Family Stress And Child’s Temper

24th Jan 2017

Family Stress And Child’s Temper Extremes Contribute To Anxiety And Depression In Children

*Georgia Pavlopoulou (Ph.D c. in Psychology)has selected interesting pieces of research for all parents /carers from Science Direct.

She has also selected some powerful exercises on mindfulness breathing exercises. Mindfulness exercises allow you to be able to identify, tolerate and reduce difficult, painful and even frightening thoughts, feelings and sensations. Mindfulness gives you back some sense of mastery over our thoughts and feelings. Rather than having the sense that you are being pushed around by your feelings and thoughts you learn to be able to have some agency over them.

Selected Research summaries from Science Direct

Family Stress And Child’s Temper Extremes Contribute To Anxiety And Depression In Children

Date:June 23, 2008Source:Norwegian Institute of Public HealthSummary:Small children who grow up in a family where the mother has psychological distress, the family is exposed to stress or is lacking social support, are at higher risk of developing anxious and depressive symptoms in early adolescence. Girls are more vulnerable than boys, and very timid or short-tempered children are more vulnerable than others to develop emotional problems. This is shown in a new doctorate study from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health.

Mediterranean diet may have lasting effects on brain health

Date:January 4, 2017Source:American Academy of Neurology (AAN)Summary:Older people who followed a Mediterranean diet retained more brain volume over a three-year period than those who did not follow the diet as closely, new research shows. But contrary to earlier studies, eating more fish and less meat was not related to changes in the brain.Teens with autism and caregivers should plan early for adulthoodDate:January 6, 2016Source:University of Missouri HealthSummary:As the number of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders continues to rise, medical professionals have emphasized early diagnosis, intervention and treatment. However, less attention has been given to children with autism once they reach their teen years and adulthood. Now researchers are working to find ways to support teens with autism and their caregivers so the teens can transition into adulthood successfully and independently.

Risks of harm from spanking confirmed by analysis of 5 decades of research

Date: April 25, 2016 Source: University of Texas at Austin Summary: The more children are spanked, the more likely they are to defy their parents and to experience increased anti-social behavior, aggression, mental health problems and cognitive difficulties, according to a new meta-analysis of 50 years of research on spanking.

*Georgia Pavlopoulou- Services available for families.Georgia Pavlopoulou Ph.D c. in Psychology, Lecturer, Independent Educational Consultant, Autism trainer and Behaviour professional

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