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Parenting Bulletin - March 2010 Archives


Sun protection program increases hat use among 4th graders (3/31/2010)

Sun protection program increases hat use among 4th gradersA sun protection program designed to persuade students to wear hats outdoors as a skin cancer prevention measure works -- at least at school. The study, by researchers at the University of South Florida, is published online March 23, 2010, in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. ...> Full Article


Talk to your babies (3/30/2010)

Talk to your babiesNorthwestern University researchers have found that even before infants begin to speak, words play an important role in their cognition. For 3-month-old infants, words influence performance in a cognitive task in a way that goes beyond the influence of other kinds of sounds, including musical tones. The research by Alissa Ferry, Susan Hespos and Sandra Waxman in the University's psychology department will appear in the March/April edition of the journal Child Development. ...> Full Article


Teenagers programmed to take risks (3/29/2010)

Teenagers programmed to take risksRisk-taking peaks in adolescence, according to scientists at University College London. ...> Full Article


Early child-parent attachment affects behavior, especially for boys (3/27/2010)

A meta-analysis of 69 studies involving almost 6,000 children ages 12 and younger shows that children, especially boys, who are insecurely attached to their mothers in the early years have more behavior problems later in childhood. The studies included in this meta-analysis used a range of methods for assessing children's behavior problems, including parent and teacher questionnaires and direct observations. ...> Full Article


When will children disobey parents? It depends on the rule (3/26/2010)

A study of 60 4- to 7-year-olds that considers the connections between control over issues within children's personal domain, identity, and emotional well-being has found that children make important distinctions between different kinds of rules. Using role-playing situations, the researchers learned how children would act and feel when a parent forbids them from engaging in a desired activity. The findings suggest that children make important distinctions between different kinds of rules when reasoning about decisions and emotions. ...> Full Article


Stress during pregnancy may increase offspring's risk of asthma (3/23/2010)

Stress during pregnancy may raise the risk of asthma in offspring, according to researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston. The researchers investigated differences in immune function markers in cord blood between infants born to mothers in high stress environments and those born to mothers with lower stress and found marked differences in patterns that may be associated with asthma risk later in life. ...> Full Article


When mom has an eating problem (3/22/2010)

Norwegian research reveal the nature of emotional problems experienced by mothers with eating difficulties. Guilt and shame are key factors. Health workers need better training in order to be able to spot and alleviate such problems. ...> Full Article


New teaching tools aid visually impaired students in learning math (3/21/2010)

New teaching tools aid visually impaired students in learning mathMastering mathematics can be daunting for many children, but researchers have found that children with visual impairments face disproportionate challenges learning math, and by the time they reach the college level, they are significantly under-represented in science, technology, mathematics and engineering disciplines. ...> Full Article


Behind a child with aggressive behavior there is a negative family environment (3/20/2010)

Children who use violence usually come from conflict-ridden families; as has been shown by a number of research studies. The psychologist, Arantzazu Bellido, has reaffirmed this phenomenon for the Autonomous Community of the Basque Country. ...> Full Article


A possible early glimpse of autism's impact on older siblings (3/19/2010)

A possible early glimpse of autism's impact on older siblingsA new study suggests a trend toward developing hyperactivity among typically developing elementary-school-aged siblings of autistic preschoolers and supports the notion that mothers of young, autistic children experience more depression and stress than mothers with typically developing children. ...> Full Article


Game on? Video-game ownership may interfere with young boys' academic functioning (3/18/2010)

Game on? Video-game ownership may interfere with young boys' academic functioningAccording to new findings, owning a video-game system may hamper academic development in some children. Boys who received a video-game system immediately had significantly lower reading and writing scores after four months than boys receiving a video-game system at the end of the experiment. Further analysis revealed that the time spent playing video games may link the relationship between owning a video-game system and reading and writing scores. ...> Full Article


Moderate use of video games can be a very useful educational tool for teaching children (3/16/2010)

Contrary to what many parents think, video games are not a determining factor in obtaining a good academic result, according to a research carried out at the Department of Didactics of Musical, Plastic and Corporal Expression at the UGR. Its author analyzed a sample of 266 participants aged between 11 and 16, together with their corresponding parents. ...> Full Article


Teaching self-control skills to children reduces classroom problems (3/6/2010)

Teaching self-control skills to children reduces classroom problemsChildren taught skills to monitor and control their anger and other emotions improved their classroom behavior and had significantly fewer school disciplinary referrals and suspensions, according to a study by University of Rochester Medical Center researchers. ...> Full Article


Parental influence on child's science-career decision (3/3/2010)

Parental influence on child's science-career decisionParental influence and access to mathematics courses are likely to guide students to careers in science, technology, engineering, mathematics or medicine, according to research from Michigan State University. ...> Full Article


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