Kids with Autism, Sensory Processing Disorders Show Brain Wiring ...

Researchers at UC San Francisco have found that children with sensory processing disorders have decreased structural brain connections in specific sensory regions different than those in autism, further establishing SPD as a clinically important ...

Aug 2

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders, Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child ...

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Reducing Screen time can Reduce your kids' Weight and Improve Grades

Parents are in a much more powerful position than they realize. A new study of over 1300 3rd to 5th graders found that parental monitoring of children's media has ripple effects that extend across several different areas of children's lives out ...

Jul 18

Categories: Child Development

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Early life stress can leave lasting impacts on the brain

For children, stress can go a long way. A little bit provides a platform for learning, adapting and coping. But a lot of it - chronic, toxic stress like poverty, neglect and physical abuse - can have lasting negative impacts.

Jul 2

Categories: Child Development, Stress Management

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Game Theory: How do video games affect the developing brains of ...

At age 17, Anthony Rosner of London, England, was a hero in the World of Warcraft online gaming community. He built empires, led raids, and submerged himself in a fantasy world that seemingly fulfilled his every need. Meanwhile, his real life was ...

Jun 27

Categories: Child Development

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What the Internet is Doing to Young Minds

There's no evidence that typical levels of internet use harms adolescent brains, according to a new review of 134 studies. On the contrary, the report, to be published in the journal Trends in Cognitive Science, finds some positives associated with ...

May 31

Categories: Child Development

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Many Children Affected by Posttraumatic Stress Disorder after Traffic ...

Nearly every third child in Sweden who is injured in traffic is subsequently affected by posttraumatic stress disorder. Every fifth child is still suffering from mental and psychosocial problems one year after the accident. These are the conclusions ...

May 30

Categories: Child Development

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Cultivating emotional intelligence in children

The publication of Daniel Goleman;s breakthrough book Emotional Intelligence in 1995, introduced the public to the then radical idea that "there are other ways of being smart," couldn't have been more timely. Goleman defined 'emotional intelligence' ...

May 27

Categories: Child Development, Emotional Intelligence

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Tackling test anxiety may help prevent more severe problems

Showing students how to cope with test anxiety might also help them to handle their built-up angst and fretfulness about other issues. The results of a new study by Carl Weems of the University of New Orleans show that anxiety intervention programs ...

May 12

Categories: Child Development, Stress Management

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Connecting Alcohol Use in Adolescence With Risky Behavior in ...

"Early life experiences can alter the brain in the long term, with profound implications for behavior in adulthood," said Abigail Schindler, Ph.D., a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Washington who conducted the research. "This study points ...

Apr 30

Categories: Addictions, Adult psychological development, Child Development

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Raising a Moral Child

What does it take to be a good parent? We know some of the tricks for teaching kids to become high achievers. For example, research suggests that when parents praise effort rather than ability, children develop a stronger work ethic and become more ...

Apr 24

Categories: Child Development

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1 in 68 Children Now Has a Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Why?

Rates of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are not creeping up so much as leaping up. New numbers just released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveal that one in 68 children now has a diagnosis of ASD - a 30 percent increase in just ...

Apr 21

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders, Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child ...

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Can Shy Children grow up to be Anxious adults?

Three little girls sit together in a room, playing with the toys surrounding them. One of the girls - "Emma" - has clearly taken ...

Apr 19

Categories: Anxiety, Child Development

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Early Intervention May Reduce Adults' Aggressive Behavior

A decade-long education program aimed at teaching children self-regulation and other healthy cognitive techniques is showing results in reducing aggressive behavior when the schoolchildren become adults, according to new research published in the ...

Apr 16

Categories: Aggression & Violence, Child Development

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Does Porn Hurt Children?

Starting late last year, Internet service providers in Britain made "family-friendly filters," which block X-rated websites, the default for customers. Now any account holder who wants to view adult material needs to actively opt in - effectively ...

Apr 14

Categories: Child Development

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Stress Alters Children's Genomes

Growing up in a stressful social environment leaves lasting marks on young chromosomes, a study of African American boys has revealed. Telomeres, repetitive DNA sequences that protect the ends of chromosomes from fraying over time, are shorter in ...

Apr 14

Categories: Child Development, Stress Management

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