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From “me” to “we”: How language communicates social norms to children

Key takeaways for caregivers Children are eager to figure out social norms, which are informal rules that reflect what groups of people do or should do. Caregivers can intentionally shift the way they communicate...

What is gentle parenting and is it good for children?

Gentle parenting is a parenting philosophy first made popular by Sarah Ockwell-Smith in The Gentle Parenting Book. The term is sometimes used synonymously with mindful parenting, respective parenting, and other positive parenting...

Children and war: Loss, family stress, and attachment relationships

The formation of a secure attachment between a caregiver and a child provides the foundation for resiliency and healthy coping strategies during stressful times. Disruptions to these early attachment relationships leave a...

Investing in the strengths of Latinx families and children

As contributing authors to a recent ANNALs volume Investing in Latino Children and Youth, scholars Natasha Cabrera, Julie Mendez-Smith, Claudia Galindo, and Krista Perreira reflect on the strengths of Latinx families as...

Supporting children and adolescents with incarcerated parents includes addressing social injustice

In the United States, incarceration is widespread. One in 14 children and youth under age 18 has experienced the incarceration of a residential parent at some point during their childhood. However, the...

Digital picture books: A new opportunity for children whose parents do not read with them

Reading digital books can promote story comprehension more than reading the same books on paper. However, this occurs only when the digital books are equipped with content-related enhancements. This finding comes from our...

Children with a non-typically developing twin show more understanding of others’ emotions

A research project in Israel involving 63 families with 11-year-old twins, one typically developing (TD) and one not typically developing (non-TD), found that the TD twin developed a stronger understanding of others’...

Is there a female brain and a male brain? Science says no

Are boys and girls born with different brains like they are born with different chromosomes and reproductive organs? Or to use the scientific term, are their brains “dimorphic”? Considerable effort has gone...

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