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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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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