It’s high time we put the most enduring myths about human behavior to bed, and see the mind—and the world—as it is.
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By Grant Hilary Brenner MD, FAPA on September 14, 2019 in ExperiMentations
Research takes a deep dive into large-scale impact of harm to children, identifying the most pressing targets for intervention.
By Vanessa LoBue Ph.D. on September 09, 2019 in The Baby Scientist
Controlling one's emotions is difficult, especially for young kids. Here's research on how encouraging kids to talk about emotions can help them develop emotional competence.
By Robyn Koslowitz Ph.D. on September 02, 2019 in Targeted Parenting
Feeling burned out as a parent? You're not alone. New research demonstrates parental burnout is more dangerous and prevalent than ever. We can combat parent burnout. Here's how.
By Robyn Koslowitz Ph.D. on August 27, 2019 in Targeted Parenting
New research shows we can help our kids install that "off" button, using mindfulness training.
By Joseph A. Buckhalt Ph.D. on August 14, 2019 in Child Sleep, From ZZZ's to A's
Should governments determine when school starts?
By Jennifer L Tackett Ph.D. on August 13, 2019 in The Game Changers
How good are you at identifying our early leaders? You may be too old to tell.
By Mark Bertin M.D. on August 12, 2019 in Child Development Central
A new study shows benefit to children as young as 7 years old with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) when they practice mindfulness, but not around attention.
By Vanessa LoBue Ph.D. on August 12, 2019 in The Baby Scientist
It may be obvious that reading to preschool-aged kids has benefits for school readiness, but there is evidence that reading to infants is also beneficial, even reading to newborns.
By Peg Streep on August 09, 2019 in Tech Support
Recovering from an emotionally difficult or impoverished childhood is an arduous and long journey. It's often hard to see if you've made headway escaping from your past.
By Kyle D. Pruett M.D. on August 07, 2019 in Once Upon a Child
Periodically pulling the plug to head outside is very much worth the trouble.
By Dona Matthews Ph.D. on August 06, 2019 in Going Beyond Intelligence
Kids who do chores end up happier, better adjusted, and more successful than others. Here are 16 ideas for encouraging your child to do household chores.
By Herbert S. Terrace Ph.D. on August 05, 2019 in The Origin of Words
Why do only humans use language? We find answers in failed attempts to communicate with chimpanzees and recent discoveries about an ancestor's and a human infants' first words.
By David Krauss Ph.D. on August 04, 2019 in Atypical Children – Extraordinary Parenting
August, for some neuro-developmentally atypical children and their parents, can be a time of apprehension and even dread: HOMEWORK IS COMING. Try taking homework 'bird by bird.'
By Shanna Reeves Ph.D., LSSP on August 04, 2019 in Living Through Losing
In the face of pet loss, kids' questions can come at any time, months after the event. Truths from a recent conversation in my home may help you prepare for this parenting moment.
By Jessica Koehler Ph.D. on August 03, 2019 in Beyond School Walls
What choice do you have if traditional school isn't the right fit for your child?
By Arash Emamzadeh on July 26, 2019 in Finding a New Home
What is resilience? Is it the same as competence? Here's a brief review of the history of resilience.
By Jonathan Wai Ph.D. on July 18, 2019 in Finding the Next Einstein
The longstanding debate about whether to help gifted kids resurfaces. Will bright kids succeed even if not challenged enough?
By Nancy L. Segal Ph.D. on July 17, 2019 in Twofold
Do you have a natural twin lab at home?
By Andrew Fishman on July 16, 2019 in Video Game Health
Violent video games are often blamed for making people who play them aggressive or violent. What does the research actually say?
By Jennifer L Tackett Ph.D. on July 12, 2019 in The Game Changers
What is the key to our children and teenagers’ success? Looking for answers from personality science.
By Vanessa LoBue Ph.D. on July 10, 2019 in The Baby Scientist
Ever notice how kids like reading the same books and singing the same songs again and again? Here's why they like it, and why it might be good for them.
By Susan McQuillan M.S., RDN on July 08, 2019 in Cravings
Best practices for adoption policy and research change over time as new generations of adoptees come of age.
By Carl E Pickhardt Ph.D. on July 08, 2019 in Surviving (Your Child's) Adolescence
Loss of the adoring and adorable child's precious childhood can be a grievous one for parents who may fault the young person for the loss instead of normal adolescent change.
By Noam Shpancer Ph.D. on July 05, 2019 in Insight Therapy
Daycare in the U.S. is a hodgepodge of arrangements varying in quality, size, and scope. Yet one unifying characteristic remains: Male caregivers are virtually absent.
By Erin Paquette M.D., J.D. on July 01, 2019 in The Health of Our Children
As we enter a week to celebrate independence, we must remember that many children remain in restrictive settings that only further perpetuate their trauma.
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