Parent-Child Reading Increases Activation of Brain

Among the advice new parents receive is to read to their babies early and often. The hope is that sharing books together will help children's language development and eventually, turn them into successful readers.

Apr 27

Categories: Child Development


Are personalities affected by birth order or the gender of our ...

A major issue is that a self-report or a parent’s report on our personality might not be biased by an individual’s expectation of how one should behave.

Apr 24

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development


Opening the Classroom Door for Children with Autism

With the ever-growing prevalence of autism in American children (1 in 68 according to recent CDC estimates), a growing topic for debate among educators, advocates and families of children with autism revolves around the best educational option for ...

Apr 23

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders, Child Development


Antidepressant use in pregnancy associated with anxiety symptoms in ...

Three-year-old siblings exposed to antidepressants in pregnancy show increased anxiety symptoms compared to their unexposed siblings. This was found in a new study by researchers from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH), the University ...

Apr 22

Categories: Child Development, Pregnancy & Birthing


Adolescent drinking affects adult behavior through genetic changes

Binge-drinking during adolescence may perturb brain development at a critical time and leave lasting effects on genes and behavior that persist into adulthood.

Apr 7

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


Breastfeeding linked to higher IQ and income.

More infant breastfeeding is linked to higher intelligence, a longer period in education and greater earnings 30 years later, a new study finds.

Mar 21

Categories: Child Development


How not to spoil your child?

Are you a bad parent? Or are you spoiling your child with habits of indulgence? Or could your money could be better used.

Mar 20

Categories: Child Development


Just An Hour Per Day Of Play Can Boost Young Brains

Imagine an activity that your kids could do after school every day that would improve their brain’s ability to make better decisions and solve problems. Online cognitive drills? Special tutors? Actually, researchers at the University of Illinois ...

Mar 19

Categories: Child Development


Young girls showing a preference for thin girls

We are constantly bombarded with images of thin people on billboards, on magazines and what not. The study looks at the ideals that children have. And how young girls are showing a preference for thin girls by allocating more "positive" adjectives ...

Mar 7

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development


Teachers unconsciously causing gender gap in achievement

Teachers unconsciously put girls off math and science by marking down their work in comparison to boys, a new study finds.

Mar 6

Categories: Child Development, Teenage Issues


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, ...


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


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


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


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