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Both Older and Younger Siblings Impact Each Other’s Empathy Levels

By |2018-02-21T14:22:31-08:00February 21st, 2018|Categories: cfgctips, Crisis, Diagnosis, Emotional Health, Exercise, Health Information, Information, Inspiration, Medication, Nutrition, Parenting Tips, Resources, Trauma, Youth Tips|Tags: , |

Both Older and Younger Siblings Impact Each Other’s Empathy Levels

A new multi-university study finds that both older and younger siblings, even toddlers, can have a significant influence on the other’s capacity for empathy.

The study, published in the journal Child Development, was conducted by researchers at the University of […]

Pre-K Program Can Boost Kids’ Self-Regulation Skills

By |2017-12-21T00:06:50-08:00December 19th, 2017|Categories: cfgctips, Diagnosis, Emotional Health, Exercise, Health Information, Information, Inspiration, Medication, Nutrition, Parenting Tips, Resources, Trauma|Tags: , , |

Pre-K Program Can Boost Kids’ Self-Regulation Skills

A new study shows that pre-kindergarten children who participate in a short, daily intervention designed to improve self-regulation skills improve not only these types of skills but also early academic skills.

Self-regulation skills are those that help a child pay attention, follow directions, […]

Helping Strangers Tied to Higher Self-Esteem in Teens

By |2017-12-20T03:50:49-08:00December 19th, 2017|Categories: Behavioral Health, cfgctips, Crisis, Diagnosis, Emotional Health, Exercise, Health Information, Information, Inspiration, Medication, Nutrition, Parenting Tips, Resources, Trauma|Tags: , |

Helping Strangers Tied to Higher Self-Esteem in Teens

A new study finds that teens who exhibit prosocial behavior — such as helping, comforting and sharing with strangers — have higher self-esteem a year later. No link was found between greater self-esteem and prosocial behavior solely toward friends and family.

The […]

Optimism May Buffer Against Stress of Parenting Autistic Kids

By |2017-12-06T00:35:30-08:00December 4th, 2017|Categories: Behavioral Health, cfgctips, Crisis, Diagnosis, Emotional Health, Exercise, Health Information, Information, Inspiration, Medication, Nutrition, Parenting Tips, Resources, Trauma, Youth Tips|Tags: , , |

Optimism May Buffer Against Stress of Parenting Autistic Kids

Mothers of teenagers with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or intellectual disability (ID) report higher levels of stress and other mental health problems, such as depression or anxiety, than mothers of typically developing teens, according to a new study published online […]