Latest Child development Stories

2012-08-21 22:25:05

It's thought that children grow increasingly distant and independent from their parents during their teen years. But a new longitudinal study has found that spending time with parents is important to teens' well-being. The study, conducted at the Pennsylvania State University, appears in the journal Child Development. Researchers studied whether the stereotype of teens growing apart from their parents and spending less time with them captured the everyday experiences of families by...

2012-08-21 22:14:05

Researchers have long studied infants' perceptions of safe and risky ground by observing their willingness to cross a visual cliff, a large drop-off covered with a solid glass surface. In crawling, infants grow more likely to avoid the apparent drop-off, leading researchers to conclude that they have a fear of heights. Now a new study has found that although infants learn to avoid the drop-off while crawling, this knowledge doesn't transfer to walking. This suggests that what infants learn is...

Infant Speech Recognition More Advanced
2012-07-18 07:41:43

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Sights and sounds are sensory details that are absorbed by a child early on. How much of that becomes recognizable to the infant is still being debated. According to researchers from New York University (NYU), an infant´s ability to recognize speech is more advanced that previously understood. While it´s known that adults have a fine-tuned perception of speech and an understanding of ambiguous sounds, less is known...

2012-07-13 23:02:46

Child and Family Care, a counseling center in Erie, PA, offers a variety of support groups and meetings designed to help families overcome summertime blues. Erie, PA (PRWEB) July 13, 2012 Child and Family Care, an innovative counseling group in Erie, PA, is pleased to announce that they are now offering a wealth of therapeutic summer programs for families. From summer parenting tips to a self-esteem group for teen girls and social skills groups for children, Child and Family Care is...

2012-06-14 10:32:46

Marital discord is a significant social problem for children, sometimes leading to problems in health and well-being. A new longitudinal study finds that the impact of marital problems on children in their kindergarten years is long lasting and can lead to emotional problems that contribute to difficulties in adolescence. The study, by researchers at the University of Notre Dame and the University of Rochester, appears in the journal Child Development. "The results further highlight the...

2012-02-20 11:00:00

Bear Hugs and Butterfly Kisses is a family owned, “mom inspired” business dedicated to helping parents and caregivers understand their child´s developing mind and body. President, Angela Netttuno, a former Elementary, Kindergarten, and Preschool Teacher, Social Worker, and experienced mother, strongly believes “Babies and children learn by playing. If they have access to the very best developmental toys available, then that´s even better!” Alphraretta, GA...

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