Loving Environment is Necessary for Kids
Physical neglect can leave more than physical signs of a poor childhood. Both physical and psychological neglect can literally change the brain - but the damage can be partly undone.
Good News About US Children
Ready for some good news about kids today? An annual federal report on children's well-being in the US has a lot of it, from birth outcomes to school performance to deaths.
Foster Care for Meth Exposed Kids
Kids that live in homes where their parents use methamphetamines are often abused and neglected. Foster care interventions can help place the child in a better environment.
Don't Just Sit There, Get Outside!
It's easy to blame the preponderance of cheap technology and fun gadgets as the reason for today's children not getting enough physical activity. But parents have more power to influence their kids' activity levels than they may realize.
Should You Spank Your Child?
Discipline of children is a notoriously controversial topic. The effectiveness of spanking and other forms of physical punishment have been debated for years. Is there a better form of discipline?
A Chance to Help Kids' Mental Health
Child welfare agencies can do more than investigate families under suspicion of abuse or neglect of a child. They could help identify children at higher risk for mental health problems.
Parental Conflicts Create Child’s Problems
A child’s first glimpse of the world is through his or her parents. These early experiences will significantly shape who he or she become later in life, and marital problems may have long lasting negative effects.
Early Musical Training Helps Infants
You may have heard that musical training can help children develop and do better in school. So how early can you start musical training? The answer might surprise you.
Father's Love Shapes Personality
Father's Day is right around the corner. It is a day to remind us to appreciate our fathers and the love they have given us. And that love, according to new research, may be more important than we thought.
Open-Fire Cooking and Kids' Brains
There's nothing like a barbecue or roasting marshmallows over a campfire to bring a family closer. But too much exposure to open-flame cooking may affect a child's developing brain.