Family meals

September 19, 2014  |   For parents of children   |   Click on title to comment!

A new study found that more frequent family meals increased the odds of child positive social skills and child engagement in school, and decreased the likelihood of child problematic social behaviors: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25000133

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Parents’ preferential treatment

September 19, 2014  |   For parents of teenagers   |   Click on title to comment!

This study looked at how parents’ differential treatment is associated (not necessarily causally) with greater participation in delinquent activities and substance use: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24821522

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Parents fighting, parent-teen relationship and teens dealing with stress

September 19, 2014  |   For parents of teenagers   |   Click on title to comment!

This study looked at how teens who have a poor relationship with their parents or whose parents have more conflict tend to respond differently to social evaluation threats http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25090256  

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Couples’ stress

September 19, 2014  |   Uncategorized   |   Click on title to comment!

A new study explores the relationship between work stress, rumination, withdrawing from one’s partner, and marital tension: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24932943

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Exercise and mental focus

September 18, 2014  |   For parents of children,For parents of teenagers   |   Click on title to comment!

A study published this month in the Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology found that aerobic activity sessions before school helped children with ADHD with their moods and attention spans. http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/831942 http://www.boston.com/health/2014/09/16/bdc-exercise-adhd/gm789BOrMjs1FRl4jizJlJ/story.html

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