The War Is Taking a Toll on Ukraine’s Kids. Psychologists Share How Parents Can Help
Hanna Usatenko’s 10-year-old daughter, Kate, is afraid the war in Ukraine is making her lose her memory. She’s heard the deafening sound of rocket attacks. She had to flee her home in Kyiv with her father and
‘Turning Red’ Is a Good Conversation Starter — and Not Just for Girls
Disney’s newest animated film, “Turning Red,” in which an adolescent girl contends with puberty, cultural expectations and her newfound tendency to turn into a giant red panda when overtaken by emotion, has viewers buzzing. Although critical
The Big Idea: Is It Time to Stop Talking About ‘Nature Versus Nurture’?
When you hear people conversing in an unfamiliar language, why is it that you can’t even tell where one word ends and the next begins? If you are a native English speaker, why is it
Social Media is Riskier for Kids than ‘Screen Time’
Suppose your 13-year-old daughter wants to subsist on candy during this drawn-out pandemic, and she challenges you to prove that candy is bad for her. For help, you turn to the Internet — and find
Childhood Health and Cultural Inequalities: Women Pay the Price
A culturally underprivileged childhood increases a person’s risk of being less physically active in adulthood. This risk is greater for women than for men, according to new research published in the journal Psychological Science.
Fertile Ground: Teachers’ Growth Mindsets Support Successful Interventions for Students
Teachers’ growth-mindset interventions may be particularly helpful for students who are struggling in the classroom.