Child development expert says parents must set the tone when it comes to children's Christmas lists
The best gift parents can give their children for Christmas may be helping them understand less can be more, according to a Kansas State University child development expert who has advice on what gifts are best to give young ...
Monkeys can work out abstract properties of objects by looking at them
(Phys.org) —Monkeys, much like young children, can work out abstract properties of objects by looking at them, according to the latest research.
Research reveals Germans born after the fall of the Berlin Wall suffered from bad parenting
Children born in East Germany shortly after the fall of the Berlin Wall suffered from poor parenting from "risk loving" mothers and were 40 per cent more likely to commit crimes as adults according to a new ...
Researchers urge early help for kindergarten students with low self-regulation
Academic success for a first-grader depends in part on both high self-regulation in kindergarten and a low-conflict relationship between student and teacher. Parents can help students improve self-regulation ...
Quarter of young people would give away £1 million
What would you do with £1 million if handed it today? Remarkably, half of young people would give at least a large part of it away, with a quarter saying they would keep none of it for themselves, a new ...
A two generation lens: Current state policies fail to support families with young children
Recent two-generation approaches to reducing poverty that help children and their parents are receiving increasing attention from researchers, advocates, and foundations. By combining education and training for parents to ...
Transmedia storytelling with apps could expand but also exploit children's stories
The app market is estimated to generate US$77 billion (£47.2 billion) in revenue each year – and the segment of children's apps has grown particularly strongly. However, given that developing an app cos ...
Study reveals young children's insights into food access and wealth
A new study by Murdoch University education researchers has highlighted the sophistication of young children's ideas about access to food in terms of wealth and poverty.
Review: New kiddie fitness band more toy than tech
Wearable technology is all the rage these days for adults. Now, the concept is spreading to kids.
Selfies in stories motivate but don't turn children into digital bookworms
Tap on me, click on me, publish me! We live in an era of a digital selfie obsession. There is a growing tendency to create self-centred digital environments. You only need to look at a few Facebook profiles ...
See what a child will look like using automated age-progression software (w/ video)
(Phys.org) —It's a guessing game parents like to ponder: What will my child look like when she grows up? A computer could now answer the question in less than a minute.
Hi-tech innovation gauges science learning in preschoolers
Researchers are blending technology with nature, as they present details on an iPad application to examine how young children are learning science skills in nature-themed outdoor play settings. Alan Wight, a doctoral candidate ...
Military dads have to re-learn parenting after deployment
Fathers who returned after military service report having difficulty connecting with young children who sometimes don't remember them, according to a study released this week.
Parents are not more likely to split up if mothers earn more than fathers
Couples with young children are as likely to stay together if the mother is the main breadwinner rather than the father, new research shows.