Recent brain scan imaging research explains risky behavior in adolescents as a failure of emotional and logical centers of the brain to communicate with each other. Normal adolescent growth improves neural connectivity explaining improved self-control by the middle twenties.
Sesame Street creates a mobile app for preschoolers aimed at increasing vocabulary and concept development. With the new camera phone, children can learn anywhere and anytime. Is this an effective educational tool or a replacement for face time with parents?
Children can learn responsibility, nurturance, and a sense of being needed from a pet. Dogs are playful, warm, and fun. Dogs are non-judgmental and children learn from them. They make loving and accepting friends.
When I was in college in the 1970s, the prevalence of A.D.D. was 5-10 percent. Years later in 2004, nearly every 5-year-old boy referred to our clinic was diagnosed with A.D.H.D. and automatically prescribed medication.