ADHD plus childhood trauma heightens risk for self-harm, suicide

Young women with ADHD who have been exposed to abuse, neglect or other traumas in childhood and adolescence are at greater risk for self-injury, eating disorders and suicide than those with ADHD who were not mistreated in early youth, according to ...

Mar 4

Categories: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Child Development, ...

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57% of lower-Primary kids not getting enough sleep

SINGAPORE - About 57 per cent of children from lower Primary lack enough sleep, according to a survey conducted by students from Nanyang Technological University.

Feb 5

Categories: Child Development, Mental Health in Asia

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The Secret to Raising Smart Kids

Our society worships talent, and many people assume that possessing superior intelligence or ability - along with confidence in that ability - is a recipe for success. In fact, however, more than 35 years of scientific investigation suggests that an ...

Jan 29

Categories: Child Development, Parenting

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This is What Childhood Trauma Does To Human Longevity

The effects of a stressful early childhood on critical biological processes.

Jan 26

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development

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Adolescents who sleep poorly and insufficiently may develop alcohol ...

Sleep difficulties and insufficient sleep are common among American youth. Prior research has shown that poor sleep can predict alcohol-related problems and illicit drug use among adolescents and young adults in high-risk samples. A new study has ...

Jan 21

Categories: Addictions, Child Development, Sleep Disorders

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Should Schools Teach Personality?

Self-control, curiosity, "grit" - these qualities may seem more personal than academic, but at some schools, they’re now part of the regular curriculum. Some researchers say personality could be even more important than intelligence when it comes ...

Jan 21

Categories: Child Development, Personality problems

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Pushy Parents Could Harm Kids’ Social Skills

Teens with controlling parents have trouble handling disagreements when they get older

Jan 8

Categories: Child Development

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Certain parenting tactics could lead to materialistic attitudes in ...

Now, a new study from the University of Missouri and the University of Illinois at Chicago found that parents who use material goods as part of their parenting techniques may be setting children up for difficulties later in adulthood.

Dec 26

Categories: Child Development

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Pros and Cons of Exposing Kids to Fairytales

Many parents are apprehensive about the messages fairytales convey. However, some say that such narratives illustrate important lessons. According to an article by Elizabeth Danish, fairy tales provide us with what Joseph Campbell called “the ...

Dec 23

Categories: Child Development

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Movies May Rev Up Teens’ Reckless Behavior Behind the Wheel

A newly published study provides evidence indicating another on-screen behavior that could be added to this list: reckless driving. The study shows that children exposed to reckless driving in movies may end up emulating that behavior once they’re ...

Dec 22

Categories: Child Development

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A child's popularity is related to where the teacher seats them in ...

Teacher training doesn't usually include a module on how to arrange the seating of pupils. Perhaps it should - a new study by psychologists finds that where children are placed in the classroom is associated with how well-liked they are by their ...

Dec 20

Categories: Child Development

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Why Are Babies So Cute?

Why is it that we find babies so cute, is this an inherently human trait?

Dec 2

Categories: Child Development, Parenting

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Help Children Form Good Study Habits

When it comes to helping with homework, education and psychology research suggests that it all depends on how parents become involved. What is essential is that parents focus on supporting students' motivation. Parent help can backfire when it ...

Nov 20

Categories: Child Development

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Playing High-Action Video Games May Speed Up Learning

Contrary to the popular stereotype of a distracted teenager lost in Halo or Call of Duty video games, new evidence suggests playing such high-action video games may help students learn and react faster-but not more impulsively.

Nov 20

Categories: Child Development

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Risks of Adolescent alcohol use and abuse

Neuroscientists at Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) are zeroing in on brain factors and behaviors that put teens at risk of alcohol use and abuse even before they start drinking.

Nov 18

Categories: Addictions, Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development

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