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Study Explores Kids’ Notions of Prelife

Hard-wired belief in immortality shared by different cultures Most people, regardless of race, religion, or culture, believe they are immortal. That is, people believe that...

Consequences of Malnutrition May Be Reversible Later in Childhood

Experts have long maintained that the damage children suffer if malnourished during gestation and in the first two years of life—commonly referred to as the...

Kids grasp large numbers remarkably young

Children as young as 3 understand multi-digit numbers more than previously believed and may be ready for more direct math instruction when they enter...

Age changes how young children read social cues

From infancy, children learn by watching and imitating adults. Even when adults show them how to open a latch or solve a puzzle, for...

Spatial, written language skills predict math competence

Early math skills are emerging as important to later academic achievement. As many countries seek to strengthen their workforces in the STEM (science, technology, engineering,...

Go to bed! Irregular bedtimes linked to behavioral problems in children

Researchers from UCL have found that children with irregular bedtimes are more likely to have behavioural difficulties. The study, which is published in the journal...

Using harsh verbal discipline with teens found to be harmful

Many American parents yell or shout at their teenagers. A new longitudinal study has found that using such harsh verbal discipline in early adolescence...

Hormones may usher abused girls into early adulthood

During the sort of tense situation that makes palms sweat and voices quaver, children and young adults are typically awash in cortisol, a stress...

Teens Who Get Off to a Poor Start Don’t Easily Outgrow...

Teenagers’ struggles to connect with their peers in the early adolescent years while not getting swept along by negative peer influences predict their capacity...

Brainiac babies have ‘intuitive physics’ knowledge soon after birth

A Northwestern University study has found that the evidence for intuitive physics occurs in infants as young as two months – the earliest age...

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