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Parenting Bulletin - July 2010 Archives


International formula milk marketing code mired in 3 decades of dispute (7/31/2010)

An international marketing code for formula milk, intended to foster global cooperation among governments, industry, and aid agencies, has instead been mired in three decades of often bitter dispute, claims a child nutrition expert in the Archives of Disease in Childhood. ...> Full Article


Exposure to early evening sunlight in spring creates teenage night owls (7/30/2010)

In the spring, later sunset and extended daylight exposure delay bedtimes in teenagers, according to researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's Lighting Research Center. ...> Full Article


Children with brain injuries have problems with story-telling (7/29/2010)

Children with brain injuries have difficulty developing story-telling skills even though other language abilities, such as vocabulary, tend to catch up with other children as they mature, research at the University of Chicago shows. "Our findings suggest that there may be limitations to the remarkable flexibility for language functions displayed by children with brain injuries," said Özlem Ece Demir, a researcher at the University of Chicago and lead author of a paper reporting the research. ...> Full Article


Family chats can help students learn, especially in richer countries, study shows (7/28/2010)

Taking the time to talk to your children about current events like the Gulf Oil spill -- and using mathematical terms to do so -- can help students develop better reasoning and math skills and perform better in school, according to a study by a University at Buffalo professor. ...> Full Article


Kids could get more whole grains from after-school snacks (7/27/2010)

Kids could get more whole grains from after-school snacksAn after-school snack of graham crackers might be one way to get children to eat more whole grains, a new study from the University of Minnesota shows. ...> Full Article


Once a delinquent, always a delinquent? (7/26/2010)

Children who come in conflict with the law early on in life do not necessarily become long-term criminals thereafter. This is one of the findings of the Marburg Child Delinquency Study that are described in the current issue of Deutsches Aerzteblatt International by Helmut Remschmidt and Reinhard Walter of the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy at Philipps University in Marburg, Germany. ...> Full Article


Fun, sun and good books: Experts say summer reading keeps skills strong (7/23/2010)

Fun, sun and good books: Experts say summer reading keeps skills strongUniversity of Tennessee, Knoxville, faculty members Richard Allington and Anne McGill-Franzen have completed a three-year study showing a significantly higher level of reading achievement in students who received books for summer reading at home. ...> Full Article


Schools safer, discipline worse (7/22/2010)

Schools safer, discipline worseA University of Delaware professor says policies created as a reaction to school shootings are excessive and counterproductive. His new book suggests schools rethink the polices, including removing police from all but the most violent schools and involving students in the rule-making process. ...> Full Article


Beach umbrellas do not block out all solar radiation (7/21/2010)

Beach umbrellas do not block out all solar radiationA team of researchers from the University of Valencia has proven that 34 percent of ultraviolet radiation filters through under beach umbrellas. According to what is published in the journal Photochemistry and Photobiology, umbrellas intercept the full direct flow that comes from the Sun, but not the diffused radiation that penetrates through from the sides. ...> Full Article


The essential ingredients of supportive sibling relationships (7/20/2010)

Many moms and dads say the toughest part of parenting is keeping the peace when their kids squabble and bicker. But making an end to conflict your primary focus is a mistake, said Laurie Kramer, a University of Illinois professor of applied family studies and co-editor of a special section of Child Development Perspectives devoted to sibling relationships. ...> Full Article


Children in good shape have better appetite control and energy expenditure (7/18/2010)

Children in good shape have better appetite control and energy expenditureThe research conducted at the University of Granada reveals that this improvement may be caused by the metabolic changes generated by physical activity through the regulation of hormones such as insulin and leptin. For the purpose of this study, the researchers analyzed a sample of 3,800 European adolescents aged 12-17. ...> Full Article


Progress made in addressing food marketing to children, but challenges remain (7/14/2010)

The last six years have seen significant progress in efforts to curb the marketing of unhealthy food to children, with an increasing number of governments taking on the issue, but considerable challenges remain. ...> Full Article


Doctors can influence when parents wean children from bottle, study finds (7/13/2010)

Family doctors and pediatricians can influence when parents wean their children from the bottle, thereby helping to reduce tooth decay, obesity and iron deficiency, according to a new study by researchers at St. Michael's Hospital and The Hospital for Sick Children. ...> Full Article


New study confirms positive effects of delayed school start times (7/7/2010)

A pilot study conducted in a small private high school confirms what many have been touting for years: the benefits of a delayed school start time. Judy Owens, M.D., a sleep expert with Hasbro Children's Hospital, reports that a modest delay in school start time of only 30 minutes was associated with significant improvements in adolescent alertness, mood and health. ...> Full Article


Teenage physical activity reduces risk of cognitive impairment in later life (7/4/2010)

Women who are physically active at any point over the life course (teenage, age 30, age 50, late life) have lower risk of cognitive impairment in late-life compared to those who are inactive, but teenage physical activity appears to be most important. This is the key finding of a study of over nine thousand women published today in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. ...> Full Article


'A baby at last!': New couples' guide to getting pregnant (7/3/2010)

Infertility affects about 7 million Americans -- that's about one in six couples during their childbearing years. There are many reasons for infertility, with equal chances it's his medical issue as it is hers. A new book, "A Baby at Last!: The Couples' Complete Guide to Getting Pregnant" (Fireside Books, Simon and Schuster), points the way for couples to get past the emotionally wrenching obstacle of infertility and finally bring home their bundle of joy. ...> Full Article


Authoritative parenting style influences family eating behavior and better nutrition in adolescents (7/2/2010)

Investigators from the University of Minnesota have found a direct association between parenting style and the frequency of meals eaten together as a family and that an authoritative parenting style was associated with more frequent family meals. Their data further indicated that family meals have a positive influence on adolescents to eat a healthy diet. The results of the study are published in the July issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association. ...> Full Article


WIC might prevent mothers from feeding cow's milk too early (7/1/2010)

WIC might prevent mothers from feeding cow's milk too earlySome low-income mothers are more likely than others to introduce their infants to cow's milk too soon. In doing so, they may put their children at risk of health complications, according to a study by researchers at Penn State and the Institute for Children and Poverty, New York. ...> Full Article


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