Psychology & Psychiatry

Researchers identify three kinds of helicopter parents

There are certain things individuals should handle without their parents' total control, especially as they emerge into adulthood, such as contacting professors about grades, resolving roommate conflicts or lining up job ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Preventing ADHD: Positive mothers, well-behaved kids

Studies have shown that attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children can be reduced through positive parenting: by encouraging them, reassuring them, structuring their tasks and, of course, giving affection.

Psychology & Psychiatry

How family conflict affects children

(Medical Xpress)—New research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) reveals why some children are badly affected by negative family conflicts while other children survive without significant problems.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Young children understand the benefits of positive thinking

Even kindergarteners know that thinking positively will make you feel better. And parents' own feelings of optimism may play a role in whether their children understand how thoughts influence emotions.

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