Our eyes, gestures, and tone bring us together in a more profound way than words alone. It’s why we look hopefully toward the return of in-person, face-to-face connection.
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How parents can find their power in a world that won’t stop pushing.
Alison Escalante M.D.
The CDC has issued guidelines on how to reopen schools, and social media is panicking.
Scientists have discovered that how a robot vacuum moves reveals personality.
The next phase of COVID-19 could be even harder than the first. But our brains will do anything to get out of hard work.
Why do we enjoy watching villains do things we would never accept in real life? Scientists say it may be because fiction allows us to explore our dark side.
Shouting a classic obscenity helps us manage pain. Scientists tested fake swear words like "fouch" or "twizpipe" against the classics.
In high-risk sibling pairs who were raised apart, the one with the supportive family had a lower risk of major depression.
People are happiest when they have strong social support. But how can we manage that during the isolation imposed by COVID-19?
New research finds that screen time in early childhood may harm the development of self-regulation skills.
Health care workers who are stressed out by COVID-19 may not be able to be warm and empathetic right now. It's all about the fight-or-flight response.
In great news for parents everywhere, a new study indicates that kids these days still have normal social skills despite smartphones and tablets.
Doctors and teams who are in a state of defense are going to make poorer decisions. But social connection can restore some of that critical thinking.
Healthcare workers facing COVID-19 are doing their jobs under extraordinary levels of stress. Critical shortages of masks mean they are performing while afraid.
This is the big one. Healthcare teams are facing a huge task, and it helps us have the courage we need when we know you are with us.
It's scary to think that an invisible enemy is out there to make you sick. But your doctor is not panicking, and you don’t need to, either.
Are you hoping for a way to help your child with ADHD pay attention? A new study suggests a video game-like intervention could help.
Do you worry you might miss an important detail about your child? That your child might be hurt by it? A simple method can relieve your fear.
Our job is to teach our children how to live in the world they are in. To live. Not to hide in fear.
The roots of violence against adolescent females.
Australian researchers have found that the more time teens spent on social media, the more likely they were to have an eating disorder.
A genetic pathway may lead the brain to grow fewer synapses at a critical time in development.
How parents can make sure that they don't overlook signs of depression in their child.
Though it’s called Baby-Friendly, most parents experience it as parent unfriendly. Now, new research concludes that this set of hospital practices doesn’t work for breastfeeding.
Kids with the immune marker for celiac disease but no actual symptoms may have a higher rate of anxiety and oppositional defiant behaviors. Should parents seek testing?
Twenty-five to 35 percent of high-achievers feel like frauds who are going to be found out, despite their success. Parents can help prevent Imposter Syndrome.
Mothers with mompostor syndrome believe that their children are doing well for every reason in the world except the real one: that they are loving mothers who are doing enough.
Kids act up. Most parents see it as testing, a developmental behavior. But what if we've got it all wrong? What if behavior comes from something much deeper?
Does your child behave impulsively? Managing a child who struggles can be exhausting, but new research suggest that factors like sleep and screen time use could make a difference.
The NICU is a very noisy place. Even as the lives of babies are saved, the environment can be hard on their physiology. Now, research finds their mother's voice can help.
New research finds that social media hurts our teenagers' mental health, but another recent study disagrees. How do we reconcile them?
How many times have you heard that screen time is bad for adolescent's mental health? A new study published last week suggests the truth may be just the opposite.
A pediatrician and writer, Dr. Escalante is on a mission to help parents out of the Shouldstorm that disconnects them from their kids. She is raising her own rambunctious boys.