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Parenting Bulletin - March 2013 Archives


Most pre-packaged meals, snacks for toddlers contain too much salt (3/31/2013)

Most pre-packaged meals and snacks for toddlers contain high amounts of sodium. Some toddler meals had as much as 630 mg of sodium per serving. ...> Full Article


Older grandfathers pass on autism risk through generations (3/30/2013)

Men who have children at older ages are more likely to have grandchildren with autism compared to younger grandfathers, according to new research. This is the first time that research has shown that risk factors for autism may accumulate over generations. ...> Full Article


Women abused as children more likely to have children with autism (3/29/2013)

Women who experienced physical, emotional, or sexual abuse as children are more likely to have a child with autism than women who were not abused. ...> Full Article


Family dinners nourish good mental health in adolescents (3/28/2013)

Regular family suppers contribute to good mental health in adolescents, according to a study co-authored by McGill professor Frank Elgar, Institute for Health and Social Policy. Family meal times are a measurable signature of social exchanges in the home that benefit adolescents' well-being -- regardless of whether or not they feel they can easily talk to their parents. ...> Full Article


3-year olds know rules of sharing but don't follow them until older (3/27/2013)

Children as young as three know the rules of equal sharing but if sharing involves a cost to the self, they only follow the rules when they are older, according to research published March 20 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Craig Smith from the University of Michigan and colleagues from other institutions. ...> Full Article


Genes may be reason some kids are picky about food (3/26/2013)

Parents may plead, cajole or entice their children to try new foods, but some kids just won't budge. Now, new research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill reveals that the reason these kids fear new foods has less to do with what's on their plate and more to do with their genes. ...> Full Article


Parents should do chores together, study says (3/25/2013)

research finds that keeping score with chores isn't the best path to a high-quality relationship. Instead the data points to two items that should have a permanent place on every father's to-do list: Do housework alongside your spouse, Spend quality time with the kids. ...> Full Article


Only one-third of parents follow doctors' orders for kids all of the time (3/24/2013)

One in 10 say they follow pediatricians' advice 'only occasionally;' most likely to ignore guidance on discipline, sleep, watching TV -- U-M's National Poll on Children's Health. ...> Full Article


Mindfulness at school reduces likelihood of depression-related symptoms in adolescents (3/23/2013)

Secondary school students who follow an in-class mindfulness program report reduced indications of depression, anxiety and stress up to six months later. Moreover, these students were less likely to develop pronounced depression-like symptoms. ...> Full Article


Dating in middle school leads to higher dropout, drug-use rates (3/22/2013)

Students who date in middle school have significantly worse study skills, are four times more likely to drop out of school and report twice as much alcohol, tobacco and marijuana use than their single classmates, according to new research from the University of Georgia. ...> Full Article


College kids who don't drink milk could face serious consequences (3/21/2013)

College-age kids who don't consume at least three servings of dairy daily are three times more likely to develop metabolic syndrome than those who do, said a new University of Illinois study. "That alarming finding means that three-fourths of the 18- to 25-year-old college applicants surveyed are at risk for metabolic syndrome ," said Margarita Teran-Garcia, a U of I professor of food science and human nutrition. ...> Full Article


Magnet ingestion by young children serious and growing problem (3/20/2013)

Physicians and parents must be aware of the growing danger of magnet ingestion by children because magnets can adhere to each other and cause life-threatening problems such as bowel perforations, a new case study illustrates in CMAJ. ...> Full Article


Kid's consumption of sugared beverages linked to higher caloric intake of food (3/19/2013)

A new study from the Department of Nutrition, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill reports that sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) are primarily responsible for higher caloric intakes of children that consume SSBs as compared to children that do not (on a given day). In addition, SSB consumption is also associated with higher intake of unhealthy foods. The results are published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. ...> Full Article


New approaches for controlling pesticide exposure in children (3/18/2013)

New research on household pesticide contamination emphasizes the need for less reliance on pesticides and more emphasis on neatness, blocking cracks where insects can enter and other so-called "integrated pest management" (IPM) measures, scientists have concluded. Their study appears in the ACS' journal Environmental Science & Technology. ...> Full Article


Children who avoid scary situations likelier to have anxiety, research finds (3/18/2013)

Children who avoid situations they find scary are likely to have anxiety a Mayo Clinic study of more than 800 children ages seven to 18 found. ...> Full Article


Babies prefer individuals who harm those that aren't like them (3/17/2013)

Infants as young as nine months old prefer individuals who are nice to people like them and mean to people who aren't like them, according to a new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. ...> Full Article


Exercise shields children from stress (3/16/2013)

Exercise may play a key role in helping children cope with stressful situations, according to a recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. When they are exposed to everyday stressors, the study found sedentary children had surges of cortisol -- a hormone linked to stress. The most active children had little or no increase in their cortisol levels in similar situations. ...> Full Article


Is baby still breathing? Is mom's obsession normal? (3/15/2013)

A new mother may constantly worry and check to see if her baby is breathing. Or she may obsess about germs. A new study found postpartum moms have a much higher rate of obsessive-compulsive symptoms than the general population. This is the first large-scale study of obsessive-compulsive symptoms in new moms. The symptoms could result from hormonal changes or be adaptive, but may indicate a psychological disorder if they interfere with a mother's functioning. ...> Full Article


Children of divorced parents more likely to switch, pull away from religions, study finds (3/14/2013)

Adults whose parents were divorced are more likely to switch religions or disassociate themselves from institutional religions altogether -- but growing up in a single-parent family does not have any effect on private religious life, including praying, according to a study by a Baylor University sociologist. ...> Full Article


Speech emerges in children with autism and severe language delay at greater rate than thought (3/13/2013)

New findings published in Pediatrics by the Kennedy Krieger Institute's Center for Autism and Related Disorders reveal that 70 percent of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) who have a history of severe language delay, achieved phrase or fluent speech by age eight. This suggests that more children presenting with ASD and severe language delay at age four can be expected to make notable language gains than was previously thought. ...> Full Article


Pregnant mother's blood pressure may affect future health of children (3/12/2013)

Up to 10 percent of all women experience some form of elevated blood pressure during pregnancy. Researchers from the Centre for Social Evolution at the University of Copenhagen show that mild maternal hypertension early in pregnancy actually benefits the fetus, but that late pregnancy hypertension has negative health consequences for the child. ...> Full Article


Prenatal DHA reduces early preterm birth, low birth weight (3/11/2013)

University of Kansas researchers have found that the infants of mothers who were given 600 milligrams of the omega-3 fatty acid DHA during pregnancy weighed more at birth and were less likely to be very low birth weight and born before 34 weeks gestation than infants of mothers who were given a placebo. ...> Full Article


Most babies slow to grow catch up by early teens (3/10/2013)

New research from the Children of the 90s study at the University of Bristol shows that most babies who are slow to put on weight in the first nine months of life have caught up to within the normal range by the age of 13, but remain lighter and shorter than many of their peers. There are significant differences in the pattern of "catchup," depending on the infant's age when the slow weight gain occurs. ...> Full Article


'Free play' is vital to children's healthy development (3/10/2013)

'Free play' is vital to children's healthy developmentThe importance of play -- crucial for children's healthy psychological development and ability to thrive in life -- is woefully underestimated by parents and educators, according to Peter Gray, a Boston College developmental psychologist and author of the new book Free to Learn: Why Unleashing the Instinct to Play Will Make Our Children Happier, More Self-Reliant, and Better Students for Life. ...> Full Article


Sports, shared activities are 'game changers' for dad-daughter relationships, Baylor study finds (3/9/2013)

The most frequent turning point in father-daughter relationships is shared activity -- especially sports -- ahead of such pivotal events as when a daughter marries or leaves home, according to a study by Baylor University researchers. ...> Full Article


Fear, anger or pain -- Why do babies cry? (3/8/2013)

Fear, anger or pain -- Why do babies cry?Spanish researchers have studied adults' accuracy in the recognition of the emotion causing babies to cry. Eye movement and the dynamic of the cry play a key role in recognition. ...> Full Article


Eating junk food while pregnant may make your child a junk food addict (3/8/2013)

A healthy diet during pregnancy is critical to the future health of your children. Research in The FASEB Journal suggests that pregnant mothers who consume junk food cause developmental changes of the opioid signaling pathway in the brains of their unborn children. Consequently, these children are less sensitive to opioids released upon consumption of foods high in fat and sugar, and need to eat more to achieve a "feel good" response. ...> Full Article


Study advances LSUHSC research, shows fish oil component reduces brain damage in newborns (3/7/2013)

Research conducted by a team of scientists from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and Dr. Nicolas Bazan, Boyd Professor and Director of the Neuroscience Center of Excellence at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans, found the novel use of a component of fish oil reduced brain trauma in newborn mice. ...> Full Article


The age from when children can hop on one leg (3/6/2013)

Motor development in children under five years of age can now be tested reliably: Together with colleagues from Lausanne, researchers from the University Children's Hospital Zurich and the University of Zurich have determined normative data for different exercises such as hopping or running. This enables parents and experts to gauge the motor skills of young children for the first time objectively and thus identify abnormalities at an early stage. ...> Full Article


Excessive TV in childhood linked to long-term antisocial behaviour (3/5/2013)

Children and adolescents who watch a lot of television are more likely to manifest antisocial and criminal behavior when they become adults, according to a new University of Otago, New Zealand, study published online in the US journal Pediatrics. ...> Full Article


Baby wash does not damage baby's skin barrier function, study finds (3/4/2013)

New research has found washing newborn babies in a specific baby wash is just as safe as using water alone in terms of maintaining healthy skin. ...> Full Article


Parents talking about their own drug use to children could be detrimental (3/4/2013)

Parents know that one day they will have to talk to their children about drug use. The hardest part is to decide whether or not talking about ones own drug use will be useful in communicating an antidrug message. Recent research, published in the journal Human Communication Research, found that children whose parents did not disclose drug use, but delivered a strong antidrug message, were more likely to exhibit antidrug attitudes. ...> Full Article


When selecting a child's doctor, families prefer grapevine over online ratings (3/3/2013)

However, younger parents are more likely to say online scores for physicians are very important, according to U-M's National Poll on Children's Health ...> Full Article


Study suggests infant deaths can be prevented (3/2/2013)

An international team of tropical medicine researchers have discovered a potential method for preventing low birth weight in babies born to pregnant women who are exposed to malaria. Low birth weight is the leading cause of infant death globally. ...> Full Article


Probiotic-derived treatment offers new hope for premature babies (3/1/2013)

Study in the American Journal of Physiology-Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology addresses critical component of problem affecting infants with necrotizing enterocolitis. ...> Full Article


First grade math skills set foundation for later math ability (3/1/2013)

Children who failed to acquire a basic math skill in first grade scored far behind their peers by seventh grade on a test of the mathematical abilities needed to function in adult life, according to researchers supported by the National Institutes of Health. ...> Full Article


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