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Talking Brains Episode 6: How Children Thrive with Mark Bertin MD

By |2018-11-26T17:04:33-05:00November 14th, 2018|Categories: Children, Parenting, Talking Brains|Tags: , , , |

Talking Brains Podcast Ep 6: a conversation about parenting and how children thrive with Mark Bertin MD. Mark Bertin MD discusses child development and parenting - valuable information that can also be found in his newest book, "How Children Thrive: The Practical Science of Raising Independent, Resilient, and Happy Kids". Dr. Bertin can be found at [...]

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The Consequences of High-Conflict Divorce on Children

By |2016-11-20T07:53:40-05:00October 14th, 2016|Categories: Children, Collaborative Divorce, Crisis, Divorce, Mediation, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , |

While we know that high-conflict divorce impacts the wellbeing of all parties involved, there is scientific data showing specifically how high-conflict divorce impacts children.  Children who are victims of a high-conflict divorce have a significant decrease in quality of life. The following are three ways in which children’s lives are impacted by parents who are invested [...]

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10 Tips for Co-Parenting with a Narcissist

By |2018-09-29T13:26:47-04:00January 11th, 2016|Categories: Gaslighting, Narcissism, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , |

After posting Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 on signs you are in a relationship with a narcissist and what to do about it, I received emails and comments asking what to do when you have children with a narcissist. While walking away from a narcissist is difficult enough, it is even more of a [...]

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ADHD & Mindfulness: An Interview with Lidia Zylowska MD

By |2016-11-20T07:53:41-05:00June 19th, 2012|Categories: ADD, ADHD|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Lidia Zylowska, M.D. is the author of The Mindfulness Prescription for Adult ADHD. She is a UCSC-affiliated psychiatrist who specializes in mindfulness-based approaches to mental health and adult ADHD. She practices in northern California. Dr. Zylowska is a cofounder of UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center, where she conducted the first study of mindfulness-training for adults and [...]

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ADHD & Parenting: An Interview with Mark Bertin MD

By |2016-11-20T07:53:41-05:00June 11th, 2012|Categories: ADD, ADHD, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Dr. Mark Bertin, a board certified developmental behavioral pediatrician, studied at the UCLA School of Medicine and completed his training in general pediatrics at Oakland Children’s Hospital in California. Dr. Bertin is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at New York Medical College. Dr. Bertin is a frequent lecturer for parents, teachers and professionals on topics related [...]

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Seeing signs or omens: A study

By |2016-11-20T07:53:46-05:00March 22nd, 2011|Categories: Brain, Research|Tags: , , , |

A study finds that 7- to 9-year-old children that have an idea/concept of a supernatural force are more likely to allow a "sign" to influence their behavior. Children in this age group who do not have an idea/concept of a supernatural force do not interpret "signs" as such. For younger children, the knowledge of a supernatural [...]

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Moderate sleep loss impairs vigilance and sustained attention in children with ADHD

By |2016-11-20T07:53:46-05:00March 7th, 2011|Categories: ADD, ADHD, Parenting, Research, School, Sleep|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

ScienceDaily (2011-03-04) -- A new study indicates that the ability of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder to remain vigilant and attentive deteriorated significantly after losing less than one hour of nightly sleep for a week. "Moderate sleep restriction leads to a detectable negative impact on the neurobehavioral functioning of children with ADHD and healthy controls, [...]

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Happy Children Make Happy Adults

By |2017-03-11T10:12:29-05:00February 25th, 2011|Categories: Relationships, Research, School|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

ScienceDaily (2011-02-25) -- Being a "happy" teenager is linked to increased well-being in adulthood, new research finds. Using information from 2776 individuals who participated in the 1946 British birth cohort study, the scientists tested associations between having a positive childhood and well-being in adulthood. A 'positive' childhood was based on teacher evaluations of students' levels of [...]

Kids with Migraines: Their Mental Health is Fine

By |2016-10-05T06:45:49-04:00February 18th, 2011|Categories: Depression/Anxiety, Parenting, Research|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In a study by Bruijn, et al. (2010), it was found that compared to healthy children, children with migraines: * do not exhibit more withdrawn behavior * do not have more thought problems * do not have more social problems * do not exhibit more delinquent or aggressive behavior * are not more frequently diagnosed with [...]

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