Too Much Praise Promotes Narcissism

Sometimes it's cute when kids act self-centered. Yet parenting styles can make the difference between a confident child and a narcissistic nightmare, psychologists at the University of Amsterdam and Utrecht University in the Netherlands concluded ...

Jun 11

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development

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Surgical anesthesia in young children linked to effects on IQ, brain ...

Children who received general anesthesia for surgery before age 4 had diminished language comprehension, lower IQ and decreased gray matter density in posterior regions of their brain, according to a new study. The authors of the study recommend ...

Jun 10

Categories: Adult psychological development, Child Development

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Sleep - The Next Best Thing To Practice

As usual, Mom was right. Her advice to get to bed early is being confirmed by human performance researchers, sleep specialists and sports medicine doctors. Kids, especially young athletes, need more sleep.

Jun 8

Categories: Child Development

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Delay of gratification linked to how brain structures are connected

The ability to delay gratification in chimpanzees is linked to how specific structures of the brain are connected and communicate with each other, according to new research.

Jun 5

Categories: Adult psychological development, Child Development

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5 Ways an Extrovert Can Thrive

Extroverts often get a hard wrap. They are exuberant and outgoing, and when this is not managed it can leave other people (especially introverts) feeling bulldozed and drained off all their energy. That being said, extroverts are the life of the ...

Jun 4

Categories: Adult psychological development, Child Development

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Academic struggles more common in children with epilepsy who have ...

A new study has taken the first-ever look at the academic outcomes of children with epilepsy who have had brain surgery, and found that they have a higher chance of struggling in class following their surgery.

Jun 3

Categories: Child Development

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Beginning readers who focus on letter-sound relationships, or ...

Beginning readers who focus on letter-sound relationships, or phonics, instead of trying to learn whole words, increase activity in the area of their brains best wired for reading, according to new Stanford research investigating how the brain ...

Jun 2

Categories: Child Development

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Sleep Quality Influences the Cognitive Performance of Autistic and ...

One night of poor sleep significantly decreases performance on intelligence tests in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and also in neurotypical children (without ASD). This is the conclusion made by researchers at the Hôpital ...

May 29

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders, Child Development, Sleep Disorders

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Poverty shapes how children think about themselves

"The Culture of Poverty”, published in 1966 (pdf), was hugely influential, persuading many policy makers that children from low-income families are destined for lives of “criminality, joblessness, and poverty” because they exist in enclaves ...

May 27

Categories: Child Development

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Development of face perception in Japanese children

Face perception plays an important role in social communication. There have been many studies of face perception in human using non-invasive neuroimaging and electrophysiological methods, but studies of face perception in children were quite ...

May 26

Categories: Child Development

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Brain Health linked to a Mediterranean Diet with Olive Oil and Nuts

Although not conclusive, a Spanish study suggests that a Mediterranean diet with extra nuts and olive oil might help improve memory in older adults.

May 15

Categories: Child Development

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Sleep and Mental Health related in Children

Researchers at NTNU’s Department of Psychology have conducted a comprehensive survey of nearly 1,000 toddlers that shows that serious sleep disorders in young children can have long-term consequences.

May 15

Categories: Child Development

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Children with greater exposure to multiple languages may be better ...

Effective communication requires the ability to take others’ perspectives. Researchers from University of Chicago have discovered that children from multilingual environments are better at interpreting a speaker’s meaning than children who are ...

May 15

Categories: Child Development

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How to Respond When Your Child Says, "I'm Bored!"

Today's kids are used to being entertained by TV, video games, and computers. Many of them struggle to tolerate waiting in line at the grocery store or sitting quietly while adults hold a conversation. They grow bored fast and they're not shy about ...

May 14

Categories: Child Development

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Researchers find differences in the brains and behavior of girls and ...

New research conducted by the UC Davis MIND Institute on a large cohort of preschoolers with autism spectrum disorder has found differences in the underlying biology of their brains, and in their behavior, that may help explain how the condition ...

May 14

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders, Child Development

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