Synced brains: how to bond with your kids – according to neuroscience

The brain activity of a parent and child can become synchronised during play and problem solving.

Pascal Vrticka, Lecturer in Psychology, University of Essex • conversation
Jan. 15, 2021 ~7 min

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Some kindergartners are more likely to be heavy users of online tech later, according to new research

Too much screen time doesn't leave enough time for other important parts of growing up. Predicting which little kids will likely grow into heavy tech users could help target educational campaigns.

Paul L. Morgan, Eberly Fellow, Professor Education and Demography, and Director of the Center for Educational Disparities Research, Penn State • conversation
Jan. 12, 2021 ~7 min

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Some kindergartners are more likely later to be heavy users of online tech, according to new research

Too much screen time doesn't leave enough time for other important parts of growing up. Predicting which little kids will likely grow into heavy tech users could help target educational campaigns.

Paul L. Morgan, Eberly Fellow, Professor Education and Demography, and Director of the Center for Educational Disparities Research, Penn State • conversation
Jan. 12, 2021 ~7 min

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Routine: less is often more when it comes to children's development

Rigid rules could stifle creativity in children.

Debbie Pope, Lecturer in Psychology, University of Central Lancashire • conversation
Sept. 23, 2020 ~6 min

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Families can support kids' mental health whether they're learning remotely or at school – here's how

Good mental health is the ability to adapt to changes and stress. Whatever school looks like, parents can help keep kids' social-emotional development on track in these four areas.

Erika Bocknek, Associate Professor of Educational Psychology, Wayne State University • conversation
Aug. 19, 2020 ~9 min

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Children reveal what they really think of adults – in their own research paper

Children think adults should be more transparent about not knowing everything,

Sarah Barton, Senior Lecturer in Education, University of Portsmouth • conversation
Aug. 7, 2020 ~6 min

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Mobile technology may support kids learning to recognize emotions in photos of faces

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.

Yalda T. Uhls, Founder and Executive Director of the Center for Scholars & Storytellers and Assistant Adjunct Professor in Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles • conversation
June 2, 2020 ~6 min

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Clear masks for caregivers mean young children can keep learning from adults' faces

With caregivers' faces covered, infants and young children will miss out on all the visual cues they'd normally get during stages of rapid developmental growth.

Lisa S. Scott, Professor in Psychology, University of Florida • conversation
June 1, 2020 ~6 min

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Coronavirus: how to help children through isolation and lockdown

With schools closing, it is important that we nurture the mental health of children - even if we are unable to hug them.

Emma Maynard, Senior Lecturer in Education, University of Portsmouth • conversation
March 19, 2020 ~7 min

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