Social contagions aren’t what they used to be

Although social contagion’s and adolescent shenanigans are nothing new, in our social media centered age parents must be more cautious when confronted with such topics. In adolescents and young adults parts of the brain are not fully formed yet. The amygdala, that sits deep inside the brain plays a role in aggressive, instinctual and risk-taking …

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The intrusion of delusion and confusion

Delusion is the belief in something that is false and indicates an abnormality of a person’s thought content. These false beliefs are not a portrayal of one’s religious or cultural beliefs or their intellect. People with delusions will embrace their beliefs regardless of evidence that contradicts their delusion. The distinction between delusions and overvalued ideas …

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Imagination is a gift dysphoria is not

Children benefit greatly from a vivid imagination, especially when supported by role models such parents and teachers. Imagination is vital to their early development, increasing children’s social, creative, and cognitive skills. Children can form better friendships and pursue personal goals when they are Imaginative. They’re able to explore their thoughts and feelings on a deeper …

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