A new study looks at the link between maternal sleep and permissive parenting during late adolescence. Findings show that mothers who don’t get enough sleep or who take longer falling asleep have a greater tendency to engage in permissive parenting — parenting marked by lax or inconsistent discipline.
A new study finds that a child’s language skills in kindergarten can predict his or her future proficiency in other subjects.
The growing demand for children to get involved in organized activities outside of school is placing unprecedented strain upon families.
Parents are more willing to let their children see PG-13 movies with intense gun violence when the violence appears to be ‘justified’ than when it has no socially redeeming purpose, a study finds. But even when the violence in PG-13 movies appears justified, parents think it is more appropriate for teens at least 15 years old, two years older than the PG-13 rating suggests.
Smoking during pregnancy has well-documented negative effects on birth weight in infants and is linked to several childhood health problems. Now, researchers have found that prenatal marijuana use also can have consequences on infants’ weight and can influence behavior problems, especially when combined with tobacco use.
A new study reveals why childhood friendships fall apart and is the first to demonstrate that parents are an important source of these breakups. Using data from 1,523 children, researchers examined parenting styles as well as mother and father self-reported depressive symptoms to predict the occurrence and timing of best friendships breaking up from the start to the end of elementary school (grades one to…
Sorry, new parents — even though your infants appreciate your coos, they prefer to hear sounds from their peers — other babies. Even at the pre-babbling stage, infants recognize vowel-like sounds, but they tend to dwell on these sounds when from the mouths of babes.A new line of research focuses on one aspect of infant speech development: how babies perceive speech with infant vocal properties.
New research delves into how digital media might affect the camp experience.
Different types of maternal homework assistance have a different impact on the child’s way of completing school assignments in grades 2 to 4 of elementary school, according to a new study. Although all homework assistance presumably aims at helping the child, not all types of homework assistance lead to equally positive outcomes.
A brain-imaging study offers new support for the idea that infants can accurately track other people’s beliefs. When 7-month-old infants in the study viewed videos of an actor who saw — or failed to see — an object being moved to a new location, activity in a brain region known to play a role in processing others’ beliefs changed in the infants just as it…