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Posts Tagged ‘depression’

Kids Need Child-Driven Playtime

Monday, September 26th, 2011

Remember playing outside with your friends after school and on the weekends?  These days you’re more likely to find a child in the house on the computer, or at a scheduled sports event. Research suggests that the lack of adult-free outdoor playtime may have serious consequences for a child’s development and mental health. (more…)

Obese Children and Happiness

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

Does obesity cause children to be unhappy or are unhappy children more likely to become obese?  The answer to that question is revealed in a new study released in the October issue of Pediatrics. (more…)

Dealing With Family Stress

Saturday, April 30th, 2011

With all of the chaos going on in our world, it seems that every patient or patient’s parent is feeling a lot of stress right now. The most interesting thing is that children are quite intuitive and pick up on the stress around them, from parents and teachers to friends, and even from the background conversations playing on radio and TV. (more…)

Earlier Bedtimes May Fend Off Teen Depression

Saturday, April 2nd, 2011

A new study confirms something pediatricians and parents already suspected: one key to having happy, healthy and less depressed children is to have earlier bedtimes. (more…)

Pediatricians Concern Over Facebook Depression

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

Does your child have a Facebook account? If so, we know you worry about how much time they spend reading the news feed, uploading pictures and updating their status. Now there may be something else to be concerned about: Facebook Depression. (more…)

Parental Stress May Affect Child’s Health

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

Two different studies, one with fathers and one with pregnant mothers, suggest that a parent’s stress and depression can lead to safety and health issues for their children. (more…)

Monitor Your Busy Teen for Depression

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

Now that we are into the second half of the school year, I am beginning to see a fair amount of adolescent kids (way too many!) who are feeling overwhelmed with school and all of the other things thing have going on in their lives. (more…)

Kid’s Poor Sleep Habits and Depression

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

Scientists are discovering that children with chronic sleep problems are at increased risk for developing a mental illness later in life. (more…)

Headlines: Another Teen Suicide

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

The sad and desperate story of a college student who killed himself after a roommate secretly videotaped him having sex, and streamed it live on the web has made headlines across the world. (more…)

The Curse of the Good Girl

Sunday, September 19th, 2010

There seems to be an undercurrent in society trying to drag down teenage girls.  Strategies to parents can use to raise confident, courageous girls today.

Guest:  Rachel Simmons, author.


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