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White children are especially likely to be overdiagnosed and overtreated for ADHD, according to a newĀ study

2022-07-12 White children are especially likely to be overdiagnosed and overtreated for ADHD, according to a newĀ study Children with ADHD typically exhibit a combination of hyperactivity, inattentiveness and/or impulsive behavior. Klaus Vedfelt/Digital Vision via Getty Images Paul L. Morgan, Penn State The Research Brief is a short take about interesting academic work. The big idea […]

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Inside the adolescent brain

  2022-07-02 Q&A ā€” Developmental neuroscientist Eveline Crone Inside the adolescent brain This challenging phase of life may get a bad rap, but itā€™s also full of opportunity. A developmental neuroscientist shares what sheā€™s learned from studies on young peopleā€™s risk-taking behavior, reasoning and more. By Tim Vernimmen Adolescence is often portrayed as a period […]

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Predictable and consistent parental behavior is key for optimal child brainĀ development

Predictable and consistent parental behavior is key for optimal child brainĀ development Predictable and consistent parental behavior can include set routines for meals and transportation. Sue Zeng/Unsplash, CC BY-ND Tallie Z. Baram, University of California, Irvine Scientists have long known that the experiences you have during infancy and childhood play an important role in shaping how […]

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Children’s Vision Problems Often Go Undetected

    2022-06-12 Childrenā€™s Vision Problems Often Go Undetected, Despite Calls for Regular Screening Colleen DeGuzman Jessica Oberoi, 13, canā€™t exactly remember when her eyesight started getting blurry. All she knows is that she had to squint to see the whiteboard at school. It wasnā€™t until last fall when her eighth grade class in Bloomington, […]

ā€˜Desperate Situationā€™: States Are Housing High-Needs Foster Kids in Offices and Hotels

    2022-06-04 ā€˜Desperate Situationā€™: States Are Housing High-Needs Foster Kids in Offices and Hotels Sam Whitehead Isela Perez entered the custody of Georgiaā€™s child welfare system at age 10. It happened after her father was deported and her mother left her and her brother alone in their home for two weeks, she said. Perez […]

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Great Gear to Help Babies Meet Developmental Milestones

    Great Gear to Help Babies Meet Developmental Milestones   (StatePoint) As most new parents quickly learn, babies are constantly examining their surroundings and taking in the world around them, especially during play time. Thatā€™s why itā€™s so important that you have toys on hand to help them meet their developmental milestones. Here are […]

Tips to Raise Earth-Conscious Kids

Tips to Raise Earth-Conscious Kids (StatePoint) Children are never too young to learn the importance of sustainability or begin adopting eco-friendly habits. Earth Day, celebrated April 22, is a great time to get started, and experts say it all starts with playtime. ā€œKids are built to absorb information at a tremendous pace,ā€ says Anna Yudina, […]

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For bullied teens, online school offered a safeĀ haven

2022-02-03 For bullied teens, online school offered a safeĀ haven Bullying happened more during in-person school than when schooling was online. FatCamera/E+ via Getty Images Hannah L. Schacter, Wayne State University Online school during the COVID-19 pandemic was hard on many teens, but new research I co-authored has found a potential silver lining: Students were bullied […]

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How Support Systems Are Failing Millions of American Children

    How Support Systems Are Failing Millions of American Children   (StatePoint) At a time when the economic impacts of COVID-19 are making it hard for many families to afford healthy food and safe housing, and ever-changing work and school schedules are making their logistics hard to juggle, a new report finds that inequities […]

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Are Your Kids Using Social Media? Not Sure? Hereā€™s How to Protect Them

    Are Your Kids Using Social Media? Not Sure? Hereā€™s How to Protect Them   (StatePoint) While most social media apps require that users be over 13 years old, this hasnā€™t stopped many younger children from opening accounts, according to new research. The recently-released C.S. Mott Childrenā€™s Hospital National Poll on Childrenā€™s Health finds […]

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