School children who nap are happier, excel academically and have ...

A study of nearly 3000 fourth, fifth and sixth graders, aged between 10-12 – revealed a connection between midday napping and greater happiness, self-control, fever behavioural problems and higher IQ. Neuro-criminologist Adrian Raine says that, ...

Jun 19

Categories: Academic Issues, Child Development, Health Psychology


Pregnant Women Recognise Baby Expressions Differently depending on ...

Researchers have compared between 38 pregnant women, currently well with history of depression and bipolar disorder against 28 other healthy pregnant women. They also tested 18 non-pregnant women, as controls. Between the 27th and 39th weeks of ...

Jun 15

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


Playing Video Games Generally Not Harmful to Boys' Social Development

The impact of gaming on children has plagued concerned parents for years, but recent studies have found that gaming is in fact not as detrimental to the social competence of children as most might belief. Norwegian researchers have analyzed the ...

Jun 7

Categories: Child Development, Social Isolation


Sibling Study Bolsters Genetic Link Between Autism, Attention Deficit

Children who have an older sibling with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are at an increased risk of having autism, a new study suggests1. The reverse is also true.

Jan 23

Categories: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism spectrum ...


Advantages of being Narcissistic

Narcissism has a negative connotation and is often seen as an undesirable trait to have. However, recent findings show that there are positive effects to narcissism, such as mental toughness and openness to experience.

Nov 16

Categories: Child Development, Health Psychology, Self-Confidence


The Effects of Technology on Parents and Children’s Loneliness

This article talks about how the influence of technology can affect parents’ attitude towards their children and the quality of parent-children interactions.

Nov 13

Categories: Child Development, Parenting, Social Isolation


Blaming others for our Poor Anger Management

It is often easy to put the blame on others when we do something wrong or realize a flaw within us, however it might not be the best way to resolve our emotional conflicts.

Nov 13

Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Adult psychological ...


Childhood Attachment Explains Adulthood

Attachment theory has been increasingly linked to a myriad of disruptions to personal and interpersonal functioning, as well as mental health diagnoses. It was founded by psychiatrist John Bowlby in the 60s and continue to be a very relevant piece ...

Nov 10

Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Adult psychological ...


Family Estrangement

This article explores the different reasons family estrangement can occur and how a child copes with their decision to distant themselves from their family.

Oct 26

Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Child and/or Adolescent ...


The Science behind Technology Addiction

This article talks about how games make use of certain psychological aspects that keep children addicted to their phones.

Oct 25

Categories: Addictions, Child Development


The Effects of different Parenting Styles

This article identifies various common parenting styles and how supportive rejection can be beneficial to a child’s growth.

Oct 23

Categories: Child Development, Parenting, Positive Psychology


The Role of Social Others in Learning

New research has highlighted the importance of social interaction in learning, even amongst infants as young as 9-months-old. Results showed that when infants were paired with another infant, they are more likely to learn than when they were alone.

Oct 20

Categories: Child Development


How to deal with your Child's tendency to Lie?

This article talks about how parents should act when their child lies. Parents are encouraged to first understand their child’s reason behind telling the lie before proceeding to discuss the consequences.

Oct 16

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


The Relationship between Materialism and Gratitude

The trait of materialism has been associated with a variety of mental health issues, such as depression and anxiety; hence, parents should naturally be concerned about the potential development of materialism in their child. A recent study showed ...

Oct 15

Categories: Child Development, Compulsive Spending / Shopping, Parenting


Identifying Child Sexual Abuse

This article talks about ways to identify victims who have been sexually abused and the implications which follow.

Oct 12

Categories: Child Development, Sexual Abuse