#childdevelopment

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

NIMH » Large-Scale Genetics Study Sheds Light on Developmental Origins of Autism

Researchers were able to identify different types of rare genetic variations associated with autism spectrum disorder by analyzing data shared via the NIMH-funded Autism Sequencing Consortium.

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

During Adolescence, The Brain 'Rewires' To Prepare For Adulthood

Researchers say that new brain networks "come online" during adolescence, and these fresh connections being made between different parts of the brain help teens cultivate the social skills they need for navigating the world of adulthood.

Family & Parenting | Parenting

Want to Raise a High-Achieving Test Taker? Talk to Them Like This | Fatherly

The way you talk to toddlers can turn them into a high-achieving test taker. But quantity isn't the answer. Not just any conversation will do.

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

Teens Bonds with Parents Impact How "Fast" They "Grow Up"

Whereas many parents recall rebelling as teens and plotting ways to distance themselves from their parents — including getting their driver’s license and moving out of the house — that desire for independence seems to have waned.

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

10 Current Psychology Studies Every Parent Should Know

Whether parents are happier than non-parents, why siblings are so different, the perils of discipline, bedtimes, TV and more…

Family & Parenting | Family and Parenting

Renowned Harvard Psychologist Says ADHD is Largely a Fraud

Respected Harvard psychologist Jerome Kagan says the rise in ADHD is the result of “fuzzy diagnostic practices” that only benefit big pharma and psychiatrists.

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

Memo to Parents: Back Off, and Children Learn More

In “The Gardener and the Carpenter,” Alison Gopnik says children are naturals at learning and have a better chance to develop if parents lighten up.

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

Three Developmental Charts: Erikson, Kohlberg, and Piaget

As a follow-up to my blog posts in the Guide Your Child’s Intellectual Development series, I’ve laid out three developmental charts capturing Erik Erikso...

Family & Parenting | Family and Parenting

Why All the Gloom and Doom About Kids and Screens?

There are some really good reasons to limit screen time for young children. Here is the research about kids and screens to inform your decisions.

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

An Age By Age Guide to Sex Education

When it comes to sex education, parents often have many questions. How do I start? What do I say? And when? Here is an age guide for what kids need to know.

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

Young Mice, Like Children, Can Grow Up Too Fast

We often act as if children should grow up as quickly as possible, says Alison Gopnik. But a full childhood is necessary, new research about young mice shows.

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

Parenting Practices that Influence Brain Development - For Better or Worse

Parenting, like all things, has gone through its phases but modern beliefs and practices might be hindering healthy brain development in children.