credit: Marla Aufmuth/TED)


Apr

05

2018
Parents struggle to discuss sex with LGBTQ teens

Parents struggle to discuss sex with LGBTQ teens

Parents of LGBTQ children feel especially uncomfortable and unequipped when they try to educate them about sex and dating, reports a new study. Parents don’t know what constitutes safe sexual behaviors for LGBTQ teens and need resources to help them. Parents play an important role in helping their children learn how to have healthy sexual relationships.


Apr

05

2018
Primary care doctors may be unsure when kids’ bad moods are serious or not

Primary care doctors may be unsure when kids’ bad moods are serious or not

Family medicine doctors and pediatricians are less confident than psychiatrists in their abilities to tell the difference between normal irritability and possibly bigger issues in children and adolescents, according to researchers. Primary care providers and pediatricians were also more likely to prescribe medications when they thought there was a problem, while psychiatrists were more likely to start with behavioral therapy.


Apr

04

2018
Fragile X imaging study reveals differences in infant brains

Fragile X imaging study reveals differences in infant brains

For the first time, researchers have used MRIs to show that babies with the neurodevelopmental condition fragile X syndrome had less-developed white matter compared to infants that did not develop the condition. Imaging various sections of white matter from different angles can help researchers focus on the underlying brain circuitry important for proper neuron communication.


Apr

03

2018
Apps to keep children safe online may be counterproductive

Apps to keep children safe online may be counterproductive

Mobile apps designed to help parents keep their children safe from online predators may actually be counterproductive, harming the trust between a parent and child and reducing the child’s ability to respond to online threats, conclude two new studies.



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