Carolyn Ievers-Landis, PhD

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The Santa Debate: Should Kids Be Told the Truth?

Should kids be told the truth about Santa, or is believing part of the magic of Christmas? A UH child psychologist weighs in on the debate.

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Why Sleep is Essential for Survival

Just as it requires food and water, our body needs sleep to survive. Learn more about the important work our brain does while we rest.

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We Can Change Our Dreams: The Science of Sleep

Why do we remember some dreams but not others? We talked to a sleep specialist to get the science behind dreaming, including the role they play in our sleep quality and how we can change what we dream about.

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Help Your Child Develop a Healthy Body Image

Every parent wants to raise a child who feels comfortable in his or her own skin. A key to achieving this is fostering a healthy body image.

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How To Get Your Sleep Back on Track During COVID-19

Virtual schooling and working from home have created two conditions that contribute to poor sleep: eased-up schedules and chair-bound lifestyles. What you can do.

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Sleep Tips for Children and Teens During COVID-19

What can parents of a child or teen do to support healthy sleep during this time, when families are home together and schedules are upended? Try these tips from UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital.

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Is Your Tween Girl a Mean Girl?

Girls who are bullied face a higher risk for behavioral problems, including depression, eating disorders and suicidal thoughts and acts. Research shows that frequent bullying is more common among tweens than in older or younger kids.

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Kids and Screen Time: Don't Let It Be a Battleground

Time spent on electronic devices such as phones, tablets and even computers may have an undeserved bad rap based on shaky science. A Rainbow Babies & Children's clinical psychologist explains why.

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