Impulsive Behavior Linked to Sleep and Screen Time

Lack of sleep and excessive screen-time can cause children and adolescents to make poor decisions and act recklessly, which might lead to the worsening of their mental health and development of addictions in the future.

Aug 15

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development

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Warning to adults: Children notice everything

Researchers had found that adults are good at paying attention to what you tell them while children don’t ignore anything as compared to adults.

Aug 14

Categories: Child Development

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Wearable motion sensors could save unborn babies

Researchers at the Stevens Institute of Technology have developed a technique that could allow expectant parents to hear their baby’s heartbeat continuously at home with a non-invasive and safe device that is potentially more accurate than any ...

Aug 10

Categories: Child Development

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Music develops the spoken language of the hearing-impaired

Finnish researchers confirm that music helps to support the development of spoken language

Aug 8

Categories: Child Development

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High levels of estrogen in the womb linked to autism

Research adds further evidence to support the prenatal sex steroid theory of autism first proposed 20 years ago.

Aug 3

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders, Child Development

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School Readiness Impaired in Preschoolers with ADHD Symptoms

Children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are often less ready for school than their peers, due to impairment in various areas such as social development and learning approaches. As such, there is a need to identify children who ...

Aug 2

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development

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Prenatal allergies prompt sexual changes in offspring

New research suggests that a single allergic reaction during pregnancy prompts sexual development changes in the brains of offspring that last a lifetime. It has been found that female rats born to mothers exposed to an allergen during pregnancy ...

Jul 31

Categories: Child Development

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Too much caffeine during pregnancy may damage baby’s liver

Studies have indicated that prenatal caffeine intake of 300mg/day or more in women, which is approximately 2 to 3 cups of coffee per day, can result in lower birth weights of their children.

Jul 29

Categories: Child Development

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Study Shows Relationship Between Type of Delivery and Twins' ...

The manner in which twins are delivered during labor can have an impact on their future development. A cesarean section may negatively affect the intelligence and psychological development of twins; hence, many gynecologists strongly believe in the ...

Jul 22

Categories: Child Development

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The Way Children draw human figures has changed since the 1970s, ...

With the last half century Western Europe countries having enjoyed a large increase in gender equalities where the employment rate for women in Germany has increased from 48% in 1980 to 73% in 2014. Psychologists are interested to see if there are ...

Jul 17

Categories: Child Development

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How a mother’s odour helps her baby develop a sensitivity to faces

It has been thought that infants form categories using information from just one sense, whichever the most relevant. For example, the category of ‘faces’ result from an accumulation of visual information about what faces look like. However, an ...

Jul 17

Categories: Child Development

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Processed foods and effect on developing fetus’ brain: Autism link?

UCF researchers are now a step closer to showing the link between the food pregnant women consume and the effects on a fetus’ developing brain.

Jul 13

Categories: Child Development

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Supervised Fun, Exercise Both Provide Psychosocial Benefit to ...

Children with obesity or are overweight may benefit more from exercises which are engaging and involve interaction with others, as positive interaction with peers and supervising adults will help to improve their quality of life.

Jul 5

Categories: Child Development

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Sister, Neighbor, Friend: Thinking About Multiple Roles Boosts Kids' ...

A series of experiments conducted has led to the discovery that problem-solving skills and other abilities can be enhanced by raising children's awareness about the various identities that they have, such as being a sister, son or a friend.

Jul 4

Categories: Child Development, Parenting

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Three in five secondary school pupils experience mental health ...

Three out of five secondary school pupils have either experienced mental health problems themselves or are close to someone who has, according to a new survey. research by the charity Mind also revealed that one in seven of 11-19-year-olds say their ...

Jul 3

Categories: Child Development, Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Mental Health ...

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