How Anxiety and Panic Attacks Are Linked to Vitamin Deficiencies

With approximately 40 million adults across the United States experiencing anxiety each year, scientists and researchers have dedicated their careers to trying to better understand this condition. Despite this work, we are still somewhat unclear on what actually causes this condition to occur. Characterized by feelings of nervousness and restlessness, increased heart rate, hyperventilation, sweating, trembling, difficulty concentrating […]

Child Marriages Of Boys On A Devastating Rise

Throughout history and until the 20th Century, child marriages were the norm. These unions were made a ‘norm’ for many reasons, chief among them are economic. When most people think of child marriages, they often focus on girls. This is usually because girls are most affected. However, boys also marry in childhood, and a recent […]

How Promoting Resilience is Harmful to African-American Families

Resilience theory suggests that we are to encourage  successful adaptations to negative life events, trauma, stress, and other forms of risk. In other words, in the face of adversity, we promote people to perform at optimal or ‘normal’ adaptive levels and work through these situations, events and circumstances. Many African-American families in the United States deal […]

Parenting A Child With A Difficult Temperament

All children are born with individual temperament. This is your child’s preferred style of relating and responding to people and events. There are 3 behavior clusters which categorize that some babies are easy,  some are slow to warm up, and others are difficult. All babies and children demand time and attention, besides unconditional love. But, […]