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September 29, 2016

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September 29, 2016

Lift-the-Flap Books May Hinder Kids from Learning New Words

Sep. 14, 2016 — Features in non-fiction children’s books such as lift-the-flap may hinder toddlers from learning new words, suggests new ... read more

Touchscreens May Boost Motor Skills in Toddlers

Sep. 13, 2016 — Does your toddler use a touchscreen tablet? A recent study has shown that early touchscreen use, and in particular actively scrolling the screen, correlates with increased fine motor control in ... read more

School Quality, Genetics Play Role in Child’s Reading Ability

Aug. 10, 2016 — Natural smarts can only take a child so far if they are also attending a poor school, according to new educational ... read more

Going the Distance: Babies Reach Farther With Adults Around

Aug. 10, 2016 — Eight-month-old infants are much more likely to reach towards distant toys when an adult is present than when they are by themselves, according to research. The findings suggest that 8-month-olds ... read more

'Cultural Learners' in the Cradle

Aug. 10, 2016 — Well before starting to speak, children from a very young age pay higher attention to the information received from native speakers of their language compared to the information received from ... read more

Kindergarteners' Mathematics Success Hinges on Preschool Skills

Aug. 4, 2016 — Researchers have discovered that preschoolers who better process words associated with numbers and understand the quantities associated with these words are more likely to have success with math when ... read more

Newborns With Borderline Thyroid Function at Higher Risk of Poor Neurodevelopmental Outcomes

July 28, 2016 — Babies born with moderately high concentrations of thyroid stimulating hormone have a higher risk of poor educational and development outcomes at school age, a world-first study ... read more

Developmental Differences in Late Preterm Babies May Not Emerge Until After Age Two

July 25, 2016 — Developmental differences in babies born four to six weeks early may not show up until after they turn two, a new study suggests. At age two, late preterm babies were developmentally on track with ... read more

Making Parenting a National Priority in U.S.

July 20, 2016 — A new report calls for a new national framework to support struggling parents. Developmental psychologists say the findings emphasize making parenting a national U.S. ... read more

Blue, Green or 'Nol'?

July 18, 2016 — Even in infants too young to speak, the object categories infants form and their predictions about objects' behavior, are sculpted by the names we use to describe them, new research shows. As ... read more

Tiger Moms Are the Same Everywhere, Study Shows

July 18, 2016 — It doesn’t matter if you’re an American “tiger mom,” or a Chinese one, evidence shows that parents’ attempts to control children through psychological means (e.g., shaming children) are ... read more

July 15, 2016 — Working parents and grandparents who FaceTime with their toddlers can take heart from a new study that sheds new light that on young children and how they engage in—and learn from—screen-time ... read more

July 15, 2016 — Children as young as 9 months-old prefer to play with toys specific to their own gender, according to a new study. The research suggests the possibility that boys and girls follow different ... read more

July 14, 2016 — Fathers play a surprisingly large role in their children's development, from language and cognitive growth in toddlerhood to social skills in fifth grade, according to new ... read more

July 14, 2016 — Preschoolers who are regularly tucked into bed by 8 p.m. are far less likely to become obese teenagers than young children who go to sleep later in the evening, new research has found. Bedtimes after ... read more

Increase in Snacking Related to Parental Oversight

July 12, 2016 — In a new study examining how parenting contributes to snacking, researchers found that parents who have a hands-off approach to feeding children may unknowingly contribute to an increase in ... read more

Researcher Finds Link Between Parenting Styles and Workplace Behaviors

July 7, 2016 — If you’re having problems at work, there’s a chance that your parents might share some of the blame, a researcher ... read more

Does Chronic Pain Run in Families?

July 6, 2016 — Can an increased risk of chronic pain be transmitted from parents to children? Several factors may contribute, including genetics, effects on early development, social learning, and more according to ... read more

One Small Step for Babies, One Giant Leap for Humankind

July 5, 2016 — Even before they stand up, infants have a rough idea of how to walk; they just need some time to lay down the right neural wiring. Understanding how babies take their first steps can also help us to ... read more

Children Growing Up in Solo Mother Families Are Well Adjusted and Developing Well

July 4, 2016 — The number of children born to single women is increasing, partly as a result of social and legislative changes (in most jurisdictions) in the rights to parenthood. While technology has been readily ... read more

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