Articles about child development


The Terrible Twos: Truth or Consequences

Last updated: 02/14/2019

Yesterday, in my child development class, one of the students was curious about why people use the term, “terrible twos.” Instead of the automatic response I could have given, I...

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Supporting the Whole Learner in Every School

Last updated: 02/10/2019

Supporting the Whole Learner in Every School Feb 5, 2019, 2:00 PM, Posted by Jennifer Ng'andu Social emotional development is key to every child’s education and paves a path to...

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Intentional teaching makes the biggest impact on early childhood outcomes

Last updated: 02/02/2019

A look at several measures of the quality of early childhood education suggests that the instructional practices of preschool teachers have the largest effect on young...

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Screen time predicts delays in child development, says new research

Last updated: 02/02/2019

Researchers, doctors, public health officials and parents are all trying to make sense of the impact of screen time on children. Some historians argue that every new technology...

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Call for Applications: AERA-SRCD Early Career Research Fellowship in Middle Childhood Education and Development

Last updated: 01/28/2019

The American Educational Research Association (AERA) and the Society for Research on Child Development (SRCD) are pleased to issue a call for applications for the AERA-SRCD...

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Childcare Is Totally Unaffordable — But That's Only Half Of It

Last updated: 01/21/2019

For working parents with young children, it’s a big challenge: Scramble to find an accessible, quality childcare program, and be prepared to pay dearly for it, about as much per...

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Forget Screen Time Rules. Lean In To Parenting Your Wired Child.

Last updated: 01/20/2019

The overuse of technology has overtaken drugs, sex and bullying as the biggest parental worry, according to the annual Brigham Young and Deseret NewsAmerican Family Survey. But...

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Accountability for early education–a different approach and some positive signs

Last updated: 01/20/2019

Early childhood education in the United States is tangle of options—varying in quality, price, structure, and a range of other dimensions. In part as a result, children start...

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We Don't Need to Bubble Wrap Our Kids

Last updated: 01/19/2019

“I walked or biked to school for years, but my children don’t. I worry about the road. I worry about strangers. You can start to imagine evil on every corner. In some ways, I do...

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For Teenagers, Praising 'Effort' May Not Promote a Growth Mindset

Last updated: 01/05/2019

Teachers have long been told to praise students' effort, rather than simply saying they are "smart," as a way to encourage students to think of their intelligence as something...

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