Entries by Megan Broutian


Behavior analyst turned blogger, Megan writes about parenting tips using the best practices of behavioral psychology at behavioral CHILD and about life in general, and hers in particular, at megan BLOGSRead more about Megan Broutian here. Have a behavior or child development question? Ask Megan at contact(at)meganbroutian(dot)com.

Sleep tight: Shoddy bedtime routines responsible for children’s behavioral problems? You betcha!

If you’re wondering whether inconsistent bedtime schedules are associated with behavioral difficulties, if their effects on behavior build up over early childhood and if those effects may be reversible, the answer is a resounding yes! Yes, irregular bedtime routines are… 0 Shares |

Want smarter and behaved kids? Feed them fish (and other foods rich in omega-3)

Do you want your kids to concentrate and memorize better, read better, and have fewer problem behaviors? Of course you do, doh! Which parent wants his/her kids to be unsocial brats who struggle at school?! Good news,  adjusting your kids’… 0 Shares |

So Doh! Aggression, attention, and withdrawal behavior problems in children linked to soda

That soda consumption is linked to obesity and diabetes is not news. Neither is drinking soda’s association to aggression, depression, and suicidal thoughts in adolescents. What is new is the finding that children as young as 5 years old drinking… 0 Shares |

Good news: US kids not as obese as we thought!

You’ve heard the news and you’ve seen it with your own eyes: overweight and obesity in the US have been increasing steadily over the last few decades. The trend heavily impacted our children and adolescents, whose unhealthy behaviors had facilitated… 0 Shares |