Nurtured Kids are More Resilient

Studies in animal models have strongly suggested that maternal nurturing of offspring is a powerful influence in developing the parts of the brain responsible for regulating memory, stress, and emotions. In a prospective study of pre-school children, Washington University researchers have reported similar findings based on the size of the hippocampus. Maternal nurturing and support…

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How Can We Ensure that Our Kids Excel in the Face of Adversity?

Resilience, in the field of health as it relates to youth, is the ability to face adversity and survive in spite of that adversity. Even more, it is the capacity to excel when things aren’t going well. Sounds confusing? Let’s clarify.Some kids grow up under such terrible circumstances that you might think they'd have no chance…

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Kids Need Adults in their Lives!

Young people are desperately pursuing a sense of belonging, a sense of identity. Who am I?  Where do I belong in this world?  Who cares about me?  We all modify our behaviors according to where we gain our sense of belonging.  We modify our dress, our speech and our behavior in order to fit in.  …

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