7-11 year-olds had a harder time responding to emotional cues when their sleep was restricted to six hours or less. The effects were stronger in kids with anxiety symptoms.
U.S. states with strict reproductive rights policies have higher rates of babies born with low birth weight. This association is stronger for babies born to Black mothers.
Children with pet dogs had fewer behavioral problems, got along better with their peers, and engaged more in prosocial behaviors such as sharing, helping, and comforting than children whose families didn't own dogs.
Most people's first memories are from around the age of 3. Memories earlier than this are more likely to be fictional.
Feeding premature infants breast milk instead of formula may improve their cardiovascular health as adults.
Teenagers in countries where it is illegal for parents to physically punish their children are less likely to have frequent physical fights.
Low-income expectant mothers in the U.S. who receive Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) benefits have a lower risk of preterm birth and first-year infant mortality.
For mothers and children, warm or responsive parenting styles and the tendency for a child to seek help from their mother are associated with better development of attention skills from age 2 to 4.5.