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When do girls come to like pink and boys blue? AquaOwl

When do children develop their gender identity?

Gender is more of a flexible state than most people think. And as children, we start out thinking more flexibly about gender than we end up as adults.
A student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., speaks to the media after a former student opened fire at the school on Feb. 14, killing more than a dozen people. AP/Wilfredo Lee

Here’s how witnessing violence harms children’s mental health

Children are increasingly being exposed to more violence. The impact? They could get desensitized to violence and come to believe that it is an acceptable way to solve problems.
It takes a while, but most children develop empathy easily. Zurijeta/Shutterstock

How do children learn empathy?

A child mainly learns empathy through imitating adults – yet another reason to treat others well.
Children’s ideas about what is fair can be different from those of adults. Enoch Lai

How do children decide what’s fair?

Children have their own idea of justice, which develops fairly early. So, what's fair sharing for children? What do they think about rewards and what is their idea of fair punishment?

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