Children’s TV shows are typically designed to improve their viewers’ cognitive, social and moral development.
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Many children’s educational shows undergo pre-screening to make sure each episode delivers its intended message. Adult viewers watching alongside kids can help ensure the lessons are well received.
Raising children with behavioural, developmental or learning difficulties can also make parenting more challenging. So how can parent training help?
Kids can gain developmental or social benefits from extracurricular activities, but time for free play, relaxing and family bonding also matter for individual and family wellness. Girls playing street hockey in Victoria, B.C., in May 2017.
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Researchers with expertise in parent-child relationships and child development offer 5 tips about how parents or caregivers can find a balance between children’s structured and unstructured time.
Doing two things at the same time isn’t always as productive, healthy or safe as focusing on one thing at a time.
Children’s friendships are a vital part of their learning and development.
Destitution causes children immediate suffering – and can affect them throughout their lives.
Strong, supportive relationships with moms, dads and nonparental caregivers are all vital.
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Psychologists have long focused on the importance of a secure attachment with a mother for healthy child development. A new look supports the value of attachment – but it doesn’t have to be with mom.
You do not have to be perfect in order to do a good job of raising a child. In fact, it may be better if you are not.
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A new generation of auto-inflation devices helps children relieve glue ear. And they look like toys.
By the time children start school ‘they have the rudiments of adult swearing’, including about 40 taboo words.
Young children love to play with their mums and dads. But for busy parents, it’s often the last thing they feel like doing.
Only children’s cognitive development by age 11 is more affected by things like their parents’ relationship and wealth than whether they have brothers and sisters.
Babies are curious about their world and want to explore.
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Revisions to the CDC’s developmental milestone checklists removed crawling as a skill that babies pick up at a typical age. A biomedical engineer describes how more research may clarify its role.
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Too few friends or too many friends can hamper children’s learning and cognition.
How did this strange new world affect babies born during the height of the pandemic? Our research sought to find out.
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Early childhood poverty is in fact a risk factor for lower educational attainment, poorer cognition and worse mental health.
It’s not easy talking to kids about the cost-of-living crunch. Many fear landing their kids with a lifelong ‘scarcity mindset’, where a person is cursed with a feeling spending money is always wrong.
There’s a fine balance between confidence and humility.
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There is a link between huge amounts of parental attention and the development of narcissistic traits in children.
It is becoming increasingly clear that ADHD comes with self-control problems, suggesting therapy should be offered alongside drugs.
While some children can be convinced to send their old toys to the op shop, or give clothes to younger friends to wear, other kids really struggle. Here’s why – and how parents and guardians can help.