In kindergarten, it can be apparent to teachers and parents alike that some students are younger than others.
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Kindergartners who are relatively younger than their classroom peers are at risk for doing less well in school. A clinical psychologist explains how to reduce those problems.
Predictable and consistent parental behavior can include set routines for meals and transportation.
Parents are often the primary source of information that children receive from their environment. How consistent parents’ interactions with their children are matters.
Children living in low-income neighborhoods with ‘hands-off’ norms about safety showed higher levels of reactivity in a region of the brain associated with emotion processing and threat detection.
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The latest findings add to the understanding of how social disadvantage such as poverty and low-quality, unsafe housing can affect early child development.
Millions of U.S. children between the ages of 6 months and 4 years will soon be eligible for COVID-19 shots.
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The FDA’s authorization of COVID-19 shots for children ages 6 months to 4 years will bring relief for millions of parents. Pending CDC endorsement, shots for this group will be available within days.
Video calls with younger relatives can be awkward - but only if we let them.
Will either sibling remember this momentous meeting?
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Psychologists know babies can form memories soon after birth. So why can’t people remember anything that happened to them before around age 2? A child development expert describes possible reasons.
Abortion-rights demonstrators hold up letters spelling out ‘My Choice,’ Saturday, May 14, 2022, outside the United States Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.
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Restricting abortion access has negative effects on parents, as well as children and families, including increased poverty, unemployment, pregnancy-related deaths and higher health risks in children.
Good news for parents…
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A big study accounting for genes and socioeconomic background suggests that video games actually cause children’s intelligence to grow.
Children’s physical experiences help them learn new words.
Children may hear a lot of words when sitting in front of or interacting with screens, but to learn language children need to interact with physical objects.
One form of domestic abuse involves a parent breaking their child’s connection with the other parent.
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Some parents engage in domestic abuse by influencing their children to fear, dislike or distrust their other parent. What happens next is a cascade of losses.
You can still tell the truth without ruining everyone’s Easter. Here are some tips.
Marketers are capitalizing on our tendency to anthropomorphize objects.
Our tendency to assign objects human characteristics, like names and personality traits, stems from how we understand the world around us and our place in it.
Can Black dolls help Black children better understand their racial identity?
Black children are prone to internalize messages of anti-Blackness. Can a Black doll that honors one of America’s most noteworthy Black women do anything to reverse the trend?
A woman holds a child in her arms after crossing the border from Ukraine to Siret, Romania, on Feb. 25. Romania, which borders Ukraine, is seeing an influx of refugees as many flee the Russian invasion.
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How to have important conversations with kids about world events like those taking place in Ukraine, and how to tailor them based on age and maturity levels — from child psychologists.
Kids figure out who’s trustworthy as they learn about the world.
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People often try to seem confident and certain in their message so it will be trusted and acted upon. But when information is in flux, research suggests you should be open about what you don’t know.
A family lights candles at a vigil held in Moncton, N.B., on January 30, 2017, for the victims of the Quebec City mosque shooting.
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How can scientific literature on interpersonal trauma help us better understand the impact of tragedy, especially on children who are still developing?
Ultimately, screens are a part of modern life – children need to learn how to navigate them.
Keeping an eye on what children are watching or playing is crucial to ensure that they’re being exposed to age-appropriate content.
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Every small change to promote healthy levels of screen time is a step in the right direction for the health, wellbeing and development of children.
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Children with dyslexia seem to find it more difficult to judge the direction of moving dots - this could explain why reading is also more challenging.
Many vaccine formulations are tweaked for patients of different ages.
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First CDC signed off on a COVID-19 vaccine for adults, then teens. Now US children ages 5 to 11 are officially eligible for shots. Here’s the science on why each group needs to be considered separately.