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What Kind of Day Care is Best?
Parents, especially working parents, worry about childcare. A new study suggests that, for kids at least, being in childcare isn't so bad.
An Ultra-Processed Early Death
It is estimated that our love of snacks, cakes and cookies made with manufactured ingredients, leads to 30,000 premature deaths. Eat real.
The Skills to Raise Challenging Children
Caregivers of difficult children often feel they have nowhere to turn. A brief program taught them ways to connect with their kids.
Sleep Problems? Why Some Kids May Stop Napping Early
Napping varies widely among kids. Some need more naps longer; others give it up early. It seems to be about brain development more than age.
Video Games May Strengthen Certain Cognitive Skills
Playing video games a few hours a day can help kids develop visual accuracy and impulse control -- at least some kids, anyway.
Self-Control Strategies Improve College Entrance Test Scores
High schoolers who found ways to harness self-control -- like turning off their phones while they studied -- scored better on entrance exams
Air Pollution and the Young Brain
Early exposure to air pollution can cause changes to an area of babies' brains associated with ASD, depression and anxiety later in life.
Tracking Trends in Teen Substance Use
How teens spend their time out of school affects their use of cannabis and nicotine. Having a job plays a surprising role, too.
Screen Time Is Not
Parents are wise to limit screen time. But watching age-appropriate programs with your kids can actually stimulate cognitive development.
Ultra-Processed “Gateway” Foods
Foods like potato chips and packaged pastries are habit-forming and can lead teens to eat more foods with lots of salt, sugar and fats.
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