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Babies’ interest in faces linked to callous and unemotional traits

Scientists at The University of Manchester, King’s College London and The University of Liverpool have found that an infant’s preference for a ...

Unsteady on your feet? Little touches could make all the difference

When a toddler takes their first steps we observe an uncertain sway in their walking. Being unsteady on our feet is something ...

Stanford researchers see trouble ahead for kindergarten students with low self-regulation unless parents and teachers help

Academic success for a first-grader depends in part on both high self-regulation in kindergarten and a low-conflict relationship between student and teacher. Parents can help students improve self-regulation and teachers can learn to provide a better classroom environment for all students. ... Full story


Caretakers of children under age 16 propose strategies – different product placement, healthy food tastings -- to encourage healthier food choices by children ... Full story

Study Shows Medication is Frequently, Unintentionally Given Incorrectly to Young Children

According to Nationwide Children’s Hospital researchers, 63,000 children under the age of six experienced out-of-hospital medication errors annually between 2002 and 2012. One child is affected every eight minutes, usually by a well-meaning parent or caregiver unintentionally committing a medication error. ... Full story

Early intervention could boost education levels

Taking steps from an early age to improve childhood education skills could raise overall population levels of academic achievement by as much as 5%, and reduce socioeconomic inequality in education by 15%, according to international research led by the University of Adelaide. ... Full story

Babies’ interest in human faces linked to unemotional traits

Scientists at the University of Liverpool, King’s College London and the University of Manchester have found that an infant’s preference for a person’s face, rather than an object, is associated with lower levels of unemotional behaviours in toddlerhood. ... Full story

Size matters when it comes to children’s food choices

The secret to getting children to eat vegetables could lie in the portion size, a Deakin University study has revealed. ... Full story

We can raise children who will not be violent

The longer-term approach to ending violence against women and children has to pay attention to the development of our children, writes Catherine Ward. ... Full story

Hungry or not, kids will eat treats

Even though they are not hungry, children as young as three will find high-energy treats too tempting to refuse, new QUT research has found. ... Full story

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