Child Development

Ray Dalio: How I educated my children

Children look to their parents for wisdom and guidance in their lives. It’s no surprise that we end up sharing our parents’ wise words...

Elementary school class rank could predict long-term life outcomes

Having a high class rank in third grade, independent of test scores and other measures of achievement, positively affects long-term life outcomes, according to...

People should pay attention to cholesterol levels even in childhood

To prevent atherosclerosis, people try to lower high cholesterol levels in adults. But Professor Kirsten Holvenat at the University of Oslo warns that the prevention...

Scientists find differences between the brains of girls and boys with autism

In a new study from Stanford University, researchers found brain organization differs between boys and girls with autism. The differences, identified by analyzing hundreds of...

Scientists find biomarkers linked to autism risk

In a new study from Columbia University, researchers found molecular signatures of gut inflammation linked to the risk of developing autism spectrum disorder (ASD). These...

8 signs your child may have depression

The COVID-19 pandemic has not only affected the physical health of millions of Americans but it's also taken a toll on the country's mental...

Routine prenatal ultrasound could identify early signs of autism

According to a study in 2021, the autism rate among 8-year-old children in the United States is one in 44. The rate was the highest...

Children with COVID-19-related inflammatory syndrome can fully recover heart function

In a new study from the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, researchers found children who develop COVID-19-related multisystem inflammatory syndrome, also called MIS-C, begin recovering...

Children can suffer severe illness after COVID-19

It was a few weeks before Christmas in 2020 when Alyssa Bendersky started worrying about her 6-year-old daughter, Paige. She had complained off and on...

Scientists capture the earliest humor in children

Young children’s ability to laugh and make jokes has been mapped by age for the first time using data from a new study involving...