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Parenting Bulletin - August 2010 Archives


School-based intervention successfully lowers drinking rates in at risk children (8/31/2010)

In an effort to combat these startling findings, researchers at King's College London's Institute of Psychiatry describe a successful personality-based intervention for substance abuse delivered by teachers in the September 2010 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. ...> Full Article


Widespread parental misuse of medicines puts children at risk (8/30/2010)

Many children are being put at risk by parents' overuse of widely available over-the-counter medicines for fever, coughs and colds, Australian researchers say. Dosing errors and inappropriate use of such medicines lead to a large number of calls to poison centers as well as emergency hospital admissions. ...> Full Article


Students need help to save money, but don't always know it (8/27/2010)

Students could use help saving more money, but they don't always know it. If they were offered a simple way to do so, would they take it? A new University of Waterloo study suggests the answer is no. And the reason is that their very good intentions can give rise to a sense of optimism that leads them to undervalue opportunities that could make it easier to actually achieve a long-term savings goal. ...> Full Article


Salmon baby food? Babies need omega-3s and a taste for fish, scientist says (8/26/2010)

Has your toddler eaten fish today? A University of Illinois food science professor has two important reasons for including seafood in your young child's diet, reasons that have motivated her work in helping to develop a tasty, nutritious salmon baby food for toddlers. ...> Full Article


Homework wars: How can parents improve the odds of winning? (8/25/2010)

Children are more likely to do their homework if they see it as an investment, not a chore, according to new research at the University of Michigan. ...> Full Article


Sociologist finds male scientists regret parenthood decisions more than female counterparts (8/24/2010)

Many scientists in academia bemoan the fact that their lifestyles do not allow them to have as many children as they would like. Surprisingly, male scientists harbor more regrets than female scientists, according to a study by Rice University sociologist Elaine Howard Ecklund. ...> Full Article


6-year-olds with squint less likely to be invited to birthday parties (8/23/2010)

Six-year-olds with a squint are significantly less likely to be invited to birthday parties than their peers with normally aligned eyes, suggests research published online in the British Journal of Ophthalmology. ...> Full Article


For teens, early sex and media exposure not linked (8/22/2010)

In a reanalysis of a widely publicized 2006 study that suggested the amount of sexualized media a teen is exposed to affects their age at onset of sexual activity, psychologist Laurence Steinberg finds no link between the two. ...> Full Article


Preschoolers use statistics to understand others (8/21/2010)

Children are natural psychologists. By the time they're in preschool, they understand that other people have desires, preferences, beliefs and emotions. But how they learn this isn't clear. A new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, finds that children figure out another person's preferences by using a topic you'd think they don't encounter until college: statistics. ...> Full Article


Heavy drug-use among bad boys curbed by parental monitoring and peers (8/20/2010)

Aggressive and hyperactive boys with low parental monitoring are more likely to befriend deviant peers and become heavy drug users as teens, according to a new study published in the journal Addictive Behaviors. Yet the investigation by scientists from the University of Montreal and Sainte-Justine University Hospital Research Center found that bad boys can be protected from heavy substance use as teenagers if they are highly monitored and befriend good boys as children. ...> Full Article


Growing up without sibs doesn't hurt social skills (8/19/2010)

Growing up without siblings doesn't seem to be a disadvantage for teenagers when it comes to social skills, new research suggests. A study of more than 13,000 middle and high school students across the country found that "only children" were selected as friends by their schoolmates just as often as were peers who grew up with brothers and sisters. ...> Full Article


Study suggests boys and girls not as different as previously thought (8/18/2010)

Study suggests boys and girls not as different as previously thoughtAlthough girls tend to hang out in smaller, more intimate groups than boys, this difference vanishes by the time children reach the eighth grade, according to a new study by a Michigan State University psychologist. ...> Full Article


Childhood adversity worsens effects of stress, adding to current hardships, says new research (8/17/2010)

Children who experience trauma may enter a cycle of negative emotions -- anxiety and depression -- that could contribute to health problems later and precipitate an early death, a leading health psychologist said Saturday. ...> Full Article


Today's superheroes send wrong image to boys, say researchers (8/16/2010)

Watching superheroes beat up villains may not be the best image for boys to see if society wants to promote kinder, less stereotypical male behaviors, according to psychologists who spoke Sunday at the 118th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association. ...> Full Article


Fixing technical problems for a good night's sleep as kids start a new school year (8/13/2010)

Getting a good night's sleep often comes down to technique. Avoiding late-night technology use and keeping a regular sleep schedule are two important techniques to heed as kids head back to school. ...> Full Article


Research shows a good kindergarten education makes dollars and sense (8/12/2010)

There isn't a lot of research that links early childhood test scores to earnings as an adult. But new research reveals a surprising finding: Students who learn more in kindergarten earn more as adults. They are also more successful overall. ...> Full Article


For infant sleep, receptiveness more important than routine (8/11/2010)

Parents understand the challenge of getting infants to sleep through the night, and now Penn State researchers show that being emotionally receptive can reduce sleep disruptions and help infants and toddlers sleep better. ...> Full Article


New research: Children's vegetable intake linked to Popeye cartoons (8/7/2010)

New research: Children's vegetable intake linked to Popeye cartoonsPopeye cartoons, tasting parties and junior cooking classes can help increase vegetable intake in kindergarten children, according to new research published in the journal Nutrition & Dietetics. ...> Full Article


Childhood personality traits predict adult behavior (8/6/2010)

Personality traits observed in childhood are a strong predictor of adult behavior, a study by researchers at the University of California, Riverside, the Oregon Research Institute and University of Oregon suggests. The study will appear in a forthcoming issue of the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science. ...> Full Article


Study suggests intervention for overcoming reading-comprehension difficulties in children (8/5/2010)

Effective reading requires recognizing words and also understanding what they mean. Between 7-10 percent of children have specific reading-comprehension difficulties. These children can read text aloud accurately but do not understand what they have just read. A new study in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, identifies a training program which may help children overcome reading-comprehension difficulties. ...> Full Article


Abusive mothers improve parenting after in-home training, emotional support of therapists (8/4/2010)

Abusive mothers improve parenting after in-home training, emotional support of therapistsEach year, US child welfare agencies log more than 3 million reports of child abuse and neglect. Many services aim to address child abuse but there's very little scientific data about whether the services actually work, say psychologists Ernest Jouriles and Renee McDonald, Southern Methodist University, Dallas. A new study finds that women in families reported previously for child abuse improved their parenting after intensive, weekly, in-home, hands-on training by mental health service providers. ...> Full Article


Even in good communities, roaming teens a recipe for violence (8/3/2010)

Even in better neighborhoods, parents should be wary about letting teens gather with nothing to do and with no adult supervision, a new study suggests. In a long-term study of Chicago neighborhoods, researchers found that informal teen gatherings significantly increased the likelihood of violent behavior by the adolescents. ...> Full Article


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