There's new evidence that depression is not just a disorder of the mind.
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By Elizabeth Jeglic Ph.D. on January 16, 2019 in Protecting Children from Sexual Abuse
Understanding the stages of sexual grooming can help protect a child from sexual abuse.
By Vanessa LoBue, Ph.D. on January 14, 2019 in The Baby Scientist
More more women die in childbirth in the United States than in any other developed country. This year, several researchers have done in-depth investigations to find out why.
By Michael A. Ellis DO on January 13, 2019 in Caring for Autism
11 important points to know before your child's next IEP meeting.
By Sam Wass Ph.D. on January 10, 2019 in Smarter but More Stressed
What sustains a child's tantrum can be different than what starts it. Understanding how it works could change our priorities when dealing with one.
By Jessica L. Borelli Ph.D. on January 05, 2019 in Thriving
Why do well-checks and physicals all but ignore mental health? What early signs do we miss by not looking?
By Richard Gunderman MD, PhD on December 31, 2018 in Fully Human
Mary Poppins is "practically perfect in every way" and can do practically anything. So how does she choose to spend her time?
By Christopher Badcock Ph.D. on December 31, 2018 in The Imprinted Brain
As Robert Plomin explains in his new book, Blueprint, DNA determines most of our psychology.
By Jenn Granneman on December 21, 2018 in The Secret Lives of Introverts
Your child would rather stand back and watch than play with other kids, and she spends a lot of time alone. Congratulations: you've got an introvert.
By Peter Gray Ph.D. on December 19, 2018 in Freedom to Learn
In the United States, almost anyone who wants to can get into college, and research shows it doesn't usually matter, in the long run, which college one goes to.
By Wilma Koutstaal Ph.D. on December 19, 2018 in Our Innovating Minds
What can we learn from seeing the world through a child's point of view?
By Tara Well Ph.D. on December 11, 2018 in The Clarity
These books have helped advance how we think about psychology. How many have you read?
By Vanessa LoBue, Ph.D. on December 10, 2018 in The Baby Scientist
Spanking has been a common form of discipline for decades. The American Academy of Pediatrics is now recommending that parents don't spank their kids. Here's the research on why.
By Amanda Rose Ph.D. on December 08, 2018 in Between Us
It may have nothing to do with you.
By Dillon Browne Ph.D. on December 02, 2018 in Why Family Matters
Does your child need screens to cope? Emotion coaching may be for you.
By Andrew Shtulman Ph.D. on November 29, 2018 in Inconceivable
An anthology of influential women may not be the consciousness-raising holiday gift you intend it to be if it inadvertently reinforces gender stereotypes.
By Leon F Seltzer Ph.D. on November 28, 2018 in Evolution of the Self
In early childhood, if you didn’t feel secure about your caretakers’ dedication to your welfare, you’d develop the defense of imagining this devotion.
By Joel Frohlich on November 26, 2018 in Consciousness, Self-Organization, and Neuroscience
Children born with this rare disorder have seizures, intellectual disability, and severely delayed brain development...so why are they so happy?
By David J Bredehoft Ph.D. on November 26, 2018 in The Age of Overindulgence
Having reasonable rules, expecting children to do chores, and setting boundaries are good for children. It's called firm structure.
By Carl E Pickhardt Ph.D. on November 26, 2018 in Surviving (Your Child's) Adolescence
Social Cruelty—teasing, exclusion, bullying, rumoring, ganging up—seem to peak in middle school as insecure young adolescents treat each other meanly to secure social place.
By Peter Gray Ph.D. on November 25, 2018 in Freedom to Learn
“Follow your passion” is what almost every commencement speaker tells new graduates. It’s almost cruel.
By Christopher Bergland on November 16, 2018 in The Athlete's Way
New research suggests that happy childhood memories are linked to healthier and happier adulthood.
By Tara Peris Ph.D. on November 13, 2018 in Touchy Subject
Body-focused repetitive behaviors often go undiagnosed for years. Here's what every doctor who treats children should know about spotting and treating these disorders.
By Edward Abramson Ph.D. on November 11, 2018 in It's Not Just Baby Fat!
You can help your child feel good about his or her body regardless of their weight.
By Vanessa LoBue, Ph.D. on November 05, 2018 in The Baby Scientist
A helping hand from a grandparent can go a long way.
By David J Bredehoft Ph.D. on November 05, 2018 in The Age of Overindulgence
Overnurture is being overinvolved in your children’s lives. It’s doing too much for them, smothering, entertaining and insulating them from stress and anxiety.