Prevent summer brain drain with these 'exercises'

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Summer brain drain has been a common fear of parents and educators for decades. Research shows that students return to school approximately... Read more

Can online 'brain training' programs help my child?

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As we discover more information about the brain than we have ever known before, scientists and software engineers have come together to create... Read more

Altruism: Nature or nurture?

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Why are some children kind to others and other children just plain mean? The root cause of altruism, and conversely selfishness or even evil... Read more

Teens Abuse Prescription ADHD Drugs, Too

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By Rima Himelstein They’re known as study drugs ... party drugs ... vitamin R, the smart drug, addy, a-bomb ... Regardless of the slang... Read more

Five smarter ways to nurture reading

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by Sari Harrar Every parent knows the drill for encouraging kids to love reading - surround them with books, read to them, let them see you... Read more

Revealed: Why marijuana’s called “dope”

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by Rima Himelstein, M.D. Marijuana is the most widely used illegal drug in the world — including by adolescents. New research findings... Read more

Stop the morning madness on school days

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by W. Douglas Tynan, Ph.D. For many families, the return to school means the end of unscheduled days. It means a return to the morning routine... Read more

Secret protection from teen depression

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Helping kids succeed in first grade may have a lasting mental-health benefit: Lower risk for depression in seventh grade and beyond. That’s... Read more