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2018-01-14T23:36:49+00:00 January 14th, 2018|Communication, Education, Entertainment, Health, Money, Parenting, Politics, Psychology, Relationships, Religion, Science, Social Issues, Sports, Technology|

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 if your little one is not as self-confident as they should be, and it can have some pretty negative consequences. So what can you do to boost their confidence?

How to Help My Daughter Face Climate Change With an Open Heart

2018-01-14T21:09:19+00:00 January 14th, 2018|Parenting, Science|

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 if your little one is not as self-confident as they should be, and it can have some pretty negative consequences. So what can you do to boost their confidence?

Time to Lay the Stereotype of the Teen Brain to Rest

2017-12-08T18:42:10+00:00 December 8th, 2017|Communication, Health, Parenting, Psychology, Science|

by Dan Romer, University of Pennsylvania A deficit in the development of the teenage brain has been blamed for teens’ behavior in recent years, but it may be time to lay the stereotype of the wild teenage brain to rest. Brain deficits don’t make teens do risky things; lack of experience and a drive to explore [...]

Does Melatonin Help ADHD Kids Sleep Better? New Research Says Yes

2017-10-25T13:01:34+00:00 October 25th, 2017|Health, Parenting, Psychology, Science|

By Jenna Wattenbarger, certified coach for HomeworkCoach It's just a fact of life that most kids hate going to bed. It's like they think they will be missing out on something. When you add ADHD to the mix, bedtime can be a full-out production. It’s no wonder that so many parents turn to melatonin, a natural supplement [...]

5 Reading strategies that boost memory

2017-09-24T23:04:03+00:00 September 24th, 2017|Education, Parenting, Science|

I wanted to share my insight into a common issue that shows up in at least 70% of my consultations with the students we support through tutoring. As a mother, I share personal anecdotes from my own life during my meetings with parents because I can relate to their struggles on a very personal level. [...]

Home Authoritarian parenting may lower your child’s self-esteem

2017-08-27T14:00:46+00:00 August 8th, 2017|Parenting, Relationships, Science|

Ever wonder if your parenting style is affecting your child’s self-esteem? Members of the Yellowbrick.me community have expressed interest in learning the science behind self-esteem. And so we interviewed an expert in this area – Jenny Kurman, PhD – who was happy to teach us a little about “explicit” and “implicit” self-esteem. But what exactly [...]

Bad behavior may not be a result of bad parenting, but a lack of common language

2017-08-27T13:51:07+00:00 August 6th, 2017|Parenting, Science|

Most parents will admit that talking with a teenage child is difficult at times. It is even more challenging when parents and children don’t speak the same language fluently — a reality for a growing number of immigrant families in the United States. New research from Iowa State University suggests this language barrier can have [...]

York U research identifies effects of cognitive behaviour therapy on parents of children with autism

2017-08-27T14:37:07+00:00 August 4th, 2017|Parenting, Psychology, Relationships, Science|

Source: York University Parents of children with autism experience a greater impact from their child’s therapy than once thought, according to new research out of York University’s Faculty of Health. Jonathan Weiss, Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology, Faculty of Health and CIHR Chair in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Treatment and Care Research, discovered [...]