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Childhood Mental Disability Rates Up, Study Finds August 18, 2014

Largest increase reported among wealthier families

Ease Kids Into School Sleep Schedules August 17, 2014

Making the adjustment 'doesn't just happen overnight,' health expert says

Fitness May Help Ward Off Depression in Girls August 07, 2014

Being in good physical condition likely to help boys avoid the blues too, expert says

Less Flexibility Seen in Brain Wiring of Kids With Autism: Study July 29, 2014

Scans reveal differences that might explain why transitions are difficult

Researchers See Link Between Dyslexia, Abuse July 10, 2014

But they're not sure which one might lead to the other

Kids Still Getting Too Much 'Screen Time': CDC July 09, 2014

Nearly three-quarters of 12- to 15-year-olds spend 2 or more hours a day watching TV or on computer

ADHD Drugs May Up Risk of Heart Problems in Kids, Study Finds July 03, 2014

But problems are rare, findings should not cause alarm, experts say

Dads Who Do Housework May Spur Daughters to Aim High: Study June 13, 2014

Promoting gender equality at home may foster ambition in girls, researchers say

Cool Teens, Uncool Future? June 12, 2014

Status-seeking behaviors of adolescence don't translate well to adult world, study suggests

Teen Bullies, Victims Armed More Than Other Kids, Study Says June 09, 2014

But experts disagree on findings' significance

Kids' Obesity Risk Rises With Parents' Divorce: Study June 05, 2014

Stress, unhealthy coping strategies may be to blame, experts say

1 of 8 U.S. Kids Mistreated Before Age 18, Study Finds June 02, 2014

Risk highest early in life, with 2 percent of children having a confirmed report by 1st birthday, researchers say

Boston Marathon Bombings Left Psychological Scars on Kids June 02, 2014

11 percent of parents surveyed months later described PTSD symptoms in children, study found

Cyberbullying Knows No Socio-economic Bounds May 23, 2014

Study finds poor kids are getting harassed online, too

Your Kids May Not Be Ignoring You on Purpose May 02, 2014

Children focused on other tasks 'blinded' to what's going on around them, study says

Violent Older Siblings Set Bad Example April 30, 2014

Younger siblings may copy criminal behavior, especially when two are close in age, study finds

By 9 Months, Baby's Visual Learning Kicks In: Study April 30, 2014

At this age, infants can view pictures, then recognize the objects in real life

Altruism May Help Shield Teens From Depression: Study April 29, 2014

Researchers monitored area of the brain tied to rewards, pleasure

Working With Horses May Ease Stress in Kids April 29, 2014

After 12-week riding program, students had lower levels of stress hormone in small study

Calling Young Girls 'Fat' May Increase Their Teen-Obesity Risk April 29, 2014

Stigma alone could spur overeating, study authors say

U.S. Kids Experiencing Less Violence: Surveys April 28, 2014

School shootings, bullying make the headlines, but they're the exception, expert says

Kids' Happiness Doesn't Depend on 2 Natural Parents, Says Study April 25, 2014

Relationship quality key, not whether you live with stepparent, single parent or 2 natural parents

FDA Advisers: Ban Use of Behavior-Modifying 'Shock Devices' April 25, 2014

The controversial tools are used on emotionally disabled kids at a Mass. facility

FDA Reconsiders Behavior-Modifying 'Shock Devices' April 24, 2014

Agency meets Thursday to discuss outlawing tools used on emotionally disabled kids

1 in 13 U.S. Schoolkids Takes Psych Meds: Report April 24, 2014

More than half of parents said the drugs are helpful

Language Problems Common for Kids With ADHD, Study Finds April 21, 2014

Anxiety often goes hand in hand with attention disorder, too

Too Many Foster Kids With ADHD Treated With Antipsychotic Drugs: Study April 10, 2014

Researchers looked at unapproved 'atypical' use of these meds in one state

Spanking Triggers Vicious Cycle, Study Finds March 25, 2014

Unruly kids more likely to be spanked, but doing so leads to more misbehavior, researcher says

Violent Video Games Tied to Combative Thinking in Study March 24, 2014

Kids 'start to see world in a more aggressive way,' researcher says

Rigid Parenting Style Linked to Obese Kids March 19, 2014

Demanding, inflexible approach might foster negative response, study suggests

TV, Computer Time Tied to Heavier, Less Happy Kids: Study March 17, 2014

Parents can help reduce screen time, experts say

When a Parent Dies, What Helps a Child Cope? March 14, 2014

Study suggests grieving can affect school performance; mental health therapy an effective option

More Evidence That Bullying Raises Kids' Suicide Risk March 10, 2014

But findings don't confirm a cause-and-effect link

Kids Who Repeat a Grade Can Become Discipline Problems, Study Says March 10, 2014

Schools that had more repeaters had more suspensions, other signs of trouble in student body

When Smartphone Is Near, Parenting May Falter March 10, 2014

Study found many caregivers focused on devices instead of children

Younger Siblings of Kids With Autism May Show Early Signs of Problems March 07, 2014

Study found developmental or behavioral red flags in babies as young as 1 year

Shared Family Activities May Boost Preschoolers' Emotional Health March 06, 2014

Eating dinner, having fun together can help kids learn to form good relationships

Kids Lacking At-Home Enrichment Gain Most From Head Start: Study March 06, 2014

Researcher says the preschool program is 'vital' for certain children

Moving Out of Poor Neighborhood May Disrupt Boys' Mental Health: Study March 05, 2014

However, girls tend to do better with upward mobility, researchers say

Could Childhood Nightmares Foreshadow Mental Ills as Teen? February 28, 2014

Persistent nightmares, frequent night terrors linked to greater risk for psychotic episodes, study suggests

Kids' Body Image Shaped by Parents, Expert Says February 26, 2014

Doctor offers tips for helping children develop healthy eating habits, self-image

Kids' Checkups Should Include Cholesterol, Depression Tests, Doctors Say February 24, 2014

HIV screening also recommended under revised American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines

Frequent School Moves May Harm Kids' Mental Health February 23, 2014

Study of British preteens might have found increased risk of psychiatric symptoms

Family Conflicts Can Impair Child's Brain Development: Study February 21, 2014

Early exposure to parental tension is a risk factor for later mental woes, researchers say

STD Education Must Start Long Before Kids Engage in Sex February 17, 2014

Parenting, friends and academics all influence likelihood of contracting sexually transmitted diseases, study says

Bullying May Have Lasting Health Effects on Kids February 17, 2014

Study of students in grades 5 through 10 found mental, physical fallout even if harassment stopped

Mother's Voice on Special Pacifier Helps Preemies Learn to Eat February 17, 2014

When properly sucking, baby is rewarded with a song from Mom, researchers say

Single-Sex Education's Benefits Challenged in Study February 07, 2014

Research review finds no significant difference academically

Shy Kids Might Not Have Difficulty With Language February 05, 2014

Study suggests these toddlers understand what they hear as well as more outgoing peers

Music Therapy May Help Teens With Cancer Cope January 27, 2014

Writing lyrics, making videos helped them get through grueling treatment, connect with others, study found