Parental obesity linked to young children’s neurodevelopmental ...

According to a study by the researchers at National Institutes of Health, children of obese parents may be at risk for developmental delays. Investigators found that children of obese mothers were more likely to fail in fine motor skill test – ...

Jan 4

Categories: Child Development


Children with autism may be over-diagnosed with ADHD

Current measuring tools for ADHD may not work for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Pediatric researchers report that children with ASD may mistakenly be diagnosed with ADHD because they have autism-related social impairments rather than ...

Dec 29

Categories: Adult ADHD, Asperger's Syndrome, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity ...


Father Absence in Childhood and its Effects on Mating Strategy

There are broadly two types of heterosexual mating strategies that humans pursue: short-term and the long-term mating strategy. Short-term mating strategy means forming brief relationships with multiple partners while long-term mating strategy means ...

Dec 7

Categories: Child Development


Some children are extra sensitive to parenting style, bad and good

Just over ten years ago, a fascinating journal article argued that some children are like orchids – they don’t just wither in response to a harsh upbringing, they also flourish in a positive environment, unlike their “dandelion” peers who ...

Nov 28

Categories: Child Development, Parenting


The trouble of third culture kids

Third Culture Kids (TCK) are children who have moved in and out of foreign countries as their parents - international business people, diplomats, missionaries, military and so on - transfer around the world. Born into one culture yet raised among ...

Nov 8

Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Child Development, ...


Childhood Family Environment Linked With Relationship Quality 60 ...

New research has found that growing up in a warm family environment in childhood is associated with feeling more secure in romantic relationships in one's 80s. The findings show that men who grew up in caring homes were more adept at managing ...

Oct 22

Categories: Adult psychological development, Child and/or Adolescent Issues, ...


Affection, Not Money, Key to Child Health

Growing up in a well-off home can benefit a child’s physical health even decades later, but a lack of parent-child warmth, or the presence of abuse, may eliminate the health advantage of a privileged background, according to a Baylor University ...

Oct 21

Categories: Child Development, Parenting


Bad relationships increase risk of infection in both mother and child

Pregnant women dissatisfied in their relationship have an increased risk of infectious diseases. This also affects their children.

Oct 19

Categories: Child Development, Family Problems


How to raise kinder, less entitled kids

Nearly all of us have ...

Oct 14

Categories: Child Development, Parenting


The Influence of Diet on ADHD

For years, clinicians have suspected that diet may affect ADHD symptoms, and in recent years, research has suggested a potential impact of various aspects of diet on ADHD. This research includes examining the use of elimination diets, as well as ...

Oct 3

Categories: Adult psychological development, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity ...


Depression in pregnancy increases risk of mental health problems in ...

Depression in pregnancy is thought to affect up to one in five women globally in the late stages of pregnancy and shortly after birth. It is characterised by low mood and feelings of hopelessness, and is brought on by a number of factors that can ...

Sep 30

Categories: Child Development, Depression, Pregnancy & Birthing


Video games can have lasting impact on learning

A computer-based brain training program developed at Yale University helps improve student performance in reading and math - in some cases even more than individualized tutoring, according to a new study.

Sep 21

Categories: Child Development, Learning Difficulties


An insecure childhood can make dealing with stress harder

Imagine two candidates at a high stakes job interview. One of them handles the pressure with ease and sails through the interview. The other candidate, however, feels very nervous and under-performs. Why do some people perform better than others ...

Sep 2

Categories: Child Development, Stress Management


Study of brain activity shows that food commercials influence ...

Food advertising is a multi-billion dollar industry, with approximately $1.8 billion annually aimed at children and adolescents, who view between 1,000 and 2,000 ads per year. Some studies have shown that there is a relationship between receptivity ...

Aug 15

Categories: Child Development


Early-childhood attention skills help predict long-term academic ...

Which early child characteristics predict long-term academic achievement and educational attainment? Research has focused on the role of early academic skills, learning enhancing behaviors, and socioemotional competencies as precursors of academic ...

Aug 3

Categories: Child Development