Reactive attachment disorder is a disorder of social functioning where the child's ability to form normal attachment relationships is disrupted. RAD is characterised by ambivalence about seeking comfort from a caregiver, emotional withdrawal, lack of social approach, reduced positive affect, and unexplained fear or irritability.
by | 10:15 am Feb. 15
Sperm that lives for longer before fertilizing an egg produces healthier offspring - according to new research from the University of East Anglia and Uppsala University in Sweden.
by | 08:16 am Feb. 14
Parents who discover their children intentionally hurt themselves - by cutting, carving, scratching or burning their skin - often feel guilty and ashamed, assuming they somehow caused their children's emotional distress. A new book by experts in self-injury offers parents hope: assurance that they didn't cause their child's self-injuring, and guidance on how they can become key allies in helping their child heal.
by | 02:03 pm Feb. 7
Do children raised by religious parents have better social and psychological development than those raised in non-religious homes? In a new study, researchers found that religion can be a mixed blessing for children as they get older.
by | 02:33 pm Feb. 7
Anna Esler said she was overwhelmed with thankfulness when she saw her deaf daughter respond to sound for the first time. The mom cried after her child's cochlear implants had been activated.
by Tanya Diente
Domestic violence, mental health problems and substance misuse highlighted as factors.Most cases occurred when intoxicated parents shared sleeping surfaces with child
Many happen following a sudden change in family circumstances.For the first time in England a study has been conducted of official investigations of unexpected infant deaths.
According the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 6 - 8% of pregnant women experience hypertension. High blood pressure during pregnancy is associated with a number of risks to the woman and fetus, including low-birth weight infants, preterm birth, problems with the placenta, heavy bleeding, heart defects and other congenital anomalies, and in the most severe cases death.