Child Development

Backpacks not to blame for back pain in kids

Backpacks not to blame for back pain in kids

It’s a weighty topic, but new research from the University of Sydney suggests schoolbags do not cause back pain in children and adolescents. The study,...

Infants can accurately track other people’s beliefs, says new study

A brain-imaging study offers new support for the idea that infants can accurately track other people's beliefs. When 7-month-old infants in the study viewed videos...

Researchers discover how young children seem to run around all day without getting tired

Children not only have fatigue-resistant muscles, but recover very quickly from high-intensity exercise—even faster than well-trained adult endurance athletes. This is the finding of new...
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...