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Parenting Bulletin - March 2012 Archives


What makes a successful pregnancy? (3/31/2012)

Fertility problems, recurrent miscarriages, and pregnancy complications can occur when maternal immunological tolerance of the fetus is impaired. Gerard Chaouat and colleagues trace the evolution of the science of reproductive immunology to show how the current understanding of maternal-fetal tolerance/dialogue has developed, and its implications for the treatment of infertility disorders. Their study appears in a topical issue of Advances in Neuroimmune Biology on maternal-fetal interactions. ...> Full Article


Afterbirth: Study asks if we could derive benefits from ingesting placenta (3/31/2012)

A paper by neuroscientists at the University at Buffalo and Buffalo State College suggests that ingestion of components of afterbirth or placenta -- placentophagia -- may offer benefits to human mothers and perhaps to non-mothers and males. ...> Full Article


Majority of fourth graders are exposed to smoke, study finds (3/30/2012)

Majority of fourth graders are exposed to smoke, study findsMore than 75 percent of fourth-graders in urban and rural settings have measurable levels of a nicotine breakdown product in their saliva that documents their second-hand smoke exposure, researchers report. ...> Full Article


Young infants' imitation not guided by rational thinking (3/30/2012)

Young infants' imitation not guided by rational thinkingRationality of infants has been overstated. ...> Full Article


Study: Weight loss won't necessarily help teen girls' self-esteem (3/29/2012)

Study: Weight loss won't necessarily help teen girls' self-esteemObese white teenage girls who lose weight may benefit physically, but the weight change does not guarantee they are going to feel better about themselves, according to a Purdue University study. ...> Full Article


Young children learn about prejudice by instruction, older children by experience (3/28/2012)

For a six-year-old, one of the most powerful educational tools may be direct instruction, according to new research on how children learn about prejudice. Scientists found that as children get closer to age 10, they begin to rely more on their own experiences rather than what people tell them -- but for youngsters, instruction trumps experience, as published in this month's Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. ...> Full Article


'Look at me' toddlers eager to collaborate and learn (3/27/2012)

Parents should think twice before brushing off their child's calls to "look at me!" A Concordia study published in the journal Child Development is the first to show that toddlers' expectations of how their parent will respond to their needs and bids for attention relate to how eager they are to collaborate and learn. ...> Full Article


What does delaying childbearing cost? (3/26/2012)

Freezing eggs or ovarian tissue for the sole purpose of delaying childbearing for social reasons may prove too costly for society, according to a recent analysis by a University of Illinois at Chicago researcher. ...> Full Article


Very few low-income moms meet breastfeeding recommendations (3/25/2012)

Very few low-income moms meet breastfeeding recommendationsLess than 2 percent of low-income mothers met breastfeeding recommendations in a recent study -- a drastic decline compared with a more affluent population -- and a lack of support and available resources appears to play a key role. ...> Full Article


Cell phone use in pregnancy may cause behavioral disorders in offspring (3/24/2012)

Exposure to radiation from cell phones during pregnancy affects the brain development of offspring, potentially leading to hyperactivity, Yale School of Medicine researchers have determined. ...> Full Article


Advice to breastfeed exclusively for 6 months may be 'unhelpful' and too idealistic (3/23/2012)

Advising women to breastfeed exclusively for six months may be "unhelpful" and far too idealistic, suggests a qualitative study of new mothers, their partners, and close relatives, published in the online journal BMJ Open. ...> Full Article


How to best help your child lose weight: Lose weight yourself (3/22/2012)

A study by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and the University of Minnesota indicates that a parent's weight change is a key contributor to the success of a child's weight loss in family-based treatment of childhood obesity. ...> Full Article


Tweens just say 'maybe' to cigarettes and alcohol (3/21/2012)

When it comes to prevention of substance use in our tween population, turning our kids on to thought control may just be the answer to getting them to say no. ...> Full Article


Preemies still receive inhaled nitric oxide despite lack of supporting evidence and standards (3/20/2012)

Many premature infants throughout the United States continue to receive inhaled nitric oxide (iNO) during their NICU stay, despite the lack of evidence to support its use. Whether or not a preemie will receive iNO treatment, when and for how long, varies greatly throughout the country, as its use in premature infants appears to be unstandardized. These are the findings of a Nationwide Children's Hospital study appearing in the journal Pediatrics. ...> Full Article


Smoking depicted in movies influences younger adolescents (3/20/2012)

Younger adolescents exposed to movies that depict smoking are at greater risk of smoking than older adolescents, according to a study published March 14 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. ...> Full Article


Research shows 50 years of motherhood manuals set standards too high for new moms (3/19/2012)

New research at the University of Warwick into 50 years of motherhood manuals has revealed how despite their differences they have always issued advice as orders and set unattainably high standards for new moms and babies. ...> Full Article


Maternal obesity may influence brain development of premature infants (3/18/2012)

Maternal obesity may contribute to cognitive impairment in extremely premature babies, according to a new study by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. ...> Full Article


Disruptive children and their parents benefit from parenting classes (3/18/2012)

Children with disruptive behavioral problems and their parents can benefit from peer-led parenting classes, claims a study published today on bmj.com. ...> Full Article


Healthy aging begins in the womb (3/17/2012)

Healthy aging begins in the wombMaternal stress during pregnancy influences brain aging and age-associated diseases such as dementia and stroke. In a new 3 million EU-funded project, neurologists at the Jena University Hospital and epidemiologists from Europe and the USA are studying the effects of psychological stress, exposure to medication, and maternal undernutrition during pregnancy on brain aging in later life. ...> Full Article


Mom's voice may improve the health of premature babies (3/16/2012)

When babies are born prematurely, they are thrust into a hospital environment that while highly successful at saving their lives, is not exactly the same as the mother's womb where ideal development occurs. Now, new research conducted by Lahav and colleagues links exposure to an audio recording of mom's heartbeat and her voice to lower incidence of cardiorespiratory events in preterm infants. ...> Full Article


Self-centered kids? Blame their immature brains (3/15/2012)

A new study suggests that age-associated improvements in the ability to consider the preferences of others are linked with maturation of a brain region involved in self control. The findings, published by Cell Press in the March 8 issue of the journal Neuron, may help to explain why young children often struggle to control selfish impulses, even when they know better, and could impact educational strategies designed to promote successful social behavior. ...> Full Article


Does your mother know? (3/14/2012)

Do your parents know where you are at night? According to 36 percent of 15-year-old boys and nearly a quarter of 15-year-old girls the answer to that question, at least once a month, is no. ...> Full Article


A healthy teenager is a happy teenager (3/13/2012)

Teenagers who turn their backs on a healthy lifestyle and turn to drink, cigarettes and junk food are significantly unhappier than their healthier peers. New research also shows that 12-13 is a catalyst age when young people turn away from the healthy habits of their younger years and start to get involved in risky behaviors. ...> Full Article


Should we play hide-and-go-seek with our children's vegetables? (3/12/2012)

Pass the peas please! How often do we hear our children say this? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System survey of adolescents, only 21 percent of our children eat the recommended five or more fruits and vegetables per day. So not very many children are asking their parents to "pass the peas," and parents are resorting to other methods to get their children to eat their vegetables. ...> Full Article


Babies born just 2 or 3 weeks early at higher risk of poor health (3/11/2012)

A research paper which demonstrates that babies born even just a few weeks early have worse health outcomes than full-term babies has been published today on bmj.com. ...> Full Article


Violent relationships likely detrimental to good parenting (3/10/2012)

Couples who are married or living together will probably have more trouble parenting as a team if they have been violent toward one another during pregnancy, according to a team of psychologists. ...> Full Article


Who's in the know? To a preschooler, the person doing the pointing (3/9/2012)

If you want a preschooler to get the point, point. That's a lesson that can be drawn from a new study in Psychological Science, a journal published by the Association for Psychological Science. As part of their investigation of how small children know what other people know, the authors, Carolyn Palmquist and Vikram K. Jaswal of the University of Virginia, found they were able to mislead preschoolers with the simple introduction of a pointing gesture. ...> Full Article


Boys' cynicism towards school increases at upper secondary school (3/8/2012)

According to a recent study, the negative and cynical attitude of boys towards school increases dramatically as they advance in their upper secondary studies. ...> Full Article


New infant formula ingredients boost babies' immunity by feeding their gut bacteria (3/7/2012)

Adding prebiotic ingredients to infant formula helps colonize the newborn's gut with a stable population of beneficial bacteria, and probiotics enhance immunity in formula-fed infants, two University of Illinois studies report. ...> Full Article


Clean delivery kits combined with clean delivery practices save neonates' lives (3/6/2012)

Clean delivery kits combined with clean delivery practices could lead to substantial reductions in neonatal mortality in infants born at home, according to a study published in this week's PLoS Medicine. ...> Full Article


Predicting children's language development (3/5/2012)

We depend on a barrage of standardized tests to assess everything from aptitude to intelligence. But do they provide an accurate forecast when it comes to something as complex as language? A study by Diane Pesco, an assistant professor in Concordia's Department of Education, and co-author Daniela O'Neill, published earlier this year in the Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, shows that the Language Use Inventory does. ...> Full Article


Eye-tracking reveals variability in successful social strategies for children with autism (3/4/2012)

In a study published in the March 2012 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Katherine Rice and colleagues, from the Marcus Autism Center, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, and Emory University School of Medicine, used eye-tracking technology to measure the relationship between cognitive and social disability in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and the ability of children with ASD to pay attention to social interactions. ...> Full Article


Preschools get disadvantaged children ready for the rigors of kindergarten (3/3/2012)

Preschools help children prepare for the rigors of grade school -- especially children who come from a minority family, a poor family, or whose parents don't provide high-quality interactions. The results of a new study of over 1,000 identical and fraternal twins, published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, confirm that preschool programs are a good idea. ...> Full Article


Characteristics of fathers with depressive symptoms (3/2/2012)

Voluminous research literature attests to the multiple negative consequences of maternal depression and depressive symptoms for the health and development of children. In contrast, there is a profound paucity of information about depressive symptoms in fathers according to a follow up study by NYU School of Medicine researchers in the Feb. 23 online edition of Maternal and Child Health Journal. ...> Full Article


92 percent of families with adopted children are satisfied with their decision (3/1/2012)

92 percent of families with adopted children are satisfied with their decisionTwo separate surveys six years apart have been used to analyze the level of satisfaction with adoptions in Andalucia. The study shows that 77.7 percent of families are happier after the process and variables that make it more difficult have been identified, such as the age of the children when arriving, multiple adoption and previous experiences of abuse. There is a significant link between the parents' assessment and that of the children. ...> Full Article


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