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Good parenting helps foster empathy, honesty, self-reliance, self-control, kindness, cooperation, and cheerfulness, says Steinberg, a distinguished professor of psychology at Temple University in Philadelphia. It also promotes intellectual curiosity, motivation, and desire to achieve. It helps protect children from developing anxiety, depression, eating disorders, antisocial behavior, and alcohol and drug abuse.

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      • Generalized anxiety disorder facts
      • What is generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)?
      • What are the different types of anxiety?
      • How common is generalized anxiety disorder?
      • What are causes and risk factors for anxiety?
      • What are anxiety symptoms and signs?
      • How is generalized anxiety disorder diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for anxiety?
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      • Is it possible to prevent anxiety?
      • What is the prognosis of generalized anxiety disorder?
      • Are there support groups for those with generalized anxiety disorder?
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      • Croup facts
      • What is croup? What causes croup?
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      • How is the diagnosis of croup established?
      • What is the treatment for croup?
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      • Is it possible to prevent croup?
      • What is the prognosis if my child develops croup?
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      • Colic facts
      • What is colic?
      • What are colic symptoms and signs in babies?
      • What can be done to help with colic in babies?
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      • Autism facts
      • What is autism?
      • How does autism impact the family?
      • What are the different types of autism?
      • What are the symptoms and signs of autism in children and adults?
      • Impairment of social interaction and communication
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      • What causes autism?
      • Is autism genetic?
      • Do vaccines play a role in autism?
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      • What common sociobehavioral interventions are used to treat autism?
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      • Can diet and supplements play a role in the treatment of autism?
      • What is the prognosis for children and adults with autism?
      • For more information about autism in children and adults
    • Narcissistic Personality Disorder Narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) is a dramatic personality disorder that is characterized by a distorted self-image,...learn more »
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      Narcissistic Personality Disorder Article
      • Narcissistic personality disorder facts
      • What is narcissistic personality disorder?
      • What are causes and risk factors for narcissistic personality disorder?
      • What are narcissistic personality disorder symptoms and signs?
      • How is narcissistic personality disorder diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for narcissistic personality disorder?
      • What is the prognosis of narcissistic personality disorder?
      • Is it possible to prevent narcissistic personality disorder?
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    • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) The cause of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is unknown. The risk of SIDS peaks in infants 2-4 months of age. SIDS is more...learn more »
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      • Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) facts
      • What is sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)?
      • What is the cause of SIDS?
      • What are the risk factors for SIDS?
      • How is SIDS diagnosed?
      • Can SIDS be prevented?
      • Does the supine (back) sleep position cause any problems for infants?
      • What support is available to parents who are coping with an infant loss due to SIDS?
      • Where can people get more information about sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)?

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