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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Children's Sleep And Mental Health Are Related

Tired parents are often told that night waking is part of toddlerhood, and that it will soon pass on its own, but this is not the case for everyone. Recent studies show that serious sleep disorders in young children can have long-term consequences.

Sep 18

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

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Is your child's ADHD actually autism?

'ASD that goes unrecognised and untreated until the child is older than six may negatively affect their long-term prognosis,' Dr Miodovnik said.

Sep 17

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders, Child Development, Developmental Disorders ...

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For children, is better nutrition instead of drugs the ADHD cure?

"The plain truth is on numerous occasions we have seen ADHD symptoms disappear without medication. Public education regarding a healthy diet pattern and lifestyle to prevent or control ADHD may have greater long-term success," says Dr. Rosemond.

Sep 16

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

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Most acts of aggression by toddlers are unprovoked

Watching toddlers pinch, hit and bite each other doesn't fill you with confidence about human nature. But there's no need to be down about it – the little devils don't yet have the self-control to manage their anger and frustration, that's all. ...

Sep 10

Categories: Aggression & Violence, Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child ...

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Emotional behavior altered after multiple exposures to anesthesia ...

Repeated exposure to anesthesia early in life causes alterations in emotional behavior that may persist long-term, according to a study.

Sep 9

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development, Emotional ...

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Laughter as a window on the infant mind

What makes babies laugh? It sounds like one of the most fun questions a researcher could investigate, but there’s a serious scientific reason behind it. Despite the scientific potential, baby laughter is, as a research topic, “strangely ...

Aug 17

Categories: Child Development

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Young picky eaters might have more mental health woes

So your young children won't eat Brussels sprouts, broccoli or beans? Maybe it's just a phase, and they'll grow out of it. Maybe they're tired of you bossing them around and this is one place where they can push back. Maybe, many parents say, you ...

Aug 5

Categories: Anxiety, Child Development, Depression, Eating Disorders, Mental ...

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Diabetic children at greater risk of depression and anxiety

A quarter of Australian teenagers with type 1 diabetes are also struggling with depression and anxiety. A study published today finds that the condition which is treated with injections is placing a significant psychological burden on children.

Jul 20

Categories: Anxiety, Child Development, Depression, Health / Illness / Medical ...

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