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Childhood Bullying Increases the Risk of Self-Harm During Adolescence

Childhood Bullying Increases the Risk of Self-Harm During Adolescence | Mom Psych | Scoop.it
Being bullied at primary school age can cause enough distress to significantly increase the risk of self-harming in later adolescence.
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This is an important social-development period for children, so it makes sense that the foundations laid down in grade school have serious implications for their self-view as teens.

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The Making of a Bully | The Scientist Magazine®

The Making of a Bully | The Scientist Magazine® | Mom Psych | Scoop.it
Adolescent rats exposed to stress grow into pathologically aggressive adults, behaviors that may be explained by accompanying epigenetic changes and altered brain activity.
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This is one more addition to the already large body of research showing that childhood environment causes epigenetic changes that affect aggresssive versus prosocial behavior.

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Bullying by childhood peers leaves a trace that can change the expression of a gene linked to mood

Bullying by childhood peers leaves a trace that can change the expression of a gene linked to mood | Mom Psych | Scoop.it
A recent study suggests that bullying by peers changes the structure surrounding a gene involved in regulating mood, making victims more vulnerable to mental health problems as they age.
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This was a twin study . . . one twin had been bullied while the other hadn't: meaning (supposedly) all other environmental factors were the same. This is definitely a step forward and there may be other factors to winnow out. Nevertheless . . . 

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Researchers  think that bullying regulates by moods the kids have  and they way theit treated

santiago rodriguez's curator insight, May 12, 11:38 AM

this article shows the emotions of the bully and the victim.

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Being left out puts youths with special needs at risk for depression

Being left out puts youths with special needs at risk for depression | Mom Psych | Scoop.it
The challenges that come with battling a chronic medical condition or developmental disability are enough to get a young person down.
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Mean Girls (and Boys)

Mean Girls (and Boys) | Mom Psych | Scoop.it

One of the saddest and most difficult lessons we are learning at the local public school  is the way that the other children treat one another.


(So glad my girls' school has zero tolerance for bullying. It's amazing how that works. ~gms)


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Family Bullying: Readers Speak Out

Family Bullying: Readers Speak Out | Mom Psych | Scoop.it

According to the studies reviewed by James R. Holmes, "Bullying is associated with families in which people do not treat each other with respect or families in which children are not taught to respect the rights of others."

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Poor Parenting—Including Overprotection—Increases Bullying Risk

Poor Parenting—Including Overprotection—Increases Bullying Risk | Mom Psych | Scoop.it
Children who are exposed to negative parenting—including abuse, neglect but also overprotection—are more likely to experience bullying by their peers, says University of Warwick study.
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Houston Kraft · Perspectacles

Houston Kraft · Perspectacles | Mom Psych | Scoop.it

Hurt? Offended? Ready to punch back? Before you do, spend just a few minutes looking through perspectacles.

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Bullied 'more prone to self harm'

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Children bullied during their early years are up to three times more likely to self harm than their classmates when they reach adolescence, a study suggests.
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Bullying: Why Social and Emotional Learning in Schools Is Paramount to Prevention

Bullying: Why Social and Emotional Learning in Schools Is Paramount to Prevention | Mom Psych | Scoop.it
How does a child reach the point that they become a bully? Could the things our caregivers say and do, while well-intentioned, set the stage for bullying behavior to later surface?

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Why Ostracism Hurts – and How to Cope with It

Why Ostracism Hurts – and How to Cope with It | Mom Psych | Scoop.it
For kids on the playground and adults in the workplace, being left out affects the brain, new research shows.
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