Category Archives: children

Tragedy and loss in Connecticut

Parents key to preventing alcohol, marijuana use by kids

ScienceDaily: Relationship News

Parents key to preventing alcohol, marijuana use by kids

New research finds that parental involvement is more important than the school environment when it comes to preventing or limiting alcohol and marijuana use by children.

Greater parental stress linked to children’s obesity, fast food use, reduced activity

ScienceDaily: Stress News

Greater parental stress linked to children’s obesity, fast food use, reduced activity
Parents with a higher number of stressors in their lives are more likely to have obese children, according to a new study. Children also ate fast food more often if their parents perceived themselves as stressed.

Children of bipolar parents are overly sensitive to stress hormone cortisol, study finds

ScienceDaily: Bipolar Disorder News

Children of bipolar parents are overly sensitive to stress hormone cortisol, study finds
Children whose mother or father is affected by bipolar disorder may need to keep their stress levels in check. A new international study suggests the stress hormone cortisol is a key player in the mood disorder. The findings are the first to show that cortisol is elevated more readily in these children in response to the stressors of normal everyday life.