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Parenting Bulletin - December 2010 Archives


Allô allô! Mom's voice plays special role in activating newborn's brain (12/19/2010)

Allô allô! Mom's voice plays special role in activating newborn's brainA mother's voice will preferentially activate the parts of the brain responsible for language learning, say researchers from the University of Montreal and the Sainte-Justine University Hospital Research Centre. The research team made the discovery after performing electrical recordings on the infants within the 24 hours following their birth. ...> Full Article


Study shows caffeine negatively affects children (12/18/2010)

Caffeine consumption in children is often blamed for sleep problems and bedwetting. Information on childhood caffeine consumption is limited, and many parents may not know the amount or effects of their child's caffeine consumption. In a study published in the Journal of Pediatrics, researchers found that 75 percent of children surveyed consumed caffeine on a daily basis, and the more caffeine the children consumed, the less they slept. ...> Full Article


Kids got the blues? Maybe they don't have enough friends (12/17/2010)

Friendless kids can become social outcasts who risk spiraling into depression by adolescence, according to new research from Concordia University, Florida Atlantic University and the University of Vermont. Yet for most shy and withdrawn children, the study reports in the journal Development and Psychopathology, friends can be a form of protection against sadness. ...> Full Article


Parents' influence on children's eating habits is limited (12/11/2010)

Parents are often believed to have a strong influence on children's eating behaviors. However, previous findings on parent-child resemblance in dietary intakes are mixed. ...> Full Article


Exposure to more diverse objects speeds word learning in tots (12/10/2010)

Two toddlers are learning the word "cup." One sees three nearly identical cups; the other sees a tea cup, a sippy cup and a Styrofoam cup. Chances are, the second child will have a better sense of what a cup is and -- according to a new University of Iowa study -- may even have an advantage as he learns new words. ...> Full Article


Rocking the cradle after 45 (12/9/2010)

In a new study, professor Yariv Yogev of Tel Aviv University reports on evidence that he collected on more than 200 births in older women. The researcher concluded that pregnancy risks in older women are considerably lessened in good birthing facilities, and that would-be mothers can still expect to give birth to healthy babies even if the mother is 45 or even 50. ...> Full Article


Sports participation does not guarantee that children get enough physical activity (12/8/2010)

Only about one-fourth of children participating in organized sports -- such as baseball, softball or soccer -- receive the government-recommended amount of physical activity during team practices, according to a report posted online today that will appear in the April 2011 print issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. ...> Full Article


The LouseBuster returns (12/7/2010)

The LouseBuster returnsFour years after the LouseBuster prototype made headlines when research showed the chemical-free, warm-air device wiped out head lice on children, a new study reveals that a revamped, government-cleared model is highly effective. ...> Full Article


Relationship-strengthening class improves life for new families (12/5/2010)

Expectant parents who completed a brief relationship-strengthening class around the time their child was born showed lasting effects on each family member's well being and on the family's overall relationships, according to a recent Penn State study. ...> Full Article


Study shows pregnant mother's diet impacts infant's sense of smell (12/4/2010)

New study shows a pregnant mother's diet directly impacts an infant's food choices in the future. ...> Full Article


Beyond nature vs. nurture: Parental guidance boosts child's strengths, shapes development (12/3/2010)

Why does a young adult choose one career, hobby or path over another -- whether it's lawyer, politician, professional athlete, environmentalist or churchgoer? Some child psychologists say genes determine the outcome; others say the driving force is upbringing. But a new child-development theory bridges the nature vs. nurture models, saying parental guidance based on a child's strengths shapes how the child turns out, says psychologist George W. Holden at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. ...> Full Article


Evolutionary psychology: Why daughters don't call their dads (12/1/2010)

University of Miami psychologist and her collaborators at the University of California, Los Angeles and California State University, Fullerton look at connection between women reproductive cycle and interaction with male kin. ...> Full Article


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