Child Psychology News

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11/21/2017
11/21/2017
Supportive Treatment for Childhood Obesity

New recommendations to help reduce weight stigmatization in children

11/17/2017
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10/19/2017
Self-Harm on the Rise Among Teen Girls

Behavior was strongly linked to greater suicide risk, UK study found

10/12/2017
Happier Mealtimes, Healthier Eating for Kids

A positive atmosphere prompts preschoolers to eat more fruits, vegetables and other healthy foods

10/6/2017
9/29/2017
Looking at Laughter for Clues to Anti-Social Behavior

Cues don't register the same way for certain kids, researchers say

9/21/2017
When Adults Show Determination, Babies Copy

'It's OK to let your kids see you sweat,' researcher says

9/21/2017
Asthma Drug Tied to Nightmares, Depression

But experts stress Singulair also has lifesaving benefits

9/15/2017
Young Kids With Cellphones Face a Hidden Risk

Study finds elementary school children with phones are more likely to be cyberbullied

8/25/2017
Parents Worried About Cyberbullies as School Starts Up

Poor diet, drugs and car accidents also among the leading concerns, poll shows

8/21/2017
Having Same-Sex Parents Won't Affect Kids' Gender Identity: Study

Research showed no differences from children raised by heterosexual couples

8/11/2017
Therapy for Kids With Autism Pays Off for Moms, Dads

Study found when parents become therapy partners, they become less depressed, learn to keep emotions in check

8/9/2017
Does Early Puberty Affect a Girl's Academic Achievement?

Those who begin their periods younger may leave school sooner, research suggests

8/8/2017
Low Blood Sugar in Newborns Tied to Brain Problems Later

These babies 2 to 3 times more apt to struggle with planning, memory, attention at age 4, study finds

8/4/2017
Picky Eater? It Might Just Be Your Child's Personality

Temperament determines which kids will resist new foods, study suggests

7/10/2017
Can a Spritz of 'Love Hormone' Help Kids With Autism?

Researchers seek to boost social abilities in small study

7/6/2017
Bullying Takes Financial Toll on U.S. School Districts

Absenteeism by fearful kids linked to an extra $276 million in expenditures in California each year

6/21/2017
Do Older Dads Produce Brainy Boys?

Study finds their sons score high in intelligence and focus

6/15/2017
When Parents Focus on Smartphones, Kids' Misbehaving Can Rise

Little ones can feel snubbed by the devices and consequently act out, study suggests

6/8/2017
Babies' Fascination With Faces May Start in the Womb

Ultrasound study detects this preference in 34th week of pregnancy, researchers say

6/7/2017
Overweight Kids Pay a Heavy Social Price

They tend to have fewer friends, which can lead to depression and other emotional problems, researchers say

6/5/2017
When a Divorce Turns Bitter, Kids' Immune Systems May Pay a Price

More evidence that family stress in childhood might affect lifelong health

5/31/2017
Communication Problems Not at Root of Tantrums in Kids With Autism

Study shows outbursts occur just as frequently among children without speech, language troubles

5/25/2017
Do Daughters Bring Out a Dad's 'Softer Side'?

Study found men raising toddlers were more responsive, emotional with girls than boys

5/25/2017
Are All Those 'Fidget Spinners' Really Helping Kids?

Hot toy is probably more of a distraction than a help in the classroom, experts say

4/20/2017
Money Spent on Teen Health a Good Global Investment

Improving the lives of children around the world would reap huge returns, study says

3/16/2017
Savvy Marketing Gets Schoolkids to Eat Their Greens

Signs throughout school, on school's website made students 3 times more likely to use the salad bar

3/15/2017
Poor Sleep in Preschool Years Could Mean Behavior Troubles Later

Establishing regular bedtime early on may pay dividends in elementary school, study suggests

3/6/2017
Disabled Kids at Higher Risk of Abuse, Study Finds

Certain conditions linked to greater odds for neglect, bullying

3/2/2017
Could Common Insecticides Be Tied to Behavior Issues in Kids?

Study can't prove cause-and-effect, but children exposed in utero to pyrethroids had more problems

3/1/2017
Does TV Hinder Kindergarten-Readiness?

Lower-income kids harmed more by excess screen time than affluent children, study finds

2/20/2017
Kids Born to Older Moms Score Higher on Thinking Tests

Children with younger moms once had the advantage, but that trend has reversed, study finds

2/14/2017
Screen Time and Teen Time

Study found no link between high use of video games/computers and academics, delinquency

2/14/2017
Be Your Child's Valentine

The American Academy of Pediatrics offers tips for showing kids your love every day

2/10/2017
Winning the Veggie Wars With Kids

Nutritionist offers advice on getting children to eat healthier fare

2/6/2017
For Kids, Regular Exercise Seems to Put Depression on the Run

Finding could be significant because it suggests physical activity can be used to boost mental health

1/30/2017
Teach Your Kids to Use Media in Healthy Ways

Even toddlers can benefit from educational TV and apps, pediatricians say

1/23/2017
Does 'Juvy' Confinement Jeopardize Long-Term Health?

It may be time for U.S. to explore alternatives for wayward youths, studies suggest

1/18/2017
MRIs Might Help Guide Preemies' Neurological Care

Brain scans after birth may pinpoint potential developmental problems, study finds

12/21/2016
Give Kids a Safe, Stress-Free Holiday

Be mindful of overwhelming or risky conditions, doctors' group says

12/19/2016
The Impact of Child Abuse Can Last a Lifetime

Victims often struggle emotionally, financially as adults, study finds

12/5/2016
When Sibling Has Epilepsy, Kids Worry

Protective feelings a very common response, study finds

12/2/2016
2 Out of 3 Depressed Teens Gain Lasting Benefits From Therapy

Early treatment of depression may lower risk of future episodes of mood disorder, study finds

11/24/2016
Are Your Kids Thankful?

These tips from a child development expert will help you foster an everyday attitude of gratitude in your children