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Parenting Bulletin - October 2014 Archives


Babies' interest in faces linked to callous and unemotional traits (10/29/2014)

Scientists at the University of Manchester, King's College London and the University of Liverpool have found that an infant's preference for a person's face, rather than an object, is associated with lower levels of callous and unemotional behaviors in toddlerhood. ...> Full Article


Teens whose parents exert more psychological control have trouble with closeness, independence (10/28/2014)

A new longitudinal study has found that teens whose parents exerted psychological control over them at age 13 had problems establishing healthy friendships and romantic relationships both in adolescence and into adulthood. The study followed 184 ethnically and socioeconomically diverse teens from age 13 to 21. It found that giving in to 'peer pressure' was more common among teens whose parents used guilt, withdrawing love, fostering anxiety, or other psychologically manipulative tactics. ...> Full Article


Hungry or not, kids will eat treats (10/27/2014)

Even though they are not hungry, children as young as three will find high-energy treats too tempting to refuse, new QUT research has found. ...> Full Article


A child's poor decision-making skills can predict later behavior problems, research shows (10/24/2014)

Children who show poor decision-making skills at age 10 or 11 may be more likely to experience interpersonal and behavioral difficulties that have the potential to lead to high-risk health behavior in their teen years, according to a new study from Oregon State University psychology professor. ...> Full Article


That pregnant feeling makes a fly start nesting (10/23/2014)

That pregnant feeling makes a fly start nestingAcross the animal kingdom, it's not uncommon for pregnancy to change an expectant mom's behavior. Even female flies have their own rudimentary way of 'nesting,' which appears to be brought on by the stretch of their egg-filled abdomens rather than the act of mating, according to a Duke study. ...> Full Article


Parents' perception of teens' experiences are related to mental health (10/22/2014)

Adolescents whose parents better understand their daily experiences have better psychological adjustment, suggests a study in the October issue of Psychosomatic Medicine: Journal of Biobehavioral Medicine, the official journal of the American Psychosomatic Society. The journal is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health. ...> Full Article


Survey: Moms who choose to breastfeed older babies motivated by health, nutrition benefits (10/15/2014)

Mothers who decide to breastfeed their children beyond 1 year of age consider their child's physical and social development to be most important, while the advice of health care professionals, family and friends are least important, according to a study. ...> Full Article


Timing of epidural is up to the mother (10/14/2014)

When a woman is in labor, the appropriate time to give an epidural during childbirth is when she asks for it, a new study suggests. Published in The Cochrane Library, the systematic review compared early and late epidurals during labor and found that they had very similar effects. ...> Full Article


Toddlers regulate behavior to avoid making adults angry (10/13/2014)

Researchers at the University of Washington have found that children as young as 15 months can detect anger when watching other people's social interactions and then use that emotional information to guide their own behavior. ...> Full Article


Liquid detergent pods pose risk to children's eye health (10/12/2014)

Liquid detergent pods pose risk to children's eye healthLiquid laundry and dishwasher detergent pods are an emerging source of chemical exposure in children. When squeezed or bitten into, these pods can burst and send detergent into the mouth, nose, and eyes. A new report published in the current issue of the Journal of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus cautions that these products should be kept away from children because the bursting detergent pods can cause significant corneal injury. ...> Full Article


Children understand familiar voices better than those of strangers (10/11/2014)

Familiar voices can improve spoken language processing among school-age children, according to a study by NYU's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. However, the advantage of hearing a familiar voice only helps children to process and understand words they already know well, not new words that aren't in their vocabularies. ...> Full Article


Teen hormones and cellphones (10/10/2014)

Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston say that sexting may be the new 'normal' part of adolescent sexual development and is not strictly limited to at-risk teens. The findings, published in the journal Pediatrics, are from the first study on the relationship between teenage sexting, or sending sexually explicit images to another electronically, and future sexual activity. ...> Full Article


Researchers developing a digital maternity package (10/8/2014)

Researchers developing a digital maternity packageEvery Finnish expectant mother can choose to receive a free of charge maternity package containing baby clothes and other useful items. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is currently developing a digital maternity package with the purpose of gathering reliable health information provided by various smart devices, electronic services, and guides into a single user interface. ...> Full Article


Improving babies' language skills before they're even old enough to speak (10/7/2014)

Improving babies' language skills before they're even old enough to speakIn the first months of life, when babies begin to distinguish sounds that make up language from all the other sounds in the world, they can be trained to more effectively recognize which sounds 'might' be language, accelerating the development of the brain maps which are critical to language acquisition and processing, according to new research by April Benasich and colleagues of Rutgers University-Newark -- published in the Oct. 1 issue of the Journal of Neuroscience. ...> Full Article


After-school exercise program enhances cognition in 7-, 8- and 9-year-olds (10/6/2014)

After-school exercise program enhances cognition in 7-, 8- and 9-year-oldsA nine-month-long, randomized controlled trial involving 221 prepubescent children found that those who engaged in moderate-to-vigorous physical activity for at least 60 minutes a day after school saw substantial improvements in their ability to pay attention, avoid distraction and switch between cognitive tasks, researchers report in the journal Pediatrics. ...> Full Article


Infant cooing, babbling linked to hearing ability, researcher finds (10/5/2014)

University of Missouri research shows that infant vocalizations are primarily motivated by infants' ability to hear their own babbling. Additionally, infants with profound hearing loss who received cochlear implants to help correct their hearing soon reached the vocalization levels of their hearing peers, putting them on track for language development. ...> Full Article


Mother-infant bed sharing messaging should be tailored, according to UGA researcher (10/4/2014)

Mother-infant bed sharing messaging should be tailored, according to UGA researcherBed sharing, a practice where mother and infant sleep on the same surface, remains popular all over the world despite potential health risks for the infant. According to a new University of Georgia study, bed sharing can likely be decreased if public health officials tailor messaging to their unique population. ...> Full Article


Kinsey study of single parents' dating, sexual activity contradicts assumptions (10/3/2014)

Kinsey study of single parents' dating, sexual activity contradicts assumptionsContrary to what is often assumed about single parents, particularly single parents of young children, a new study from The Kinsey Institute has found that single parents of children younger than age 5 date and are sexually active as often as singles without children -- and more so than single parents of older children. ...> Full Article


Testing parents' patience, while treating kids' problem behavior (10/3/2014)

Researchers at Marcus Autism Center are studying delay discounting as it applies to parents' decision-making, when it comes to engaging in treatment for their children's problem behavior. ...> Full Article


The scarring effects of primary-grade retention? (10/2/2014)

An article released by Social Forces titled, 'The Scarring Effects of Primary-Grade Retention? A Study of Cumulative Advantage in the Educational Career' by Megan Andrew explores the effect of scarring in the educational career in the case of primary-grade retention. ...> Full Article


Hold on, tiger mom (10/1/2014)

Hold on, tiger momLess supportive and punitive parenting techniques used by some Chinese parents might lead to the development of low self-esteem and school adjustment difficulties in their children and leave them vulnerable to depression and problem behaviors, according to a paper recently published by a University of California, Riverside assistant professor and other researchers. ...> Full Article


Classroom intervention helps shy kids learn (10/1/2014)

A program that helps teachers modify their interactions with students based on an individual's temperament helps shy children to become more engaged in their class work, and in turn, improves their math and critical thinking skills. ...> Full Article


Immune system of newborn babies is stronger than previously thought (10/1/2014)

Contrary to what was previously thought, newborn immune T cells may have the ability to trigger an inflammatory response to bacteria, according to a new study led by King's College London. Although their immune system works very differently to that of adults, babies may still be able to mount a strong immune defense, finds the study published in the journal Nature Medicine. ...> Full Article


Narrow focus on physical activity could be ruining kids' playtime (10/1/2014)

'By focusing on the physical activity aspect of play, authorities put aside several aspects of play that are beneficial to young people's emotional and social health,' says Professor Frohlich, University of Montreal. ...> Full Article


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