“Our study shows that the common idea that ‘music makes children smarter’ is incorrect,” says Giovanni Sala, the lead author of the meta-analysis.
Parents may find this study’s results reassuring, particularly now, during the current stay-at-home days of the coronavirus pandemic, when children’s screen time and social media use has skyrocketed.
As a share of the total population, there are fewer kids in Minneapolis than St. Paul, Chicago and New York City.
More American youth die of injuries from firearms each year than of cancer.
The parents “asked fewer simple questions, commented about the storyline less, and read less during electronic-book conditions compared with print,” the researchers write.
More than twice as many American kids were shot dead in 2017 than active duty U.S. military personnel and on-duty police officers combined.
“As we’ve seen in news reports, accidents happen at amusement parks,” writes Dr. Gary Freed. “Consequences range from skinned knees to serious injuries.”
“This is unwise. This goes against everything we know,” said Megan Gunnar, director of the Institute of Child Development at the University of Minnesota.
Children need to learn how to self-regulate their emotions and behaviors — and it’s also essential that they learn that lesson early, before they start school, a new study suggests.
The most common products associated with the injuries were seat-type baby carriers (19.5 percent of the injuries), cribs or mattresses (18.6 percent), strollers (16.5 percent) and walkers, jumpers or exercisers (16.2 percent).
What’s more, according to the research, spanking is not only ineffective at improving children’s behavior, it makes them more likely to defy their parents.
The review, released Wednesday by the National Endowment for the Arts, examined the findings of 18 peer-reviewed studies published between 2000 and 2015.
Overall, the secular children in the study were also less judgmental and punitive about perceived infractions in social behavior.
Play therapy may sound like all fun and games, but there’s hard data showing how helpful it is to children with medical complexities.