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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…

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. Th…

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 o…

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 i…

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…

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 en…

The average American gives 2.6 percent of their income to charity each year. Giving typically isn't a skill that's stressed in financial classes. But a new study shows kids learn to give by watching their parents.

Nearly 20 percent of all children are sometimes drowsy from a lack of sleep, which can have negative impacts on their physical and emotional health. Now new research from the University of Pennsylvania and the University of California, Irvine…

When you mention aggression in kids, most of us think hitting, shoving, or even hair pulling. Less obvious is relational aggression, teasing or being excluded. Both could damage a child's self-esteem.

Research scientists say kids who are persistently aggressive or defiant in their teens are already showing signs of abnormally aggressive behavior years earlier when they are toddlers.

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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…

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?