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Head Start

At-risk children who participate in the federal Head Start preschool program are less likely to end up in foster care than those who don’t, finds a study in Children and Youth Services Review. Researchers analyzed data on nearly 2,000...

Bullying’s Steep Price

Bullying costs California schools hundreds of millions of dollars a year in lost funding, suggests an analysis in School Psychology Quarterly. That’s because many states, including California, allocate funding based on average attendance numbers, not enrollment–so when students miss...

Wanted Feelings

People feel more satisfied with their lives when they experience the emotions that they want to experience, regardless of whether those emotions are pleasant or unpleasant, suggests a study in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. Researchers surveyed 2,324...

What We See

Our genes shape the way we look at the world in the most literal sense, suggests a study in nature. Researchers recorded the eye movements of 338 toddlers as they watches videos of common scenes, like children playing and...

Early Start

Children who start school younger than most of their peers may be at slightly elevated risk for mental health difficulties, suggests a study in Child: Care, Health and Development.Researchers examined data from a survey of more than 2,000 5-to...

Allergy Anxiety

Children with food allergies have higher levels of anxiety than those without, finds research in the Journal of Pediatrics. The researchers surveyed 80 children, ages 4 to 12, and their caregivers. Most of the participants were from families of...