Tag Archives: children

Violence puts wear and tear on kids\’ DNA

Children who have experienced violence might really be older than their years. The DNA of 10-year-olds who experienced violence in their young lives has been found to show wear and tear normally associated with aging, a Duke University study has found. \”This is the first time it has been shown that our telomeres can shorten […] … learn more→

Puzzle play helps boost learning of important math-related skills

Children who play with puzzles between ages 2 and 4 later develop better spatial skills, a study by University of Chicago researchers has found. Puzzle play was found to be a significant predictor of spatial skill after controlling for differences in parents’ income, education and the overall amount of parent language input. In examining video […] … learn more→

HIV uncertainty pushes Malawians to want children earlier

People in Malawi who are uncertain about their HIV status are more eager to start families than those who are certain of their HIV status, according to researchers. \”In decision-making, what you know you don\’t know can be just as important as what you do know,\” said Jenny Trinitapoli, assistant professor of sociology, religious studies […] … learn more→

Keeping up traditions

When your children are no longer children, what lasting memories will they have of childhood and growing up in your family unit? Will it be the toys they played with, friends who came for sleep overs, music lessons on Saturday mornings, or how much they hated broccoli and cauliflower? It\’s more than likely that family […] … learn more→