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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

Challenging Students Benefit from Limit Setting

May 27, 2015 — The teacher’s interaction style can either foster or slow down the development of math skills among children with challenging temperaments, Finnish researchers have ... read more

Parents Are Integral in Stopping Rise as Teen E-Cigarette Usage Triples

May 22, 2015 — Though many think e-cigarettes are helping to reduce the number of smokers in the US, research is showing the opposite is true when it comes to teens. Experts recently released data showing that in ... 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

Estrangement Likely When Adult Child Does Not Share Mother's Values

May 19, 2015 — Estrangement between a mother and an adult child is more common than people might think, says an Iowa State researcher. A new study has found that estrangement is often the result of a difference in ... read more

Association Between Teen Sleep Patterns, Alcohol or Marijuana Use

May 18, 2015 — Studying adolescents in Southern California, researchers found that the link between sleep and alcohol/marijuana use was consistent even after controlling for other known risk factors, such as ... read more

May 18, 2015 — Cell phone use at playgrounds is a significant source of parental guilt, research shows. The study also noted that caregivers absorbed in their phones ignored children's requests for attention ... read more

Suicide Trends in School-Aged Children Reveal Racial Disparity

May 18, 2015 — While overall suicide rates in children younger than 12 years have remained steady, a new study shows increasing rates in black children and decreasing rates in white ... read more

May 18, 2015 — Many parents of children age 5-17 don’t discuss behavioral or emotional issues that could be signs of potential health problems with their doctors. The most common reason for not sharing these ... read more

Can Drinking Alcohol Harm the Child Before the Mother Knows She Is Pregnant?

May 13, 2015 — Alcohol drunk by a mouse in early pregnancy changes the way genes function in the brains of the offspring. The early exposure was also later apparent in the brain structure of the adult offspring. ... read more

Public Health Advisories Linked With Reduction of Codeine Dispensing to Postpartum Women

May 12, 2015 — Public health advisories from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Health Canada were associated with significant reductions in the rate of dispensing of codeine to postpartum women, ... read more

Family Genetics Study Reveals New Clues to Autism Risk

May 12, 2015 — A study of almost 2,400 children with autism, their parents and unaffected siblings has provided new insights into the genetics of the condition. Researchers found that certain inherited mutations ... 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

Toddlers Understand Sound They Make Influences Others, Research Shows

May 11, 2015 — Confirming what many parents already know, researchers have discovered that toddlers, especially those with siblings, understand how the sounds they make affect people around ... read more

For Children With Autism, Trips to the Dentist Just Got Easier

May 11, 2015 — Adjusting the environment of a dentist's office can make routine cleanings less stressful for children with autism, research shows. Children with autism spectrum disorders -- as well as some ... read more

Teens in Child Welfare System Practice Similar Health-Risk Behaviors as General Teen Population, Study Finds

May 4, 2015 — Previous research has suggested that teens who have been victims of maltreatment may be more likely to practice a number of health-risk behaviors. However, a new study found that teens involved with ... read more

May 8, 2015 — New research examines how mothers underwent a remarkable transition from the past – when they had one dependent offspring at a time, ended support of their young at weaning and received no help ... read more

New Intervention Helps Mothers Address Depression

May 7, 2015 — A new intervention has been developed that identifies potentially depressed mothers and encourages them to seek treatment. The Motivating our Mothers (MOM) program takes a unique approach, relying on ... read more

Children Sleep Better When They Have a Nightly Bedtime Routine

May 7, 2015 — Having a regular bedtime routine is associated with better sleep in young children up to six years of age, and the positive impact on sleep increases with the consistency of the nightly routine, a ... read more

When the Baby Comes, Working Couples No Longer Share Housework Equally

May 7, 2015 — When highly educated, dual-career couples have their first child, both spouses think the baby increases their workloads by equal amounts -- but a new study suggests that's not true. Detailed ... read more

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