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Parenting Bulletin - December 2012 Archives


Parents' addiction, unemployment and divorce are risk factors for childhood abuse (12/27/2012)

Adults who had parents who struggled with addiction, unemployment and divorce are 10 times more likely to have been victims of childhood physical abuse, according to a new study prepared by the University of Toronto's Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work. ...> Full Article


Occasional family meals enough to boost kids' fruit and veg intake (12/25/2012)

Eating meals together as a family, even if only once or twice a week, increases children's daily fruit and vegetable intake to near the recommended five a day, according to researchers at the University of Leeds. ...> Full Article


Toddlers' language skills predict less anger by preschool (12/21/2012)

Toddlers with more developed language skills are better able to manage frustration and less likely to express anger by the time they're in preschool. That's the conclusion of a longitudinal study looking at 120 predominantly White children from families above poverty but below middle income from the time they were 18 months to 48 months. ...> Full Article


Topics of teen sibling fights affect anxiety, depression, self-esteem (12/21/2012)

Conflict between teen siblings can be associated with different psychological outcomes, depending on the type of conflict. A new study asked 145 pairs of teenage siblings to rate the topic, frequency, and intensity of their fights. Siblings who fought more about equality and fairness showed increased depression a year later, while siblings who fought more about invasions of personal space reported increased anxiety and lower self-esteem. ...> Full Article


Combo-snacks of cheese and vegetables cut kids calories (12/20/2012)

Combo-snacks of cheese and vegetables cut kids caloriesA new Cornell study finds that serving children combined snacks of vegetables and cheese led them to eat 72 percent fewer calories -- and be just as satisfied as those who were served only potato chips. ...> Full Article


2 cups of milk a day ideal for children's health, new research shows (12/19/2012)

New research has answered one of the most common questions parents ask their doctors: How much milk should I be giving my children? The answer is two cups per day. ...> Full Article


Common anesthetic agents can be harmful for the development of the fetus (12/17/2012)

An anesthetic regimen typically used during surgery on pregnant mothers appears to have a negative effect on the development of the fetus, new study shows. Contrary to previous research findings, it has now emerged that the combination of Nitrous Oxide and isoflurane can change the gene expression of brain tissues and may be related to the elevated neuronal cell death as indicated by an increased number of apoptotic cells in frontal cortical levels compared with the control. ...> Full Article


How do stay-at-home dads seek greater social acceptance? (12/16/2012)

In order to avoid the stigma and loss of status posed by their lifestyle choice, stay-at-home fathers are mobilizing to build greater legitimacy for their marginalized gender identity, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research. ...> Full Article


Concussions affect children's brains even after symptoms subside (12/15/2012)

Brain changes in children who have sustained a mild traumatic brain injury, or concussion, persist for months following injury -- even after the symptoms of the injury are gone, according to a study published in the Dec. 12 issue of The Journal of Neuroscience. The findings highlight the potential benefit of using advanced imaging techniques to monitor recovery in children following concussions. ...> Full Article


Daycare double duty (12/14/2012)

Nearly 1.5 million Canadian children grow up living double lives: one at home with their parents and another in some form of childcare environment. While parents hope to be informed of what goes on when they're not around, a recent Concordia study suggests that parents ought to be more involved in the daycare experience, a major component of their child's development. ...> Full Article


Oxytocin produces more engaged fathers and more responsive infants (12/12/2012)

A new laboratory study, led by Dr. Ruth Feldman from Bar-Ilan University in Israel and published in the current issue of Biological Psychiatry, has found that oxytocin administration to fathers increases their parental engagement, with parallel effects observed in their infants. ...> Full Article


The skills that make us a good partner make us a good parent (12/8/2012)

Being a good partner may make you a better parent, says a new study. The same set of skills that we tap to be caring toward our partners is what we use to nurture our children, researchers found. The study examined how caregiving plays out in families ? "how one relationship affects another relationship," says Abigail Millings of the University of Bristol, author of the work published yesterday in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. ...> Full Article


An inadequate diet during pregnancy predisposes the baby to diabetes (12/7/2012)

Experts already know that pregnant women should not eat for two. A study now insists on the importance of a healthy diet as a way of avoiding increased insulin and glucose levels in the child, both of which are indicators of diabetes and metabolic syndrome risk. ...> Full Article


Parents key to preventing alcohol, marijuana use by kids (12/6/2012)

New research from North Carolina State University, Brigham Young University and the Pennsylvania State University finds that parental involvement is more important than the school environment when it comes to preventing or limiting alcohol and marijuana use by children. ...> Full Article


Baby's health is tied to mother's value for family (12/5/2012)

The value that an expectant mother places on family--regardless of the reality of her own family situation--predicts the birthweight of her baby and whether the child will develop asthma symptoms three years later, according to new research from USC. ...> Full Article


Iron deficiency and cognitive development: New insights from piglets (12/4/2012)

University of Illinois researchers have developed a model that uses neonatal piglets for studying infant brain development and its effect on learning and memory. To determine if the model is nutrient-sensitive, they have looked at how pigs fed iron-deficient diets perform in a maze. ...> Full Article


Children with higher intelligence less likely to report chronic widespread pain in adulthood (12/1/2012)

A UK-based study team has determined that there is a correlation between childhood intelligence and chronic widespread pain (CWP) in adulthood, according to a new study published in the December issue of PAINŽ. About 10-15 percent of adults report CWP, a common musculoskeletal complaint that tends to occur more frequently among women and those from disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds. CWP is a core symptom of fibromyalgia and is one of the most common reasons for consulting a rheumatologist. ...> Full Article


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