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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Brains response to threat silenced when we are reminded of being ...

Being shown pictures of others being loved and cared for reduces the brain's response to threat, new research from the University of Exeter has found.

Nov 11

Categories: Child Development, Parenting, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / ...

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Kids Who Exercise Don't Sweat Tests

Hey kids, here's a good reason to work up a sweat: when young people exercise for an hour each day it also helps boost their brain power. That's according to a study of more than 200 kids in the journal Pediatrics.

Oct 11

Categories: Child Development

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Children can learn to control their powerful sweets cravings: study

For children, the lure of cookies and fast food is distinctly more powerful than for adolescents and adults, although children's cognitive wiring is well suited to train such cravings, according to researchers hailing principally from Columbia ...

Oct 11

Categories: Child Development, Eating Disorders

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Retention in elementary school can leave lasting scars

Student retention is often done because the student’s grades aren’t equivalent to their peers, whether it be due to their development or academic level. It has been believed that hold a child back in their current grade will help them catch up ...

Sep 30

Categories: Child Development

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Marital aggression harms child's emotional adjustment

Combative parents may impair a child’s ability to recognize and control emotions. Aggression between parents powerfully shape children's emotional adjustment and long-term childhood poverty was also found to negatively influence child emotional ...

Sep 24

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

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'Tiger Moms' may scar kids

University of California, Riverside, researchers discovered the strict Chinese parenting style that advocates less support and more punitive parent techniques might lead to low self-esteem and school adjustment difficulties in children. This ...

Sep 24

Categories: Child Development, Parenting

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Sibling bullying 'linked with later mental health disorders'

A new study has found that children who revealed they had been bullied by their brothers or sisters several times a week or more during early adolescence were twice as likely to report being clinically depressed as young adults.

Sep 20

Categories: Child Development, Family Problems

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Why You Should Want Your Kid to Be a Slow Learner

We tend to assume that learning things easily is the same as learning them well. In school, teachers are pleased when children grasp a concept or a skill in one lesson, and so, of course, are children. The trouble is, when learning is too easy, we ...

Sep 13

Categories: Child Development, Learning Difficulties

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Mothers with positive childhood experiences respond better to ...

Previous research has revealed that mothers who respond quickly and warmly to their babies' cries have infants with better emotional development, compared with mothers who are less sensitive. Now, a new study suggests that moms with positive ...

Sep 11

Categories: Caregiver Issues / Stress, Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child ...

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Food Craving Is Stronger, but Controllable, for Kids

Children show stronger food craving than adolescents and adults, but they are also able to use a cognitive strategy that reduces craving, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological ...

Sep 10

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

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Testing children at primary school has its 'pitfalls'

Tests and assessments carried out at school are often seen as a way of predicting how well a child will do later on in life. However, new research from Professor Richard Cowan, Institute of Education (IOE), suggests that how well a child is doing at ...

Sep 8

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

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Inside the Teenage Brain: New Studies Explain Risky Behavior

It's common knowledge that teenage boys seem predisposed to risky behaviors. Now, a series of new studies is shedding light on specific brain mechanisms that help to explain what might be going on inside juvenile male brains.

Aug 29

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development, Oppositional & ...

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