Depression is a serious mental health problem that doesn’t just affect adults. It also affects children and young people. The condition typically causes a persistent feeling of sadness and low mood, and a disinterest in activities that used to be enjoyable. Teenage depression influences how a child feels, thinks, and behaves, and it can lead
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Mental illness can happen to anyone, from adults to young children and adolescents. If you have kids, you know that sometimes you might be “too close” to a situation to see it for what it is. So, how would you know whether your child is just dealing with normal childhood emotions, or whether they are
If you’re a new mom and have concerns about resuming your exercise post-delivery, you are not alone. Many women have doubts, concerns, and questions regarding exercise during breastfeeding. Will exercise affect milk supply? Will it change the taste of breast milk? Will exercise affect the baby? These are the most common concerns of almost every
Like adults, most kids can get moody or angry at times. Although feelings such as these are normal and considered healthy emotions, many children can find it difficult to understand the difference between angry feelings and aggressive behavior. Helping your child learn healthy ways to deal with anger can make a big difference to their
Attention deficit disorder (ADD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are lifelong neurodevelopmental conditions that can cause a number of symptoms, including difficulty holding attention, poor working memory, and disorganization. These conditions can also have a significant effect on the family dynamics, including problems within sibling relationships. ADHD is a disorder often identified during childhood.
Children are particularly vulnerable to infections because their immune systems haven’t developed fully yet. As people get older, they are naturally exposed to more and more germs, so their bodies develop greater immunity over the years. It is, therefore, best to get children vaccinated for various severe diseases as soon as they are eligible per