Articles about child development


Exploring the Digital Divide

Last updated: 05/12/2019

For many parents, these are fundamental items to pack before leaving the house. But in recent years, one particular item has grown in popularity among parents when heading to a...

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Children need digital mentorship, not WHO’s restrictions on screen time

Last updated: 05/11/2019

This week the World Health Organization (WHO) issued a new set of guidelines on “Physical Activity, Sedentary Behaviour and Sleep for Children Under 5 Years of Age.” But to read...

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12 tips for raising truthful kids

Last updated: 05/07/2019

Brace yourself for the cold, hard truth: all kids lie. They do it for many of the same reasons adults do: to avoid getting into trouble, to avoid hurting another person’s...

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You Know Playtime Is Important For Your Kid, But Here's How Much They Actually *Need*

Last updated: 05/03/2019

Let's face it, we live in a world dominated by tablets, iPhones, television, and all manner of electronic devices. It's easy just to hand one over to your child and allow them...

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Sociable children tend to have greater emotional resilience in middle age, new study finds

Last updated: 04/14/2019

Children who get on with their peers are more able to cope with stressful events in mid-life, new findings show. Researchers believe this is because sociable children go on to...

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You Can Thank Your Younger Sibling for Teaching You Empathy, Says Science

Last updated: 04/14/2019

As a mom of three kids, I can only hope that my kids have a positive influence on each other’s lives, despite the wrestling matches and fights over personal space that occur...

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Bullying on the Bus: How Should Parents Handle It?

Last updated: 04/11/2019

School buses are one of the top places where childhood bullying happens. Think about it: there are fewer adults around, a captive audience of peers, and a bus driver focused on...

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Children of Immigrants Webinar Series - Foundation For Child Development

Last updated: 04/10/2019

In 2017, the Foundation for Child Development’s Young Scholars Program (YSP) launched its inaugural Children of Immigrants Webinar Series, a three-part webinar series...

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E-books create a 'less chatty story time'

Last updated: 03/28/2019

Parents and children interact less when reading electronic books together than printed ones, a study suggests. Researchers from the University of Michigan found parents talked...

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Why Make-Believe Play Is an Important Part of Childhood Development - Early Learning Nation

Last updated: 03/06/2019

Visit any preschool classroom during free play and you will likely see a child pretending to be someone else. Make-believe play is a ubiquitous part of early childhood. And...

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