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Young girls who are sexually assaulted often grow up less able to deal with stress and are prone to depression, obesity, anxiety and other mental and emotional problems.MSNBC reports researchers from the Univer...Consequences of incest stretch far into adult years.
There's a sudden storm over the Atlanta airport, so our plane is patiently circling. The pilot says it shouldn't be more than an extra 15 or 20 minutes. He comes back over the intercom 20 minutes later to say the storm isn't moving. Other planes a...There's a terror that builds up inside me when I think about leaving my children prematurely, no matter the reason.
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Looking for clues to what happens to your kid after a mean girl beat down? Mickey, Minnie and their mouse friends could shed some light on the stress caused by schoolyard bullies.Res...When other mice torment them, rodents get nervous and stressed out, too.
Today's college students are 10 percent more likely to be depressed than they were 10 years ago. Credit: Getty If your college kid texts home to say he's hunkering down in his dorm on weekend nights and too exhausted to haul himself ou...The number of college-age students seeking help for depression or anxiety is on the rise.
Take your child's concerns seriously. Credit: Getty ImagesMost parents anticipate a certain level of back-to-school jitters for our kids, and even ourselves, but some children's anxieties need to be taken more seriously than others. So, how does...By knowing what to expect, parents can help their children deal with worries they might not understand themselves.
Baby love is good for your little one. Credit: Getty ImagesA loved baby is a happy baby. Turns out, that makes for a happy adult, too. People whose mothers showered them with affection as infants are better equipped to cope with the stresses ...
My son said his flight was fine. There was just some turbulence over Seattle. "Merciful heavens!" his grandmother responded as if the Hindenburg had just exploded in the backyard. "Perverts in Seattle!" My mother, God bless her, is a lit...
If you are reading this blog right now, chances are good you know what "co-sleeping", "crying-it-out" and "attachment parenting" means. It's likely that you have uttered the words "Baby Einstein," "milestones," "Montessori" and "time-out." You could ...
Riding in the back of the station wagon: No longer allowed. Photo: sxc.huParents of kids with special needs now have their own Bill of Rights, thanks to Max's mom Ellen. "We have the right to expect our kids to be seen for who they are as ind...
This morning -- in between bites of Cheerios -- my kindergartner told me her stomach hurt and she didn't think she could go to school. I was suspicious. But over the weekend, she had an ear infection I'd dismissed, so I'm not exactly 100% confident i...
I gotta tell ya, after reading this article, it's doubtful. Possible, sure--anything is--but doubtful. I love Olivia Judson, the biologist and oft-contributor to the New York Times. She brings out the science nerd buried not so far within me. Her ...
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