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What tangible ways can friends and family help teen parents thrive?
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. This is the fourth and final post in a blog series about APA’s ACT Raising Safe Kids (ACT-RSK) program. ACT-RSK teaches positive parenting skills to ...
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What drives members of the military to want to take their own lives? What can help prevent that?
The Army and NIMH are identifying the risk factors that can lead members of the military to commit suicide.
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Are electronic devices the reason why some kids struggle with nonverbal communication? Should parents make more time for face-to-face activities?
The strain of getting young people to turn from their screens and look into other people’s eyes.
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As the father of two screen addicts: If this is a problem for you, parents, you're doing it wrong.

In my house the rule is: not making face/eye contact and putting the headphones down when I address them means losing your device for at least a day. No exceptions.

Giving me a hard time about this means losing them for a week. Again, no exceptions. 

Actually getting angry at me about this means being blocked from the internet for a month. No exceptions.
I'll block all their devices at the source (modem) and remove any and all wiring between their computer and consoles for good measure. I know this is a rather futile gesture to "those in the know", but the symbolic meaning behind it and the visual effect is pretty spectacular.

Needless to say this hardly ever happened after the first time.

The message behind all this is that I'm the one feeding and housing them. There is NO ONE and NOTHING in the world that supersedes me. Most definitely not a device.

Really other parents. My main problem with my kids is YOUR kids. Seems to me that when people decided to stop beating their kids they also decided that diciplining (<that isn't a word, I know, but hey, sue me...) should be thrown overboard as a whole. That is just stupid. Really really stupid.
If we don't put the boundaries down for them,, at a young age, they grow up thinking there are none. With all kinds of undesirable consequences down the road..

So, 'man up' and deal with your fragging kids. Before someone else does (like a judge).

Note: I'm ALSO a screen-addict and Gamer. Leading by example I'll always put my device down, my headphone off, my games on pause whenever THEY come to me. This is IMHO paramount to the aforementioned disciplinary actions.
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Why do the types of traumatic or important events we remember vary from person to person? Learn more at http://on.apa.org/1GQfkqg.
It isn’t surprising that many Bostonians have vivid memories of the 2013 Marathon bombing, or that many New Yorkers have very clear memories about where they were and what they were doing on 9/11.
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When can being a “worrywart” help you in life? When can it cause harm?
If you worry a lot, fear not—your anxiety just might be a sign of high intelligence. The idea has been around for a while: The adage that ignorance is bliss suggests the reverse, that knowledge involves anguish. Now it’s starting to get some scientific validation. In a recent study, for...
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According to the news article, some data suggest intelligence is correlated with anxiety, while other data suggest intelligence is correlated with more calmness. Seems to me that it could be more related to how the person uses their intelligence. To use an example from the text, some intelligent people become anxious when thinking about all of the possible ways that could create a plane crash. But that has nothing to do with intelligence, because an intelligent person could also think about all of the safeguards in place to prevent an accident from happening. So maybe it's not intelligence in and of itself, but rather how the person uses it.
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What has helped get rid of mental health stigma in many professional sports teams’ locker rooms?
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Why does trying to avoid regret drive so many of our behaviors and actions?
A clinical psychologist argues that Nietzsche is better than any pop self-health book.
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How can linking Earth’s long-term future to a present-day issue encourage more people to save and protect the planet? #EarthDay
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How does the stress of bringing home a new baby cause some parents – moms and dads alike – to become depressed?
Postpartum depression can affect both men and women, but new dads’ symptoms are often overlooked.
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How can psychologists from around the world help those on the ground bring war-torn communities back together?
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Why is it harder for some prospective doctoral students to get help from professors?
Faced with requests to meet with potential doctoral students of easily identifiable gender, race or ethnicity, faculty in almost every academic discipline are significantly more responsive to white males than to women and minorities.
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Do educational computer and video games actually help kids learn?
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Based in Washington, D.C., the American Psychological Association (APA) is a scientific and professional organization that represents psychology in the United States. With more than 122,500 members, APA is the largest association of psychologists worldwide.