Finding the point at which babies’ reactions change from being purely reflexive to reflecting more intention is leading researches to focus on the first glimmers of conscious thought in infants as young as 5 months old.
The results are the first to suggest a trans-generational contributor to the developmental disorder.
Finding the right balance of structured play for toddlers could be the key to making universal preschool work
Lead exposure may be on the decline, but it’s still taking its toll on children’s performance in school.
It’s not just the victims of bullying that experience long-term consequences; bullies themselves are also at risk of mental health issues later in life.
A large study in California shows that more kids than ever get diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Is the condition really spreading, or are we just better at detecting it?
Painful experiences early in life can alter the brain in lasting ways.
Researchers come closer to developing a genetic test for the disorder
Brain scans of kids and adults watching Sesame Street reveals how the brain picks up reading and math skills
Fiscal cliff negotiations tested everyone’s patience, but even young children who don’t understand national budgets may show signs of strain during such economic insecurity.
Communication may help toddlers cope better with emotions in pre-school
Part of our math skills are innate, but a larger part isn’t
Squabbles over two topics in particular could be especially damaging, researchers say