Child Development

Block play could improve your child’s math skills

Block play could improve your child’s math skills

Semi-structured block play among preschool-age children has the potential to improve two skills – mathematics and executive functioning – critical to kindergarten readiness, according...
After 287 days in the NICU, little victor heads to Washington

After 287 days in the NICU, little victor heads to Washington

For the first 10 months of Brynn Altizer’s life, home was a hospital room. Born more than 14 weeks early with severely underdeveloped lungs and...
Stoping bullying may reduce depression in teens with autism

Stopping bullying may reduce depression in teens with autism

Teenagers with difficulties in social communication, including autism have higher rates of depressive symptoms, especially if they are being bullied. Researchers at the University of...
One year of school comes with an IQ bump

One year of school comes with an IQ bump

A year of schooling leaves students with new knowledge, and it also equates with a small but noticeable increase to students' IQ, according to...
Parent-child therapy could help young children with depression

Parent-child therapy could help young children with depression

Children as young as 3 can be clinically depressed, and often that depression recurs as kids get older and go to school. It also...
Helicopter parenting could harm children’s emotional wellbeing

Helicopter parenting could harm children’s emotional wellbeing

It's natural for parents to do whatever they can to keep their children safe and healthy, but children need space to learn and grow...
EEG could accurately predict autism as early as three months of age

EEG could accurately predict autism as early as three months of age

Autism is challenging to diagnose, especially early in life. A new study in the journal Scientific Reports shows that inexpensive EEGs, which measure brain electrical...
Looking online for info on your child’s health? Here are some tips

Looking online for info on your child’s health? Here are some tips

Many parents can be anxious when their child is sick. So looking online for health information can help them understand their child’s medical condition and...
12 ways to keep your kids safe from sexual encounters online

12 ways to keep your kids safe from sexual encounters online

Naomi, who is 10 years old, is having a sleepover at her friend Jaime’s house. A babysitter is there but she is on her...
Girls with high vitamin D level have stronger muscles

Girls with high vitamin D level have stronger muscles

Girls are stronger with higher levels of vitamin D, but the association was not found in boys. These are the results from a new large...