Autistic children with better motor skills more adept at socializing

In a new study looking at toddlers and preschoolers with autism, researchers found that children with better motor skills were more adept at socializing and communicating. Published online today in the journal Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, ...

Sep 12

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Positive Interactions Vital to Pre-K Learning

Positive interactions in a pre-kindergarten classroom may be equally or more important to the future academic development of 4-year-olds than learning letters and numbers, according to Dale Farran, senior associate director of the Peabody Research ...

Sep 11

Categories: Child Development

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Study Says Yelling Is As Hurtful as Hitting

Parents who yell at their adolescent children for misbehaving can cause some of the same problems as hitting them would, including increased risk of depression and aggressive behavior, according to a new study. A good, warm relationship with Mom ...

Sep 10

Categories: Child Development, Parenting

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What are the risks of student cyberbullying?

Stacey Kite, Robert Gable and Lawrence Filippelli of the Johnson & Wales University, in Providence, Rhode Island, USA, surveyed more than 4200 students about their knowledge of potential risks, appropriate use, and their behaviors on the internet ...

Sep 7

Categories: Bullying, Child Development

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Children with behavioral problems more at risk of inflammation

Inflammation could provide early warning sign for disease later in life Children with behavioral problems may be at risk of many chronic diseases in adulthood including heart disease, obesity, diabetes, as well as inflammatory illnesses (conditions ...

Sep 6

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development, Health / Illness / ...

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Kindergarten children have heightened communication skills

Children who spent an increased number of days in daycare may benefit from a greater exposure to social and communicative situations, a recent study suggests. Children in this group have a heightened ability to adjust their non-verbal communication ...

Sep 3

Categories: Child Development

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Mum's diet can change your mood

Poor diet during pregnancy can lead to an increased risk of mental health problems in children, Australian research shows. And new mums cannot relax after they give birth with the study also showing a link between unhealthy early childhood diets ...

Aug 31

Categories: Child Development, Pregnancy & Birthing

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Childhood bullying 'damages adult life'

Bullying in childhood "throws a long shadow" into victims' adult lives, suggests research indicating long-term negative consequences for health, job prospects and relationships. The study tracked more than 1,400 people between the ages of nine and ...

Aug 29

Categories: Bullying, Child Development

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Funding boost to bring 3D dolphins closer to autistic children

SINGAPORE - Standing in a darkened room surrounded by a curved screen, Gary Oh, who has autism, interacted with images of dolphins projected in 3D while soothing music played. Together with 14 other youths and children with autism, Gary, then 17, ...

Aug 28

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

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Teaching kids to share: Giving choices rather than rewards is better, ...

When it comes to getting preschoolers to share their toys, a new study finds that giving them a choice to share, rather than a reward, helps them share more with others in the future. In new evidence announced Monday, investigators from Cornell ...

Aug 26

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development

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School Holiday fun can build kids’ brains

Summertime is fun time, when kids can make and sell lemonade, read for fun, catch and release fireflies at twilight, and daydream. These last few weeks of the best time of the year can provide your child with rich opportunities to grow their brains ...

Aug 17

Categories: Child Development

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To Get a Leg Up, Start Teaching Mental Health in Junior High

Ever wonder why mental health is not taught in schools? Likely not, if you are of the mainstream mindset. But a majority of the population is affected by mental illness. Twenty-five percent of individuals exhibit symptoms of various mental health ...

Aug 15

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development

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Research Examines How Parents Can Use Books to Have a Positive Impact ...

A new study out of the University of Cincinnati not only finds that parents feel responsible about taking action when their children struggle with social issues, but also that parents are influenced by their own childhood memories. Jennifer Davis ...

Aug 13

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development

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Exposure to prenatal maternal antibodies affects behavior, ...

Researchers with the UC Davis MIND Institute have found that prenatal exposure to specific combinations of antibodies found only in mothers of children with autism leads to changes in the brain that adversely affect behavior and development. The ...

Jul 12

Categories: Child Development

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Divorce early in childhood affects parental relationships in adulthood

Divorce has a bigger impact on child-parent relationships if it occurs in the first few years of the child's life, according to new research. Those who experience parental divorce early in their childhood tend to have more insecure relationships ...

Jul 1

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development, Divorce / Divorce ...

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