Family

Nervous boy. First day of school. Holds on to mom.

When Accommodating Children’s Symptoms Hurts Them More Than It Helps

Most families would do anything to minimize the distress of a child with a mental disorder. However, some strategies for dealing with these challenges may not always be beneficial in the long-run, suggests a recent literature review published in Current Directions in Psychological Science. In their review, researchers Elana R. More

The Effects of Parental Separation on Children

Many medical associations and thousands of mental-health professionals have criticized the Trump administration’s policy of dividing immigrant families at the southern border, including the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Psychological Association. In many cases, professionals cite the negative health effects parental separation has on children. In response to More