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Rewiring Children’s Anxious Minds With Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive behavioral therapy effectively reduces anxiety symptoms and alters brain activity in children with anxiety disorders, offering insights for personalized treatment approaches. Credit: SciTechDaily.comNIH researchers found widespread differences in the brains of children with anxiety disorders that improved after treatment.Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have found overactivation in many brain regions, including the frontal and parietal lobes and the amygdala, in unmedicated children with anxiety…

2024 PGA Sports, Children’s and Short Form Winners – The Hollywood Reporter

The Producers Guild of America announced the winners of several categories of their 35th Annual PGA Awards on Thursday night, including their nods for innovation short form awards. The team for Body of Mine won the PGA Innovation Award, and the team for Succession: Controlling the Narrative won for outstanding short form program. The winners were announced during the PGA’s annual west coast celebration, at Members restaurant in West Hollywood. The celebration is the second in a week’s worth of…

Death and grief in Swedish children’s books

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Death is blue, or a flying animal. This is how death is most commonly illustrated in Swedish children's literature, according to a new study from Uppsala University based on analyses of 62 books. Just 6 out of 10 books use the word "dead," which may be a problem. "The actual word 'dead' comes up in about two thirds of

Study finds school gardens can foster children’s interest in nature

A child observing the flowers on the tree with binoculars in the school garden. Credit: Kong Chuwei Children's interest in nature is crucial for their understanding and appreciation of the natural environment, as well as for their mental health and efforts to biodiversity conservation. The primary school stage is very important for developing an interest in nature. It is worth exploring whether a school garden with abundant…

Kelly Rutherford Opens About Her Life After She Lost Her Children’s Custody  

Popular “Gossip Girl” Kelly Rutherford has been getting back on track and gradually living her life with peace. It’s been almost 10 years since she lost custody of her children. That was the roughest patch of her life. In a recent interview with PEOPLE, she talked about her new life and how it’s going, what else she is doing other than acting etc. Even after her divorce, Kelly kept working. Recently, she was seen in the “Quantico” TV series. Kelly Rutherford married to a German entrepreneur, Daniel Giersch, in…

‘Kids Will Humble You’: As America Ferrera’s Barbie Performance Is Praised, She Reveals Her Children’s Funny Reactions To The Movie

Fresh off her first Oscar nomination, America Ferrera continues to receive praise for her Barbie performance and rousing finale speech about womanhood. While Hollywood and moviegoers celebrate Ferrara, her kids are ambivalent about their mother being in the summer blockbuster. On that note, she revealed her children’s funny reactions to the movie.The Barbie actress came clean about her kids’ reactions while honored with the Virtuosos Award at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival (via People). Before the comedy…

Children’s positive attitude toward mathematics fades during the early school years, finds study

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Children's interest in, and competence perceptions of, mathematics are generally quite positive as they begin school, but turn less positive during the first three years. Changes in interest and self-concept are also associated with each other. In other words, if a child's interest fades, so does their competence perception, and vice versa.

Hundreds of families urge Schumer to pass children’s online safety bill 

Hundreds of parent advocates urged Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) to pass the Kids Online Safety Act in a letter and full-page Wall Street Journal ad published Thursday. The call to action builds on pressure from parents at last week’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing with the CEOs of Meta, TikTok, Discord, Snap and X, the company formerly known as Twitter. “We have paid the ultimate price for Congress’s failure to regulate social media. Our children have died from social media harms,” the…

Screen Time Could Have a Surprising Effect on Our Children’s Ability to Process Sensations : ScienceAlert

Screens can seem like a cheat code for parenting, offering a brief respite from shrill noises and surrealist mischief long enough to do something indulgent like wash dishes or make lunch.Yet while screen time may be harmless or even enriching in moderation, it's still rife with pitfalls. Screens can tempt kids away from physical activity and imaginative play, for example, and could stunt development of critical skills like emotional self-regulation if overused.According to a new study, screen time for babies and toddlers…