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2011-08-30 11:22:41

Children with difficult temperaments are often the most affected by the quality of their relationships with their caregivers. New research suggests that highly irritable children who have secure attachments to their mothers are more likely to get along well with others than those who aren't securely attached. These findings, from researchers at the University of Maryland, are published in the journal Child Development. Researchers followed 84 infants from birth to age 2. About a third...

2011-07-22 14:18:50

Parents struggling to combine paid work with bringing up their children now have some positive news thanks to a new study funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) on maternal employment and child socio-emotional behaviour in the UK. The research shows that there are no significant detrimental effects on a child's social or emotional development if their mothers work during their early years. The ideal scenario for children, both boys and girls, was shown to be where both...

2011-06-21 09:00:00

PHILADELPHIA and LEXINGTON, Mass., June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A new international awards program intended to recognize everyday people who serve as caregivers has been launched by Shire Pharmaceuticals, the global specialty biopharmaceutical company. The Shire BRAVE Awards is the first and only awards initiative of its kind and is designed to recognize the courage and dedication of non-professional caregivers, honoring everyday heroes who provide regular, consistent care of another...

2011-06-18 01:44:11

The potentially lasting implications of day-to-day couple conflict on physical and mental well-being are revealed in a study published today in the journal Personal Relationships. Until now research has concentrated on the immediate effects of romantic conflict, typically in controlled laboratory settings. In one of the first studies to look at the longer term, Professor Angela Hicks investigated the physiological and emotional changes taking place in couples the day after conflict occurred,...

2011-06-01 22:56:19

People who feel secure in in their relationship with their partner have a more satisfactory sex life and are more able to be sensitive in the affection they give. However, people who are insecure, who tend towards anxiety or avoidance and are compulsive or controlling in their affection experience more conflict in their sexual desire and are less happy in their relationships, according to a study by the University of the Basque Country. "Our results show that insecure people...

2011-05-04 08:44:00

MERRILLVILLE, Ind., May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Horrifying news stories of foster care abuse and system-wide failures prompted psychologist Dr. Kalyani Gopal to turn 25 years of work into words. "The Supportive Foster Parent" (Friesen Press; 2011) is a "What to Expect"-style book for parents who raise other people's children and the agencies who help them. "Nearly two-thirds of fostering adults give up because they are unprepared to face the challenges and stress of parenting," Gopal said....

2011-04-19 14:28:04

Toddlers who do not have a secure emotional relationship with their parents, and particularly their mothers, could be at increased risk for obesity by age 4 ½, according to new research. The study suggests that children at age 24 months who show insecure attachment patterns have at least 30 percent higher odds for obesity by age 4 ½. The association persisted even after researchers accounted for other family-related factors that could provide...

2011-03-08 16:09:42

The way you react to your two-year-old's temper tantrums or clinginess may lead to anxiety, withdrawal and behavior problems down the road, and the effect is more pronounced if the child is a boy who often displays such negative emotions as anger and social fearfulness, reports a new University of Illinois study. "Young children, especially boys, may need their parents' help working through angry or fearful emotions. If you punish toddlers for their anger and frustration or act as if their...

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2010-12-17 09:25:00

People who are hypersexual or otherwise addicted to sexual activity are more likely to have anxiety or insecurities about intimate relationships, researchers from Massey University in New Zealand have discovered. In a study conducted by clinical psychology student Karen Faisandier, more than 880 adult subjects participated in an anonymous online questionnaire about their sex-related activities, including their orientation and their thoughts about how their relationships with others were...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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