The drama of mood swings, impulsiveness and bizarre behaviors during adolescence can take a toll on both teens and their parents. Neuropsychiatrist and bestselling author Dr. Daniel Siegel says that there is a lot of misinformation about this developmental period.
“There are common myths that we all hear about…that are actually not only wrong, they’re misleading and in some ways they’re disempowering. So by learning the truths you can actually understand things as they actually are and then do something about them.”
Noonan syndrome is a genetic condition. The characteristic facial features include low set ears, widely spaced-eyes, bright blue or blue-green eyes, a low hairline at the back of the head, and multiple congenital problems like heart defects and an unusually shaped chest.
A person with Noonan syndrome is often short, has a broad or webbed neck, low set nipples, and bleeding problems. Developmental delay or intellectual disability are also common.
Political arguments can easily become heated and emotional. But what if your political rival has a genetic predisposition to view the world differently than you? On River to River, can politics be explained through biology? We hear two perspectives in that academic debate. We also talk with the chairs of the Iowa GOP and the Iowa Democrats about how they came to their beliefs.