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July 29, 2015

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July 29, 2015

Extracurricular Sports Produce Disciplined Preteens

July 1, 2015 — Regular, structured extracurricular sports seem to help kids develop the discipline they need in order to engage effectively in the classroom, according to a new ... read more

As Siblings Learn How to Resolve Conflict, Parents Pick Up a Few Tips of Their Own

June 25, 2015 — When children participated in a program designed to reduce sibling conflict, both parents benefited from a lessening of hostilities on the home front. But mothers experienced a more direct reward. As ... read more

How Do Toddlers Use Tablets?

June 18, 2015 — Researchers studied more than 200 YouTube videos in an effort to understand how toddlers use ... read more

Secret to Successful Kids? Hard Working Parents

June 18, 2015 — To learn how parents cultivate talent in their children, researchers interviewed the parents of 24 youth with national or world-class standing in their area of talent. Results showed that parents ... read more

June 17, 2015 — A new study shows that when parents compare their kids, it shows up in the ... read more

Love and Money: How Low-Income Dads Really Provide

June 15, 2015 — Low-income fathers who might be labeled "deadbeat dads" often spend as much on their children as parents in formal child-support arrangements, but they sometimes choose to give goods like ... read more

Parental Behavior Not Affected by Stress, Anxiety of Premature Birth, Study Shows

June 15, 2015 — Preterm children often require special care in the neonatal period including incubator care or assistance with breathing. Previous research has suggested that this stress, separation and an increased ... read more

June 11, 2015 — People with autism are often described as 'seeing the world differently.' They tend to show superior perception for details, like, for example, the autistic artist Stephen Wiltshire's ... read more

June 10, 2015 — While you might think that a stoic reaction to a traumatic event would confuse toddlers, new research shows that they actually do understand that a stiff upper lip can be appropriate in certain ... read more

Babies Who Can Resettle Are More Likely to 'Sleep Through the Night'

June 5, 2015 — Young infants who can 'resettle' themselves after waking up are more likely to sleep for prolonged periods at night, according to a video study. The researchers also looked for times when ... read more

June 4, 2015 — New research is helping parents and pediatricians better predict what household items and toys will help infants develop their motor ... read more

May 28, 2015 — A connection between certain approaches to racial socialization in early childhood and parents' expectations for greater success in school has been uncovered by a new study. The researchers ... read more

Strength-Based Parenting Improves Children's Resilience and Stress Levels

May 27, 2015 — Children are more likely to use their strengths to effectively cope with minor stress in their life if they have parents who adopt a strength-based approach to parenting. Strength-based parenting is ... read more

May 26, 2015 — Analogical ability -- the ability to see common relations between objects, events or ideas -- is a key skill that underlies human intelligence and differentiates humans from other apes. While there ... read more

May 25, 2015 — Researchers have created a "brainstorm barometer" that allows computers to calculate the brain functions of very premature babies during their first hours of life. The new research method ... read more

Preparing Foster Kids for School Lessens Impact of Moves

May 19, 2015 — A new study clarifies the impact of school moves experienced by children in foster care but also points to how to limit the damage, say researchers. Foster children in the study were 3.28 times more ... read more

Researchers Determine Best Anesthesia Option for Infants

May 19, 2015 — Experts have long examined the effects of anesthesia on infants and toddlers, and many believe infants who undergo general anesthesia in their first year of life may be at higher risk of ... read more

Treating Infants of Mothers With Opioid Dependence: Rising Rates, Rising Costs

May 19, 2015 — As more infants are born to mothers with dependence on prescription pain medications, the costs of treatment for babies with neonatal abstinence syndrome have increased dramatically, suggests a new ... read more

May 19, 2015 — Babytalk, which includes higher-pitched voices and a wider range of pitches, is sometimes known as "motherese," partly because most research on parent-child interactions has traditionally ... read more

May 12, 2015 — Scientists have discovered that 6-month-old infants appear to be much more interested in listening to other babies than they are in listening to adults. The researchers believe that an attraction to ... read more

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