Psychology

Montessori Sensorial: Why it’s so important and how it can contribute to holistic success

2017-08-27T21:08:03+00:00 June 4th, 2017|Education, Parenting, Psychology, Relationships|

Montessori Sensorial: Why it’s so important and how it can contribute to holistic success By Paula-Elizabeth Jordan   I have always been impressed with the whole concept of sensory refinement within Montessori. So when planning an article to share why I think it’s so important and how I believe that it can contribute to the holistic [...]

Parents’ motivation influences students’ academic outcomes

2017-08-27T21:08:02+00:00 May 28th, 2017|Education, Parenting, Psychology|

Parents’ motivation influences students’ academic outcomes Source: University of Tübingen   University of Tübingen researchers find low motivation in parents results in unmotivated children   Whether parental help has positive or negative effects on students’ academic outcomes depends on the motivation and involvement of their parents. Results of a study conducted by the Hector Research Institute [...]

Can parents’ tech obsessions contribute to a child’s bad behavior?

2017-08-27T21:08:02+00:00 May 27th, 2017|Parenting, Psychology, Social Issues, Technology|

Can parents' tech obsessions contribute to a child's bad behavior? Source: Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan   Fatigue. Hunger. Boredom. Those are often on the list of reasons parents mention if their child whines, has tantrums or acts out.   Researchers are now asking if such negative behaviors could be related to something else: parents [...]

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 [...]

Children Gain More Weight When Parents See Them as ‘Overweight’

2017-08-27T22:56:31+00:00 May 17th, 2017|Health, Parenting, Psychology|

Children Gain More Weight When Parents See Them as ‘Overweight’ By Association for Psychological Science   Children whose parents considered them to be ‘overweight’ tended to gain more weight over the following decade compared with children whose parents thought they were a ‘normal’ weight, according to analyses of data from two nationally representative studies published in Psychological Science, [...]

Parents of children with serious heart defects may be at risk of PTSD

2017-08-27T22:56:31+00:00 May 15th, 2017|Health, Psychology|

Parents of children with serious heart defects may be at risk of PTSD Source: American Heart Association   Parents of children with “critical” congenital heart defects – which require at least one cardiac surgery – are at high risk for mental health problems, particularly post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety and depression, according to research in Journal [...]

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 [...]

Parents’ presence when TV viewing with child affects learning ability

2018-04-29T12:39:27+00:00 May 12th, 2017|Awareness, Conscientiousness, Entertainment, Health, Parenting, Psychology, Technology|

Parents’ presence when TV viewing with child affects learning ability Source: Texas Tech University   Parents' Presence When TV Viewing with Child Affects Learning Ability The study conducted in the College of Media & Communication shows an increased physiological change in children when parents view programs with them as opposed to being in a separate room. [...]

Dummies (Pacifiers/Soothers) and why not to use them!!!!

2017-08-27T22:56:32+00:00 May 8th, 2017|Communication, Health, Parenting, Psychology|

Dummies (Pacifiers/Soothers) and why not to use them!!!! By Paula-Elizabeth Jordan   As the title of this article has probably given away Maria Montessori’s views on the use of dummies is that they are unnecessary as they inhibit the child’s means of communication. Montessori’s opinion (NB that has also been supported in studies on infant communication) [...]

Researchers gain insight into day-to-day lives of parents raising children with autism

2017-08-27T22:56:32+00:00 May 6th, 2017|Health, Parenting, Psychology, Relationships|

Researchers gain insight into day-to-day lives of parents raising children with autism Source: University of Wisconsin-Madison   Like all parents, couples who have a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) share the ups and downs of parenting.   A new study by Waisman Center researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison looks at the daily experiences [...]