Use positive words, celebrate success, encourage kids to try new things; there are so many things parents can say and do to instill perseverance in their kids.
Connecting With Your Children
According to experts, neighborhoods with abandoned homes and garbage-filled lots could be more than just eyesores for those living nearby. New research suggests the perceived quality of a neighborhood may influence a child’s behavior though his or her teens and possibly beyond.
Can devices like Alexa, Siri, and Hatchimals help your child determine right from wrong? A new study examines children’s behavior when they are introduced to a robot dog.
For many parents, math brings up memories of flash cards and worksheets. How much of an impact does mom’s math talk have on their children’s understanding of math concepts?
Not every child has the ability to play on a jungle gym. Plans for a new, inclusive playground aim to change that.
Electronic cigarettes have been described as products that let users wean themselves from tobacco, but could the opposite be true?
These students are jumping for a cause! Concord Elementary School raised $14,000 for the American Heart Association.
Do you know what apps your kids are using?
Today’s parents have choices when deciding which type of books to read to their toddlers. But is there a difference between the high-tech electronic books and the old-school print?
How often do you children use their smartphones or tablets? How much time do you spend on your phone?
Make reading a part of your routine.
When it comes to early math, not all skills are created equal. Of course, counting is an important part of preschool, but new research suggests that understanding patterns and being able to compare quantities are not beyond little learners, and may also help prepare students for math success.
Neuroscientists studying the teenage brain say that when a teen is surrounded by peers, he or she is more likely to push the boundaries and take chances. Researchers say there may be some steps parents and their teens can take to reduce risk-taking behavior.
Parents are told to support their kids academically, emotionally, and socially. But now a new study shows you can overdo it when it comes to support.
Learning about fractions can be difficult for the average second or third grader. A new study at Temple University might ease their math anxiety.
Almost nine out of every ten autistic adults are either out of work or underemployed. Now, one man on the spectrum is making a difference for himself and others.
Violence is unsettling for children, whether they witnessed the crime or not. What happens to kids in the aftermath of crime and how can parents lessen the impact?
Some states could run out of funding for their Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) as early as this month, despite recently approved spending by Congress that was expected to keep the program running through the end of March, federal health officials said Friday.
Do you have a safe place to keep your children during a crisis like the cold weather we're experiencing?
Dinner time is a stressful time of day for many families – with parents coming home from work, kids coming home from school, and everybody is really hungry and ready to eat.
Everyone looks forward to counting down to Christmas, especially kids. That's why we're introducing you to three smartphone apps that'll make that time even more fun.
Still holiday shopping for mom? Here are some high-tech ideas.
Early childhood care and education in the United States can be expensive. But does the cost of early education pay off over a lifetime?