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May 25, 2017

Parents With Bipolar Benefit from Self-Help Tool

May 17, 2017 — Online self-management support for parents with Bipolar Disorder leads to improvements in parenting and child ... read more

Children in Head Start Who Miss More Preschool Show Fewer Academic Gains

May 16, 2017 — A new study has found that children in Head Start who miss 10 percent or more of the school year have fewer gains in academics than their peers who attend preschool more regularly. Many researchers ... read more

Alternative Treatment Approach for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome May Shorten Hospital Stay

May 4, 2017 — New research suggests a revamped, 'common sense' approach to treating newborns suffering opioid withdrawal -- gauging whether the baby can eat, sleep and be consoled within 10 minutes ... read more

Social Challenges Amplify Negative Effects of Childhood Lead Exposure

May 4, 2017 — Scientists already know early lead exposure can slow a child's cognitive and language development. Findings show lead's impact is especially strong for children in families also facing ... read more

Preschoolers' Story Comprehension Similar for Print and Digital Books

May 1, 2017 — The content of a children's book -- not its form as a print book or a digital book -- predicts how well children understand a story, finds a new ... read more

Financial Strain Tied to Low-Birth-Weight Babies

Apr. 24, 2017 — A financially strapped pregnant woman's worries about the arrival and care of her little one could contribute to birth of a smaller, medically vulnerable infant, a new study ... read more

Low-Income Children Missing out on Language Learning Both at Home and at School

Apr. 14, 2017 — Children from poor neighborhoods are less likely to have complex language building opportunities both in home and at school, putting them at a disadvantage in their kindergarten year, finds a new ... read more

When It Comes to Reading, Kindergarten Is the New First Grade

Apr. 13, 2017 — A new nationwide study has found that children entering first grade in 2013 had significantly better reading skills than similar students had just 12 years earlier. Researchers say this means that in ... read more

Musical Beds: Co-Sleeping Is More Common Than Some Parents Admit

Apr. 12, 2017 — Parents know that co-sleeping is considered a no-no, but many still allow their children to crawl into bed with them at night. Doctors generally discourage co-sleeping, but a professor says it is a ... read more

Parent-Mediated Therapy May Help Babies at Risk of Developing Autism

Apr. 11, 2017 — The earliest autism intervention study in the world that uses video to provide feedback to parents of babies at family risk of autism, has indicated a reduction in the severity of emerging signs of ... read more

Apr. 10, 2017 — Pediatric researchers have harnessed an analytical tool used to predict the weather to evaluate the effectiveness of therapies to reduce brain injury in newborns who suffer oxygen deprivation during ... read more

Apr. 5, 2017 — A new study demonstrates that human infants recognize heroic acts from early stages of development, suggesting that our sense of justice -- and likewise, adoration for heroes -- is innate. The ... read more

Administration of Steroid to Extremely Preterm Infants Not Associated With Adverse Effects on Neurodevelopment

Apr. 4, 2017 — The administration of low-dose hydrocortisone to extremely preterm infants was not associated with any adverse effects on neurodevelopmental outcomes at 2 years of age, according to a ... read more

Evaluation Between Maternal Mental Health and Discharge Readiness

Mar. 28, 2017 — Mothers with a history of mental health disorders feel less ready for discharge from the NICU than with mothers without a mental health history, new research ... read more

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

Food Insecurity in Early Childhood Linked to Young Children's Skills in Kindergarten

Mar. 21, 2017 — In the United States, estimates show that a substantial number of children under age 5 live in households that are food insecure. That means that they do not have food, or they lack sufficient ... read more

Disruptive Children Do Not Inspire Similar Behavior in Their Siblings

Mar. 6, 2017 — A new study finds that the disruptive behavior of individual children does not encourage similar behavior in their brothers and ... 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

New Behavioral Therapy to Support Japanese Mothers of Children With ADHD

Feb. 21, 2017 — Researchers have successfully adapted a parent-training program for ADHD for use with families in Japan, where ADHD-specific behavioral interventions are ... read more

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