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World Day Against Child Labor: Understanding child labor and underlying psychological complications
06-12   World Day Against Child Labor: Understanding child labor and underlying psychological complications
Posted in Children

“There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.”-Nelson Mandela This quote by Nelson Mandela underscores the necessity of taking care of the children while ensuring that they do not become victims of any kind of maltreatment or abuse. The problem of child labor is […]

Autism linked to substance abuse
02-22   Autism linked to substance abuse

“When spider webs unite they can tie up a lion.” – Ethiopian Proverb “We now know that there is not one autism but many types, caused by different combinations of genetic and environmental influences,” according to Autism Speaks. When the network of autism disorders is overlapped by the multifaceted entanglements that trap many individuals in […]

Children who are bullied perform poorly in school, study says
02-03   Children who are bullied perform poorly in school, study says

Social isolation due to bullying can affect a child’s self-esteem, confidence and academic performance. Bullying always affects the child emotionally. Children who are bullied might not want to attend school or might get distracted even when they are present at school. This can affect their attention and diminish their concentration level and academic performance, says […]

Three types of childhood adverse experiences associated with substance abuse
09-01   Three types of childhood adverse experiences associated with substance abuse

Positive and negative childhood experiences have a life-long impact on children’s physical and mental well-being. On one hand, young people who experience a safe, nurturing home environment and loving relationships early in life are more likely to thrive, reach their full potential and develop the skills they need to be successful throughout their lives. Unfortunately, […]

Transgender kids need family support
06-02   Transgender kids need family support
Posted in Advocacy, Children, LGBT

Even before we are born, who we are and how we dress, act and feel are shaped by the gender we are assigned to at birth. Our gender — that is, whether we are male or female — is largely based on the beliefs and expectations of what others and society deem to be appropriate […]

Early life stress linked to impaired reward activity, study finds
05-25   Early life stress linked to impaired reward activity, study finds

Children learn how to cope with adverse and stressful situations as part of their healthy development. Similar to adults, children may worry about their performance at school, making friends, dealing with peer pressure, and meeting the additional demands and pressures from a number of sources, including parents, teachers, coaches and peers. In most instances, the […]

When it comes to preventing substance abuse, the first 8 years are essential
05-06   When it comes to preventing substance abuse, the first 8 years are essential

For most parents with toddlers, preschoolers and elementary school students, drug addiction is far from their worries — and for good reason. The average age of first drug use tends to hover in the early 20s for some drugs (e.g., the average age of onset for heroin is 23 years old) and the mid-to-late teens […]

New study finds teen mothers more likely to have autistic children
06-30   New study finds teen mothers more likely to have autistic children
Posted in Children, Teens

Approximately one in every 100 children worldwide falls somewhere on the autism spectrum. It has been determined in past studies that parental age affects a child’s likelihood of developing autism spectrum disorder. However, these studies examined how this likelihood is increased with higher paternal age, which has partially been attributed to mutations in sperm as […]

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