Pediatrics

AAP emphasizes importance of recess in schools

(HealthDay)—Recess in school serves a necessary and important role in the development of a child's academic, physical, and social well-being, according to an American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) policy statement published ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Study looks at social exclusion on the playground

(Medical Xpress)—Being the last one picked for the team, getting left out of the clique of cool girls, having no one to sit with at lunch… For children, social exclusion can impact everything from emotional well being ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Early relationships, not brainpower, key to adult happiness

Positive social relationships in childhood and adolescence are key to adult well-being, according to Associate Professor Craig Olsson from Deakin University and the Murdoch Children's Research Institute in Australia, and ...

Attention deficit disorders

Signs of ADHD evident by preschool, expert says

(HealthDay) -- One out of 11 school-aged children is diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and up to 40 percent of those kids may display symptoms in preschool, an expert says.

Psychology & Psychiatry

US, Chinese children differ in commitment to parents over time

According to a new study, American, but not Chinese, children's sense of responsibility to their parents tends to decline in the seventh and eighth grades, a trend that coincides with declines in their academic performance.

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