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With the continuous increase in the prevalence of childhood obesity, it has now been recognized as a global health problem (Lobstein et al., 2015). This health issue is not only limited to developed countries, but …

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Is Your Child Protected? The Anti-Vaccine Movement: Bad News for Children Everywhere

February 19, 2017 – 2:30 PM |

Imagine this scene: you are being bombarded everywhere by misguided research and maniacal parents, all urging you to give up on vaccinating your child because of clearly unscientific reasons. You look at your little angels, …

Early Marriage: Dealing an Irrevocable Blow to Children’s Physical and Psychosocial Well-being

December 31, 2016 – 8:49 PM |

According to World Health Organization, early marriage refers to a formal or informal marital union where either one or both partners are below the age of 18. It affects more girls than boys globally (UNICEF, …

Parenting Essentials: Building an Infrangible Nexus of Warmth and Trust

October 30, 2016 – 12:13 AM |
Parenting Essentials: Building an Infrangible Nexus of Warmth and Trust

Two individuals from different backgrounds,upbringing,education,lifestyles and distinct personalities come together to make a family. A family which they, despite being disparate, dream to be an ideal one. Before life gives them a chance to understand …

Landing in the Vicious Circle of Abuse: The Making of a Bully

July 31, 2016 – 6:01 PM |

Ever found yourself stammering in response to a simple question asked by a professor? Felt your pulse racing merely at the prospect of delivering a presentation? Or you’ve been asked to demonstrate a physical exam …

How to Make a Child Healthy: Effects of Authoritarian vs Authoritative Parenting Styles on Children

July 31, 2016 – 4:29 PM |

Psychology often addresses the question of nature versus nurture. Some contend that an environment can shape a child’s way of life, identity, self-concept, etc. while others trust that these things are inherit in the child. …

One begets the Other: The Importance of a Child’s Self-esteem for Good Mental Health

July 5, 2016 – 2:08 AM | One Comment

Ryeng, Korger and Martinussen(2013) define self-esteem as an emotional evaluation of valuing our self-confidence, knowledge of own potentials, the capacity to accept mistakes and good sense of individual limitation. High level of self-esteem is related …

In Focus: Depression in the Caregivers of Disabled Children

April 7, 2016 – 8:30 PM |

According to (Euro.who.int, 2015) “ Depression is a common mental disorder, characterized by sadness, loss of interest or pleasure, feelings of guilt or low self-worth, disturbed sleep or appetite, feelings of tiredness and poor concentration.” …

Wilting Futures: The Consequences of Childhood Depression on Grey Matter Development

April 5, 2016 – 11:59 PM |

A longitudinal study tracking children for up to eleven years reports that depression in early childhood is associated with reductions in grey matter development, with the extent of reduction being linked to the number of …

Matters of Note: Psychological Impact of Exposure to Social Violence on Children

January 12, 2016 – 10:51 PM |

Nowadays violence is the major issue in our country which adversely affects each and every individual of the society including children, youth, adults and elderly people. Most of the time, people ignore the feelings of …

In Focus: Impact of Corporal Punishments on a Child’s Personality Development

January 12, 2016 – 10:49 PM |

Hadi (2014) describes corporal punishment (CP) as the physical force applied on children by parents, guardians, teachers to control and discipline the child. CP includes methods such as hitting, slapping, pinching, by  using items such …

Play Therapy and Pediatrics – Discover More about Children in an Hour of Play than in a Year of Conversation

January 8, 2016 – 9:59 PM |

Charles Schaefer, known as the “Father of Play Therapy” believes that we are never more fully alive, never more completely ourselves and never more deeply engaged in anything than when we are playing.
 
In childhood, play …

Children with Autism – Trapped in a Different, Misunderstood World

November 19, 2014 – 7:22 PM |

Salma emptily stares out of her glass window; her fingers gripping the window rods and her eyebrows furrowed as she tried to make out the distant conundrum from the wide playfield in front of her …

Aggression in Children – Causes, Behavioral Manifestations and Management

November 16, 2014 – 7:25 PM |

Aggression in children is the first step on the slippery slope to the misbehavior. Occasional outbursts of aggression in children are normal but if it occurs frequently in a pattern it is considered as a …