Child Development

New ADHD Guidelines Include Kids as Young as 4

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released new guidelines for diagnosing and treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in preschoolers as young as 4. Previous guidelines, issued in 2000 and 2001, focused on …

5 Ways to Fix Preschool

Children’s brains do not automatically switch on at age 5 when the U.S. public school system finally gets around to educating them. In fact, quite to the contrary, studies indicate that children start learning from the day they …

A Better Way to Treat Obsessive-Compulsive Kids

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) can be a nasty enough condition when it strikes an adult. When it hits in childhood it’s far crueler. Not only are kids unequipped to understand what’s happening to them, they are also being …

Study: People May Be Born Good (or Bad) at Math

If you struggled through high school algebra, you probably thought you simply weren’t born good at math. You might have been right, at least according to a new study by Johns Hopkins University psychologists that suggests that math ability is linked to your inborn “number sense.”

How to Raise a Happy Child

Little minds can be very complicated minds. The mere fact that you’re young — even extremely young — does not mean that you don’t experience a world of complex feelings and thoughts. That’s one reason so many U.S. kids — …

Clues to the Genetic Roots of ADHD

Too much soda, candy and bad parenting have been cleared of full blame for children’s hyperactivity and uncontrollable behavior — at least according to a new study that has identified certain genetic abnormalities associated with ADHD.

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