Social connectedness, sleep, and physical activity associated with better mental health among youth during the COVID-19 pandemic

NIH-supported study also found girls were at higher risk for stress, anxiety, and depression than boys. — Read on http://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/social-connectedness-sleep-physical-activity-associated-better-mental-health-among-youth-during-covid-19-pandemic

Both Mothers and Friends Shape Adolescent Self-esteem

A new longitudinal study takes a deep dive into adolescent self-esteem and the role that parents – specifically mothers – and friends play in shaping how youth feel about themselves. — Read on http://www.fau.edu/newsdesk/articles/moms-friends-self-esteem-study

After the best year in history to be among the super-rich, one of America’s 745 billionaires wonders: ‘What’s enough? What’s the answer?’

This is a fascinating article on one man’s journey from poverty to wealth. He asks deep questions, ponders his life, and works through his legacy. — Read on http://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2022/01/30/moral-calculations-billionaire/

ADHD Persists Into Young Adulthood in 90% of Cases

Although ADHD symptoms may fluctuate over a patient’s life, symptoms often persist into adulthood. I believe consistency and structure help greatly to manage symptoms of distraction, impulsivity and volatility. Exercise, nutrition, habit forming behaviors, social support, and mindfulness are some of the ways I see my clients build success with ADHD. — Read on http://www.psychiatryadvisor.com/home/topics/adhd/adhd-persists-into-young-adulthood-90-cases/

Which style of parenting do you use for your kids?

Having a relationship with your child based on empathy and mutual respect, also known as “gentle parenting,” can make them more confident, says one author.   — Read on http://www.cnbc.com/2021/10/25/this-gentle-parenting-guru-gives-her-tips-for-raising-confident-kids.html