Communication

Will machine learning stop suicide?

2018-05-29T15:01:16+00:00 October 20th, 2017|Communication, Health, Technology|

By  Shane G. Owens, Ph.D., ABPP   We are making great strides in preventing the things that kill Americans, except in stopping suicide. Since the turn of the century, we've gotten worse at suicide prevention. It is the 10th leading cause of death, claiming 44,193 lives in 2015, and is the second leading cause of [...]

When words become weapons: Suicide prevention and kids’ online behavior

2018-05-29T15:05:37+00:00 June 23rd, 2017|Communication, Parenting, Psychology, Relationships, Social Issues, Technology|

By  Shane G. Owens, Ph.D., ABPP   On July 12, 2014, 17-year-old Michelle Carter repeatedly encouraged her 18-year-old boyfriend, Conrad Roy III, to kill himself.   He was in his truck in a K-Mart parking lot, pumping the cab full of carbon monoxide gas. When he stepped out of the truck, she ordered him by [...]

The Genius of Montessori Practical Life Activities!

2017-08-27T21:08:04+00:00 June 14th, 2017|Communication, Education, Psychology, Relationships, Social Issues|

The Genius of Montessori Practical Life Activities! By Paula-Elizabeth Jordan   Montessori Practical Life is Genius! – So it’s no surprise that I was keen to write an article about it to share and explain why. I’m going to start by putting forward the purpose of Montessori Practical Life. The reason Maria Montessori initially introduced Practical [...]

Children of separated parents not on speaking terms more likely to develop colds as adults

2018-03-09T01:25:01+00:00 June 13th, 2017|Communication, Communicativeness, Parenting, Relationships|

Children of separated parents not on speaking terms more likely to develop colds as adults Source: Carnegie Mellon University   Previous research has indicated that adults whose parents separated during childhood have an increased risk for poorer health. However, exactly what contributes to this has been less clear, until now.   A team led by Carnegie [...]

Bullying – How to not be bullied online or in person.

2018-03-09T01:32:47+00:00 June 7th, 2017|Benevolence, Communication, Entertainment, Psychology, Relationships, Technology|

Bullying - How to not be bullied online or in person. By Lou Scotti   Why are some children and adults more susceptible to bulling? How can we develop a protective shield against bullying?   No matter what form abuse or bullying takes it creates pain. Depending on our Emotional Memory of early childhood and [...]

E-tool provides wake-up call for parents of children with excess weight

2017-08-27T21:08:01+00:00 May 26th, 2017|Communication, Technology|

E-tool provides wake-up call for parents of children with excess weight By University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry   Sometimes we see only the best in our kids -- even when a potential health risk is physically apparent.   An innovative new e-tool, developed by University of Alberta researchers, not only lifts the blinders [...]

Parents who play Pokémon GO with kids: ‘It wasn’t really about the Pokémon’

2017-08-27T22:56:31+00:00 May 19th, 2017|Communication, Entertainment, Health, Psychology, Relationships, Technology|

Parents who play Pokémon GO with kids: 'It wasn't really about the Pokémon' By University of Washington   Parents who regularly play "Pokémon GO" with their children report a number of side benefits from playing the mobile device-based game, including increased exercise, more time spent outdoors and opportunities for family bonding, according to new University [...]

How to Nurture Children’s Language Development (including reading with older children)

2018-03-09T01:25:02+00:00 May 18th, 2017|Communication, Communicativeness, Education, Health, Parenting|

How to Nurture Children’s Language Development (including reading with older children) By Paula-Elizabeth Jordan   During the “baby phase of development” you are the key to language development and it is vitally important to talk to your child as much as possible and actively make gestures to what you’re talking about. The important thing to [...]

Good Relationships with Parents May Benefit Children’s Health Decades Later

2018-01-07T16:28:31+00:00 May 14th, 2017|Communication, Health, Parenting, Psychology, Relationships|

By Baylor University   Growing up in a well-off home can benefit a child's physical health even decades later -- but a lack of parent-child warmth, or the presence of abuse, may eliminate the health advantage of a privileged background, according to a Baylor University study.   "Previous research has associated high socioeconomic status with [...]

Keeping the peace when your kid moves home

2018-05-29T15:15:30+00:00 May 10th, 2017|Communication, Money, Parenting, Relationships|

By  Shane G. Owens, Ph.D., ABPP   Over the next several weeks, emerging adults will walk across the stage at commencement and right back into their childhood bedrooms. In 2014, just over 32% of millennials were living with their parents.   These living arrangements can cause difficulty for everyone involved, so it's best to set [...]