Psychology & Psychiatry

Parenting in a pandemic: A child psychologist's 5 top tips

I am a researcher and clinical psychologist specializing in childhood disruptive behavior problems and when I first heard that schools in some parts of the country were closing in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, my first ...

Pediatrics

Study shows kids get more exercise at school than at home

In a study of the activity level of grade 5 students at 60 schools across Alberta, researchers observed that children are more active on school days than on weekends and holidays when the weather turns bad.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Family dynamics may influence suicidal thoughts in children

Death by suicide in children has reached a 30-year high in the United States. During middle and high school, 10 to 15% of kids have thoughts of suicide, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Pediatrics

Researchers write ABCs of language disorder

While we expect to see scientists publishing in journals aimed at peers, a pair of Western researchers recently targeted a younger audience for their work—a lot younger.

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