There is a new "breed" of humans among us and they are here to usher in the new age of peace. These powerful and intuitive people have little tolerance for dishonesty. They are on Earth so that they can teach others about the importance of speaking truthfully and living in harmony.
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected children’s worlds in many ways. Due to closures and restrictions, they have experienced the loss of social engagement and the support of friends, school communitiesor extended family.
In a new study, researchers found people who had higher levels of self-control as children were aging more slowly than their peers at age 45.
As the pandemic forced many Americans to hunker down at home, the video game industry saw record spending and profits in 2020. Interacting with other people through gaming became, for some players, essential for social connection.
A preschool enrichment program that helps boost social and emotional skills pays off during middle and high school, according to a new study.
A love for reading can be hugely valuable for children. The benefits of leisure reading include increased general knowledge, a positive impact on academic achievement, enhanced reading ability and vocabulary growth.
Fathers often feel uncomfortable discussing body image and health with their daughters, a study indicates.
Understanding the powerful influence that media has on preschoolers and kindergarteners is important because this is a crucial developmental period for socio-emotional development and is precisely the time when fears about pain (especially needles) develop.
Parenting is the most difficult job there is because of the immense responsibility of shaping another human being. A child's character and inner structure are like putty in the hands of his parents. Parents hold the power to shape and mold a child's vulnerable constitution. With such big stakes...
Parents and Children Can Have Different Ideas About Video Games: Why Do Adults Think Video Games Are Bad?
Many worry that playing video games might have a bad effect on the way their child behaves. For example, if a video game has lots of fighting in it, they worry that playing it will encourage their child to be violent.
I curled up in a ball on the wood floor. I buried my face in my hands. Who said parenting would feel like this? No one. It’s supposed to be filled with soft-focus moments, me gazing lovingly at my child, right? So what is wrong with me?
Developmental language disorder (DLD) is one of the most common disorders affecting children but is relatively unknown.
Engaging in “conversations” with adults may help infant brains develop, especially those areas involved in language comprehension, according to a new study.
Planning for the holidays will look a different this year in the face of COVID-19. Beyond gathering restrictions, many families have come up against economic hardship and other stressors related to the pandemic.
A child with a broad repertoire of grammatical knowledge can skilfully choose how to phrase what they want to say. You’ll see children playing with grammar in unconventional ways when they text. It’s common to see words, letters and punctuation omitted in textese resulting in phrases like “am goin out now c u soon”.
Children differ widely in how well they do at school. In recent years, researchers have shown that around two-thirds of differences in school achievement can be explained by differences in children’s genes.
As an environmental psychologist who works to improve young people’s access to nature, I recently completed a review that brings two bodies of research together
There’s bad news for parents who frequently plop their kids in front of the TV to give themselves a break: It might actually end up leaving moms and dads more stressed, according to new research.
All babies undergo painful procedures, including injections of medications, injections of vaccines and heel sticks to collect blood for routine tests.
The impact of lockdown has made many of us reflect on what’s important in our lives and in our personal relationships.
With lots of kids running around, and parents looking on, how can you ensure your trip to the playground is COVID-safe for you, your children and others?
Parents and children surveyed about the COVID-19 pandemic in late April and early May of 2020 – when most schools and day care providers closed their doors – said they had become more stressed out.
It’s weird, we expect children to be respectful, yet we continually order them around. We make demands of them, then we are surprised when they are demanding. We yell, threaten, and punish, demonstrating to them that power and coercion are our go-to tools. Unsurprisingly, this causes disconnection in the relationship.
Formulating school and childcare centre reopening plans in North America this fall has been a daunting task, as both the pandemic and our scientific knowledge of COVID-19 continue to unfold quickly.
Whether children are currently going to school in person, learning remotely or doing a mix of both, digital tools and texts are becoming much more commonplace for K-12 education during the COVID-19 pandemic.
An overly busy page with extraneous images can draw the reader’s attention away from text, resulting in lower understanding of content for beginning readers, according to a new study.
If you believe what the media tells us, we should feel nothing apart from overwhelming love, gratitude and excitement immediately when our baby is born.
As a mother of three grown-up children, I vividly recall the panic I felt when the annual six-week summer school holidays approached.
Parents and children need to be able to discuss sex – but often they avoid these conversations. Here are some tips that will help change these conversations from awkward to normal.
How To Prevent Long-Term Biological Effects of Covid-19 Stress on Kids’ Future Health and Development
One fortunate aspect of COVID-19 is that children have been less directly affected by the disease.
Children aged 8 and 9 who watched more than two hours of TV a day or spent more than one hour a day on a computer had lower scores than their peers on reading and numeracy at ages 10 and 11, our study has found.
Over the past few decades, allergies and asthma have become common childhood diseases, especially in developed countries.
How do you help your child achieve a positive sense of worth? By teaching him how to appreciate himself. Do this by: 1. First, no matter how your child is behaving, find something within him to value and be grateful for. 2. Then, point out to your child the specific quality or action you are appreciating about him.
The choice between in-person learning, where available, and remote learning is a fraught one for parents.
Research shows that due to COVID-19, parents and children are experiencing greater levels of anxiety and stress.
For most parents, to say the the COVID-19 pandemic has been stressful would be a dramatic understatement.
When nearly all U.S. brick-and-mortar schools suddenly closed in March 2020 and went online, large numbers of students simply didn’t log into class.
The news coverage on COVID-19 is pervasive, persistent, and in my view as a professor of psychiatry, perilous. Sometimes it seems as though the pandemic is all we talk about.
Deciding How and Whether To Reopen Schools Is Complex and Here's How Rocket Scientists Would Develop A Plan
Dealing with the social and economic upheaval from the coronavirus pandemic will require the skills and talents of many types of professions – medical personnel, public health experts, parents, students, educators, legislators, enforcement authorities and many others.
Every parent knows that sometimes your child says something that stops you in your tracks. Such a moment came for one of us, Emma Maynard, when her son Oscar was approaching his year 6 SATS tests at the end of primary school.
During the first few months of 2003, I was taught something remarkable by 123 children, from 2 to 13 years of age. There is something remarkable about kids: they experience life in a way that expresses deep and profound wisdom. Their wisdom is born of their own connection to life and to living things.
There are ways to ease the transition back to school for kids, parents, and caregivers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Most adults will remember spending much of their childhood playing outdoors without much parental supervision. But fears for children’s safety plus the demands of modern life mean many parents don’t allow their children the same freedoms.
Having kids wearing a mask doesn’t have to be a daily battle, says a nursing expert.
With the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic getting worse in most of the country, a growing number of school districts from San Francisco to Atlanta have determined that a return to daily in-person instruction isn’t yet safe or viable.
With parents spending more time with their children than usual due to the COVID-19 pandemic, their need for discipline that works is greater than ever. Fortunately, there are some proven techniques.
I’m a pediatric nursing professor with four young children. The youngest is 9 months old and the oldest is 9. My oldest will soon enter third grade, and his brother will be in second.
Millions of working parents have spent months largely trapped in their homes with their children.
For some parents, getting their child into bed is a struggle that can take hours. Others get up at midnight to help their child fall back to sleep. Sleep problems like these affect one in four kids — and their parents, too.
During this unprecedented era of separation and isolation due to coronavirus, all people, particularly children, urgently need to build relationships, connect with community and foster a sense of self.
The recently released 2020 ParticipACTION Report Card revealed that Canadian children scored a D+ for “daily physical activity,” an F for “active play” and a D- for “active transportation.”
The most important job a person can have is to teach another. Educators have a great responsibility toward those they teach, because everything they do and say has a lifelong impact upon their students. For this reason, it is very important that the children and youth be empowered by allowing them to make their own decisions...
As COVID-19 lockdown measures are lifted, some children may experience social anxiety about the prospect of returning to school.
During the coronavirus pandemic, have your kids been using headphones more than usual? Maybe for remote schooling, video chats with relatives, or for their favourite music and Netflix shows?
There are many parents who would never imagine that their child doesn't have the nerve to talk with them. When I first created my school programs more than twenty years ago, I was amazed at how many thousands of children told me they felt this way and hadn't let their parents know. How close do you think your child feels to you?
Bonding gives an intuitive, extrasensory kind of relationship between mother and child. Bonding is a felt process, not available to discursive thought, language, or intellect. It is a communion that bypasses our ordinary reasoning mind. The mother senses the infant's need to evacuate the same way she recognizes her own bodily needs, but the communion of bonding goes beyond just physical processes.
As we start to think about rebuilding our lives in the midst of an ongoing pandemic, we need to be clearer than ever about what kind of Australia we want to live in, what counts as progress, and how we measure how well we’re succeeding.
Some people are lucky enough to look back at their childhood with affection for a time in life without much stress and anxiety.
In many countries schools remain closed and the dinner table now serves as the school desk.
There is much uncertainty bubbling up around the Québec government’s decision to re-open elementary schools May 11 in most regions and in greater Montréal on May 19.
Has anyone ever told you: “Don’t baby talk to your baby?” Parents of young infants often tell us that they have heard this advice from friends, family and even health care professionals.
Parenting musically is the way I describe what happens when moms and dads use music for many nonmusical tasks and goals.
In the COVID-19 pandemic, children are just as concerned as their parents about what is happening. The closure of schools is a huge upset in children’s lives.
With governments around the world asking their citizens to avoid places, activities and gatherings to save lives, this just might be the largest ever international effort to self-regulate our actions against competing desires and impulses.
At childcare and preschool, children experience belonging to a community and engage actively with their learning.
With many college students forced to return home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, tensions and arguments are bound to flare up.
Most children are stuck at home due to the outbreak of COVID-19. They need to find ways to socialise, do their school work, exercise and entertain themselves.
About 55 million U.S. schoolchildren attend schools that have been closed or are being directly affected by the new coronavirus social distancing rules.
Effective learning is a two-way process between the teacher and students, meaning both need to engage.
It’s hard enough juggling a job with parenthood when you’ve got young kids. But what do you do when social-distancing policies mean you’ve all been sent home?
Parents have always helped with homework and made sure their children fulfill responsibilities like chores, but the extended and often unstructured time families are spending together during the current crisis creates new challenges.
Earlier that day her swimming and basketball lessons were cancelled, a birthday party postponed, and she had to race with me between several meetings before the university campus shut down. “Stupid coronavirus indeed!”
Some schools in Australia have moved online in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Schools in which students and staff have tested positive have temporarily shut over the past three weeks.
When stress is heightened — which it is for all of us right now because of the COVID-19 pandemic — children become aware of it and they try to locate the source of the stress.
During this pandemic, it is fair to say that pre-COVID-19 family routines may shift, or even completely fall apart!
Stories can be mirrors that help young people express feelings about a given situation. They give children a vocabulary for what is happening.
As families everywhere adjust to social distancing measures like closed schools and child care centers, workplaces and more, parents are grappling with questions regarding their kids’ use of technology.
For years, psychologists, educators and church leaders have warned about subversive and decadent influences on children in our society -- the internet, pornographic literature and films, violent video games, raunchy TV, and so on. It's an old story: the more sexually perverted the entertainment, the more teenagers watch it, and the higher the ratings and the profits.
It’s important for parents to be there for their children to ease any concerns they may have about the virus and how it could affect them.
Many parents believe teaching their child to read is the best way to get them ready to start school, but teachers often disagree.
It is understood that childrens’ emotions in school are connected to their learning and academic achievement.
During the last couple of decades, new types of parents have emerged. From the anxiously involved helicopter parents to the pushy tiger mums
Emotional competence is an important life skill. Children with a high level of emotional competence, tend to have more friends, do better at school, and are more likely to help others.
Unlike traditional face-to-face bullying, a bully can conceal their identity online and target their victims constantly without the limits of location or time.
Many parents complain of difficulties in managing clingy children – whether it’s a baby who cries every time the parent is out of sight, a toddler who clings to their parent’s legs at social events, or a primary school kid who doesn’t want their parents to go out for dinner without them.
Learning outside the classroom through adventurous activities is known to have significant educational benefits.
Drowning is the third leading cause of unintentional death from injury worldwide. From July 2018 to June 2019, 276 people drowned across Australia – a 10% increase on the previous year.
The first almighty toddler tantrum is a milestone in every child’s development that will never make the baby book.
Research has shown that youth who participate in sports leagues are eight times as likely to be active in their early 20s than those who don’t participate.
You always thought he was quiet or shy. But is there something more happening? Is his behaviour normal? How concerned should you be?
Student achievement has been found to be most influenced by parents’ aspirations and expectations for their children’s development along with active involvement in their learning.
Having a baby can be expensive. So it’s maybe not surprising that many retailers around the world have cottoned on to the success of Finland’s baby boxes – a package aimed to set up new parents and their bundle of joy.
Parent involvement in their child’s learning can help improve how well they do in school. However, when it comes to helping kids with homework, it’s not so simple.
About one-third of women using contraception use the pill. But how effective is it?
We are literacy professionals, former reading teachers who now prepare college and graduate students to teach kids how to read.
Major depression among teen girls in the U.S. increased even more – from 12% in 2011 to 20% in 2017.