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March 30, 2017

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March 30, 2017

Children Born to Single Mothers Benefit When Biological Father Joins Family

Mar. 27, 2017 — Some of the negative consequences on the wellbeing of a child born to a single mother can be reduced if their biological father joins and stays with the family according to new ... read more

Children and Youth Learning English Require Better Support for Academic Success

Feb. 28, 2017 — Despite their potential, many English learners (ELs) -- who account for more than 9 percent of K-12 enrollment in the US -- lag behind their English-speaking monolingual peers in educational ... read more

What Effect Does Prenatal and Postpartum Maternal Depression Have on Children?

Feb. 24, 2017 — The results of a large study do not support the notion that prenatal and postpartum maternal depression is particularly detrimental to children's psychological development. Instead, the most ... read more

Workshop Identifies Complex Health Problems Among Zika-Affected Infants

Feb. 20, 2017 — Children exposed to Zika virus in the womb may face complex health and developmental problems as they grow older, according to discussions at a National Institutes of Health ... read more

When Does a Man Say 'I'm the Father'?

Feb. 15, 2017 — American men much more readily acknowledge that they are the legal father of a child born out of wedlock when the woman involved is more affluent, educated, and healthy. It also helps (slightly) if ... read more

Feb. 13, 2017 — Researchers have confirmed that becoming a parent brings about more than just the obvious offspring—it also rewires the parents’ ... read more

America's Youngest Children Most Likely to Live in Poor Economic Conditions

Feb. 8, 2017 — Out of all age groups, children are still most likely to live in poverty. Latest data show that while 30 percent of adults have low incomes, more than 40 percent of all children live in low-income ... read more

Naps May Help Preschoolers Learn, Study Finds

Feb. 8, 2017 — Researchers studied verb learning in 3-year-olds, finding that those who napped after learning new verbs had a better understanding of the words when tested 24 hours ... read more

Harsh Parenting Predicts Low Educational Attainment Through Increasing Peer Problems

Feb. 8, 2017 — Children exposed to harsh parenting are at greater risk of having poor school outcomes, a new study of 1,482 students in Maryland has ... read more

One Year of High-Quality Early Education Improves Outcomes for Low-Income Infants, Toddlers

Feb. 8, 2017 — Infants and toddlers from low-income families who attended a high-quality center-based early education program did better in language and social skills after only one year than children who do not ... read more

Winning the War: How to Persuade Children to Eat More Veggies

Feb. 6, 2017 — An associate professor of food, nutrition, dietetics and health offers parents research-based advice for appealing to children's emotional and behavioral appetites to help them eat the ... read more

Overnights at Dad's Home Benefit Divorced Mothers, Fathers and Their Babies

Feb. 2, 2017 — When children are infants and toddlers, some parents and some prominent psychologists worry that frequent overnights at the father's home might disturb the relationship with mother. But new ... read more

How Parenting Styles Influence Our Attitudes to Marriage

Feb. 2, 2017 — Research from Japan has revealed how different parenting styles can affect marriage rates and desired number of ... read more

Early Signs of Anxiety, Depression May Be Evident in the Brains of Newborns

Feb. 1, 2017 — Early predictors of anxiety and depression may be evident in the brain even at birth, suggests a new ... read more

Jan. 26, 2017 — Babies born prematurely don't use their expectations about the world to shape their brains as babies born at full term do, important evidence that this neural process is important to ... read more

Postpartum Depression and Anxiety Distinct from Other Mood Disorders, Brain Studies Suggest

Jan. 24, 2017 — On the surface, postpartum depression looks much like other forms of depression. New mothers struggling with it often withdraw from family and friends, lose their appetites, and of course, feel sad ... read more

Jan. 24, 2017 — A Utah law has led to increased early identification of infants with hearing loss due to a congenital infection, according to a new study. The study is the first to assess how implementation of a ... read more

Immigration Fears Among Latinos Can Impact Baby Size at Birth

Jan. 24, 2017 — With deportation and discrimination fears currently on the minds of many in the United States, a study shows that the stress from an historic immigration raid is associated with Latina mothers ... read more

Flat Head Syndrome Linked to Motor, Language and Cognitive Delays

Jan. 24, 2017 — Babies with flat head syndrome may be at heightened risk of developmental delays, a new study has found. The research highlights the need for early and prompt assessment and intervention. The study ... read more

Engaging Fathers in Parenting Intervention Improves Outcomes for Both Kids and Fathers

Jan. 23, 2017 — A parenting program where fathers engage with their children through reading was found to boost the fathers' parenting skills while also improving the preschoolers' school readiness and ... read more

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