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'Fat Shaming' Begins in First Grade May 25, 2016

Weight bias affects all aspects of obese kids' lives, researchers say

Children's Brains 'Light Up' at Sound of Mom's Voice May 16, 2016

Regions linked to emotions, facial recognition and social function were all activated in scan study

Harsh Parenting May Harm a Child's Physical Health May 06, 2016

Problems might last into early adulthood, study suggests

For ADHD, Start With Behavior Therapy, Not Drugs: CDC May 03, 2016

Parents of hyperactive young children can help them improve through guidance, experts say

Bullying Can Turn Victims Into Bullies May 02, 2016

Greater risk for aggressive behavior when both cyberbullying and in-person taunting took place, study found

Kids With Two Dads as Well-Adjusted as Other Kids, Study Finds May 02, 2016

But many of the fathers say they still face societal barriers

Study Suggests Aerial Pesticide Spraying Tied to Higher Autism Rates May 02, 2016

But researcher said finding doesn't prove cause-and-effect connection

Early Emotional Support May Help Kids Manage Feelings Later April 26, 2016

Preschool children given high levels of caring showed specific brain changes

Booze-Branded Merchandise May Spur Teen Drinking April 01, 2016

Studies show link between owning alcohol-related items and youth alcohol use

Pediatricians Vary Widely in Diagnosing ADHD, Depression April 01, 2016

5 years of data show 15 percent of kids diagnosed with mental health condition; most prescribed drugs

Even Controlled, Epilepsy May Still Cause Problems for Kids March 31, 2016

Study finds social and educational issues may be a concern as children get older

Troubled Kids' Psychiatric Care Often Delayed by Insurance Rules March 25, 2016

Dealing with red tape consumes clinicians' time, poses danger to patients, researchers say

Psychological Disorders Affect 1 in 7 U.S. Kids Under 9: CDC March 18, 2016

Parents' mental health, lack of medical care contribute to disabilities, researchers say

Kids Who Aren't Ready for Kindergarten May Suffer Long-Term Consequences March 16, 2016

Study finds such youngsters more likely to be held back, or even expelled by fourth grade

iPads Often Used to Pacify Difficult Kids February 29, 2016

Mobile technology the go-to tool of some frustrated parents, study finds

For Transgender Kids, Support Is Key to Emotional Well-Being February 26, 2016

Study did not find higher depression levels when parents backed children's choice

Could Adults' Expectations Drive Up ADHD Diagnoses in Kids? February 23, 2016

Rates of disorder have risen alongside increasing academic demands, researchers say

Parents' Depression, Anxiety May Contribute to Kids' Fussy Eating February 23, 2016

If mom or dad had mental health issues, children were pickier about what they ate, study finds

Extremely Small Preemies May Face Bullying, Mental Health Risks February 17, 2016

Long-term Canadian study followed participants until age 36

Standardized Test Scores Decline With Each Passing Hour of School February 15, 2016

But, short breaks provide a mind boost, study suggests

Study Links Child Abuse, Neglect to Earlier Onset of Bipolar Disorder February 11, 2016

Researchers also found greater risk of suicide and more severe manic and depressive symptoms

Parent's Depression May Harm Child's Grades, Study Finds February 03, 2016

Treating the adult might help school performance, experts say

Child Abuse at Daycare, Youth Groups Rarer Than Thought: Survey February 02, 2016

Kids at higher risk at home than while in the care of such organizations, study finds

Parental Debt May Affect Kids' Behavior January 21, 2016

The key seems to be the reasons why they borrow, study suggests

Kindergartners With Traumatic Life Experiences Struggle More in School January 14, 2016

Multiple adverse events linked to poorer concentration, more aggression, researchers find

Kids Born Through IVF Show No Higher Risk for Developmental Delays: Study January 04, 2016

Other infertility treatments also don't seem to interfere with child development

ADHD Meds May Raise Risk for Psychotic Side Effects in Some Kids: Study December 30, 2015

Two-thirds of children with parental history of mental illness report 'funny feelings' when on the stimulants

Bullying Can Leave Lasting Mental Scars December 09, 2015

Many treated for depression or other disorders by late 20s, study says

Screen All Kids for Cholesterol, Depression and HIV, Pediatricians' Group Says December 07, 2015

American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines reflect concerns about obesity, suicide

Bullies May Face Higher Odds of Eating Disorders: Study November 27, 2015

Risk of anorexia or bulimia significantly higher than for kids not involved in bullying

CDC: Child Autism Rate Now 1 in 45 After Survey Method Changes November 13, 2015

The number differs based on new questions parents were asked about their children

Bullied Teens Face Roadblocks to Mental Health Services October 23, 2015

Pediatricians must do more for these children, researcher says

Study Challenges Theory That Birth Order Determines Personality October 19, 2015

Adult traits may not be preordained by place in the family heirarchy, researchers say

Kids With Mental Ills Often Treated Solely by Primary Care Doctors October 12, 2015

Shortage of child psychiatrists helps explain findings, expert says

Frequent School Changes Linked to Poorer Performance October 09, 2015

For low-income kids, moving every year may hurt math skills, behavior, study suggests

State Anti-Bullying Laws May Lead to Fewer Bullied Kids October 05, 2015

But laws alone won't prevent the behavior among children and teens, experts say

Want Your Kids to Exercise? Skip the Guilt September 23, 2015

Pressuring middle schoolers to get active can backfire, researchers say

Girls Who Are Impulsive, Poor Planners May Be Prone to Weight Gain September 22, 2015

They're also more likely to binge eat, study suggests

Parents Should Be Involved in Teen's Bulimia Treatment: Study September 18, 2015

Recovery is faster when family is part of therapy, researchers find

Brain Scans May Take Guesswork Out of Schizophrenia Treatment September 16, 2015

Goal is to help physicians make better drug choices for psychotic patients

ADHD May Mask Autism in Young Kids September 14, 2015

This might lead to delay in getting the right diagnosis and treatment, experts say

Disaster Aftereffects May Linger for Children September 14, 2015

Difficulties may not be readily apparent, pediatricians' group says

Day Care Won't Cause Aggressive Behavior in Child, Study Finds September 01, 2015

Results from children in Norway could reassure working parents

How Parents Can Ease Transition to First Grade August 17, 2015

Remain positive with your child, get involved in school life, expert says

Kids' Risky Behaviors a Concern in Some Military Families August 17, 2015

Subset of children struggle to cope with effects of parents serving in war, study shows

Clubs, Adult Support Can Help Kids Stay Slim August 14, 2015

Being active and having positive role models is key, new study finds

More American Children Diagnosed With ADHD August 14, 2015

U.S. Food and Drug Administration offers tips on coping with attention disorder

U.S. Violent Crime Rate Drops Significantly Since 1980s August 04, 2015

Reduction may be due to programs that try to break cycle of violence, experts say

Severe 'Picky Eating' May Point to Mental Health Issues in Kids August 03, 2015

1 in 5 young children has limited palate, study finds

Early Birth Linked to Introversion, Neuroticism in Adult Life July 27, 2015

Study found people who were very premature at birth were more likely to be socially withdrawn

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