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‘Boys Adrift’ helps parents motivate and engage young men

November 2, 2016   0 Comments

What do you do when a report card comes in that shows your son is barely passing his classes? When you try to talk to him, he doesn’t seem to care. The only thing on his mind is his video game, sports or favorite TV show. What do parents do when their offspring has decided
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Compulsive video gaming increases stress and anxiety

November 2, 2016   0 Comments

People today play video games of all types. Video games have been a source of fun and frustration for many and can even be used as tools for educational and cognitive growth. With all the good that can come from video games, though, this entertainment medium has also caused great controversy. Critics have accused video
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When childhood adversity leads to mental illness

July 26, 2016   0 Comments

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Georgia State University have uncovered the neurological impact of early childhood stress on the human brain. From these results, it may be possible to determine why some individuals who are exposed to these stressors later go on to develop mental health problems. This study was published in the
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Is stress contagious: The impact of work-related stress

July 26, 2016   0 Comments

Just as we might imitate another person’s smile, frown or yawn (e.g., the phenomenon of “contagious yawning”), our brains are hardwired to empathize with others’ pain and stress. In the brain, specialized neurons, known as mirror neurons, are responsible for our ability to recognize others’ facial and emotional expressions, which is important for our ability
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Panic attacks can be frightening, but they’re treatable

June 8, 2016   0 Comments

Everybody’s been nervous or felt fear at some point. Maybe it was the time you were sure the airplane was going down as it bounced around in a thunderstorm. Or before that final exam. Or the time you got into trouble and knew this was the day the piper finally got paid. As bad as
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U.K. teens are severely stressed, study finds

April 11, 2016   0 Comments

Very few people would say their teen years were stress-free. It’s a chaotic time of changing social structures, responsibilities and bodies. That stew of strong emotions, new surroundings and personal changes makes for a period in life most people are relieved to be done with. For some teens, stress can cause them to find outlets
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We would like to thank all the wonderful staff at WRA for the great parent weekend. We enjoyed it and felt that we learned valuable insights on Positive Peer Culture and the values we must have and the importance of family commitment to each other...