Child Development

How Alexa could be better at responding to children

How Alexa could be better at responding to children

A new study shows that children often respond to voice-activated technologies by treating the device, such as Alexa, Siri, or Google Assistant, as a...

Fast facts about hand, foot and mouth disease you should know

A highly contagious viral infection, hand, foot and mouth disease can surface on the body parts that make up its name. “You often see tiny blisters...

Humanoid robots can influence children’s opinions significantly

The study, conducted at the University of Plymouth, compared how adults and children respond to an identical task when in the presence of both...

Social robots will never fully replace teachers, says new study

Current technical limitations mean robots’ role will largely be confined to that of teaching assistants or tutors Robots can play an important role in the...
5 easy ways to boost children's spatial skills

5 easy ways to boost children’s spatial skills

When we read maps, pack the car for holidays, assemble flat-pack furniture or cut cake into equal slices, we use spatial reasoning skills. These allow...

What to do when your child has a headache

Headaches aren’t fun, no matter a patient’s age. But when the headache sufferer is a child, the discomfort can put added anxiety on a parent...
Depressed parents, depressed teens

Depressed parents, depressed teens

The bond between parent and child extends far beyond sharing similar looks or behaviors, as symptoms of depression in teens and parents appear to...
Soy-based formula may change baby’s reproduction system

Soy-based formula may change baby’s reproduction system

In a new study, researchers from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia find that babies fed by soy-based formula had differences in the reproductive-system compared with...
Why newborns look ‘less cute’ than older babies

Why newborns look ‘less cute’ than older babies

In a recent study, researchers from Brock University find that adults think the faces of babies most appealing at around the six-month mark. This means...
Childhood bullying can cause lifelong psychological damage– here’s how to spot the signs and move on

Childhood bullying can cause lifelong psychological damage– here’s how to spot the signs and...

Childhood bullying is so common that it may not seem like a big deal. Up to 35% per cent of people are estimated to have...