On Parenting: Childhood development


Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 11/27/2012

How young is too young for medical marijuana?

New laws legalizing medical marijuana have allowed access to the drug for sick children.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  12:23 PM ET, 11/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Childhood development, drugs

Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 11/08/2012

Kids not as sweet as they may appear

A new study shows children at their stingiest, but also offers lessons for parents trying to instill generosity.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  01:03 PM ET, 11/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Childhood development

Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 10/22/2012

Is it easier for a boy to mature early?

New research suggests boys, like girls, are entering puberty at earlier ages than in decades passed. How do the changes affect a child’s social realm and our parental responsibilities?

By Janice D'Arcy  |  01:26 PM ET, 10/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Childhood development

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 10/18/2012

Does a parent’s education and income affect how a child’s brain develops?

Author of report on correlations between parent income and child brain development explains the significance.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  09:00 AM ET, 10/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Childhood Development, Science

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 10/03/2012

Background TV: Children who can't tune it out get the most

Researchers were alarmed to find that the most vulnerable children are exposed to TV background noise for up to 6 hours a day.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  12:35 PM ET, 10/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Childhood Development, Scrren Time

Posted at 01:36 PM ET, 07/24/2012

Parent less, play more

The author who first sounded the alarm on over-parenting continues a conversation about how parents can reshape their approach in an age of anxiety.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  01:36 PM ET, 07/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books, Childhood Development

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 07/11/2012

Family downtime trumps family vacations

Staying close to home for the summer has its benefits.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 07/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Teens, Childhood Development

Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 07/05/2012

Are kids better off if they (sometimes) hate us? (Video)

One the subjects tackled at the Aspen Ideas Festival was the notion of over-parenting. Several experts have said they are seeing a young generation that has been too coddled, that doesn’t understand, let alone have, the skills to become self-sufficient.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  11:34 AM ET, 07/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Childhood development, Discipline

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 05/22/2012

Transgender children: Learning to listen to their reality

The mother of a transgender child explains why “gender does not lie between our legs, but between our ears.”

By Janice D'Arcy  |  12:17 PM ET, 05/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Childhood Development

Posted at 01:14 PM ET, 04/24/2012

Danish filmmaker’s time-lapse video captures the truth in a classic cliche of parenting

A Danish filmmaker

By Janice D'Arcy  |  01:14 PM ET, 04/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Childhood Development, Electronic Media

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 04/23/2012

Gender identity and children who struggle with it

Diane Ehrensaft, author of “Gender Born, Gender Made: Raising Healthy Gender-nonconforming Children,” describes how parents better support kids with gender non-conformity issues, whether at home or in the community.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 04/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Childhood Development

Posted at 01:42 PM ET, 04/12/2012

Are we overestimating the benefits of marriage to child development ?

Focus on married parents overshadows need to promote young men’s education, study finds.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  01:42 PM ET, 04/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Childhood Development, Marriage

Posted at 02:51 PM ET, 04/11/2012

Opening the door to outdoor play

A new study found that half of almost 9,000 children, ages 1 to 4, studied were not taken outside by a parent on a daily basis. What prevents their outdoor play?

By Janice D'Arcy  |  02:51 PM ET, 04/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Childhood Development

Posted at 02:16 PM ET, 04/05/2012

Study of preschoolers finds need for more outdoor play

Jennifer LaRue Huget reports on a new study that found most young children’s parents don’t spend enough time outdoors with them.

By On Parenting  |  02:16 PM ET, 04/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Childhood Obesity, Outdoor Activities, Childhood Development

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 03/28/2012

Vogue essay about 7-year-old’s diet is lambasted

Dara-Lynn Weiss catches heat for Vogue essay about her daughter’s diet.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  01:35 PM ET, 03/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Childhood Development, Nutrition

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 03/16/2012

Are we asking enough of our kids? Anthropologists don’t think so

Anthropologists don’t think so. They have found that U.S. parents are far less demanding of their children than parents in other cultures.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 03/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Childhood Development

Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 03/05/2012

What parents can learn when a child is rejected from school

In D.C., the public school lottery results have been released, leaving many out-of-boundary and pre-kindergarten parents with dashed hopes. But these rejection letters could be blessings in disguise.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  01:05 PM ET, 03/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Childhood Development, Education

Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 02/21/2012

Jeremy Lin, CityDance and the courage of parental support

There were so many reasons for Lin’s parents to steer him clear of basketball. Some of the parents of the CityDance ensemble may share a similar story.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  03:35 PM ET, 02/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sports, Childhood Development

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 02/03/2012

Princess debate part two: Peggy Orenstein on culture, gender and parenting

The author of “Cinderella Ate My Daughter” discusses how certain gender stereotypes are seeping into the way children play and see themselves, and how parents can offer alternatives.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 02/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books, Childhood Development, Toys

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 02/02/2012

“Cinderella Ate My Daughter” released in paperback: A Q&A with author Peggy Orenstein

Peggy Orenstein, author of “Cinderella Ate My Daughter,” discusses how girls are being taught self-absorption is the same as self-confidence.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 02/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books, Toys, Childhood Development

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 02/01/2012

Parenting an introvert in an extrovert’s world

A new book makes the case that our culture fails to recognize the value of those with introspective personalities.

By Janice D’Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 02/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Books, Childhood Development

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/19/2012

Study: Teens raised by gay parents as happy as other teens

A new study has found that teens raised by lesbian parents report the same quality of life as teens raised by heterosexual parents.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gay Parenting, Childhood Development

Posted at 02:43 PM ET, 01/05/2012

Twins are multiplying, raising new questions for the nature vs. nurture debate

In 2009, one out every 30 births was a twin. In 1980: It was 1 out of 53.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  02:43 PM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Childhood Development