/Health

4 Things to Know About College Counseling Services

By  Shane G. Owens, Ph.D., ABPPP   I am almost certain that you and your college kid know all about food services, residence life, and health services. I would be willing to bet that you know very little about campus counseling and psychological services. Because the need can come on fast, it is important to [...]

Expert advice for parents of children who participate in sports

Does your child participate in sports? If so, you’re a “sport parent” and you’ve probably already seen those outrageous YouTube videos of parents behaving badly at youth sporting events. The Yellowbrick.me community wants to know more about the science behind sport parenting and so we interviewed two experts in this area -- Chris Harwood, PhD [...]

Gamblers more likely to have suffered childhood traumas, research shows

Source: University of Lincoln   Men with problem and pathological gambling addictions are more likely to have suffered childhood traumas including physical abuse or witnessing violence in the home, according to new research. Psychologists examined responses in a survey of more than 3,000 men on a variety of life factors, and found that just over [...]

Helicopter parenting at the doctor’s office may impact teen health

Parents of teens may struggle letting go of the reins when it comes to their children’s health checkups, a new national poll suggests.   Just 34 percent of parents say their teen discussed health concerns privately with a doctor without them in the room, and less than 10 percent say their teens can complete their [...]

How to Encourage Self-Esteem in Your Child

Self-esteem effects so much more than just a child’s personality. Self-esteem is one of those cyclical things. With great self-esteem tends to come confidence in their school work. With confidence in their work comes good grades. With good grades comes… high self-esteem! It is a magical thing. It can be a painful thing to watch [...]

You can protect your child from obesity by showing them love and support

Many members of the Yellowbrick.me community have expressed interest in learning the science behind parental support. And so we interviewed an expert in this area – Shervin Assari, MD, MPH – who was happy to teach us a little about how being a supportive parent affects child obesity. But what exactly is parental support? “It is [...]