Part of the school experience for most kids is participation in after school clubs and activities. But exploration of non-academic pursuits and added social opportunities may not be the only benefits a child receives by spending extra time on campus. One recent study compared outcomes for those who participated in sports clubs versus those who [...]
Drugs prescribed for mental disorders shouldn’t be a one size fits all approach, especially when it comes to children.
Researchers were able to identify clinical depression in teenagers through an experimental blood test developed at Northwestern University. If this small pilot study can be duplicated on a greater scale, blood testing for depression could become as common as blood testing for cholesterol.
The thought of a child suffering sexual abuse is abhorrent, and this abhorrence can blind us to the signs that a child we know may be suffering. Lack of experience and knowledge coupled with repulsion can hide the warning signs. One cannot spot a pedophile by sight. Often, the only indication abuse may be occurring [...]