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Parenting Bulletin - April 2013 Archives


Sexually explicit material affects behavior in young people less than thought (4/30/2013)

Viewing sexually explicit material through media such as the Internet, videos, and magazines may be directly linked with the sexual behavior of adolescents and young adults, but only to a very small extent. That is the conclusion of a new study published in The Journal of Sexual Medicine. The findings suggest that the practice is just one of many factors that may influence the sexual behaviors of young people. ...> Full Article


Study shows early dialogue between parents, children stems teen smoking (4/29/2013)

Early, substantive dialogue between parents and their grade-school age children about the ills of tobacco and alcohol use can be more powerful in shaping teen behavior than advertising, marketing or peer pressure, a University of Texas at Arlington marketing researcher has shown. ...> Full Article


Poor parenting -- including overprotection -- increases bullying risk (4/28/2013)

Children who are exposed to negative parenting -- including abuse, neglect but also overprotection -- are more likely to experience childhood bullying by their peers, according to a meta-analysis of 70 studies of more than 200,000 children. ...> Full Article


Facial dog bites in children may require repeated plastic surgery (4/25/2013)

Dog bites to the face are a relatively common injury in young children, and often require repeated plastic surgery procedures to deal with persistent scarring, according to a report in the March Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health. ...> Full Article


Infants' sweat response predicts aggressive behavior as toddlers (4/24/2013)

Infants who sweat less in response to scary situations at age 1 show more physical and verbal aggression at age 3, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. ...> Full Article


How deployment affects families (4/21/2013)

Approximately 2 million children in the United States have at least one parent deployed in military service; 750,000 of those children are 5 years old and younger. At a symposium during the Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting, researchers will draw on new studies to address the effect of parents' deployment on children. Using risk and resilience models, they will identify the critical role of families in influencing children's adjustment. ...> Full Article


Parents can help their children avoid alcohol pitfalls during transition from high school to college (4/19/2013)

The transition from high school to college is a particularly vulnerable time for alcohol experimentation. A new study looks at which student characteristics may enhance parent-based interventions. Results indicate that teens who perceive their friends as more approving of alcohol consumption also seem to be more influenced by communication with their parents about drinking. ...> Full Article


Negative fathering plus barroom drinking are a dangerous mix, lead to aggression (4/18/2013)

A new study examines the role of the father-son relationship in male-to-male alcohol-related aggression (MMARA). Findings indicate that negative father-son relationships can play a significant role in fostering young men's MMARA, particularly when combined with barroom drinking. ...> Full Article


Exercise or make dinner? Study finds adults trade one healthy act for another (4/15/2013)

American adults who prepare their own meals and exercise on the same day are likely spending more time on one of those activities at the expense of the other, a new study suggests. ...> Full Article


Sustained stress heightens risk of miscarriage (4/11/2013)

Sustained stress heightens risk of miscarriageResearchers at Tel Aviv University have discovered that pregnant women living under continuous political and military stress have a 59 percent increased risk of miscarriage. The findings, based upon studies conducted on women in the Israeli town of Sderot, which is constantly under threat of rocket bombings from Gaza, demonstrate the importance of early intervention provided by health care professionals. ...> Full Article


How stepdads can avoid missteps (4/10/2013)

A new study found three factors that contribute to feelings of closeness in stepfamilies: the couple keeps arguments to a minimum; mothers help children feel comfortable sharing their frustrations; and the stepfather and mother agree on how to parent. ...> Full Article


Prebiotics: Do supplements in baby formula help prevent allergies? (4/6/2013)

Prebiotic supplements in infant formula may help to prevent eczema, according to a systematic review published in The Cochrane Library. However, the review highlights a lack of high quality evidence for the effects of prebiotics in preventing allergies. ...> Full Article


Marital conflict causes stress in children, may affect cognitive development (4/5/2013)

Marital conflict is a significant source of environmental stress for children. Witnessing such conflict may harm their stress response systems, affecting their mental and intellectual development. Research findings suggest that stress from marital conflict can hinder children's development of cognitive ability. ...> Full Article


Penn research: Quitting marshmallow test can be a rational decision (4/4/2013)

A psychological experiment known as "the marshmallow test" has captured the public's imagination as a marker of self control. This test shows how well children can delay gratification, a trait that has been shown to be as important to scholastic performance as traditional IQ. New research from University of Pennsylvania psychologists suggests, however, that changing one's mind about delaying gratification can be a rational decision in situations when the timing of the payoff is uncertain. ...> Full Article


Nouns before verbs? (4/3/2013)

Researchers are digging deeper into whether infants' ability to learn new words is shaped by the language being acquired. A Northwestern University study cites a promising new research agenda aimed at bringing researchers closer to discovering the impact of different languages on early language and cognitive development. Researchers have asked why infants learn new nouns more rapidly than new verbs, with many researchers asserting that the early noun-advantage is a universal feature of human language. ...> Full Article


Arguments in the home linked with babies' brain functioning (4/2/2013)

Being exposed to arguments between parents is associated with the way babies' brains process emotional tone of voice, according to a new study to be published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. ...> Full Article


5-year-olds who watch TV for 3+ hours a day more likely to be antisocial (4/1/2013)

Five year-olds who watch TV for three or more hours a day are increasingly likely to develop antisocial behaviours, such as fighting or stealing by the age of seven, indicates research published online in Archives of Disease in Childhood. ...> Full Article


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