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Study finds daytime naps enhance learning in preschool children (9/30/2013)

Study finds daytime naps enhance learning in preschool children"Essentially we are the first to report evidence that naps are important for preschool children," Spencer says. "Our study shows that naps help the kids better remember what they are learning in preschool." Results appear in the current issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. ...> Full Article


Why parents think your partner isn't good enough (9/26/2013)

It is common for parents to influence mate choice -- from arranged marriages to more subtle forms of persuasion -- but they often disagree with their children about what makes a suitable partner. A new study has found an evolutionary explanation for why some parents try to control who their children pair up with. ...> Full Article


Researchers find what stresses parents with a chronically ill child (9/25/2013)

The extra demands on parents of chronically ill children cause stress that affects the whole family, according to a systematic review conducted by Case Western Reserve University researchers that also explored what factors in the child's care most contribute to the added strain. ...> Full Article


Young people choose education based on parents' background (9/20/2013)

Even though Danish students have equal access to education, their choice of studies is still influenced by social class. Young people from working class backgrounds are motivated by studies with a clear job profile and high income, while prestige and studies with a strong identity appeal to young people of parents with university degrees when choosing which studies to pursue. This is what researchers from the University of Copenhagen conclude in a new study. ...> Full Article


Diet during pregnancy and early life affects children's behavior and intelligence (9/20/2013)

The statement "you are what you eat" is significant for the development of optimum mental performance in children as evidence is accumulating to show that nutrition pre-birth and in early life "programmes" long term health, well being, brain development and mental performance and that certain nutrients are important to this process. ...> Full Article


American families taking 'divergent paths,' study finds (9/18/2013)

After a period of relative calm during the 1990s, rapid changes in American families began anew during the 2000s, a new analysis suggests. ...> Full Article


Teens interested in healthy minds -- and ripped bodies (9/18/2013)

In a recent study on adolescent perceptions surrounding physical activity, James Gavin, professor in Concordia University's Department of Applied Human Sciences, found that teens are just as aware of the mental benefits of exercise -- such as increased confidence, self-esteem and autonomy -- as they are of physical benefits. ...> Full Article


New research provides crucial insight into lives of children in care (9/16/2013)

The Care Pathways and Outcomes Study is one of only a small number of studies worldwide that has taken a long-term comparative approach, providing vital information for practitioners. It followed a group of 374 children in care in Northern Ireland, over a 10 year period from 2000 to 2010. ...> Full Article


Testes size correlates with men's involvement in toddler care (9/15/2013)

Men with smaller testes are more likely to be involved in hands-on care of their toddlers, a study by Emory University anthropologists finds. Smaller testicular volumes also correlate with more nurturing-related brain activity in fathers. The data suggest that the biology of human males reflects a trade-off between investments in mating versus parenting effort. The goal of the research is to determine why some fathers invest more energy in parenting than others. ...> Full Article


What are the risks of student cyberbullying? (9/13/2013)

Details of a survey of middle and high school student attitudes to cyberbullying and online safety will be published in the International Journal of Social Media and Interactive Learning Environments. The analysis of the results shows that many children are bullied and few understand internet safety. ...> Full Article


NIH program explores the use of genomic sequencing in newborn healthcare (9/11/2013)

Can sequencing newborns' genomes provide useful medical information beyond what current newborn screening already provides? Pilot projects to examine this question are being funded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and the National Human Genome Research Institute. Awards of $5 million to four grantees have been made under the Genomic Sequencing and Newborn Screening Disorders research program. The program will be funded at $25 million over five years. ...> Full Article


Using harsh verbal discipline with teens found to be harmful (9/10/2013)

A longitudinal study of 967 two-parent families and their children has found that harsh verbal discipline, the psychological force causing emotional pain or discomfort to correct or control behavior, in early adolescence can be harmful to teens later. Researchers found that harsh verbal discipline can cause teens to misbehave at school, lie to parents, steal, or fight. Moreover, parents' hostility increases the risk of delinquency and fosters anger, irritability, and belligerence in adolescents. ...> Full Article


Why parenting can never have a rule book (9/9/2013)

Any parent will tell you that there is no simple recipe for raising a child. Being a parent means getting hefty doses of advice -- often unsolicited -- from others. But such advice often fails to consider a critical factor: The child. A new review of dozens of studies involving more than 14,600 pairs of twins shows that children's genetics significantly affect how they are parented. ...> Full Article


Preschoolers who stutter do just fine emotionally and socially, study finds (9/5/2013)

Stuttering may be more common than previously thought, but preschool stutterers fair better than first thought, a study by The University of Melbourne, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and The University of Sydney has found. ...> Full Article


The How-to Parenting Program improves the mental health of children (9/2/2013)

While children of all ages will be heading back to school in a few days, a new study from the Université de Montréal may encourage their parents to return to the classroom themselves... at least for a few evenings! The results of a study in developmental psychology published in the Journal of Child and Family Studies show that the How-to Parenting Program improves the mental health of children. ...> Full Article


New research reveals long-term benefits of emergency safe spaces for children (9/1/2013)

Spaces built to keep children safe after an emergency or conflict can also help them recover from trauma, new Columbia University and World Vision research shows. ...> Full Article


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