Work & Family Life

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Articles from Vol. 24, No. 11, November

Helping Kids Overcome Learning Problems
Helping kids overcome learning problemsYes, children who seem academically bewildered or whose curiosity seems to have shut down can awaken their early joy and excitement, says Dr. Stanley Greenspan, renowned professor of psychiatry and pediatrics and...
'I Recognize the Face. What Is His Name?'
Remembering peoples names is something that's expected of us constantly at the workplace. Why is it so difficult to do?For starters, we don't try very hard. Someone sticks out a hand and says, "Hi, I'm Jennifer Allsgood." The other person shakes her...
Kids' Sleepovers Are Good for Parents Too
I know my son's close friends because they've slept over at our house many times. We enjoyed that special familiarity that comes from seeing sleepy faces around the breakfast table on a Saturday or Sunday morning. Some of my son's friends are part of...
Parents on the Phone Talk Less to Kids
Does the constant use of smartphones and other technology interfere with parentchild communications? So k would seem, says Dr. Dana L. Suskin, a University of Chicago language researcher. She recorded the use of language in six high-tech households:...
Raising the Alcohol Issue with an Older Relative
Of the more than three million older Americans who have a drinking problem, many of them began to abuse alcohol for the first after the age of 65. This may be surprising, but the reasons become clearer as we learn more and more about the aging process.Alcohol...
The Latest on How to Keep Your Brain Healthy and Sharp at Every Age
A growing body of research on how the mind ages is encouraging. It challenges the conventional wisdom that the mind inevitably declines as we get older. It makes the connection between physical fitness and mental alertness. Brain health is closely related...
What Works for the Adult Brain Works for Children Too
Children who are physically fit have been found to do better on tests of thinking than kids who are less fit. Researchers at the University of Illinois have shown that two parts of the brain are larger among fitter kids. One is the "basal ganglia," which...
Whose Rules Apply at Grandparents' House?
Q My parents are great with our kids, but we don't always agree on childrearing issues. Is it unrealistic to expect grandparents to follow parents' rules when our children, who are 4 and 7, spend time at their house over the holidays?- M.E.,Yonkers,NYA...
Will the Real Whole Grains Please Stand Up?
Breakfast cereals have come a long way since the days of "snap, crackle and pop." The Cereal Project, a database at www.mrbreakfast.com, lists more than 1,220 products. And, as we all know from TV commercials and a walk through our supermarket, cereals...
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