Participation in the Arts Raises Kids' Self-Esteem
New research finds particularly positive results when parents and kids work on a creative project together.
How Arts Can Help Struggling Science Students Do Better
A new study finds that incorporating music and drawing during lessons can help kids retain what they've learned.
New Research Says Birth Month Can Predict ADHD Diagnoses. But So Can Gender.
A new study indicates that teachers and parents may be looking for ADHD in the wrong places—and missing it in others.
Tolerant Tykes: Small Children Aren't Inherently Racist
New research suggests we aren't born bigots. Racial prejudice is something we learn.
Do You Have to Help Parents to Help Their Children?
Are two-generation programs the best way to fight poverty?
Can Kids Who Survive Crimes Be Re-Traumatized by Press?
New research cautions journalists against harming their most vulnerable sources.
George Washington Trumps Pinocchio for Promoting Honesty
Researchers find the classic tale in which the future president admits to bad behavior encourages at least some kids to confess a lie.
Study: Hatred of Outsiders Kicks in Between Age 6 and 8
New research from Germany suggests love for people we think of as members of our group precedes hatred for those we perceive as outsiders. This may present a teaching opportunity.
For Kids With Low Self-Esteem, Praise Has Unintended Consequences
New research from the Netherlands finds inflated acclaim for kids’ accomplishments can backfire as a motivational tool.
Study: Music Lessons Boost Emotional, Intellectual Development
German researchers report learning to play a musical instrument is associated with higher grades and superior cognitive skills.
Even Playing TV in the Background May Impede Kids’ Development
New research finds children have trouble learning some basic intellectual and emotional skills if the television is routinely kept on in the background.