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

education children social-media reading parenting child-development quick-reads research-brief screen-time behavior gaming screentime new-research

Connecting to nature is good for kids – but they may need help coping with a planet in peril

Here are four ways adults can help kids work through their worries about the environment.

Louise Chawla, Professor Emerita of Environmental Design, University of Colorado Boulder • conversation
Nov. 16, 2020 ~6 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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Screens are keeping us connected now – but they're still disruptive to in-person communication

Research shows smartphone use disrupts an essential facet of human connection – eye contact.

Tracy Dennis-Tiwary, Professor of Psychology, Hunter College • conversation
April 15, 2020 ~6 min

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5 expert tips for working from home in a crowded house during the coronavirus pandemic

How does a family of five with different priorities and attention spans get work done and still have fun in the same small space?

Brittany Harker Martin, Associate Professor, Leadership, Policy & Governance, University of Calgary • conversation
March 20, 2020 ~6 min

 covid-19  coronavirus  parenting  work-life-balance  remote-working  telecommuting  self-isolation

4 ways to help kids relax as the coronavirus upends everyday life

Families should establish new daily routines, avoid bombarding children with current events or exposing them to misinformation, and practice basic methods that keep anxiety in check.

Mirae J. Fornander, Clinical Psychology PhD Student, University of Nevada, Las Vegas • conversation
March 18, 2020 ~6 min

 children  mental-health  covid-19  anxiety  coronavirus-2020  parenting

Newborn babies weigh less today – possibly due to the increased popularity of cesarean sections and induced labor

The decline in US birth weight is somewhat of a puzzle for public health researchers.

Andrea Tilstra, Ph.D. Candidate in Sociology, University of Colorado Boulder • conversation
March 11, 2020 ~4 min

 children  pregnancy  parents  mothers  parenting  research-brief  demography  birth  obstetrics  babies  caesarean-section  cesarean-section

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