I can remember like yesterday sitting at the dinner table as a child with my parents and siblings and feeling like the world was going to end. My parents would openly discuss current events. I thought to myself what will be in this world? How will I be safe? What can the future look like when these terrible things are happening all the time?
Los medicamentos antipsicóticos, como Risperdal, Seroquel y Abilify, se han desarrollado para el tratamiento de adultos con enfermedades mentales graves como la esquizofrenia y el trastorno bipolar. Pero en los últimos años, su uso se ha extendido para el tratamiento de condiciones como el autismo y el trastorno por déficit de atención / hiperactividad (TDAH) en niños y adolescentes.
In March 2015, San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland shocked football fans when he announced his decision to retire after just one season in the NFL. He explained that he was concerned over the long-term health hazards of football-related head trauma, and journalists and media personalities covered the story extensively.
Por lo general pensamos en la escritura como algo que está fuera del alcance de los niños en edad preescolar. Después de todo, los niños pequeños no pueden escribir letras reconocibles, y no pueden escribir las palabras.
Children learn to lie from about the age of two. The first lies children learn to tell are denials of wrongdoing. From the age of three they also learn to tell “white” lies. But what can we do to encourage children to tell the truth?
A new study finds a link between a good night’s sleep for school-aged kids and better performance in math and languages specifically—subjects that are powerful predictors of later learning and academic success.
A new study is the first in more than 20 years to look at long-term outcomes after early intensive autism intervention. Therapy began when children were 18 to 30 months old and involved therapists and parents working with children at home for more than 15 hours each week for two years.
Teenagers' opinions about when violence is acceptable or not can be influenced by the way they perceive men and women and the relationships between them. Simply telling young people that violence is wrong won’t stop it happening.
Many parents are moving towards “gentle parenting”, where they choose not to use rewards (sticker charts, lollies, chocolates, TV time as “bribes”) and punishments (taking away “privileges”, time-out, smacking) to encourage good behaviour, but encourage good behaviour for the sake of doing the right thing.
In a study titled “Stress in America,” commissioned by the American Psychological Association, it was found that 30 percent of teens reported feeling overwhelmed, depressed, or sad as a result of stress. Almost 25 percent said they skipped meals because of stress. Almost one-third of teens say that stress often brings them to the verge of tears...
La influencia de la pobreza de los estudiantes en el aprendizaje del estudiante es indiscutible. Los estudios internacionales demuestran que en todos los países, los niños procedentes de entornos desfavorecidos son mucho menos propensos a sobresalir en la escuela que sus compañeros más afortunados.
El reciente informe del norte de la provincia de Hoa Binh en Vietnam de gemelos nacidos de dos padres diferentes ha sido objeto de titulares en todo el mundo. El padre de los gemelos tomó los bebés para las pruebas de ADN, donde se reveló que él era el padre biológico de sólo uno de ellos - el otro gemelo fue engendrado por otro hombre.
En caso de que un profesor recompensar a una clase entera de las buenas acciones de un estudiante? ¿Qué pasa con la otra cara de la moneda la disciplina: si una clase entera ser castigado por las malas acciones de unos pocos estudiantes?
La empatía, la capacidad de comprender a los demás y sentir compasión por ellos, es sin duda la calidad humana más definitorio - nos diferencia de las máquinas inteligentes e incluso otros animales. Sin ella, no podríamos funcionar en áreas sociales tales como las escuelas, las salas de los tribunales y centros de trabajo de oficina que son los pilares de nuestra sociedad.
"Puntos de vista racistas y anti-inmigración en poder de los niños", advirtió un titular reciente en The Guardian, informar sobre los resultados de una encuesta de casi 6,000 escolares británicos llevados a cabo por la organización benéfica Mostrar tarjeta roja al racismo.
On asking six-year-olds why water flows down a mountain, one of the responses I received was, “because then we don’t have to walk up the mountain to get it”. Children of this age often conceptualise the world’s physical attributes as being divined for the service of humans, or even just for them.
"Existe la creencia de que los niños pequeños pueden autorregular su ingesta de alimentos," dice Barbara Rolls. "Este estudio muestra esas señales son muy fáciles de reemplazar."
Indigos process their emotions differently than non Indigos because they have high self-esteem and strong integrity. They can read you like an open book and quickly notice and neutralize any hidden agendas or attempts to manipulate them, however subtly.
Recent research suggests success is partly driven by character skills. “Grit,” for example, or perseverance and passion for long-term goals, seems to be a better predictor of success than IQ in school and beyond.
When we think of reading for our children, we are often misled into thinking that we need to focus on one type of book, such as picture books or novels in order to practise specific, reading-related skills. However, this narrowly-focused approach to reading instruction can often have undesirable benefits, such as turning kids off reading altogether.
A common view is that students learn maths best when teachers give clear explanations of mathematical concepts, usually in isolation from other concepts, and students are then given opportunities to practise what they have been shown.
Sixteen years after they published their formal recommendations discouraging any form of screen time before age two – and 14 years after making recommendations to limit screen time for older children to no more than two hours per day – they are now recanting those recommendations, calling them “outdated.”
Some parents think it’s their job to make their children happy and to think for them – but this is not true. It’s not the parents’ job to think for their children or to make them happy. It’s impossible for one human being to think for another human being or to make another human being happy.
Why does a four-year-old play when a 14-year-old creates? It’s often argued that play is central to the lives of young children. Yet the play of older children and adults is often seen as leisure, escapism or even deviance. But there should not be such a binary division between what is educational and what is frivolous.
As a family therapist, I often have the impulse to tell families to go home and have dinner together rather than spending an hour with me. And 20 years of research in North America, Europe and Australia back up my enthusiasm for family dinners. It turns out that sitting down for a nightly meal is great for the brain, the body and the spirit.
A lot of previous investigación has suggested that young people living in single-mother households are at an educational disadvantage. But our new study looking at the lives of 10,000 teenagers suggests that this is not true. A stable family, even if it is a lone-parent one, is the best place to grow up.
Los padres a menudo son culpables de ayudar a su hijo un poco demasiado con su tarea. A veces la batalla tarea se puede hacer un poco más fácil si sólo dice a su hijo qué hacer, o simplemente lo haga por ellos. Al menos se ha hecho, usted piensa.
Si usted quiere que su niño sea un peso saludable es posible controlar el tamaño de las porciones o la frecuencia de sus comidas y meriendas. Por supuesto, se puede utilizar tanto de estas estrategias, pero un estudio publicado recientemente hemos descubierto que una estrategia es probable que sea mucho más eficaz que el otro dependiendo de los rasgos en los apetitos individuales de los niños.
Children come in all shapes and sizes, but not with a manual. Childhood achievements such as walking and talking are often celebrated signs that things are going well in a child’s life. However, once these achievements start being compared between children (at the park, on Facebook) they can become the cause of anxiety.
A colleague related the following story: while running errands with her 11- and 7-year-old daughters, a back seat battle began to rage. My colleague’s attempts to diffuse the situation only led to a shouting match about who was to blame for the skirmish. Finally the 11-year-old proclaimed to her sister, “You started it the day you were born and took away Mom’s love!”
A stagnant nation, despairing over the death of education . . . by the Great Cat, why? Have we not learned that school kills? The nation ought to be raving joyful for the death of its failed system of diplomas and degrees, raving delighted at the greening of this grand new culture, the Passionate Self-Educated.
The Collins English Dictionary unveiled a thoroughly modern concept as its word of the year for 2015: binge watching. It usually refers to consuming endless hours of movies or series on Netflix, one after the other. But binge watching is about the more fundamental issue of the world’s obsession with content consumption.
At the end of the school year, districts often send stacks of books home with their students in the hopes of combating the “summer slide” in reading skills. This type of literacy loss hits low-income students particularly hard.
Disciplining works if it is not over the top and children understand the point of it. Highlights magazine’s annual State of Kids survey found that a majority of children appreciated being disciplined and believed that it helped them behave better.
Research has shown that children of poorer parents display substantially worse math and reading skills by the time they start grade school. Other studies have revealed that these wide gaps in pre-school skills persist into adulthood and help explain low educational attainment and lifetime earnings.
Hemos oído historias sobre el engaño: académica de los estudiantes capturados en trampas en sus tareas, así como pruebas de acceso a la universidad para los profesores de ser atrapados en escándalos de trampas, como los que hay en Atlanta, Georgia, y Columbus, Ohio.
Narcissistic children feel superior to others, believe they are entitled to privileges and crave admiration from others. When they don’t get the admiration they want, they may lash out aggressively. Why do some children become narcissistic, whereas others develop more modest views of themselves?
By the time they are teenagers, more than two-thirds of young people are not doing enough physical activity. Teenagers spend an average of eight hours every day sitting, with 11 to 15-year-olds watching nearly three hours of television.
Until the last decade, many young people with a life-limiting or life-threatening condition were not expected to live into adulthood. Now improvements in medicine and technology have changed all that for children with conditions such as duchenne muscular or spinal muscular atrophy which cause serious degeneration of muscles and nerves, or genetic disorders, such as cystic fibrosis.
Grandes cantidades de datos personales, académicos y de comportamiento sobre los niños están siendo recogidos, procesados y utilizados por las escuelas, autoridades locales, y el gobierno cada año.
A couple of years ago, I taught an afterschool class at a Seattle nonprofit, the Technology Access Foundation (TAF), which provides STEM education (science, technology, engineering, math) to children from less-privileged backgrounds. My students were 8-11 years old, and it was the first time that I had taught elementary school students.
To examine a person’s difficulties is to enter into the psychological atmosphere of his or her family. We are marked by their characteristics, but also by their insane ideas, their negative feelings, their inhibited desires, and their destructive acts. All problems have their roots in the family tree.