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Parenting Bulletin - February 2013 Archives


Bilingual babies know their grammar by 7 months (2/28/2013)

Babies as young as seven months can distinguish between, and begin to learn, two languages with vastly different grammatical structures, according to new research from the University of British Columbia and Université Paris Descartes. ...> Full Article


Around-the-clock labor coverage associated with decrease in C-section (2/27/2013)

Findings suggest around-the-clock labor and delivery coverage decreased the odds of cesarean delivery. ...> Full Article


Study confirms recurrence of small-for-gestational-age pregnancies (2/26/2013)

Findings suggest women with babies SGA in first pregnancy have increased risk for SGA in second. ...> Full Article


Preemptive treatment of severe morning sickness decreases suffering for moms-to-be (2/25/2013)

Preemptive treatment effective for hyperemesis gravidarum and severe morning sickness. ...> Full Article


Better outcome for frozen embryo replacement vs IVF (2/24/2013)

Perinatal outcomes of frozen/thawed embryo replacement better compared to fresh IVF, but worse than non-IVF general population. ...> Full Article


Parents' views critical at the end of a child's life (2/23/2013)

Parents' views critical at the end of a child's lifeMore emphasis should be given to parents' needs when deciding whether or not to withdraw life support from critically ill children, according to a new book written by a University of Adelaide academic. ...> Full Article


Study finds planned C-sections provide no advantage over planned vaginal birth of twins (2/22/2013)

Findings suggest planned birthing of twins at 32-38 weeks by cesarean section does not decrease perinatal or neonatal death compared to planned vaginal birth. ...> Full Article


Presence of intra-amniotic debris a risk for early preterm birth in first pregnancy (2/21/2013)

Findings suggest increased risk of early preterm birth when intra-amniotic debris is present in women with short cervix. ...> Full Article


Prenatal folic acid supplementation associated with lower risk of autism (2/20/2013)

In a study that included approximately 85,000 Norwegian children, maternal use of supplemental folic acid from 4 weeks before to 8 weeks after the start of pregnancy was associated with a lower risk of autistic disorder in children, according to a study appearing in the Feb. 13 issue of JAMA. ...> Full Article


Helping or hovering? A parent's dilemma (2/19/2013)

When is it time for parents to back away? A new study shows that college students with overcontrolling parents are more likely to be depressed and less satisfied with their lives. This so-called helicopter parenting style negatively affects students' well-being by violating their need to feel both autonomous and competent. The work, by Holly Schiffrin and colleagues from the University of Mary Washington, is published online in Springer's Journal of Child and Family Studies. ...> Full Article


Kids teach parents to respect the environment (2/18/2013)

A child can directly influence the attitude and behavior of their parents towards the environment without them even knowing it. ...> Full Article


Research study: Whistle away the need for diapers (2/17/2013)

Western babies are potty trained later these days and need diapers until an average of three years of age. But even infants can be potty trained. A study by researchers at Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, followed 47 infants and their mothers in Vietnam ? where potty training starts at birth and the need for diapers is usually eliminated by nine months of age. ...> Full Article


Disasters can prompt older children to be more giving, younger children to be more selfish (2/16/2013)

A natural disaster can bring out the best in older children, prompting nine-year-olds to be more willing to share, while six-year-olds become more selfish. Researchers made this finding in a rare natural experiment in China around the time of a horrific earthquake. A crucial difference emerged one month after the disaster. ...> Full Article


Is lead poisoning behind some juvenile crime? (2/15/2013)

Summer Miller of Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, writing in the International Journal of Liability and Scientific Enquiry, points out that data from the US Center for Disease Control shows that six percent of all children ages one to two years and 11 percent of African-American (non-Hispanic) children ages one to five years have blood lead levels in the toxic range in the area a lead poisoning. ...> Full Article


Differential parenting found to affect whole family (2/14/2013)

Parents act differently with different children -- for example, being more positive with one child and more negative with another. A new longitudinal study looking at almost 400 Canadian families has found that this behavior negatively affects not only the child who receives more negative feedback, but all the children in the family. The study also found that the more risks experienced by parents, the more likely they will treat their children differentially. ...> Full Article


Lower drinking ages lead to more binge drinking (2/10/2013)

Lower drinking ages lead to more binge drinkingPeople who grew up in states where it was legal to drink alcohol before the age of 21 are more likely to be binge drinkers later in life. Washington University researchers found that people who lived in states with lower minimum drinking ages weren't more likely to consume more alcohol overall, but when they did drink, they were more likely to drink heavily. ...> Full Article


Breast milk reduces risk of sepsis and intensive care costs in very-low-birth-weight infants (2/9/2013)

Feeding human breast milk to very-low-birth-weight infants greatly reduces risk for sepsis and significantly lowers associated neonatal intensive care unit costs, according to a study by Rush University Medical Center researchers. ...> Full Article


Diet, parental behavior, and preschool can boost children's IQ (2/8/2013)

Supplementing children's diets with fish oil, enrolling them in quality preschool, and engaging them in interactive reading all turn out to be effective ways to raise a young child's intelligence, according to a new report published in Perspectives on Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. ...> Full Article


Mothers' behavior during playtime linked to young children's engagement with them, researcher says (2/7/2013)

Researchers long have evaluated the roles parents play in children's development. Now, researchers at the University of Missouri have found that mothers' directiveness, the extent to which they try to control the content and pace of young children's play, varies based on the children's ages and the mothers' ethnicities. In addition, the study found that the more directive the mothers were during play, the less engaged children were with them and the more negative emotion the children displayed toward their mothers. ...> Full Article


Finding out how today's teens tick (2/5/2013)

The Millennium Cohort Study will be conducting an age 14 survey after receiving funding of £3.5 million from the Economic and Social Research Council. ...> Full Article


A positive family climate in adolescence is linked to marriage quality in adulthood (2/2/2013)

Experiencing a positive family climate as a teenager may be connected to your relationships later in life, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. ...> Full Article


Postpartum hemorrhage during a first pregnancy does not affect future fertility (2/1/2013)

First pregnancies complicated by postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) have no detrimental effect on future fertility, but women who have caesarean sections at the time of PPH are less likely to conceive again, finds a new study published today (23 Jan.) in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. ...> Full Article


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