Childhood Memory Development

Childhood Memory

Childhood memory refers to memories formed childhood. Among its others, memory functions to guide present behaviour and to predict future outcomes. Memory in childhood is qualitatively and quantitatively different from the memories formed and retrieved late adolescence  and the adult years.

This topic aims to provide a better understanding of the brain is early childhood : its development, structures and maturation, and the major role it plays in all spheres of the young child's life including emotions, learning and behaviour.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Memory and Early Brain Development :

Memory is a fundamental capacity that p…

Early Puberty in Girls Linked To Higher Risk Of Problem Behaviors

Girls who start puberty early may be at particular risk for problem behaviors as teenagers, a new study suggests- (Reuters Health) .But parents who are alert to the risk might be able to step in and prevent the problems, the researchers say.The risk might be related to the girls’ friendships. In their study, girls whose bodies started to change before age 11 were more likely later on to have best friends who misbehave.But, the researchers found, most of these harmful friendships weren’t yet formed by age 11. So while the girls are still young, this might be a time for parents to monitor them closely, support them, and prevent these dangerous friendships from getting started.“Peers are increasingly influential from childhood through adolescence, and girls who mature earlier than their peers may be drawn to more delinquent friends for a variety of reasons, such as wanting to fit in, being teased by other classmates, or not having the emotional development or social competence to match t…


As the number of people playing games rises, the impact of video games on the human brain becomes a more intriguing research area. Video games are gaining popularity with both children and adults. There is concern among the public that the brutality portrayed on television, as well as within video games, encourages aggressive behavior within its spectators.

Based on the thousands of studies and news pieces on the impact of the violent nature of some television, shows, we can assume that violent scenes in video games also aggravate violent behavior.

There is a source who calls the research preliminary, but one has only to look at the results of completed research to see that habitual players of brutal games become desensitized to violence. An increase in aggressive behavior was reported in players while playing a very violent game as well as in those players who were exposed to only a mildly violent game. Playing the game with high levels of violence raised anxiety levels within players…


Nurturing a child early in life may help him or her develop a larger hippocampus, the brain region important for learning, memory and stress responses, a new study shows.

Studies in human children, on the other hand, found a connection between early social experiences and the volume of the amygdala, which helps regulate the processing and memory of emotional reactions. Numerous studies also have found that children raised in a nurturing environment typically do better in school and are more emotionally developed than their non-nurtured peers.
 Brain images have now revealed that a mother's love physically affects the volume of her child's hippocampus. in the study , children of nurturing mothers had hippocampal volumes 10 percent larger than children whose mothers were not as nurturing.

we can now say with confidence that the psycho social environment has a material impact on the way the human brain develops,"said Dr. Joan Luby, The study's lead researcher and a psychi…


The bond between mother and child

With the cutting of the umbilical cord, physical attachment to our mothers ends and emotional and psychological attachment begins. While the first attachment provides everything we need to thrive inside the womb, many psychologists believe the second attachment provides the psychological foundation and maybe even the social and physical buffer we need to thrive in the world.
Attachments infants and children from with other primary-care providers also affect a child's development, research shows.The nature and impact of such attachments have become a focus for researchers interested in the increase in daycare for very young children.

Social Development
Many researchers have found correlations between secure mother-infant attachment and later psychological and social development. Infants who securely attach to their mothers become more self-reliant toddlers and have a better sense of self-esteem, said Alan Sroufe, Phd, an attachment researcher at the…


Friendships established during the preschool years create valuable contexts to learn and practice skills essential to children's social,  cognitive,  communication and emotional development.
Establishing friendships is an important developmental goal of early childhood.
Friendships also benefit children by creating a sense of belonging and security and  by lessening stress. In addition , successful friendships in early childhood contribute to children's quality of life and are consideredimportant to life adjustment.ROLE OF PARENT SUPPORT IN FRIENDSHIP DEVELOPMENT: Children develop socially and emotionally through interactions and relationships with others. Parent support may be achieved by - 1. Positive parent child interactions 2. Parents roles as supervisors , coaches, and advisers during children's play and 3. Parents roles a providers of social opportunities Friendships are important, but your guidance and monitoring of activities are needed for your child to be safe…


During a child's developmental years, they are constantly growing and changing, it is imperative to note that one must keep this in mind when diagnosing and treating emotional and behavioral disorders in children .
Health professionals once thought that brain disorders such as Bipolar disorders, or even depression occurred after childhood but now, if is widely held that these brain disorders can begin in early childhood. According to the National Institute of Mental health (NIMH), emotional and behavioral disorders affect 10 to 15 percent of children globally.

Types of DisordersAttention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
This disorders is one of the most common mental disorders among children, and two to three more boys than girls are affected. Many children unable to sit still , finish tasks , plan ahead or even be around them . ADHD can continue on into adolescence and even adulthood. From medication to therapy and varying educational options. Children with ADHD can learn to…