Self-Harm Study Finds Kids as Young as 7 Cut, Burn, Hit Themselves

The study, just published in the journal Pediatrics, found nearly 8 percent of third-graders admitted to intentionally hurting themselves. About two-thirds told researchers they had done it more than once. Researchers discovered that children, even those as young as 7, found that causing physical pain helps them cope with emotional stress. The study found 4 percent of… Continue reading Self-Harm Study Finds Kids as Young as 7 Cut, Burn, Hit Themselves

Cutting and Self Harm- What Parents Need to Know

On a good day, it can be difficult for parents to understand their teenagers.  The teen years can be a mix of intense emotions, physical changes, peer pressure, and hormonal overload that can leave teens feeling like visitors in their own bodies.  Lacking the emotional maturity and coping skills to deal with this onslaught, some… Continue reading Cutting and Self Harm- What Parents Need to Know

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