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Parenting Bulletin - April 2010 Archives


Baby swimmers have better balance (4/30/2010)

Baby swimmers have better balanceTeaching babies to swim turns out to be more than just fun. Baby swimmers have better balance and are also better at grasping at things than non-swimmers. This difference persists even when children are five years old, when babies who have been taught to swim still outperform their peers. ...> Full Article


US needs better-trained math teachers to compete globally (4/29/2010)

US needs better-trained math teachers to compete globallyMath teachers in the United States need better training if the nation's K-12 students are going to compete globally, according to international research released today by a Michigan State University scholar. ...> Full Article


Smarter lunchrooms lead kids to eat more salad (4/28/2010)

In a year-long study in an upstate New York middle school, Cornell researchers examined the effect of moving the salad bar to a more prominent location in the cafeteria. Results show that sales of certain salad bar items increased by 250-300 percent. ...> Full Article


Keeping kids away from R-rated movies may prevent early drinking (4/27/2010)

Keeping kids away from R-rated movies may prevent early drinkingMiddle-school children whose parents restrict access to R-rated movies are substantially less likely to start drinking than their peers who are allowed to see such films, a new study suggests. ...> Full Article


Perchance to dream, perchance to write for young children (4/20/2010)

Perchance to dream, perchance to write for young childrenAnne Haas Dyson, a professor of curriculum and instruction in the U. of I. College of Education, says that a highly regimented writing curriculum that prohibits young children from borrowing from our common cultural landscape -- movies, TV shows, comic books and cartoons -- is a problematic one. ...> Full Article


Playing a video game before bedtime has only a mild effect on adolescent sleep (4/16/2010)

After playing "Call of Duty 4" it took adolescents a median of 7.5 minutes to fall asleep, which was only slightly longer than the three minutes it took them to fall asleep after watching "March of the Penguins" on DVD. No participants fell asleep while playing the video game, while about one-third of them fell asleep while watching the DVD. Playing the video game was associated with a small increase in cognitive alertness. ...> Full Article


Parents keep diabetic teens on track (4/11/2010)

Teenagers and "tweenagers" with type 1 diabetes have more trouble sticking to their treatment plan -- thus raising their risk of blindness, kidney failure and heart disease -- if their parents become increasingly lax about monitoring the child's treatment, or if the mother-child relationship is poor. That's the conclusion of a new study by University of Utah psychologists. ...> Full Article


Toddlers appreciate good intentions, Queen's study finds (4/10/2010)

Toddlers appreciate good intentions, Queen's study findsResearchers at Queen's University have discovered that toddlers as young as 21 months appreciate good intentions, and will do their best to reward the efforts of people who try to help them. ...> Full Article


Digital divide changing but not for students torn by it (4/9/2010)

Digital divide changing but not for students torn by itWhen students enter college, they either have it or they don't. And which side of the digital divide they fall on may well shape their identities and what route they take into careers. ...> Full Article


Hey, that's my shirt! Sibling conflict harms trust and communication between adolescent siblings (4/7/2010)

Whether it is about who gets to ride shotgun or who wore a shirt without asking, siblings fight. While seemingly innocent, a recent study at the University of Missouri reveals that certain types of fights can affect the quality of sibling relationships. MU researchers identified two major types of conflict among adolescent siblings and found that conflicts about personal space have a negative impact on trust and communication between siblings. ...> Full Article


New mums beat the blues and increase well-being with physio exercise, study reveals (4/6/2010)

New mums beat the blues and increase well-being with physio exercise, study revealsExercising in the first three months after giving birth, can reduce the risk of postnatal depression and increase well-being, a University of Melbourne (Australia) study conducted at Melbourne's Angliss Hospital, has revealed. ...> Full Article


Perception of poor sleep may predict postpartum mood disturbances in healthy new mothers (4/2/2010)

A study of healthy new mothers in the April 1 issue of the journal Sleep found that the perception of poor sleep and the conscious awareness of its impact on daytime functioning might be stronger predictors of immediate postpartum mood disturbances than actual sleep quality and quantity. ...> Full Article


Exploration in toddlers activated by fathers (4/1/2010)

Exploration in toddlers activated by fathersA new study has found that fathers give toddlers more leeway and that allows them to actively explore their environments, according to a new study on parent-child attachment published in Early Child Development and Care. ...> Full Article


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