Posts tagged "study"

Researchers show connection between kindness and popularity in tweens

Researchers show connection between kindness and popularity in tweens
Move over, mean girls. Researchers from the University of California, Riverside conducted a study that showed tweens who perform acts of kindness towards others are both happier, and also tend to be more popular. The study examined 400 students ages 9-11 in Vancouver, British Columbia and tracked acts of kindness directed at other classmates. The... Read more »

Boys are beginning puberty earlier, as young as 9 years old

Boys are beginning puberty earlier, as young as 9 years old
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) in the November edition of its journal, Pediatrics, reports that early puberty is not jut happening to girls. Boys are also entering puberty earlier than they used to do so. How early are boys beginning puberty? Historically, boys were expected to begin puberty at 11 ½.  The large study... Read more »

Study: Not all video games are bad for tweens; some games encourage positive behavior

Study: Not all video games are bad for tweens; some games encourage positive behavior
Feeling some guilt about letting kids play video games? There may be no need to feel bad, because depending on which games your kids are playing (or addicted to), they could be learning some positive behaviors. Psychology researchers and professors from Iowa State University have studied the impact of video games on kids ages 9-14.... Read more »
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