child development

New insight into a set of behaviors known as callous-unemotional (CU) traits is provided by two papers from psychologists Rebecca Waller of the University of Pennsylvania and Nicholas Wagner of Boston University. The researchers found that young children who exhibited less fear and desire for social connection and who engaged less frequently in a copycat… Read more

Whether children will enjoy academic success or not could be predicted at birth, a new study led by the University of York suggests. It found that parents’ socioeconomic status and children’s inherited DNA differences are powerful predictors of educational achievement. However, the research[1] suggests that having the genes for school success is not as beneficial… Read more

Pepi Nana stirs, and sits up in bed. “Tiddle toddle, tiddle toddle,” she says, flapping her arms, and blinking a pair of enormous round eyes. She walks over to the desk, sits down, and, using the oversized pencil in her front pocket, scribbles a letter to the Moon. “Tiddle toddle, please come to tea, and… Read more

People with borderline personality disorder are 13 times more likely to report childhood trauma than people without any mental health problems, according to research from the University of Manchester[1]. The analysis of data from 42 international studies of over 5,000 people showed that 71.1 percent of people who were diagnosed with the serious health condition… Read more

A new, 2,000-participants study from Northwestern University found that toddlers with fewer spoken words have more frequent and severe temper tantrums than their peers with typical language skills. Toddler speech delays and temper tantrums have long been assumed to go hand in hand, but until now, no large-scale research had successfully backed up that assumption… Read more