Child Psychology and Development For Dummies by Laura L. Smith & Charles H. Elliott

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A complete and comprehensive guide to why kids behave and think the way they do-and how to bring out the best in them.

In the U.S., more than 10% of children are diagnosed with psychiatric disorders, while countless others remain undiagnosed. Defining what is "normal" and what is not is of great concern to anyone who works with, guides, nurtures, teaches, or parents children.

With new discoveries in mental disorders that affect children, Child Psychology & Development For Dummies provides an informational guide to cognitive development at every stage of a child's life, as well as how to diagnose, treat, and overcome the cognitive barriers that impede learning and development.How to identify and treat mental disordersCovers behavior disorders, autism, attention deficit disorder, reading disabilities, bipolar disorder, and moreGuidance on helping a child control impulses, develop self esteem, and have good relationships

An essential guide for parents, teachers, and caregivers, Child Psychology & Development For Dummies provides a detailed overview of an average child's cognitive development, how to detect abnormalities, and what to do next.

 

About Laura L. Smith & Charles H. Elliott

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Laura L. Smith Laura is the author of Hot, Skinny, Cantaloupe Trees, and more than a dozen inspirational short stories. She graduated from Miami University and lives in Oxford, Ohio, with her husband and four children. Visit her website at www.lauralsmith.net.
 
Published February 9, 2011 by For Dummies. 384 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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For Latina immigrant women, racial discrimination and family issues are key sources of stress as they try to adapt to U.S. culture, according to new research at the University of Illinois.

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Help them express themselves as best they can and seek professional help if signs of distress continue.

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New research suggests the specific language used by parents to talk to their babies appears to help the child better understand the thoughts of others when they get older.

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Cyberbullying is more likely to occur between current or former friends and dating partners than between students who were never friends or in a romantic relationship, according to a new study.

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It may be that you aren’t allowing yourself to get close to older people you know because you are still holding on to the vague hope that your parents will be parents to you.

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Indirectly, communication with parents may remind students someone cares about their health and well-being, and that may motivate them to take better care of themselves.”.

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When she says an unkind comment or criticism offer back a simple descriptive statement of what she said: “It sounds like you’re unhappy with the fact I want to go to law school.” Or, “You seem disappointed in our decisions.” In other words, let her criticisms and persecutions be hers, don’t take ...

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Again, don’t take the bait and feel the need to defend yourself.

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Children who survive traumatic events are at a higher risk of allergy and asthma, recent research suggests.

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As they say, “You can choose your friends, but you can’t choose your family.” Children, elderly parents, and visiting relatives all can be sources of stress.

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(See sites on “attachment disorder” to get some guidance on how to help him.) If the issue is that you are someone who could divide her time and attention with two but just plain can’t with three, we would need to take a look at whether you could manage your day a little differently or whether yo...

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I have a 16 year old daughter that is having several issues.

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I am having a problem with my father.

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Much of how children are affected depends on how their parents handle the divorce process.

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With emotions running high and everyone in developmental flux, how do we talk with these seemingly unapproachable aliens — the kids we used to know and love?

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If you’re meant to have a relationship with your parent or parents, you will, even if that’s from afar.

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states, “While data for second marriages is currently very limited, the early indication is that the frequently stated 60 percent divorce rate is also a gross exaggeration and that divorce rates for second marriages may not be any higher than for first marriages.”.

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“What is pivotal is the meaning the parents make — what it means to them to be a parent who is doing more than parenting: they are caregiving as well,” said lead author Susan Cadell, Ph.D., of the School of Social Work at Renison University College at Waterloo.

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But more research is needed to see if interventions to increase mindfulness can improve the health and functioning of those who have had adverse childhood experiences,” Whitaker said.

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Parents were asked how much time their children spent watching TV, until age 13, when the children themselves were asked directly.

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As more women enter the workforce either as a personal choice or out of economic need, grandparents are an increasingly important source of child care in the United States.

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Spending time with a grandparent is linked with better social skills and fewer behavior problems among adolescents, especially those living in single-parent or stepfamily households.

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A new European study discovers grandparents play a significant role in both a parent’s decision to have additional children and the well-being of the grandchildren.

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Recovering from mental illness is terrifying and exhausting, both for the person diagnosed and those who stand beside them throughout the recovery process.

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More women than ever are establishing successful work lives.

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Studies have shown that about 50 percent of the children who have these problems at around age five still have them at age nine.

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(In fact, there’s evidence from several studies that the fear of strangers that parents were told to expect from their 9-month-olds does not appear at all in a significant number of infants.) This leads parents to become unreasonably upset if their child is “late” or inappropriately happy if thei...

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Whitfield’s 1987 book Healing the Child Within is aimed at adult children of dysfunctional families.

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Through that experience I got to play all the card games and board games that I never played as a child.

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Why do girls get better grades in elementary school than boys, even when they perform worse on standardized tests?.

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A new study shows that girls in high school who exercise regularly are at a lower risk of fighting or being in a gang.

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A new study reveals racial differences in the alcohol habits of high school females, with alcohol use more common among white girls than black girls.

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New research documents the risk female teenagers face when they publicly meet people they have met on the Internet and whose identity had not been fully confirmed prior to the meeting.

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New research discovers young girls with mental illness are three times more likely to become teenage parents than those without a major mental illness.

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The relationship between TV viewing and post-Gustav symptoms of PTSD was significant only for children who had high levels of pre-Gustav symptoms.

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As another hurricane bears down on New Orleans and the Louisiana coastline, many wonder how natural disasters influence the mental health of our fragile children.

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Some teens seem to walk around assuming that their parents are in a fight with them.

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For example, past year illicit drug use (excluding marijuana) was at its lowest level for all three grades at 5.5 percent for eighth graders, 10.8 percent for 10th graders, and 17 percent for 12th graders.

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Frequently sold in gas stations and convenience stores, synthetic versions of marijuana are placing some teens in the emergency room. .

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Among teens with substance use disorders, those who also have social anxiety disorder begin using marijuana at a mean age of 10.6 years — an average of 2.2 years earlier than teens without anxiety, according to a study conducted at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

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They found that while most teenagers consider acne to be a cosmetic problem, many others report that acne has a significant impact on their self-esteem and quality of life, often leading to anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts.

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“[B]eing regularly creative correlates with being a better you, a happier mother, a lighter self with an easier laugh,” writes creativity coach Miranda Hersey in her excellent e-book The Creative Mother’s Guide: Six Practices for the Early Years.

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Seltzer has moved on to testing the oxytocin wake of other communication methods – like text messaging - and hopes to see the research spread out from human subjects.

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They carried out exploratory analyses to evaluate whether parents’ exposure to chemicals at work could be associated with ASD in their children, using a sample of 174 families, including 93 children with ASD and 81 with typical development.

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By putting emphasis on skill-building and by providing loving support, we can teach our children with ID to value themselves, to look for help when they need it, and not to take it in when verbal sticks and stones are thrown their way.

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Virtually every parent believes they know what’s best for their own child, regardless if they’ve ever parented before, read a single parenting book, or talked to a single professional about parenting skills.

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Students from one school were exposed to the program, while those of the other school served as the control group.

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He finishes the book with some perspective on prescribing medications to children from a psychiatrist’s point of view, as well as his take on the “over prescription” controversy that surrounds popular childhood diagnoses, such as ADHD.

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However, a good relationship between dads and daughters can have many benefits for daughters, Nielsen said: Research has found that daughters who have healthy relationships with their dads tend to be more self-reliant, self-confident and successful and less likely to develop eating disorders.

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A new study of middle school students discovers kids in the best shape outperform their classmates in the academic arena.

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Be honest with the therapist and tell him or her why you want to tell your parents about your beliefs.

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(perhaps I -am- causing them a problem by asking them to admit that -WE- need help) I hold more resentment towards my mom (which i know is not healthy) because when I was growing up, my dad had my brother, and I was the ‘momas boy’ who always had mommy.

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After two years, high-risk students in intervention schools were at a 29 percent reduced risk of drinking, 43 percent reduced risk of binge drinking and 29 percent reduced risk of problem drinking compared to high-risk students in control schools.

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A new study suggests emotional support from middle school teachers may often delay alcohol and other illicit substance use by teens.

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New research suggests adolescent alcohol use has roots in early childhood as children develop personality characteristics and life experiences which can lead to early alcohol problems.

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A new study shows that about 90 percent of ADHD medical specialists do not follow guidelines for treating very young children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.

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The support that a family provides to a patient recovering from addiction is essential to that patient’s success, and residential centers will often have not only visitation throughout the week or on weekends, but will also provide educational programs for family members, such as supportive and d...

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UK scientists have found a link between impulsive behaviors in young people and the decision to drink heavily at an early age.

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Many teens are exposed to emotionally traumatic events, putting them at risk for developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

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A new UK study finds that children who have suffered maltreatment are 36 percent more likely to be obese in adulthood compared to non-maltreated children.

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A new UK study suggests children born to obese mothers are more likely to die early as adults than those whose mothers were a normal weight.

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“We can be creative at any opportunity—not just when we’re writing or painting or dancing.” For her, “being creative is synonymous with being in love with life.”.

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A new study suggests that nearly two-thirds of autistic children have been bullied at some point in their lives.

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New research shows that stress and mental health problems in pregnant women may affect the developing baby, directly increasing the risk of the child being bullied later in life.

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Children and teens who suffer at the hands of a bully appear to be more likely to have three behavior characteristics that set them apart from kids who don’t get bullied.

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A new study finds that nearly half of adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are victims of bullying.

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Nearly one-third of children diagnosed with food allergies are bullied, according to a new survey.

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But teasing and bullying of children with chronic health conditions — such as asthma — is even more common.

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A new study discovers bullied children grow into adults who are at increased risk of developing anxiety disorders, depression and suicidal thoughts.

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Parents, being parents, are feeling protective of your health and your welfare.

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Children who are the target of rumors and gossip are at risk of depression and anxiety in early adulthood, finds a new University of Florida study.

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