Kids of Older Parents May Have Fewer Behavioral Problems

Kids of Older Parents May Have Fewer Behavioral Problems

The evidence is clear that couples are waiting to have children at a later age. While some studies suggest a link between a father’s age and a mental health diagnosis among offspring, a new Dutch study considered the behavior problems of children born to older parents...
Early Life Adversity Can Affect Kids’ Brain Chemistry

Early Life Adversity Can Affect Kids’ Brain Chemistry

A new study shows that adversity early in life affects a child’s executive function skills, such as their ability to focus or organize tasks. Experiences such as poverty, residential instability, parental divorce, or substance abuse can lead to changes in a child’s...
Teens Get More Sleep, Feel More Engaged When School Starts Later

Teens Get More Sleep, Feel More Engaged When School Starts Later

A new study adds to the growing evidence that students experience several benefits from later school start times. The findings reveal that, after a Colorado school district changed to later start times, students in middle and high school got more sleep at night, were...
Teen Girls May be More Vulnerable to Bullying Than Boys

Teen Girls May be More Vulnerable to Bullying Than Boys

Girls are bullied more often than boys and are more likely to consider, plan, or attempt suicide, according to a new study published in the journal Nursing Research. “Bullying is significantly associated with depressive symptoms, suicidal ideation, suicide planning...

In China, Teens with High Screen Use May Face Greater Risk of Depression

Teens in China who either spend more time on screen activities, such as watching TV or surfing the Web, or less time on non-screen activities are at much greater risk of depression, according to a new study published in the journal Heliyon. The link is even stronger...

Kids With Immigrant Dads at Greater Risk for PTSD

A new study finds that children with immigrant fathers are much more likely to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The register-based study, conducted by researchers from the University of Turku in Finland, included 3,639 children born in Finland...