Clinician observations of preschoolers’ behavior help to predict ...

Don’t rely on one source of information about your preschoolers’ inattention or hyperactivity. Rather, consider how your child behaves at home as well as information from his or her teacher and a clinician. This advice comes from Sarah O'Neill, ...

Oct 3

Categories: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Child Development

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Obesity influences school success

Children who are extremely overweight achieve lower math grades and attend German upper secondary school (Gymnasium) less frequently, is shown by a study, undertaken by the WZB Berlin Social Science Center (WZB). For the first time, it has been ...

Oct 1

Categories: Child Development

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Puberty blues: The very real issue of youth mental health

The onset of mental illness can occur as young as 14, so it stands to reason that the emotional wellbeing of youth is a very real and very relevant concern in today’s society. Some of the problems young people face are longstanding; drug and ...

Sep 30

Categories: Child Development, Teenage Issues

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Abuse, Lack of Parental Warmth in Childhood Linked to Multiple Health ...

The effects of childhood abuse and lack of parental affection can last a lifetime, taking a toll both emotionally and physically. There are many reports assessing the psychological damage resulting from childhood abuse, and the effects on physical ...

Sep 28

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

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Young Children Quickly Adopt Ritualistic Behavior, Study Shows

Although rituals such as shaking hands or saying, “bless you” after a sneeze don’t make practical sense, these arbitrary social conventions give people a sense of belonging in a particular social group. And according to a new psychology study ...

Sep 21

Categories: Child Development

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Autistic children with better motor skills more adept at socializing

In a new study looking at toddlers and preschoolers with autism, researchers found that children with better motor skills were more adept at socializing and communicating. Published online today in the journal Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, ...

Sep 12

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders, Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child ...

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Positive Interactions Vital to Pre-K Learning

Positive interactions in a pre-kindergarten classroom may be equally or more important to the future academic development of 4-year-olds than learning letters and numbers, according to Dale Farran, senior associate director of the Peabody Research ...

Sep 11

Categories: Child Development

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Study Says Yelling Is As Hurtful as Hitting

Parents who yell at their adolescent children for misbehaving can cause some of the same problems as hitting them would, including increased risk of depression and aggressive behavior, according to a new study. A good, warm relationship with Mom ...

Sep 10

Categories: Child Development, Parenting

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What are the risks of student cyberbullying?

Stacey Kite, Robert Gable and Lawrence Filippelli of the Johnson & Wales University, in Providence, Rhode Island, USA, surveyed more than 4200 students about their knowledge of potential risks, appropriate use, and their behaviors on the internet ...

Sep 7

Categories: Bullying, Child Development

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Children with behavioral problems more at risk of inflammation

Inflammation could provide early warning sign for disease later in life Children with behavioral problems may be at risk of many chronic diseases in adulthood including heart disease, obesity, diabetes, as well as inflammatory illnesses (conditions ...

Sep 6

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development, Health / Illness / ...

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Kindergarten children have heightened communication skills

Children who spent an increased number of days in daycare may benefit from a greater exposure to social and communicative situations, a recent study suggests. Children in this group have a heightened ability to adjust their non-verbal communication ...

Sep 3

Categories: Child Development

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Mum's diet can change your mood

Poor diet during pregnancy can lead to an increased risk of mental health problems in children, Australian research shows. And new mums cannot relax after they give birth with the study also showing a link between unhealthy early childhood diets ...

Aug 31

Categories: Child Development, Pregnancy & Birthing

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Childhood bullying 'damages adult life'

Bullying in childhood "throws a long shadow" into victims' adult lives, suggests research indicating long-term negative consequences for health, job prospects and relationships. The study tracked more than 1,400 people between the ages of nine and ...

Aug 29

Categories: Bullying, Child Development

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Funding boost to bring 3D dolphins closer to autistic children

SINGAPORE - Standing in a darkened room surrounded by a curved screen, Gary Oh, who has autism, interacted with images of dolphins projected in 3D while soothing music played. Together with 14 other youths and children with autism, Gary, then 17, ...

Aug 28

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders, Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child ...

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Teaching kids to share: Giving choices rather than rewards is better, ...

When it comes to getting preschoolers to share their toys, a new study finds that giving them a choice to share, rather than a reward, helps them share more with others in the future. In new evidence announced Monday, investigators from Cornell ...

Aug 26

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development

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