Kids Have A Stronger Bond With Their Pets

Children turn to their pets more than their siblings in difficult times depicting stronger bonds with the former, say researchers. According to Matt Cassels’ research, it is unexpected that these kids turn to their pets for assistance more often than they turn to their siblings during difficult times. They do this while knowing that their … Read more

Divorced Parents’ Conflict May Cause Mental Health Issues In Their Children

According to a study, when youngsters witness tension between their divorced or separated parents, they fear abandonment. This fear of abandonment in response to interparental conflict was linked to future mental health difficulties in children, particularly in children who had close relationships with their fathers.

Infant-Directed Singing Strengthens Mother-Infant Bond

Infant-directed singing gives sensory stimulation to newborns which helps focus their attention and adjust their arousal. According to this new research, this activity simultaneously produces a unique and mutually helpful condition for moms suffering from postpartum depression as well as a sense of empowerment as a parent.

Harsh disciplining can have a long lasting effect on your child’s mental health

Harsh discipline from parents puts young children at greater risk of developing lasting mental health problems, new research shows. A study with over 7,500 children in Ireland found those exposed to ‘hostile’ parenting at age three were 1.5 times likelier to have ‘high risk’ mental health symptoms at age nine. Hostile parenting involves frequent harsh treatment: for example, shouting at children regularly, isolating them as a punishment, or unpredictable treatment depending on the parent’s mood.

Parents behaviour can help the child with mental health

A study reports that an entirely parent-based treatment, SPACE (Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions), is as efficacious as individual cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for the treatment of childhood and adolescent anxiety disorders.

Strict Parenting Can Impact Children’s Mental Health

Hostile parenting involves frequent harsh treatment and discipline and can be physical or psychological. researchers at the University of Cambridge and University College Dublin found that children exposed to ‘hostile’ parenting at age three were 1.5 times likelier than their peers to have mental health symptoms which qualified as ‘high risk’ by age nine.

As A Teacher I See Kids Feeling Low, How Can I Help Them?

As teachers, parents or guardians of young minds, it is up to us to pick up on children’s low moods. Observing a child’s behaviour and taking the right steps at the right time can prevent and protect a child from mental distress. Kavita Upadhyay, student counselor and expert mental health practitioner advises on the best approach to take when dealing with low moods in children.


Every family has their stresses and challenges to deal with, but when you have a child with Down syndrome, things look a little different. That makes it even more important to accept help, and to pay attention to your own needs.

The Other Side To The Empty Nest Syndrome

In the Empty Nest stage there could once again be a greater concern among couples regarding companionship, understanding, conflict.

New treatment for childhood anxiety works by changing parent behavior.

When not treated successfully, anxiety disorders in childhood can cause long-term impairment and an increased risk of additional physical and mental health problems.


The modern-day strong-willed woman is the classical example of the type A personality. This personality is a temperament that encompasses ambition, competitiveness, focus on quality, need for control and an unrealistic sense of urgency as per the dictionary definition. And to survive in this dog-eat-dog world, a woman has to have all these qualities to thrive.


With the new era, gender roles are getting blurry and the gender divides is practically non-existent. Notwithstanding the fact that we are in charge of the uterus and bearing babies, mother, and father both contribute to rearing babies in today’s evolved family structure. The father is not anymore the sole breadwinner and many families take a call as to who should work after a baby is born taking into account total earnings and insurance benefits.


Movies have ruined millennials. The montages of the hassled yet content mother is
embedded in our subconscious mind. And that is what we expect from life too. But
motherhood can be mind-numbingly boring, especially in the first few months when there is nothing but cycles of feed, burp, repeat. The daily drill leaves no time for anything else,
sleep included, yet we are bored to our wit’s end.