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Depressed Dads More Likely to Spank

New news on sad dads: A new study shows that depressed fathers are more likely to hit their children than their happy counterparts. Out of a group of 1,700 fathers of 1-year-old children, 7% had diagnosed depression and these men were nearly four times as likely to report spanking their child and less likely to be involved in day-to-day parent/child activities, such as reading a book together.

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Activities to Promote Self-Esteem in Girls

A girl’s self-esteem often decreases significantly in the preteen years, when body image becomes a primary focus. Media images, comparisons with friends and everyday stresses chip away at the average girl’s self-image. Activities to build self-esteem can help girls face these issues either in a group instructional setting or individually at home.