A new study suggests that children who make efforts to be kind to others are happier and get more acceptance from their peers. The study by researchers from University of British Columbia and the University of California, Riverside, was published in the journal PLOS ONE and aimed at examining how happiness can be boosted in children between the ages of 9 and 11.
A recent survey of adolescents in weight-loss programs has revealed that many overweight teenagers get teased or bullied. Of the participants, apparently 64 percent were bullied or teased and while most of the bullying came from peers, some of them even reported bullying from parents, teachers and coaches.
While children belonging to minority and lower economic classes are known to be the most likely to be obese, new data suggests that things may have taken a turn for the good, with data showing a slight decrease in the rate of obesity among such children. It was earlier reported that the rate of extreme obesity kept rising among in preschoolers from the years 1998 to 2003. However, now it seems that the situation is under control and the data indicates decreased rate of obesity in 2010.
There have been studies earlier linking premature birth to increased risk of lower IQ and impaired cognitive and motor skills in babies. However, a new study has found that programs for helping such infants and their families after they leave the hospital apparently increases IQ in the period up to school age, and provides lasting improvements in cognitive skills. For the study, researchers conducted a review of 21 studies of early developmental intervention programs for babies born before the 37th week of pregnancy.
A new study suggests that toddlers with better language skills are more capable of managing their anger when compared to others. According to the research, children who can speak words can manage their frustration better and are less likely to express anger by the time they're in preschool. The study has been conducted by researchers from Pennsylvania State University and appears in the journal Child Development.
Bullying by childhood peers leaves a trace that can change the expression of a gene linked to mood. The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention defines bullying among children as repeated, negative acts committed by one or more children against another. Bullying could be verbal or physical, and these days, there are an increasing number of reports of cyber bullying as well. This negative act is not only limited to children; a good number of adults experience bullying at the workplace too. Various studies have been conducted around the world to understand the impact of bullying on victims and its long-term effects.
Are you one of those parents who are tired of trying to persuade their child into healthy eating habits? Researchers might have the answer to your problem. A combo-snack of cheese and vegetables could help cut calorie intake in your children, a new Cornell study has found. The combo-snack meal may contain combined snacks of various varieties of vegetables and cheese and during the experiment, researchers found that this combination led children to eat 72 percent fewer calories while being just as satisfied as those who were served only potato chips.
Psychological therapies may be beneficial for children suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that occurs as a result of traumatic events in life including child abuse, a new study suggests. In their study, the researchers found that children and teenagers with PTSD showed improvement with up to three months of treatment. The current study paves the way for more research into the long-term benefits of the treatment.
For all those people who are on the lookout for a life partner, here is something useful for you. If your girlfriend or boyfriend is really good as a partner, you can be sure that they are also going to make a wonderful parent for your child. A new research reveals that the same set of skills that makes us a good partner, is what we use to nurture our children too. The study aimed at examining how caregiving works out in families. The researchers wanted to check how one relationship in the family affects another.
Children who are physically in the best shape, not only outshine others in sports, but are also more likely to be the best performers in class, a new research suggests.
An increasing number of children are harming themselves either with knives or drugs, a report released by a leading charity stated. The growing number of self-harmers has been blamed on the deepening family problems.
A new study suggests that sitting up, either by themselves or with someone's help, is crucial for how babies learn as they grow up. The study by Rebecca J. Woods, assistant professor in the human development and family science department at North Dakota State University has revealed that sitting up, unsupported has a very significant positive effect on their learning abilities about objects around them.
A new research warns parents against indulging themselves too much in to their phones, as this is causing them to be careless towards their children, consequently resulting in increased accidents. Experts say that a sharp rise in playground falls and mishaps in the home can be blamed on parents being distracted by text messages and emails, Mail Online reports.
A new study suggests that expectant mothers who drink during pregnancy may have children with altered brain structure and metabolism, visible with the help of various imaging techniques, according to a new study presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).
A new research suggests that children who exercise before going to school have better concentration in the classroom, when compared to those who don't exercise. Exercises such as cycling or simply walking to school can increase a child's attentiveness, the Danish study says.
Most people are familiar or have heard of sexual or physical abuse but have no idea that there is another type of abuse that is less obvious. This is called a financially abusive relationship where you wonder "Is my boyfriend using me financially?"