The remarkable physical transformation children undergo as they grow up is matched only by the metamorphosis of their minds. Parents, of course, play a critical role in this aspect of development. But what’s really going on in a child’s head? Kids can’t always tell us what’s on their minds. Psychologists, neurobiologists and other scientists can help fill in the blanks, however.
In this exclusive online issue, leading authorities share their insights into the minds of the young. Learn how children develop morals, why they talk to themselves, and what happens to brain development and function in the face of abuse at an early age. Other articles explore how reading should be taught, how attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder arises and what unique challenges gifted children face. Lastly, sharpen your little one’s powers of concentration–and your own–with a few easy tricks.