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Parenting Bulletin - January 2014 Archives


Parenting plays key role when african american boys move from preschool to kindergarten (1/31/2014)

Parenting plays key role when african american boys move from preschool to kindergartenWith implications for all children, a new study from UNC's Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute has found that parenting affects the academic and social performance of African American boys as they move from preschool to kindergarten. In fact, parent-child interactions influence whether or not a high-achieving African American boy stays on course. ...> Full Article


Parents less likely to spank after reading briefly about its links to problems in children (1/30/2014)

Parents who spank believe it's an effective way to discipline children. But extensive research has linked spanking to short- and long-term child behavior problems. New studies by child psychologist George Holden and three colleagues at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, found that brief exposure to the research significantly altered parents' positive views toward spanking. "If we can educate people about corporal punishment, these studies show that we can in a very quick way begin changing attitudes." ...> Full Article


Study examines the development of children's prelife reasoning (1/28/2014)

Study examines the development of children's prelife reasoningBy examining children's ideas about "prelife," the time before conception, researchers found results which suggest that our bias toward immortality is a part of human intuition that naturally emerges early in life. And the part of us that is eternal, we believe, is not our skills or ability to reason, but rather our hopes, desires and emotions. ...> Full Article


40 percent of parents learn how to use technology from their children (1/25/2014)

Teresa Correa, University Diego Portales (in Santiago, Chile), conducted in-depth interviews with 14 parent/child sets and surveyed 242 parent/child sets. She found that youth influence their parents in all technologies studied (computer, mobile Internet, social networking) up to 40 percent of the time. The children's scores were higher compared to parents, showing that parents don't necessarily recognize the influence. Parent's also learned how to use technologies by self-experimentation. ...> Full Article


The unexpected power of baby math (1/24/2014)

A new study from Tel Aviv University has found new evidence that educated adults retain traces of their innate sense of numbers from childhood -- and that it's more powerful than many scientists think. The findings could contribute to the development of methods to more effectively educate or treat children with learning disabilities and people with brain injuries. ...> Full Article


Losing a family member in childhood associated with psychotic illness (1/23/2014)

Experiencing a family death in childhood is associated with a small but significant increase in risk of psychosis, suggests a paper published today on bmj.com. ...> Full Article


Toddlers' aggression is strongly associated with genetic factors (1/22/2014)

The development of physical aggression in toddlers is strongly associated genetic factors and to a lesser degree with the environment, according to a new study led by Eric Lacourse of the University of Montreal and its affiliated Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Sainte-Justine Hospital. Lacourse's worked with the parents of identical and non-identical twins to evaluate and compare their behaviour, environment and genetics. ...> Full Article


How much does it cost to have a baby in a hospital? (1/17/2014)

Women giving birth in California can face a huge cost difference in their hospital bills, according to a new UC San Francisco study. ...> Full Article


Passing bowls family-style teaches day-care kids to respond to hunger cues, fights obesity (1/15/2014)

When children and child-care providers sit around a table together at mealtime, passing bowls and serving themselves, children learn to recognize when they are full better than they do when food is pre-plated for them, reports a new University of Illinois study of feeding practices of two- to five-year-old children in 118 child-care centers. ...> Full Article


Parents accidentally confuse their children's names more often when the names sound alike (1/14/2014)

Psychology researchers find parents set themselves up for speech errors when they give their children similar-sounding names. What many people consider to be a "Freudian slip," is nothing more than a quirk in the brain's information-retrieval process. ...> Full Article


Bacteria linked to water breaking prematurely during pregnancy (1/13/2014)

A high presence of bacteria at the site where fetal membranes rupture may be the key to understanding why some pregnant women experience their "water breaking" prematurely, researchers at Duke Medicine report. ...> Full Article


Infants show ability to tell friends from foes (1/12/2014)

Infants show ability to tell friends from foesEven before babies have language skills or much information about social structures, they can infer whether other people are likely to be friends by observing their likes and dislikes, a new study on infant cognition has found. ...> Full Article


Fit teenagers are less likely to have heart attacks in later life (1/11/2014)

Researchers in Sweden have found an association between a person's fitness as a teenager and their risk of heart attack in later life. In a study of nearly 750,000 men, they found that the more aerobically fit men were in late adolescence, the less likely they were to have a heart attack 30 or 40 years later. The study is published in the European Heart Journal. ...> Full Article


Babbling babies -- responding to one-on-one 'baby talk' -- master more words (1/9/2014)

Common advice to new parents is that the more words babies hear the faster their vocabulary grows. Now new findings show that what spurs early language development isn't so much the quantity of words as the style of speech and social context in which speech occurs. ...> Full Article


The loving touch is critical for premature infants (1/8/2014)

The benefit that premature infants gain from skin-to-skin contact with their mothers is measurable even 10 years after birth, reports a new study in Biological Psychiatry. ...> Full Article


When being called 'incredibly good' is bad for children (1/7/2014)

Parents and other adults heap the highest praise on children who are most likely to be hurt by the compliments, a new study finds. ...> Full Article


Higher vitamin D levels in pregnancy could help babies become stronger (1/6/2014)

Children are likely to have stronger muscles if their mothers had a higher level of vitamin D in their body during pregnancy, according to new research from the Medical Research Council Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit at the University of Southampton. ...> Full Article


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