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The new Stanford study found improved self-regulation in children who delayed kindergarten by a year. (Photo credit: Christopher Futcher/iStock)

Study finds improved self-regulation in kindergartners who wait a year to enroll

A new study on the mental health effects of kindergarten enrollment ages found strong evidence that a one-year delay dramatically improves a child’s self-regulation abilities even into later childhood.

Cutting Sugar Improves Children's Health in Just 10 Days - The New York Times

Cutting Sugar Improves Children's Health in Just 10 Days

Cutting Sugar Improves Children's Health in Just 10 Days - The New York Times

Former Stanford dean explains why helicopter parenting is ruining a generation of children

Former Stanford dean explains why helicopter parenting is ruining a generation of children

Julie Lythcott-Haims left Stanford to write a parenting manifesto.

Research suggests that some gadgets can make parents less likely to engage in meaningful give-and-take with their children.

Traditional Toys May Beat Gadgets in Language Development

Research suggests that some gadgets can make parents less likely to engage in meaningful give-and-take with their children.

Sometimes it’s not fair. But these game theory strategies may help children make fair decisions and stop the squabbling.

When a Child Thinks Life Is Unfair, Use Game Theory

Sometimes it’s not fair. But these game theory strategies may help children make fair decisions and stop the squabbling.

Why Recognizing Dyslexia In Children At School Can Be Difficult | MindShift | KQED News

Why Recognizing Dyslexia In Children At School Can Be Difficult | KQED

Dyslexia is the most common type of learning disability but diagnosing it and providing services for kids in private and public schools can be a long uphill battle.

Why you are probably thinking of autism wrong

Why You’re Probably Thinking of Autism Wrong

In this post, you’ll see why I didn’t become an artist. I feel this subject is too important and too difficult to explain only in text to avoid drawing it out, so please forgive my terr…

Why you are probably thinking of autism wrong

Why You’re Probably Thinking of Autism Wrong

In this post, you’ll see why I didn’t become an artist. I feel this subject is too important and too difficult to explain only in text to avoid drawing it out, so please forgive my terr…

How Adding Math to a Child’s Home Routine Can Advance Achievement | MindShift | KQED News

How Adding Math to a Child’s Home Routine Can Advance Achievement | KQED

A new study published in the journal Science shows that regular use of a specific math-based iPad app significantly improved math performance in elementary school children.

Breast milk may provide the ideal nourishment for an infant, but two recent studies are putting a different spin on the bottle-versus-breast debate.

Breast-Feeding Is Good for Mothers, Not Just Babies, Studies Suggest

Breast milk may provide the ideal nourishment for an infant, but two recent studies are putting a different spin on the bottle-versus-breast debate.

Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World by Adam Grant.

What Kind of Group Work Encourages the Most Original Thinking? | KQED

Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World by Adam Grant.

A 20-year retrospective study suggests that kindergarten students who are more inclined to exhibit “social competence” trait may be more likely to attain higher education and well-paying jobs.

How Children's Social Competence Impacts Their Well-Being in Adulthood

A 20-year retrospective study suggests that kindergarten students who are more inclined to exhibit “social competence” trait may be more likely to attain higher education and well-paying jobs.

A game maker plans to seek approval from the Food and Drug Administration to allow doctors to prescribe its game to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
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Video Game Is Built to Be Prescribed to Children With A.D.H.D.

A game maker plans to seek approval from the Food and Drug Administration to allow doctors to prescribe its game to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Frequent Antibiotics May Make Children Fatter - The New York Times

Frequent Antibiotics May Make Children Fatter

Frequent Antibiotics May Make Children Fatter - The New York Times

Jamming with toddlers trumps hitting the books - UQ News - The University of Queensland, Australia

Jamming with toddlers trumps hitting the books

Playing music with toddlers could benefit their development even more than shared reading, according to University of Queensland research.

Developing Executive Functioning

Now What? What parents, teachers, and therapists can do to help build executive functioning and self-regulation skills in everyday life. - Paige Hays, Therapy Services, LLC

How parents, teachers, & therapists can help build executive functioning and self-regulation skills in everyday life. Activities and parenting strategies.