Parent induces guilt, child shows distress

The use of guilt-inducing parenting in daily parent-child interaction causes children distress still evident on the next day, emerges from the study Parents, teachers, and children’s learning (LIGHT) carried out by Kaisa Aunola, Asko Tolvanenen, ...

Mar 23

Categories: Child Development


Dating in middle school leads to higher dropout, drug-use rates

Students who date in middle school have significantly worse study skills, are four times more likely to drop out of school and report twice as much alcohol, tobacco and marijuana use than their single classmates, according to new research from the ...

Mar 18

Categories: Addictions, Child Development, Drug Addiction


Mindfulness at school reduces (likelihood of) depression-related ...

Secondary school students who follow an in-class mindfulness programme report reduced indications of depression, anxiety and stress up to six months later. Moreover, these students were less likely to develop pronounced depression-like symptoms. The ...

Mar 16

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


Children Who Avoid Scary Situations Likelier to Have Anxiety

Children who avoid situations they find scary are likely to have anxiety a Mayo Clinic study of more than 800 children ages 7 to 18 found. The study published this month in Behavior Therapy presents a new method of measuring avoidance behavior in ...

Mar 12

Categories: Anxiety, Child Development


Praising Children for Their Personal Qualities May Backfire

Praising children, especially those with low self-esteem, for their personal qualities rather than their efforts may make them feel more ashamed when they fail, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association. “This ...

Mar 4

Categories: Child Development


New studies link gene to selfish behavior in kids, find other ...

Most parents would agree that raising a generous child is an admirable goal — but how, exactly, is that accomplished? New results from the University of Notre Dame’s Science of Generosity initiative, which funds generosity research around the ...

Mar 1

Categories: Child Development


To This Day Project

This is a beautifully made inspirational video made to highlight the issues of Bullying from young.

Feb 23

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


Excessive TV in childhood linked to long-term antisocial behaviour

Children and adolescents who watch a lot of television are more likely to manifest antisocial and criminal behaviour when they become adults, according to a new University of Otago, New Zealand, study published online in the US journal ...

Feb 19

Categories: Antisocial personality, Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child ...


Differential parenting found to affect whole family

Parents act differently with different children—for example, being more positive with one child and more negative with another. A new longitudinal study has found that this behavior negatively affects not only the child who receives more negative ...

Feb 18

Categories: Child Development, Parenting


Support needed for children losing parent at early age

A study exploring the impact of early parental death has revealed the long-term damage and suffering that can be experienced by individuals in adult life if appropriate levels of support are not provided at the time of bereavement. The new research, ...

Feb 9

Categories: Child Development


Baby Smiles Provide Clues to Healthy Development

Feb 7

Categories: Child Development