Anatomy of Three Things (Episode 146)

Doctors Brian and Giuseppe talk about three recent news stories about parenting and mental health, including:

  • Can happiness be predicted? Researchers followed kids for decades to see if adult well-being could be predicted by factors in childhood or adolescence. The results were surprising.
  • Does physical intervention reduce defiance? Researchers spied on parents to see how they responded when their children were noncompliant. A surprising number of parents intervened physically. Did it help?
  • Can Facebook be blamed for the Batman shootings? A recent post on Psychology Today began with the inflammatory headline “The Batman Shooter: Can We Blame Social Media?” But is there any evidence of a link between an online presence and violent behaviour?

Find out what we think this week on Family Anatomy.

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Note: Posts on Family Anatomy are for education only, and are not intended to replace professional or medical advice. If you need to talk to someone about family or mental health issues, you can get a referral from your family doctor. Doctors Brian and Giuseppe discussed kids in general in this episode, but every child is unique; your experience may vary from that discussed in this episode.

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FA038 – Anatomy of Managing Fear

Doctors Brian and Giuseppe talk to Stanley Popopvich, author of “A Layman’s Guide to Managing Fear,” about strategies to control fear and anxiety.

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FA062 – Anatomy of Three Things, Part 9

Three ThingsDoctors Brian and Giuseppe talk about three recent stories on familyanatomy.com:

  1. Simple family behaviours that are linked to a reduction in risky sexual behaviour for teens.
  2. Professor believes that teens’ “sexting” is mostly harmless. How should parents handle it?
  3. Lots of Americans engage in unhygienic pool behaviour. Does it make people sick? Does it matter?

Website of the week: The DadPad

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Can Parents Influence Their Child’s Career Choice?

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Parents often wonder and worry about what their kids will do when they grow up. After all those years of investing into their son or daughters’ formal and informal education, parents hope that their child launches into a successful career. As with other areas of their development, parents are in a unique position in terms of knowing their child and being able to guide and mentor them. But does a parent’s advice and encouragement have an impact in terms of the areas of specialization kids end up choosing in post-secondary school?