Infants were better able to process repeated sounds, showing a maturity of brain function
Diagnosed with a mysterious condition that prevented her from aging, Brooke Greenberg was old enough to drive but lived her life in a crib.
It may not look like much is going on during naptime in preschool, but dozing youngsters are actually busy learning.
Using hand gestures may be important for more than just making a point; they could help children to learn.
A new study solidifies the connection between breast-feeding and intelligence, but it’s not the only way that mom can influence youngsters’ IQ, even before birth.
There’s a lot of advice about how not to let your kids watch TV. But what’s the most important factor in helping young children to take in television responsibly?
The stronger a child’s vocabulary, the more successful she tends to be in school, and new research shows that the word-building can begin before kids start talking.
Born deaf, 3-year-old Grayson Clamp is astonished to hear his father’s voice for the first time, thanks to a microchip that University of North Carolina doctors implanted inside his brain. Read more about Grayson’s experience on our companion section, NewsFeed.
Exposure to cigarette smoke in the womb may interfere with the brain‘s reward system, and make children more vulnerable to addictions.
Alcohol isn’t generally the first drink that moms-to-be reach for, but if they do, they may not be doing as much harm to their children as previously thought.
Brothers and sisters fight, but when the bickering evolves into physical or emotional abuse, it’s bullying.
Curiosity may be key to distinguishing among identical twins — at least when it comes to rodents.
Exposure to crack cocaine in the womb does not increase the risk of later criminal behavior or school dropout — although the drug may have some lasting effects on behavior and development, according to a new review of the research.