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Researchers at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst are studying the impact of television on young children’s sleep.
BOSTON, Mass. - It’s a paradox for parents. You want your child to go to a high school that offers lots of opportunities, like advanced placement or college-level classes, and a wide variety of extra-curricular activities. But researchers are finding that these high-achieving schools are pro…
From school to sports to relationships, parents are always giving their kids feedback and pointers. But a new study shows what motivates children may not be the advice you give, but the advice they give.
Nap time --- it’s the golden hour in the afternoon when kids get a reset and parents take a break. We know that sleep is important for young children, but scientists are finding the benefits of a nap may help your child in unexpected ways.
We’ve all seen it. Maybe we’re guilty ourselves of being parents who want their kids in every lesson and on every team. But we may not be doing kids any favors, as far as helping them develop what’s called self-directed executive function. That means setting a goal, and independently figurin…
Whether they’re happy, mad, or any feeling in-between, your child may have lots of emotions. Sometimes, those emotions may be a little hard for them to name or even control.
The rates of bullying, substance abuse, anxiety, and depression are growing among teens and even pre-teens. Now psychologists at the University of Wisconsin, Madison believe they have found something that can decrease the likelihood of some of these problems emerging.
Studies show parental involvement is very important for a child's success in school. But for some parents of ethnic minority students, especially those from immigrant families, there is a mismatch between school and family expectations when it comes to parental involvement.
It's known as the 30 million-word gap. That's how many more vocabulary words children of wealthier parents master by kindergarten, compared to those from lower-income families. Why is that critical? Because the more words children master when they're young, the better they do academically th…
We've heard a lot in the last few years about natural disasters, wicked weather extremes, and climate change. There is widespread acceptance that climate change poses a critical threat to our future. How much of an impact does the changing environment have on children?