Why antisocial youths are less able to take the perspective of others

Adolescents with antisocial personality disorder inflict serious physical and psychological harm on both themselves and others. However, little is yet known about the underlying neural processes. Researchers at the University of Leiden and the Max ...

Mar 15

Categories: Antisocial personality, Child Development, Teenage Issues

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Higher Risk of Mental Illness for Those With Older Fathers

A new study has found that the children of older fathers have a much greater risk of serious mental illness. The findings come from a huge number of people: everyone born in Sweden between 1973 and 2001. The researchers included over 2.5 million ...

Mar 6

Categories: Child Development, Parenting

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Growing number of chemicals linked with brain disorders in children

Toxic chemicals may be triggering the recent increases in neurodevelopmental disabilities among children - such as autism, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, and dyslexia - according to a new study from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) ...

Feb 18

Categories: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism spectrum ...

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How accurate is child mental health screening at four years?

Research from the University of Adelaide shows that although mental health screening of children at ages 4-5 can help to predict mental health problems in future years, only a quarter of children can be accurately identified with such screening.

Feb 15

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development

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Can having a savings account for your child promote positive ...

A college savings account in a child’s name not only gives parents hope for the future, it also results in improved social-emotional health for their children. The study, led by Washington University in St. Louis’ Center for Social Development ...

Feb 4

Categories: Child Development

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Same-Sex Parenting Does Not Harm Children, Research Review Finds

Children who are raised by same-sex parents do just as well in social development, education and emotionally as those raised by heterosexual couples, an Australian review of the research finds. In Australia 11% of gay men and 33% of lesbians have ...

Feb 4

Categories: Child Development, Parenting

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Mindfulness at School Decreases Chance of Developing Depression

Mindfulness training in schools has been found to reduce and even prevent depression in adolescents. The finding comes from research carried out in 408 students between the ages of 13 and 20 who were studying at five schools in Flanders, Belgium.

Jan 27

Categories: Child Development, Teenage Issues

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Why baby talk is good for your baby

The more parents exaggerate vowels and raise the pitch of their voices when talking to babies, the more the babies babble, new research shows. Common advice to new parents is that the more words babies hear, the faster their vocabulary grows. The ...

Jan 27

Categories: Child Development, Parenting

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Bullies and Victims at Risk of Mental Health Illnesses

For young children and adolescents, bullying can be a norm at school. Children who face bullying can suffer mental health illnesses especially if they do not seek help. Not only are victims of bullying at risk, a new study is reporting that bullies ...

Jan 21

Categories: Bullying, Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development

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Study: inflated praise is damaging for children with low self-esteem

As counterintuitive as it may seem, a study has revealed that inflated praise given to children who are suffering from low self-esteem could be detrimental to their ability to overcome their feelings of inadequacy. Whilst children with high ...

Jan 15

Categories: Child Development

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Why Kids Need Their Recess Time At School

Ask a group of grade school students to name their favorite class and the overwhelming and immediate response is “recess!” Kids are not wired to sit still for hours focused on learning math equations or memorizing facts. They’re built to ...

Jan 14

Categories: Child Development

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Complementary medicine in wide use to treat children with autism, ...

In the search for treatments to help their children, families may turn to unconventional approaches such as mind-body medicine (e.g. ...

Jan 14

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders, Child Development

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Pressure from rising costs can escalate violence against children

MALAYSIA: Experts are ringing alarm bells that child abuse cases are bound to escalate and a contributing factor is mounting pressure on families in trying to deal with the high cost of living. The Malaysian Mental Health Association says the ...

Jan 11

Categories: Child Development, Parenting

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Childhood amnesia kicks in around age 7

You could travel the world with an infant aged under 3 and it's almost guaranteed that when they get older they won't remember a single boat trip, plane ride or sunset. This is thanks to a phenomenon, known as childhood or infantile amnesia, that ...

Jan 10

Categories: Child Development

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More needs to be done for Mental Health in Singapore

Few years ago, a study had indicated that while one in eight children in Singapore have emotional disorders, and one in 20 have behavioural disorders, only 10% ever see a psychiatrist. The study, “Emotional and behavioural problems in Singaporean ...

Jan 9

Categories: Child Development, Mental Health in Asia

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