November 2016

Students with Disabilities More Likely to Be Bullied

Children and teens with disabilities are much more likely to be bullied in school, compared to their peers without disabilities, and this victimization tends to persist into high school, according to a new study led by a researcher at the University o...

Fathers’ Embrace of Role Tied To Less Behavioral Problems in Pre-Teens

A new U.K. study suggests a new father’s adjustment to being a parent and his confidence in this role, rather than the amount of direct childcare they give, seems to be important during a child’s early years. Investigators discovered pre-teens whose dads embrace parenthood may be less prone to behavioral issues.

Bullied Kids May Have Double the Risk of Being Overweight at 18

Childhood victims of bullying have nearly double the risk of being overweight at 18 years of age compared to non-bullied children, according to a new study by researchers at King’s College London. “Bullying is commonly associated with mental health problems, but there is little research examining the physical health of bullied children,” said Dr. Andrea Danese at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King’s College London.

Making Exercise Fun for Kids with Autism, ADHD

The most effective way to help children with autism, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and Tourette syndrome get more exercise is to make it fun, according to a small international study that surveyed 132 adult caretakers of children wi...

Parents May Not Recognize Kids’ PTSD

New research finds that young children may experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) for years without it being recognized by their parents. In a new U.K. study, University of East Anglia (UEA) researchers investigated how children under 10 can experience PTSD weeks, months and years after a traumatic event. They discovered that children’s suffering is often under-recognized by parents despite being shaped to a large extent by the parents’ own stress in response to the child’s trauma.

7 Ways to Help Kids End Bullying

The real antidotes to bullying are not found in policies and procedures but rather in person-to-person connections, grounded in kindness and empathy.

Music Therapy Can Impact Self-Esteem, Depression in Kids

Music therapy has been found to significantly lower depression and improve self-esteem in children and teens ages 8 to 16 with behavioral and emotional problems, according to a new study by researchers at Bournemouth University and Queen’s University Belfast in the U.K.

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