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Early Self-Regulation Boosts Children’s Educational Success

Early Self-Regulation Boosts Children’s Educational Success

Teaching children how to manage their attention and impulses in primary school had a positive long-term effect on their later educational success.

Playing with Dad Now Boosts Kids Grades Later

Playing with Dad Now Boosts Kids Grades Later

Fathers can give their children an educational advantage at primary school by reading, drawing and playing with them at an early age.

Stressed at School? Kids Cope Better With Exercise

Stressed at School? Kids Cope Better With Exercise

From positive associations to preventing the release of too much cortisol, learn how daily exercise boosts resiliency in kids.

Want to Increase Resiliency in Kids? Teach Creativity

Want to Increase Resiliency in Kids? Teach Creativity

Kids imagine themselves as different characters it builds creativity which can make them more resilient.

'Mister Rogers' 2.0? Chatbot Aims to Boost Kids' Positive Self Talk

'Mister Rogers' 2.0? Chatbot Aims to Boost Kids' Positive Self Talk

Researchers aim to create child-centric experiences with a chatbot that provide fun and educational practice opportunities without compromises children’s privacy.

The Way We Learn From Mistakes Can Lead to Anxiety

The Way We Learn From Mistakes Can Lead to Anxiety

Student expectations of exam grades reveal which individuals have an optimistic or pessimistic outlook, and why that matters.

Talk With Your Hands? You Might Think With Them Too!

Talk With Your Hands? You Might Think With Them Too!

When we learn, we use movement practice to embed movement patterns into our muscle memory.

Why Are Language Delays More Common in Boys?

Why Are Language Delays More Common in Boys?

Caregivers talk more to toddlers after they say their first word, which suggests that children actively influence their own language development.

How to Boost Emotional Development and Learning Engagement Before Kindergarten

How to Boost Emotional Development and Learning Engagement Before Kindergarten

Preschoolers who did this on a regular basis demonstrated more success in emotional development, learning engagement and academic performance across the kindergarten year.

A Boost to Executive Function in Early Childhood

A Boost to Executive Function in Early Childhood

Researchers explore whether adherence to American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines for diet and physical activity had any relationship with toddlers’ executive function.

How The Brain Says 'Oops!'

How The Brain Says 'Oops!'

How do we learn from our mistakes? This important brain research helps us understand how our brains detect our mistakes.

How to Get Kids on a Path to Better Wellbeing

How to Get Kids on a Path to Better Wellbeing

Toddlers whose mothers received special coaching in this activity grew into teenagers who experience better wellbeing.