Parents who feel guilty about letting their young children watch too many fantasy movies on TV can relax. Researchers have discovered that youngsters who watch films like Harry Potter improve their imagination and creativity.
Via Sandeep Gautam
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Even a one-time, 30-minute online intervention can spur academic gains for many students, particularly those with poor grades. The premise is that these positive effects can stick over years, leading for example to higher graduation rates; but long-term data is still needed to confirm that.
We already know that a positive attitude can change accomplishment. This article makes intuitive sense that ability can increase with proper exposure to a positive mindset. -Lon
A review of 305 violent incidents in the United States found only 12 percent were preceded by psychosis. So why does the stereotype persist?
This stigma of mental illness being commonly related to violence is part of the stigma. Is the way we diagnose and describe mental illness contributing to this stigma? -Lon
A doctoral thesis has found a link between parental time pressure and child and adolescent mental health.
Our rapidly changing style of living probably contributes to this possible impact: Two-parent incomes, more mothers in the work force, the economy, expansion of day-care, etc. all have an impact on this and should be looked at for possible negative influences on the children. If so, a full public discussion about how to find ways to balance those negative effects must be looked for. We can't go back to the way it was, but this indicates something the children need has been lost and we must find ways to restore what is missing. -Lon
Produced in collaboration with Dr. Cynthia Bulik, PhD, FAED and the Academy for Eating Disorders, along with other major eating disorder organizations (Families Empowered and Supporting Treatment of Eating Disorders, National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, National Eating Disorders Association, The International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals Foundation, Residential Eating Disorders Consortium, Eating Disorders Coalition for Research, Policy & Action, Multi-Service Eating Disorders Association, Binge Eating Disorder Association, Eating Disorder Parent Support Group, International Eating Disorder Action, Project HEAL, and Trans Folx Fighting Eating Disorders).
It’s cheap with a wide range of health benefits – but there’s a shortage of teachers and NHS provision is patchy
Mindfulness can be a game-changer, but its good to see an article balancing the positive with the downsides or limits. -Lon
In the largest study of its kind, a Swedish group has determined that actual autism rates probably have not changed in recent years, even though diagnoses of autism cases continue to climb.
Another "epidemic" that no longer exists? :) -Lon
The nonprofit as we know it today is a dinosaur. It will disappear. Dr. Samuel Mahaffy imagines the emerging social good organization that will replace the n...
Interesting 7-min commentary on the changing business climate and the decreasing need for nonprofits. -Lon
When it comes to psychiatric treatments, it’s not just mood-altering drugs that can have side-effects
But if a treatment has an effect, it will also have side-effects.
If your parents forced you to practice your scales by saying it would "build character," they were onto something. The Washington Post reports that one of the largest scientific studies into music's effect on the brain has found something striking: Musical training doesn't just affect your musical ability — it provides tremendous benefits to children's emotional and behavioral maturation. The study by the University of Vermont College of Medicine found that even those who never made it past nursery rhyme songs and do-re-mi's likely received some major developmental benefits just from playing. The study provides even more evidence as to why providing children with high-quality music education may be one of the [...]
I especially liked the observation that schools that deprive most of their students of studying music or the arts are depriving them of much more than simply not learning an instrument - it is depriving them of a good way to developed executive function for one thing. -Lon
There’s no scientific consensus that meditation can cure your mind, body or soul - so don’t swallow the idea that there is a Buddha Pill
If science can't understand or measure something, does that mean it is of no account? :) -Lon
Parental overvaluing is a clinical term referring to faulty perceptions that some parents develop about their children.
It is amazing the change in many parents attitudes. For example, once, when a child got into trouble at school he/she got into trouble at home (adults working together for the good of the child). Now, many times when a child gets into trouble at school the parents attack the school (adults being divided on what is good for the kids). Not healthy on many levels. -Lon
Our days rarely go according to plan or without unexpected challenges. Some of us can naturally appreciate the sweet moments as they happen throughout the day, while many of us need to cultivate this sense of appreciation....
This is part of the reason religions have taught people to give thanks before meals, how to pray, and say grace. It is building the person's positive emotions. :) -Lon
Starting university is often a stressful time and can lead to perfectionist tendancies. If you’re a worried parent, here’s how you can help
Parents always want whats good for their children, but somehow we collectively got the idea that OUR child can only go to the best University, can never do wrong so the teachers are picking on them, and the self-esteem movement, plus probably all kinds of other similar expectations and protections of our children has wound up putting tremendous pressure on them. Not healthy. -Lon
Each of us takes the same journey from birth to consciousness—but none of us recalls it. This early stage of life is crucial; Sigmund Freud famously obsessed...
This is an hour lecture, but well worth it. It has a lot of background theory on early child development -Lon
Just over a year ago, Hamlet Garcia climbed up the steps of a stately courthouse in Norristown, Pa., wondering how much longer he would be free.
This reminds me of the "good old days" when school districts used scarce education money to hire truant officers who tracked down students skipping school and busting them "for their own good.," Now in some jurisdictions we have "education theft" - hiring officials from scarce education money to make a case so parents can be charged for trying to get their children a good education by enrolling them in a district where they do not live. I'm sure glad I work in private education where violence or threat of violence is the primary reason for using police authorty and live in Idaho where "education theft" like this is not an issue. -Lon
John Hunt, Founder and Executive Director of the Jason William Hunt Foundation explains how being outdoors guides troubled teens to turn their life around.
John Hunt, author of "Walking With Jason" is promoting the value of the outdoors and the wilderness as a memorial to his late son who was a wilderness guide for struggling teens. -Lon