Getting children to bed on time can be a chore, but it could pay off with fewer behavioral problems later on.
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.
Curiosity may be key to distinguishing among identical twins — at least when it comes to rodents.
Preschool might seem like nothing more than child’s play — a riot of high-spirited kids engaged in finger painting, blockbuilding and games.
Do children become more kind and empathetic after a disaster— or does the experience make them more focus more on self-preservation?
Think that physical activity is just good for the body? Turns out exercise can help youngsters do better in school too
More than six decades after his seminal child care book was published, Dr. Spock still knows what’s best for baby.
Every parent thinks they’re baby is exceptionally smart — and cute, too. But while it can’t be true that every infant is above average, Lake Wobegon-style, it turns out that babies become able to reason surprisingly well at a …
Moms-to-be have a lot to worry about while they’re expecting, especially since everything they’re exposed to has a chance of affecting their developing baby.
American educators agreed last year that argumentative reasoning should be taught in schools when those in most states adopted the new Common Core State Standards, a state-led effort to establish educational benchmarks to prepare …
Pregnant women have a lot to worry about when it comes to keeping their bodies and their developing babies healthy. Now researchers in Australia report that fish-oil supplements, a popular nutritional boost that many moms-to-be …
The causes of autism are still unclear, but evidence is building that early intervention — before age 1 — may help mitigate or even prevent the developmental disorder from occurring in the first place. Making such early treatment more possible, researchers now report a promising new way of detecting autism in infants as young as 14 months.