Children’s Handwashing and Quality Interactions In Peru, over 90% of deaths in children under five from diarrhea could be prevented by handwashing. Low-income children receive less quality interaction in Peru, a critical behavior for childhood development. Leveraging communal norms to … Continue reading Handwashing for healthy lives
A new link between fear, imitation, and antisocial behavior in children Why do some children have more difficulties understanding others’ emotions or feeling sorry after misbehaving? Why do some act out in certain situations and behave in others? How should … Continue reading Unemotional traits
How Children Get Hooked on Sugary Drinks Slave to your sweet tooth? Researchers say the predilection for sweetened drinks — a major driver of the nation’s obesity crisis — begins in childhood. That’s one reason health experts recommend children under … Continue reading Sugar and children
I Help People Recover From Disordered Eating. Don’t Give Your Child This App Weight Watchers — now rebranded as WW — has introduced an app called Kurbo, for children 8 to 17 years old. As a registered dietitian who specializes in … Continue reading The anti-fat bias
The “Recency Effect” Is Especially Pronounced In Children – An Important Finding For Researchers And Parents As father to an 18-month-old toddler, I would love to know exactly what my son is thinking. Along with many parents, one of the … Continue reading Cake or Broccoli?
Researchers Explore A “Striking Phenomenon” In Young Children’s Thinking – Their Denial That Improbable Events Are Possible Sure, it’s unlikely that a girl would ride a hippo or that a boy would drink onion juice, but as adults, we know … Continue reading Thinking about distant lands
How to Turn Schools Into Happier Places When the Trump administration released its school-safety report last month, it landed with a thud—and only partly because it’s a clunky 180 pages. Many of the recommendations in the report, authored by the … Continue reading Let’s be restorative