Child Development

Anxiety and depression caused by childhood bullying decline over time

Anxiety and depression caused by childhood bullying decline over time

A new UCL-led study has provided the strongest evidence to date that exposure to bullying causes mental health issues such as anxiety years later. The...
1 in 5 teens say they’ve had a concussion

1 in 5 teens say they’ve had a concussion

One in five teens report having had a concussion during their lifetime, research shows. In addition, 5.5 percent say they’ve had more than one...
Dads are often having fun while moms work around the house

Dads are often having fun while moms work around the house

For the first time, researchers have evidence of exactly what dads are doing while moms are taking care of housework or tending to their...
Research shows why beer is bad for young brain

Research shows why beer is bad for young brain

An experiment using the popular video game Minecraft has shown that teens who drink too much may be in for some serious consequences in...
Maternal diet could affect kids' brain reward circuitry

Maternal diet could affect kids’ brain reward circuitry

Researchers in France found that rats who ate a junk food diet during pregnancy had heavier pups that strongly preferred the taste of fat...
Headache: Far more common stroke symptom in children than adults

Headache: Far more common stroke symptom in children than adults

Children are far more likely than adults to report headache when having a stroke, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association’s International...
Kid with a chronic illness

Kid with a chronic illness? 5 tips for parent-teacher teamwork

As a new school year begins, parents of children with chronic health issues know that a return to the classroom comes with special challenges. Whether...
5 easy ways to parent with purpose

5 easy ways to parent with purpose

Parenting is one of life’s greatest joys. It can also present big challenges, particularly for women. Beyond the daily chaos of a busy schedule and tending...
Fathers of American newborns keep getting older, Stanford study finds

Fathers of American newborns keep getting older, Stanford study finds

The average age of newborns' fathers in the United States has grown by 3.5 years over the past four decades, according to a new...
How caffeine could harm children’s health

How caffeine could harm children’s health

For caffeine consumers and teetotalers alike, the news was shocking: A South Carolina teenager died after drinking a cafe latte, a large Diet Mountain...