Poverty's Role in Intellectual Development

New research finds that a disadvantaged environment can prevent genetics from doing its job.

Dec 30

Categories: Child Development

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Christmas Sweets: What they reveal about preventing child obesity

When you hear the word “Christmas”, what are the first five words that instantly pop into your head? This was the question asked in a new study that led researchers to suggest that differences in food parenting styles for special occasions, may ...

Dec 26

Categories: Child Development, Parenting

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Kids Who Handle Money Work Harder, but There's a Downside

Money can make youngsters as little as three years old work harder, but there’s evidence it can also make them less charitable.

Dec 12

Categories: Child Development

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More progress needed in early recognition of autism

An increasing proportion of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are undergoing recommended evaluation in preschool years, but population rates of ASD remain higher in eight than four year-olds, a new study reports.

Dec 12

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders, Child Development

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5 fun ways to build your child’s brain

Don’t amuse your kids into creative impotence. Constant amusement inhibits imagination. Let them be bored.

Nov 27

Categories: Child Development, Parenting

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How Fairness Develops in Kids Around the World

A study of seven countries shows that all children hate getting less than their peers, but only some hate getting more.

Nov 23

Categories: Child Development, Values Clarification

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Being The Favourite Child Linked To Surprising Disadvantage

…and if you weren’t mom’s favourite, there’s is an unexpected upside.

Nov 21

Categories: Adult psychological development, Child Development, Parenting

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Mother's age at birth may influence symptoms of depression in ...

The daughters, but not the sons, of women who give birth at age 30 or older are more likely to experience symptoms of depression as young adults, according to new research. The age of the father at birth is not a factor.

Nov 18

Categories: Adult psychological development, Child Development, Parenting

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Learning A New Sport Skill Is Just Trial And Error For Your Brain

Practice makes perfect. But what is it about practice that helps our brains figure out the specific task while also generalizing enough to transfer the skill to different scenarios?

Nov 9

Categories: Child Development

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Self-Esteem May Be Set At The Age of 5

In line with Freudian concepts, a new study has found that self-esteem could be set at a surprisingly young age.

Nov 7

Categories: Child Development, Self-Confidence, Self-Esteem

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Birth Order, Personality and Intelligence

Contrary to popular belief, an individual's personality is only slightly affected by their birth position among siblings, according to a study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Oct 27

Categories: Child Development

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Children raised in difficult circumstances have a surprising ...

One way to look at this is that stressful conditions don’t lessen you so much as condition you.

Oct 15

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development

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Where do children turn to for mental health advice?

Children's Commissioner for England Anne Longfield says children do not have the confidence to go to the doctor with mental health issues.

Oct 6

Categories: Child Development, Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)

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'Babylab’ uses pioneering technology to help children suffering ...

Children at risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are being enrolled in a pioneering “babylab” that aims to detect the condition years earlier than is currently possible.

Sep 22

Categories: Adult ADHD, Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development, ...

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Thousands of children are being medicated for ADHD – when the ...

Sami Timimi sees ADHD as a “cultural barometer” of society’s attitudes towards children. We think of ourselves as being increasingly tolerant towards children, but the rise in medication for the young is an indication of the opposite trend.

Sep 22

Categories: Adult ADHD, Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development, ...

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