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Late talking linked to severe and frequent temper tantrums, researchers say

A survey of more than 2,000 parents of toddlers, including those with delayed speech, has found that there is a clear link between children’s vocabulary, or lack thereof, and what researchers termed “temper tantrums”, with scientists involved in the study finding that late talkers are twice as likely to have ‘severe, frequent temper tantrums.’

a month ago

by Freya Lucas

Australian researchers join global Think Equal early years program

Australian researchers from Federation University have become involved with a global education initiative which is aiming to revolutionise teaching by introducing social and emotional learning in the earliest years of school.

2 months ago

by Freya Lucas

How do children decide what’s fair?

Should a teacher reward a whole class for the good deeds of one student? What about the other side of the discipline picture: should a whole class be punished for the misdeeds of just a few students?

2 months ago

by Craig Smith, University of Michigan

Under time pressure, employees will tell you what you want to hear, not what they think

If you want an honest answer, ask a question, and give the respondent enough time to think seems like a simple premise, but new research recently published in Psychological Science may give those in charge of early childhood education and care (ECEC) services pause for thought; how often do we ask a question, and need an answer straight away, or in line with a predetermined deadline?

2 months ago

by Freya Lucas

Scientists find that certain personality traits in children are shaped by where they live

A study which looked at the lives of children in four very different environments and countries has revealed that qualities such as patience and being less likely to embrace risk are determined not by who the child is, but more by where they live.

3 months ago

by Freya Lucas