Popular children's books from the 1950s contribute to Norway's special view of crime, study says
Thorbjørn Egner's stories about Cardamom town and Huckbucky forest are not just light entertainment for children. The narratives reinforce Norway’s ideals of crime and punishment, forgiveness and change, one study says.
How many people actually regret having children?
Between 10 and 13 per cent of Polish parents regret having children. Single parents and those with poor finances or health problems regret having them most, new studies show. “Many probably had children when they were too young,” one Norwegian happiness researcher says.
Not even a Nordic welfare system protects children from the effects of a tough childhood
Children who experience a high degree of adverse events had up to 4.5 times the risk of dying before they were 35 years old as compared to children with few or no challenges, according to a new study from Denmark.
Children who are not physically active have poor cardiac function
A new study shows that children who are less physically active have poorer cardiac function than their more active peers. "This study is a piece of a larger puzzle, where the big picture shows that children should be less sedentary and be more active", says one of the researchers.
Two-year-olds benefit from playing games on tablets
The use of electronic media by young children has an undeserved bad reputation, a new study suggests. Mothers are better at interacting with their two-year-olds when playing online games than when they are watching TV together or engaged in regular play.
Culture not the main culprit in domestic violence against minority children in the Nordic countries
Children with minority backgrounds are more frequently subjected to violence at home than ethnic Nordic kids. Poverty and social status are stronger contributing risk factors than foreign cultures, according to researchers.
Geoscience goes down better without the jargon
A stone stemming from magma can be designated as igneous, but it could also be called spotted. A child might find learning geology as hard as a rock – given even a fraction of its formal terminology – or easy as pie if a few ordinary concepts are applied.