Tag: "Child Development"


Does Praising Your Child Make Them More Likely To Cheat?

Most parents think of praise as a positive thing – a way to reinforce desired behavior. However, a new study suggests that an improper application of praise may do more harm than good. In it, researchers determined that children may be more likely to cheat when they are praised for their abilities, rather than their behavior or effort.


Study Highlights More Developmental Benefits of Reading To Your Child

While most parents know that reading and writing can boost their child’s literacy skills, there are other notable, less-discussed benefits as well. It’s a great way to bond and interact, and it can give your child more confidence in the classroom. But reading and writing with your child may also improve their study habits and executive function skills, a new study says. All in all, that could mean more success for them now, and on into adulthood.


The ACOG Recommends Delaying Umbilical Cord Clamping

The benefits of umbilical cord clamping have been researched for more than a decade, and the practice has been linked to improved fine-motor, social domains in 4-year-olds. Now, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) is getting behind the practice and recommending medical staff delay


Google’s Project Bloks: Teaching Kids New Skills

Google’s Project Bloks has the ambitious goal of creating an open hardware platform that researchers, developers and designers can use for building easy physical coding.

What does that have to do with kids?


Five Decades of Research Concludes Spanking Is a Bad Discipline Choice

A new study published in this month’s Journal of Family Psychology looked at 50 years of research that involved over 160,000 individuals for a complete analysis of the behavioral outcomes associated with spanking children – and the researchers say it’s a bad choice for punishing a child.


Children’s Vocabulary at Age Two Predictor of Success

Researchers say a child’s vocabulary at age two could indicate their level of success as adults. In a recent study, children with better academic and behavioral skills at the start of kindergarten often had better opportunities in education and society in the future. Specifically, Kindergarteners with higher reading and math scores are more likely to go to college, own homes, be married, and live in higher-income neighborhoods when they are grown.