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Raising Successful Children

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Unnecessary intervention makes your child feel bad about himself (if he’s young) or angry at you (if he’s a teenager.)...
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Developmental psychology : with a focus on developmental stages
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For the budding child psychologists

Here is an idea for a research project (maybe will expand in a blog post some day):

its well established that positive emotions and negative emotions are not just opposites on a continuum but creatures from different planets ( i.e. they are two separate dimensions of measuring affect).

Now, similarly it can be conjectured that just like there are positive establishment procedures (like consistently caring for your child) that can lead to positive outcomes and affects (like secure attachment leading to curious exploration by the child) , and the absence of such procedures (like not caring consistently for the child or not caring at all) can lead to negative outcomes (like insecure or avoidant attachment); so too it can be conjectured that there are also negative establishment procedures in early childhood that work via a different mechanism ( similar to the different mechanisms with which the negative emotions work vis-a-vis the positive emotions.

Another conjecture is that that mechanism may be bullying. It may be one of the negative establishment procedures in early childhood that may lead to feelings of humiliation, smallness, and shame. A typical consistent bullying (by say peers or teacher or for that matter even parents) may lead to such negative feelings and outcomes while it remains to be seen what effect other types of bullying (like gentle goading or pushing or the absence of bullying- which to remind again may not be the as leading to secure attachment) may have.

These ought to be important research areas, that need to be studied, and may or may not result in fruitful results- so invest you time , money and energy with a pinch of salt.      

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Children of today are better at delaying gratification than previous generations

Children of today are better at delaying gratification than previous generations | Child Psychology | Scoop.it
The research looked at how children's performance on the "Marshmallow Test" of self-control has changed over the last 50 years. By Christian Jarrett
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Similar to the Flynn effect, Self-control has been increasing over the decades.
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Rethinking Autism: From Social Awkwardness to Social Creativity - Scott Barry Kaufman

Rethinking Autism: From Social Awkwardness to Social Creativity - Scott Barry Kaufman | Child Psychology | Scoop.it
[This article originally appeared at the Behavioral Scientist] At a speech at the United Nations, writer and activist Steve Silberman noted that “society is on the brink of a major transformation in its understanding of autism and other developmental disabilities.” Silberman is right. For years, the story about people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) was …
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from social skills training, to social improvisation and creativity.
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The Four Sub-Types of ADHD

The Four Sub-Types of ADHD | Child Psychology | Scoop.it
Recently, I wrote a post about the four neural sub-types of depression. That classification was based on resting stage fMRI comparing depressive patients with
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trying to delineate the subtypes of ADHD.
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Take The ACE Quiz — And Learn What It Does And Doesn't Mean

Take The ACE Quiz — And Learn What It Does And Doesn't Mean | Child Psychology | Scoop.it
First developed in the 1990s, the 10 questions of the Adverse Childhood Experiences test are designed to take a rough measure of a difficult childhood. Finding out your score is easy. Now what?
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ACE measures risk factors, but as the article points there are many resilience or protective factors like close and trusting relationships that can buffer you and prevent negative outcomes.
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Why Autism Affects Boys More than Girls

Why Autism Affects Boys More than Girls | Child Psychology | Scoop.it
Researchers have identified one reason why the developmental disorder is more common among boys than among girls
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it has to do with cortical thickness!
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Students Who Play Well Do Better in School

Students Who Play Well Do Better in School | Child Psychology | Scoop.it
Education does not stop when recess begins.
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How some structured play during recess may be helpful.
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Why Are Babies So Dumb If Humans Are So Smart? - The New Yorker

Why Are Babies So Dumb If Humans Are So Smart? - The New Yorker | Child Psychology | Scoop.it
Maria Konnikova on new research into human intelligence and evolution.
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on why infants are born helpless
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Playing Is More Than Fun—It's Smart

Playing Is More Than Fun—It's Smart | Child Psychology | Scoop.it
The “elaborate detour” of having fun pays cognitive dividends.
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on the benefits of play!
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Teaching Children Empathy

Teaching Children Empathy | Child Psychology | Scoop.it
Empathy isn’t just taking another perspective. Con men can do that. In order to be empathetic, children need to know how to value, respect and understand another person’s points of view, even when they don’t agree.
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Start by modeling it yourself!
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The Creative Gifts of ADHD

The Creative Gifts of ADHD | Child Psychology | Scoop.it
“Just because a diagnosis [of ADHD] can be made does not take away from the great traits we love about Calvin and his imaginary tiger friend, Hobbes
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Creativity and ADHD
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How To Raise Resilient Kids

How To Raise Resilient Kids | Child Psychology | Scoop.it
No, you can't eliminate every single tantrum, but you can help your child learn to bounce back from life's bigger disappointments.
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sound advice!

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Vasopressin Emerges as Hormone of Interest in Autism Research

Vasopressin Emerges as Hormone of Interest in Autism Research | Child Psychology | Scoop.it
The substance appears to be involved in a number of social and sensory processes that go awry in people with autism spectrum disorder
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The complex role played by Vasopressin in Autism !

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Infants Can Learn the Value of Perseverance by Watching Adults

Infants Can Learn the Value of Perseverance by Watching Adults | Child Psychology | Scoop.it
After observing grown-ups struggling with tasks, 1-year-old babies make more effort themselves.
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Fabulous! Infants learning perseverance modeled by adults!
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The surprisingly logical minds of babies

The surprisingly logical minds of babies | Child Psychology | Scoop.it
How do babies learn so much from so little so quickly? In a fun, experiment-filled talk, cognitive scientist Laura Schulz shows how our young ones make decisions with a surprisingly strong sense of logic, well before they can talk.
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The scientific mind of babies!
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Why a Baby’s Connection With a Parent Matters

Why a Baby’s Connection With a Parent Matters | Child Psychology | Scoop.it
Doctors can look at attachment patterns to help struggling parents learn strategies to respond better to their children.
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Secure attachment is very important to achieve good outcomes!
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The Creative Gifts of ADHD

The Creative Gifts of ADHD | Child Psychology | Scoop.it
“Just because a diagnosis [of ADHD] can be made does not take away from the great traits we love about Calvin and his imaginary tiger friend, Hobbes
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#ADHD as not merely deficit based , but as having some positives too!
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Two-year-olds seem to find helping others as rewarding as helping themselves

Two-year-olds seem to find helping others as rewarding as helping themselves | Child Psychology | Scoop.it
If you're in need of some renewed faith in human nature, the research literature on altruism by toddlers is a great place to look. By Christian Jarrett
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Nice findings to lift your spirits!
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Teaching Your Child Emotional Agility

Teaching Your Child Emotional Agility | Child Psychology | Scoop.it
Learning to handle negative emotions is critical for children, but parents tend to teach avoidance rather than acceptance.
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do you helicopter your kids when it comes to letting them deal with emotions?
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How to Be a More Authentic Parent

How to Be a More Authentic Parent | Child Psychology | Scoop.it
Authentic parenting is hard and no one gets it right all of the time. Here are three things that you might try to make it easier.
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your child needs that authenticity from you!
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How to Raise Happy Kids

How to Raise Happy Kids | Child Psychology | Scoop.it
Learn the key elements to raising happy kids who will grow up to be flourishing, successful adults.
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good tips on raising happy kids, be it preschoolers or teenagers.
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How to Use Positive Psychology To Build Your Child’s Character

How to Use Positive Psychology To Build Your Child’s Character | Child Psychology | Scoop.it
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Focus on strengths and create an atmosphere of positivity!
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To Help Kids Thrive, Coach Their Parents

To Help Kids Thrive, Coach Their Parents | Child Psychology | Scoop.it
Adults can be taught to create an environment for success.
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important stuff: to help children, help adults first!
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Can Kids Learn More When They Exercise During Class?

Can Kids Learn More When They Exercise During Class? | Child Psychology | Scoop.it
Can Kids Learn More When They Exercise During Class?
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good findings for children who are naturally more active.
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Why Your Stubborn Kid Will Probably Be A Wildly Successful Adult

Why Your Stubborn Kid Will Probably Be A Wildly Successful Adult | Child Psychology | Scoop.it
A study found that kids who ignored both rules and their parents grew up to earn higher salaries.
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Interesting!

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Poverty Disturbs Children's Brain Development and Academic Performance

Poverty Disturbs Children's Brain Development and Academic Performance | Child Psychology | Scoop.it
Delayed brain development predicts lower tests scores in low-income children
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how low SES/poverty affects brain development and cognitive abilities well into adulthood!

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