Understanding others' emotions is a crucial social skill. Counter to concerns about screen time stunting kids' development, one study suggests they're getting better at recognizing emotion on screen.
June 2, 2020 • ~6 min
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Dogs can behave like teenagers too. But it's just a passing phase – and the quality of the dog-owner relationship matters.
May 13, 2020 • ~7 min
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Teens are wired to resent being stuck with parents and cut off from friends during coronavirus lockdown
Together the social and emotional 'jobs' of adolescence – developing intimate friendships and achieving autonomy – make teens uniquely resistant to calls for social distancing.
April 22, 2020 • ~7 min
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