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.
Two related studies found evidence that women’s feelings of vulnerability about being a mother are linked to their posting on social media — and those posts sometimes include their children’s personally identifiable information, such as names, birthdates, and photographs. The researchers suggest the need for enhanced governmental guidance to protect children’s online privacy from commercial entities, as well as more parental education about the consequences…
Hoarding can often be a debilitating problem for adults and is often associated with poorer mental health functioning and response to treatment. For children however, that may not be the case. A new study reveals that cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) used to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) can be successful for youth with hoarding symptoms.
Analysis quantifies the extent which stimulant treatment reduces serious outcomes in children and young adults with ADHD.