A new longitudinal study looked at how youths’ self-concepts are linked to their actual academic achievement in math and reading from middle childhood to adolescence. The study found that students’ self-concepts of their abilities in these two academic domains play an important role in motivating their achievements over time and across levels of achievement.
Lack of motivation or boredom with school isn’t to blame for squirming by children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Symptoms such as fidgeting, foot-tapping and chair-swiveling are triggered by cognitively demanding tasks – like school and homework. But movies and video games don’t typically require brain strain, so the excessive movement doesn’t manifest.
Most parents are sure schools would be able to provide basic first aid but are less confident about a school’s ability to respond to more complex health situations, such as an asthma attack or mental health problem.
A lack of sleep is associated with more absence and teens turn up jet lagged to school on Mondays, as shown in new research.
A new study found immigrants reported fewer potentially health-harming adverse childhood experiences, such as abuse, violence, or divorce, than native-born Americans. The findings suggest immigrants may experience different forms of stress early in life than do those born in the United States.
The Asking Saves Kids (ASK) campaign is effective in increasing parents’ comfort level in asking if there is a gun where their child plays, according to research.
Almost half of parents whose children were admitted to a neonatal intensive care unit experienced postpartum depressive symptoms, anxiety and stress when their newborns were discharged from the hospital.
Researchers have confirmed that abnormalities in a common brain chemical are linked to sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).
New research identifies a potential biomarker that predicts atypical development in 1- to 2-month-old infants at high versus low familial risk for developing autism spectrum disorders (ASD).
The source of spontaneous, high-amplitude bursts of activity seen in the brains of preterm babies, which are vital for healthy development, has been identified by a team of researchers.