Child Psychology News

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6/13/2014
Dads Who Do Housework May Spur Daughters to Aim High: Study

Promoting gender equality at home may foster ambition in girls, researchers say

6/12/2014
Cool Teens, Uncool Future?

Status-seeking behaviors of adolescence don't translate well to adult world, study suggests

6/9/2014
Teen Bullies, Victims Armed More Than Other Kids, Study Says

But experts disagree on findings' significance

6/5/2014
Kids' Obesity Risk Rises With Parents' Divorce: Study

Stress, unhealthy coping strategies may be to blame, experts say

6/2/2014
1 of 8 U.S. Kids Mistreated Before Age 18, Study Finds

Risk highest early in life, with 2 percent of children having a confirmed report by 1st birthday, researchers say

6/2/2014
Boston Marathon Bombings Left Psychological Scars on Kids

11 percent of parents surveyed months later described PTSD symptoms in children, study found

5/23/2014
Cyberbullying Knows No Socio-economic Bounds

Study finds poor kids are getting harassed online, too

5/2/2014
Your Kids May Not Be Ignoring You on Purpose

Children focused on other tasks 'blinded' to what's going on around them, study says

4/30/2014
Violent Older Siblings Set Bad Example

Younger siblings may copy criminal behavior, especially when two are close in age, study finds

4/30/2014
By 9 Months, Baby's Visual Learning Kicks In: Study

At this age, infants can view pictures, then recognize the objects in real life

4/29/2014
Altruism May Help Shield Teens From Depression: Study

Researchers monitored area of the brain tied to rewards, pleasure

4/29/2014
Working With Horses May Ease Stress in Kids

After 12-week riding program, students had lower levels of stress hormone in small study

4/29/2014
Calling Young Girls 'Fat' May Increase Their Teen-Obesity Risk

Stigma alone could spur overeating, study authors say

4/28/2014
U.S. Kids Experiencing Less Violence: Surveys

School shootings, bullying make the headlines, but they're the exception, expert says

4/25/2014
Kids' Happiness Doesn't Depend on 2 Natural Parents, Says Study

Relationship quality key, not whether you live with stepparent, single parent or 2 natural parents

4/25/2014
FDA Advisers: Ban Use of Behavior-Modifying 'Shock Devices'

The controversial tools are used on emotionally disabled kids at a Mass. facility

4/24/2014
FDA Reconsiders Behavior-Modifying 'Shock Devices'

Agency meets Thursday to discuss outlawing tools used on emotionally disabled kids

4/24/2014
1 in 13 U.S. Schoolkids Takes Psych Meds: Report

More than half of parents said the drugs are helpful

4/21/2014
Language Problems Common for Kids With ADHD, Study Finds

Anxiety often goes hand in hand with attention disorder, too

4/10/2014
Too Many Foster Kids With ADHD Treated With Antipsychotic Drugs: Study

Researchers looked at unapproved 'atypical' use of these meds in one state

3/25/2014
Spanking Triggers Vicious Cycle, Study Finds

Unruly kids more likely to be spanked, but doing so leads to more misbehavior, researcher says

3/24/2014
Violent Video Games Tied to Combative Thinking in Study

Kids 'start to see world in a more aggressive way,' researcher says

3/19/2014
Rigid Parenting Style Linked to Obese Kids

Demanding, inflexible approach might foster negative response, study suggests

3/17/2014
TV, Computer Time Tied to Heavier, Less Happy Kids: Study

Parents can help reduce screen time, experts say

3/14/2014
When a Parent Dies, What Helps a Child Cope?

Study suggests grieving can affect school performance; mental health therapy an effective option

3/10/2014
More Evidence That Bullying Raises Kids' Suicide Risk

But findings don't confirm a cause-and-effect link

3/10/2014
Kids Who Repeat a Grade Can Become Discipline Problems, Study Says

Schools that had more repeaters had more suspensions, other signs of trouble in student body

3/10/2014
When Smartphone Is Near, Parenting May Falter

Study found many caregivers focused on devices instead of children

3/7/2014
Younger Siblings of Kids With Autism May Show Early Signs of Problems

Study found developmental or behavioral red flags in babies as young as 1 year

3/6/2014
Shared Family Activities May Boost Preschoolers' Emotional Health

Eating dinner, having fun together can help kids learn to form good relationships

3/6/2014
Kids Lacking At-Home Enrichment Gain Most From Head Start: Study

Researcher says the preschool program is 'vital' for certain children

3/5/2014
Moving Out of Poor Neighborhood May Disrupt Boys' Mental Health: Study

However, girls tend to do better with upward mobility, researchers say

3/1/2014
Could Childhood Nightmares Foreshadow Mental Ills as Teen?

Persistent nightmares, frequent night terrors linked to greater risk for psychotic episodes, study suggests

2/26/2014
Kids' Body Image Shaped by Parents, Expert Says

Doctor offers tips for helping children develop healthy eating habits, self-image

2/24/2014
Kids' Checkups Should Include Cholesterol, Depression Tests, Doctors Say

HIV screening also recommended under revised American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines

2/23/2014
Frequent School Moves May Harm Kids' Mental Health

Study of British preteens might have found increased risk of psychiatric symptoms

2/21/2014
Family Conflicts Can Impair Child's Brain Development: Study

Early exposure to parental tension is a risk factor for later mental woes, researchers say

2/17/2014
STD Education Must Start Long Before Kids Engage in Sex

Parenting, friends and academics all influence likelihood of contracting sexually transmitted diseases, study says

2/17/2014
Bullying May Have Lasting Health Effects on Kids

Study of students in grades 5 through 10 found mental, physical fallout even if harassment stopped

2/17/2014
Mother's Voice on Special Pacifier Helps Preemies Learn to Eat

When properly sucking, baby is rewarded with a song from Mom, researchers say

2/7/2014
Single-Sex Education's Benefits Challenged in Study

Research review finds no significant difference academically

2/5/2014
Shy Kids Might Not Have Difficulty With Language

Study suggests these toddlers understand what they hear as well as more outgoing peers

1/27/2014
Music Therapy May Help Teens With Cancer Cope

Writing lyrics, making videos helped them get through grueling treatment, connect with others, study found

1/14/2014
Are Teen Brains Hyper-Wired for Rewards?

Study suggests there may be some logic in their choices after all

1/14/2014
Alternative Therapies Widely Used for Autism

Study finds many parents use them alongside conventional treatments to try to manage symptoms

12/30/2013
Landmark ADHD Study Backed Drugs Over Therapy at a Cost: Report

Children denied counseling may have lost out, experts say

12/24/2013
Behavioral Therapy Might Ease Kids' Migraine Symptoms

Those trained to cope with pain report less disability a year later, study finds

12/16/2013
Youngest Child Often Not as Small as Mother Thinks

Study might explain why 'baby of the family' label persists

12/11/2013
Will Music Make Your Child Smarter?

Study finds no evidence to support that belief

12/11/2013
Kids' Social Skills May Suffer When Mothers Drink During Pregnancy

Study suggests effect on children's brains goes beyond intelligence