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.
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