Expectant parents’ emotional struggles predict emotional and behavioral problems in 2-year-olds, new research shows. The same study reveals, for the first time, that couple conflict helps explain emotional problems in very young children.
Forty-five percent of Zika-exposed infants who had abnormalities at birth had normal test results in the second or third year of life. By contrast, 25% who had normal assessments at birth had below average developmental testing or abnormalities in hearing or vision by age 32 months.
A national team has just published the largest-ever examination of the state of research on all aspects of youth firearm injury – whether intentional, unintentional or self-inflicted. The bottom-line conclusion: Far more research, and better research, is needed on children, teens and the prevention and aftermath of firearm injuries and deaths. If translated into action, such new knowledge could help reduce death and injury rates,…
Researchers have found that students who feel a greater sense of belonging with their peers, family and school community are less likely to become bullies.
Even 3- to 5-year-olds know what typical dogs and fish look like — and they apply that knowledge when they hear new words. Researchers found that when children encounter new nouns, they use what they know about these objects to help them figure out what these words mean, a type of sophisticated reasoning thought to develop much later.
Babies show empathy for a bullied victim at only six months of age, according to researchers.
Oxytocin is referred to as the love hormone and is important in the regulation of social and maternal behavior. The oxytocin system in the brain may be key to new treatments for many mental health disorders including postpartum depression. A biologist has discovered a group of cells that are activated by oxytocin in one area of female mouse brains that are not present in the…
Decades after a good-behavior program in grade school, adults report healthier, more successful lives
Researchers have found that the ‘good life’ in adulthood can start in grade school, by teaching parents and teachers to build stronger bonds with their children, and to help children form greater attachments to family and school.
When preschool teachers read books in their classrooms, the questions they ask play a key role in how much children learn, research has shown. But a new study that involved observing teachers during class story times found that they asked few questions — and those that they did ask were usually too simple.
Experts are urging parents to brush up on national guidelines following a rapid rise in screen time on electronic devices for children under 2.