Category Archives: Science Daily


Aug

18

2017
Despite benefits, half of parents against later school start times

Despite benefits, half of parents against later school start times

Leading pediatrics and sleep associations agree: Teens shouldn’t start school so early. Yet recent research finds parents are split almost down the middle on whether they support delays in school start times that might permit their 13- to 17-year-olds to sleep later on school days.


Aug

16

2017
Now and Zen: Lower prenatal stress reduces risk of behavioral issues in kids

Now and Zen: Lower prenatal stress reduces risk of behavioral issues in kids

Expectant mothers may want to consider adopting today’s trend towards stress management, in light of new research pointing to its ability to lower the risk of problematic behavior in their offspring. Researchers found that mothers who are exposed to high levels of stress during pregnancy have kids who are more than twice as likely to have chronic symptoms of hyperactivity and conduct disorder.


Aug

15

2017
Child’s home learning environment predicts 5th grade academic skills

Child’s home learning environment predicts 5th grade academic skills

Children whose parents provide them with learning materials like books and toys and engage them in learning activities and meaningful conversations in infancy and toddlerhood are likely to develop early cognitive skills that can cascade into later academic success.


Aug

15

2017
Same-sex couples do not influence their adoptive children’s gender identity

Same-sex couples do not influence their adoptive children’s gender identity

There is no major difference in the gender identity development of children raised by same-sex parents compared to those adopted by heterosexual couples. The toys that children prefer to play with in their preschool years are much more tell-tale about whether they will grow up to conform to typical gender norms.


Aug

09

2017
Heartbeats could hold the key to understanding babies’ inner world

Heartbeats could hold the key to understanding babies’ inner world

A novel new experiment to test how aware babies are of their bodies’ internal signals has been developed by researchers. The ability to consciously sense signals from your body is called interoception, and some people are more aware of these signals than others. These differences between people can influence a wide range of psychological processes, including how strongly you feel emotions, your decision-making, and mental…

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