Author: Editor

From the editorial team at The Education Wire.

Study identifies possible genetic link between children’s language and mental health

Study demonstrates genetic effects but they need to be replicated in larger independent datasets to confirm the findings.

Frequent use of social media may compromise teenage girls’ mental health by increasing exposure to bullying and reducing sleep and physical exercise

First study to examine three mechanisms by which very frequent use of social media may harm mental health suggests efforts should be made to reduce young people’s exposure to harmful content, and the impact it has on healthy activities

Questions during shared book reading with preschoolers need to be more challenging

When it comes to challenging young minds to grow language, asking how and why during.

Warning to adults: Children notice everything

Children have learning advantage in some situations, study finds

Children born to older parents tend to have fewer behaviour problems

According to researchers at The Society For Research In Child Development

Art therapy found to reduce stress at school for girls

Research through the University of Washington, USA

Offering children a wide variety and large quantities of snack food encourages them to eat more

Less focus on plate size and more on reducing quantity and variety of food key to getting children to snack less

Researchers find WhatsApp can be good for our health

Academics at Edge Hill University have found that spending time on social media, specifically WhatsApp, is good for our wellbeing

Children living in countryside outperform children living in metropolitan area in motor skills

Young children’s daily living environment and motor skills are closely related in the Finnish context

Teens who can describe negative emotions can stave off depression

Teenagers who can describe their negative emotions in precise and nuanced ways are better protected.