Posts Tagged ‘child development’

Community support for mother influences outcome for child Comments 0

Thursday, July 9th, 2020

You hear people say it takes a village to raise a child; some new research supports this intuition. A  recent report suggests that women’s social networks positively affect her child’s cognitive development, says Dr John Shaver from the University of Otago. The analysis also suggests that religious women have stronger support networks. Shaver says that Read more

The impact religion has on child development Comments 0

Monday, February 25th, 2019

Do children raised by religious parents have better social and psychological development than those raised in non-religious homes? In a new study, researchers found that religion can be a mixed blessing for children as they get older. John Bartkowski, professor of sociology at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), Xiaohe Xu, professor of Read more

Recovering an enchanted world Comments 0

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

In turning Maleficent into a feminist morality play, Disney subverts the nature of fairy tales and suppresses any sense of magic and moral logic. For the child—and the adult who knows there is still a child in all of us—fairy tales reveal truths about ourselves and the world. As psychologist Bruno Bettelheim stated in his Read more