Child Development

How 'clean eating' can damage children's health

How ‘clean eating’ can damage children’s health

Clean eating seems ideal for parents who want to establish their children's healthy habits early on. It's no surprise really: "clean eating" is the perfect...
Is there a ‘bilingual advantage’ for kids with autism

Is there a ‘bilingual advantage’ for kids with autism?

Being bilingual may make it easier for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) to switch gears from one task to another, according to a...
Trauma affects brains of boys and girls in opposite ways

Trauma affects brains of boys and girls in opposite ways

Brain scans of children and teenagers with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) show structural differences between the sexes in one part of the insula. This is...
6 tips to keep your kids safe from gun accidents

6 tips to keep your kids safe from gun accidents

Nearly 1.7 million children in the U.S. live in a home with a loaded, unlocked firearm. As a result, thousands of children are killed...
5 screen-time tips for children’s sleep

5 screen-time tips for children’s sleep

In a new manuscript on digital media and sleep, researchers recommend removing electronic media from children’s bedrooms and encouraging calming bedtime routines to help...
What makes a happy working mom

What makes a happy working mom?

A happy working mom feels competent in interacting with her child, experiences a sense of freedom and choice in her actions, while having a...
Blueberries may improve attention in children

Blueberries may improve attention in children

Primary school children could show better attention by consuming flavonoid-rich blueberries, following a study conducted by the University of Reading. In a paper published in...
laser toys

Laser toys: how to keep kids safe

Many kids (and parents) who have seen Luke Skywalker battle Darth Vader with a light saber think lasers are cool. What they may not know...
5 things to know next time your kid coughs

5 things to know next time your kid coughs

It’s familiar to any parent: First comes the sniffles, then the congestion—and finally, a persistent, hacking cough that can drag on for weeks, long...
How babies learn to walk holds potential clues to autism

How babies learn to walk holds potential clues to autism

Scientists have identified brain networks involved in a baby’s learning to walk—a discovery that eventually may help predict whether infants are at risk for...