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October 27, 2016

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October 27, 2016

More Time on Digital Devices Means Kids Less Likely to Finish Homework

Oct. 21, 2016 — In findings that will not surprise the parents of any school-aged child, new research finds that the more time children spend using digital devices, the less likely they are to finish their ... read more

Potential Harms of Parents' Online Posts About Children

Oct. 21, 2016 — What parents share with others about their children in today's digital age presents new and often unanticipated ... read more

Sleep-Deprived Preschoolers Eat More

Oct. 13, 2016 — Sleep-deprived preschoolers consumed about 20 percent more calories than usual, 25 percent more sugar and 26 percent more carbohydrates, say researchers. The following day, the kids were allowed to ... read more

Oct. 12, 2016 — A new approach to image functional activity in the brains of individual fetuses has now been pioneered by researchers, allowing a better look at how functional networks within the brain develop. The ... read more

Plugged-in Parenting: How Parental Smartphone Use May Affect Kids

Oct. 12, 2016 — Parents’ use of mobile technology around young children may be causing internal tension, conflicts and negative interactions with their kids, suggests a small qualitative ... read more

Televiewing Predicts Social Impairment During Adolescence

Oct. 11, 2016 — Young children who watch too much television are at risk of victimization and social isolation, and adopting violent and antisocial behavior toward other students at age 13, new research ... read more

Study Finds Differences in Obesity Rates Between Children/teens With and Without Autism

Oct. 11, 2016 — Children and teens with autism spectrum disorder may be more likely to be obese and stay obese during adolescence than their peers without autism spectrum disorder, research ... read more

Family Stressors and Traumatic Childhood Experiences Linked to ADHD Diagnoses in Children

Oct. 11, 2016 — Children who experience family and environmental stressors, and traumatic experiences, such as poverty, mental illness and exposure to violence, are more likely to be diagnosed with Attention ... read more

The Importance of Loving Care Within Children's Institutions

Oct. 7, 2016 — Nurturing caregiving from a few consistent individuals helps to minimize the potential emotional and mental-health development issues that can arise from spending the early years of a child's ... read more

Fewer Indications of ADHD in Children Whose Mothers Took Vitamin D During Pregnancy

Oct. 7, 2016 — Children of mothers who took vitamin D during pregnancy with resultant high levels of the vitamin in the umbilical blood have fewer symptoms of ADHD at the age of 2½ ... read more

Impulsivity, Sensation Seeking Increase Risk of Alcohol and Drug Use Among Youths

Oct. 6, 2016 — Adolescence can be a challenging time for both young people and their parents. Adolescents often face temptations to experiment with various substances and, unfortunately, this is the time when ... read more

ADHD Diagnosis Puts Girls at Much Higher Risk for Other Mental Health Problems

Oct. 4, 2016 — Girls with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are at higher risk than girls without ADHD for multiple mental disorders that often lead to cascading problems such as abusive relationships, ... read more

All Work and No Play With Children Make Moms Less Happy Parents

Oct. 4, 2016 — Researchers have used time diary data to find that mothers are less happy than fathers with their parenting duties. Mothers report more stress and greater fatigue than fathers. This experience gap is ... read more

Oct. 4, 2016 — Lead exposure among preschoolers can predict low reading scores in subsequent years, a new study using data from Rhode Island’s lead-abatement program and repeated blood lead level tests has ... read more

Developing Brain Regions in Children Hardest Hit by Sleep Deprivation

Oct. 4, 2016 — Sleep is vital for humans. If adults remain awake for longer than usual, the brain responds with an increased need for deep sleep. This is measured in the form of "slow wave activity" using ... read more

Developing Brain Regions in Children Hardest Hit by Sleep Deprivation

Oct. 4, 2016 — The effects of acute sleep deprivation in children has been the focus of new study for the first time. They discovered that the brain in five to 12-year-olds responds differently to sleep deprivation ... read more

Vast Majority of Impoverished Fathers Involved With Their Children

Oct. 3, 2016 — A new study suggests criticism of impoverished and African-American fathers for not being involved in the lives of their children is largely unfounded and that even in cases of incarceration, most ... read more

Childhood Hypertension Associated With Cognitive Issues

Sep. 29, 2016 — Hypertension, more commonly known as high blood pressure, has increased significantly in children, paralleling the current childhood obesity epidemic.  Although we know that adult hypertension can ... read more

Today's Parents Spend More Time With Their Kids Than Moms and Dads Did 50 Years Ago

Sep. 28, 2016 — Guilt-ridden busy moms and dads take heart: mothers – and fathers – across most Western countries are spending more time with their children than parents did in the mid-’60s, according to a ... read more

Implicit Bias May Help Explain High Preschool Expulsion Rates for Black Children

Sep. 28, 2016 — Preschool teachers and staff show signs of implicit bias in administering discipline, but the race of the teacher plays a big role in the outcome, according to new research. The results help explain ... read more

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