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Parenting Bulletin - November 2012 Archives


Family's economic situation influences brain function in children (11/30/2012)

Children of low socioeconomic status work harder to filter out irrelevant environmental information than those from a high-income background because of learned differences in what they pay attention to, according to new research published in the open access journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. ...> Full Article


Early intervention prevents behavioral problems (11/29/2012)

Early intervention prevents behavioral problemsTo prevent negative behavior among children, the work must start early. ...> Full Article


Study finds alarming 15-fold increase in inflatable bouncer-related injuries among children (11/28/2012)

Study finds alarming 15-fold increase in inflatable bouncer-related injuries among childrenResearchers found that from 1995 to 2010 there was a 15-fold increase in the number of inflatable bouncer-related injuries that were treated in US emergency departments among children younger than 18 years of age. In 2010 alone, more than 30 children per day, or about one child every 45 minutes, were treated in hospital emergency departments for injuries associated with inflatable bouncers. ...> Full Article


Fetal alcohol exposure affects brain structure in children (11/26/2012)

Children exposed to alcohol during fetal development exhibit changes in brain structure and metabolism that are visible using various imaging techniques, according to a new study. ...> Full Article


Brainy babies - Research explores infants' skills and abilities (11/25/2012)

Infants seem to develop at an astoundingly rapid pace, learning new things and acquiring new skills every day. And research suggests that the abilities that infants demonstrate early on can shape the development of skills later in life, in childhood and beyond. Read about the latest research on infant development published in the November 2012 issue of Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. ...> Full Article


Fetuses yawn in the womb, according to new research (11/24/2012)

We know that unborn babies hiccup, swallow and stretch in the womb but new observational research concludes that they also yawn. ...> Full Article


Dance boosts young girls' mental health (11/23/2012)

Young girls can dance their way to better mental health. Symptoms like depression, stress, fatigue, and headaches are alleviated with regular dancing. This is shown in a study run by Anna Duberg, a physical therapist at Orebro University Hospital and a doctoral candidate at Orebro University in Sweden. ...> Full Article


Happy youngsters more likely to grow into wealthy adults, study finds (11/22/2012)

The first in-depth investigation of whether youthful happiness leads to greater wealth in later life reveals that, even allowing for other influences, happy adolescents are likely to earn more money as adults. ...> Full Article


Foetus suffers when mother lacks vitamin C (11/21/2012)

Maternal vitamin C deficiency during pregnancy can have serious consequences for the foetal brain. And once brain damage has occurred, it cannot be reversed by vitamin C supplements after birth. This is shown through new research at the University of Copenhagen just published in the scientific journal PLOS ONE. ...> Full Article


Fear of the dentist is passed on to children by their parents (11/20/2012)

Fear of visiting the dentist is a frequent problem in paediatric dentistry. A new study confirms the emotional transmission of dentist fear among family members and analyses the different roles that mothers and fathers might play. ...> Full Article


Children who swim start smarter (11/19/2012)

Children who learn how to swim at a young age are reaching many developmental milestones earlier than the norm. Researchers from the Griffith Institute for Educational Research surveyed parents of 7,000 under-fives from Australia, New Zealand and the US over three years. ...> Full Article


New study finds milk-drinking kids reap physical benefits later in life (11/18/2012)

Starting a milk drinking habit as a child can lead to lifelong benefits, even improving physical ability and balance in older age, according to new research. A new study published in Age & Aging found an increase of about one glass of milk a day as a child was linked to a 5 percent faster walking time and 25 percent lesser chance of poor balance in older age. ...> Full Article


Even moderate drinking in pregnancy can affect a child's IQ (11/17/2012)

Relatively small levels of exposure to alcohol while in the womb can influence a child's IQ, according to a new study led by researchers from the universities of Bristol and Oxford using data from over 4,000 mothers and their children in the Children of the 90s study (ALSPAC) and published today in PLOS ONE. ...> Full Article


Babies born to stressed mothers more likely to be bullied at school (11/16/2012)

Children whose mothers were overly stressed during pregnancy are more likely to become victims of bullying at school.New research from the University of Warwick shows stress and mental health problems in pregnant women may affect the developing baby and directly increases the risk of the child being victimized in later life. ...> Full Article


Babies rely on words to 'decode' underlying intentions of others (11/15/2012)

A new Northwestern University study shows the power of language in infants' ability to understand the intentions of others. The results, based on two experiments, show that introducing a novel word for the impending novel event had a powerful effect on the infants' tendency to imitate the behavior. Infants were more likely to imitate behavior, however unconventional, if it had been named, than if it remained unnamed, the study shows. ...> Full Article


Early stress may sensitize girls' brains for later anxiety (11/14/2012)

High levels of family stress in infancy are linked to differences in everyday brain function and anxiety in teenage girls, according to new results of a long-running population study by University of Wisconsin-Madison scientists. ...> Full Article


Kids need at least 7 minutes a day of 'vigorous' physical activity, but most aren't getting that (11/13/2012)

Children need a minimum of seven minutes a day of vigorous physical activity, demonstrates recently published findings by University of Alberta medical researchers and their colleagues across Canada. ...> Full Article


A B C -- 1 2 3, but what is good for me? (11/12/2012)

Child care settings can serve as a platform to teach children about nutrition in our fight against childhood obesity, as nearly 50 percent of children in the United States under age 5 are enrolled in child care. In a new study released in the November/December 2012 issue of the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, training child care providers about their role in children's healthful eating is an essential component of child care-based obesity prevention initiatives. ...> Full Article


Kids consume more soda and calories when eating out (11/11/2012)

Children and adolescents consume more calories and soda and have poorer nutrient-intake on days they eat at either fast-food or full-service restaurants, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago. ...> Full Article


Grandfathers play a more prominent role (11/10/2012)

Europeans spend much time with their grandchildren. And past 70, the grandfather takes the lead. "Europeans with grandchildren generally opt to spend a good deal of time with them," says Knud Knudsen, who is professor of sociology at the University of Stavanger, Norway. In a new study, he found that grandmothers are clearly more involved with their grandchildren when a couple is younger. ...> Full Article


5 year olds are generous only when they're watched (11/9/2012)

Children as young as five are generous when others are aware of their actions, but antisocial when sharing with a recipient who can't see them, according to research published Oct. 31 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Kristin Lyn Leimgruber and colleagues from Yale University. ...> Full Article


Trickle-down anxiety: Study examines parental behaviors that create anxious children (11/8/2012)

Parents with social anxiety disorder are more likely than parents with other forms of anxiety to engage in behaviors that put their children at high risk for developing angst of their own, according to a small study of parent-child pairs conducted at Johns Hopkins Children's Center. ...> Full Article


Research: Pay satisfaction key driver of work-family conflict (11/7/2012)

Research: Pay satisfaction key driver of work-family conflictEmployees who are more satisfied with their pay report lower levels of work-family conflict, a study by a University of Illinois labor and employment relations professor shows. ...> Full Article


Research team proves peer pressure can be used for good (11/6/2012)

Peer mentors can significantly influence the amount of physical activity kids have throughout the school day. ...> Full Article


'Adoption activity days' can help children find new families (11/5/2012)

Children's parties or activity days, where prospective adopters meet children awaiting adoption, could be part of the solution to the current adoption crisis, according to research that will be showcased during the Economic and Social Research Council Festival of Social Science. ...> Full Article


Elevated formaldehyde levels found in day care centers (11/4/2012)

A study of 40 child-care facilities in California found that most had levels of formaldehyde and a few other contaminants that exceeded exposure guidelines. The study by UC Berkeley researchers is the first to provide a detailed analysis of environmental contaminants and exposures for children in day care centers. ...> Full Article


Video game with biofeedback teaches children to curb their anger (11/3/2012)

Children with serious anger problems can be helped by a video game that hones their ability to regulate their emotions, finds a Boston Children's Hospital study. Noticing that children with anger control problems are often uninterested in psychotherapy, but eager to play video games, Jason Kahn, PhD, and Joseph Gonzalez-Heydrich, MD, developed "RAGE Control" to motivate children to practice emotional control skills. ...> Full Article


Parents look on the bright side of kids' worries (11/2/2012)

Parents consistently overestimate their children's optimism and downplay their worries, according to new research by psychologists at the UC Davis Center for Mind and Brain. ...> Full Article


Amish children are 2 times more physically active than non-Amish children (11/1/2012)

Old Order Amish children are much more physically active and three times less likely to be overweight than non-Amish children, which may provide them with some long-term protection against developing Type 2 diabetes, University of Maryland School of Medicine researchers report in the journal Diabetes Care. ...> Full Article


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