Children prefer friends who talk like they do

A preference for friends with similar accents does not necessarily mean that the children were biased against those with non-native accents.

Difficulties with audiovisual processing contributes to dyslexia in children

Findings could lead to tests that identify the disorder before kids fall far behind their peers, says UB psychologist

Study from @RCPCHtweets explores health impacts of screen time for young people

There is not enough evidence to confirm that screen time is in itself harmful to child health at any age, making it impossible to recommend age appropriate time limits.

10 year olds in the UK have consumed 18 years’ worth of sugar

PHE launches new Change4Life campaign to help families cut back on sugar.

Parents, kids spend more time discussing how to use mobile technology

Study found that parents spend more time talking with children about the mechanics of using their mobile devices than they do about what they watch and download

Childhood physical inactivity reaches crisis levels around the globe

Report compares 49 countries; says 75 percent of countries have failing physical activity grades

Emotional suppression has negative outcomes on children

New research shows it’s better to express negative emotions in a healthy way than to tamp them down

Children’s sleep not significantly affected by screen time, new study finds

Screen-time has little impact on the quality of children’s sleep, according to new Oxford University.

Are children’s television programmes too cool for school?

New research to be presented at the 2018 American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition looks at how school life is depicted on children’s TV shows and what influence it may have on how children perceive school

Advertising in kids’ apps more prevalent than parents may realise

Ninety-five percent of reviewed apps for children ages 5 and under include at least one form of advertising, a new U-M study finds; why parents should pay attention