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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...

Alienación parental: La psicología de las relaciones fracturadas entre padres e hijos

¿Tus hijos se han vuelto contra ti? ¿Se resisten a pasar tiempo contigo? ¿Se han unido a tu ex para tratarte con desprecio? Si es así, pueden estar sufriendo de alienación parental. En...

Play and its surprises teach brains by fuelling reflective thinking

In China’s Zhejiang province, preschool children are constructing their own playground. With wood blocks, ladders, and planks, they are building a slide and a climbing frame. Experimenting with different angles, they try...

Latina teenagers in United States spend more time with parents and siblings than do other teenagers

Latina teenagers in the United States spend more time with their parents and siblings than do teenagers in other racial/ethnic groups and Latino teenagers. As Latino/a youth make up an increasing share...

How do children and their parents in two cultures – Native American (Menominee) and non-Native American – combine speech and gesture?

Communication involves more than words. There is strong evidence that gestures used with speech enhance comprehension of the listener and help the speaker communicate. Children, especially, rely on gestures to express their...

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