11 facts about the baby’s brain every parent should know

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Sep 132014
 
11 facts about the baby's brain every parent should know

Most of them are bald, fat and speak only nonsense. And we couldn’t be more fascinated. What is going on inside the infant noggin? Here are 11 facts about the baby’s brain every parent should know. All babies are born too early If it weren’t for the size limitations of a woman’s pelvis, babies would stay developing in the womb for considerably longer, comparative biologists have suggested. “We have to keep our pelvises relatively narrow to keep upright,” said Lise Eliot, neuroscientist and author of […]

Tips for parents whose teens may be depressed

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Apr 302014
 
Tips for parents whose teens may be depressed

The teenage years are notoriously turbulent. Adolescents are establishing their own identities, doing more things independently, trying out different roles, taking more risks socially, and possibly experimenting with drugs and alcohol, and all this can come with emotional costs. So it can be complicated to tell the difference between the typical turmoil of a teenager, and a depressed teen. “It’s difficult for parents to recognize depression in teens, since kids in this age group can have more emotional highs and lows, and they also tend […]