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Young children have intuitions of great teachers, Stanford researchers find


Human is incredible learners, in part because they are also accomplished, teachers. Even at a very early age,…
Obesity and emotional problems develop together as children age, study shows

March 28, 2019

High BMI and mental ill-health go increasingly hand-in-hand to present a combined health risk for children from mid-childhood,…
Father’s genes can impact motherly love

August 17, 2018

The team of researchers from Cardiff University’s School of Biosciences investigated the hormonal signals given off from the…
In some Areas, Young Kids Better at Decision-Making than Older Peers

July 23, 2018

According to a new study conducted at the University of Waterloo (UW), maturity doesn’t always translate into superior…
Remote microphone system helps increase vocabulary of children with hearing loss

May 2, 2018

Children with hearing loss who use remote microphone systems (RMS) at home have access to about 42 percent…
Time for bed: Bad sleep habits start early in school-age children

March 23, 2018

Bad sleep habits in children begin earlier than many experts assume. That’s the takeaway from a new study…
Stress eating can start in early childhood, may lead to extra weight later

March 14, 2018

The link between emotions and eating has been well established but new research from the University of Michigan…
How bright light keeps preschoolers wired at night

March 6, 2018

Parents struggling to get their preschoolers to fall asleep and stay asleep at night could likely see big…
Study suggests social workers lack tools to identify potential chronic child neglect

December 18, 2017

Neglect accounts for more than 75 percent of all child protection cases in the United States, yet, despite…
Prepare to run a Code Club on FutureLearn

November 20, 2017

Prepare to run a Code Club with our newest free online course, available now on FutureLearn!   Code…
Kids uniquely vulnerable to sleep disruption from electronics

November 2, 2017

With their brains, sleep patterns and even eyes still developing, children and adolescents are particularly vulnerable to the sleep-disrupting…
Is rushing your child to the ER the right response?

October 18, 2017

If a child gets a small burn from a hot pan, starts choking or swallows medication, parents may…
Parents: How You Manage Conflict Has an Impact on Your Kids

September 22, 2017

Few parents want their children to hear them arguing, but since conflict is a normal part of any…
Exposure to pet and pest allergens during infancy linked to reduced asthma risk

September 20, 2017

Children exposed to high indoor levels of pet or pest allergens during infancy have a lower risk of…
Poll: Parents not confident schools can assist child with chronic disease, mental health issues

September 19, 2017

If your child had an asthma attack during the school day, would school personnel know how to respond?…
The surprising reason kids’ grades drop

September 18, 2017

Dentist Maryam Amin says it’s not uncommon for dentists to encounter young children with 15 or more decayed teeth. “Many…
Anti-smoking laws help protecting children from health hazards of passive smoking

September 7, 2017

There are many laws aimed at smoking. It is a huge health issue in many countries in the…
Children resulting from unintended pregnancies may experience depressive symptoms in early adulthood

September 4, 2017

Children from unintended pregnancies tend to experience more depressive symptoms in early adulthood compared to children from intended…
Apps ‘don’t affect children’s language development’ if parents still read stories

September 1, 2017

Watching television or playing with smart phone apps does not have any effect on children’s language development –…
How reading and writing with your child boost more than just literacy

August 30, 2017

Children who read and write at home — whether for assignments or just for fun — are building…
McLaren 570S for the little one – British supercar brand introduced a fancy push car

August 28, 2017

McLaren is one of those automakers that do seem to have a sense of humour. All major car…
Back-to-school worries for parents? 1 in 3 very concerned bullying, cyberbullying will impact their kids

August 23, 2017

Parents may also experience some nerves as their children prepare to head back to school. Bullying and cyberbullying…
Could Limiting Naps Support Learning in Children With Down Syndrome?

August 22, 2017

A robust and growing body of research explores the effects of sleep and napping on learning and memory…
Eye Patterns in Children: The Development of Anxiety and Emotion

August 18, 2017

We spend a lot of time looking at the eyes of others for social cues – it helps…
Heavily used pesticide linked to breathing problems in farmworkers’ children

August 15, 2017

Elemental sulfur, the most heavily used pesticide in California, may harm the respiratory health of children living near…
Higher Exposure to Flame Retardants in Pregnant Women Leads to Lower IQ in Children

August 4, 2017

A hazardous class of flame retardant chemicals commonly found in furniture and household products damages children’s intelligence, resulting…
How a robot is teaching language to preschool children

July 27, 2017

Researchers at Bielefeld University’s Cluster of Excellence Cognitive Interaction Technology (CITEC) are investigating what a robot needs to…
Toddlers begin learning rules of reading, writing at very early age, study finds

July 26, 2017

Even the proudest of parents may struggle to find some semblance of meaning behind the seemingly random mish-mash…
Genes account for half of differences in social mobility

July 18, 2017

A new King’s College London study suggests that genes account for nearly 50 per cent of the differences…
Bilingual babies: Study shows how exposure to a foreign language ignites infants’ learning

July 18, 2017

For years, scientists and parents alike have touted the benefits of introducing babies to two languages: Bilingual experience…
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