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Unstable child care can affect children by age 4 (12/2/2014)

Unstable child care can affect children by age 4A new study from UNC's Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute reveals that disruptions in child care negatively affect children's social development as early as age 4. However, the study also shows that the effects of child care instability are not unduly large -- and some types of instability appear to have no negative impact on children. ...> 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


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



Diverse neighborhoods may help infants' social learning (9/16/2014)

Diverse neighborhoods may help infants' social learningExperiencing diverse communities by hearing different languages at the park, on a bus or in the grocery store may make babies more open-minded in their social learning, a new study finds. ...> Full Article


Mothers' responses to babies' crying: Benefiting from and getting over childhood experiences (9/13/2014)

A study of 259 first-time mothers, published in the journal Child Development, has found that mothers whose childhood experiences with caregivers were positive, and those who came to terms with negative experiences, respond more sensitively to their own babies' cries. Mothers came from a wide range of racial and socio-economic backgrounds.They were followed from pregnancy until their babies were 6 months old. ...> Full Article



Study finds 'family meal' ideal is stressful, impossible for many families (9/5/2014)

Study finds 'family meal' ideal is stressful, impossible for many familiesMagazines, television and other popular media increasingly urge families to return to the kitchen, stressing the importance of home-cooked meals and family dinners to physical health and family well-being. But new research shows that home cooking and family meals place significant stresses on many families -- and are simply impossible for others. ...> Full Article



New smartphone app can detect newborn jaundice in minutes (9/1/2014)

New smartphone app can detect newborn jaundice in minutesUniversity of Washington engineers and physicians have developed a smartphone application that checks for jaundice in newborns and can deliver results to parents and pediatricians within minutes. ...> Full Article


Trying to get kids to eat healthier? Don't tell them veggies are good for them (7/27/2014)

At some point, most kids will hear that drinking milk helps make their bones strong or that fish is food for the brain. But do these messages foster the idea that if something is good for us, it must surely taste bad? According to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research, when children hear about the benefits of healthy food, they're less likely to eat it. ...> Full Article


Kids with strong bonds to parents make better friends, can adapt in relationships (6/24/2014)

What social skills does a three-year-old bring to interactions with a new peer partner? If he has strong bonds to his parents, the child is likely to be a positive, responsive playmate, and he'll be able to adapt to a difficult peer by asserting his needs, according to a new University of Illinois study published in Developmental Psychology. ...> Full Article


Video stories, other bonding exercises could help foster families connect (5/13/2014)

Teenagers and their foster families often say they don't feel connected and have trouble communicating, but few resources exist that nurture their bonding. In a research paper being published in the June issue of Children and Youth Services Review, researchers affiliated with the University of Washington's School of Social Work describe how they tailored a parenting program known to improve communication in non-foster families for use in foster families. ...> Full Article


Many parents don't follow safe infant sleep practices (5/9/2014)

Each year, 4,000 babies die unexpectedly during sleep time from sudden infant death syndrome, accidental suffocation or unknown causes. To keep infants safe, the American Academy of Pediatrics advises caregivers to put babies to sleep on their backs and avoid sharing a bed, among other practices. Many families, however, are not following this advice, according to a study to be presented Saturday, May 3, at the Pediatric Academic Societies annual meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ...> Full Article


Study finds parental monitoring of children's media use is beneficial (4/5/2014)

Parental monitoring of the time children spend watching television, playing video games and being online can be associated with more sleep, improved school performance and better behavior by the children. ...> Full Article



Cognitive development 'growth charts' may help diagnose and treat psychosis-risk kids (2/14/2014)

Cognitive development 'growth charts' may help diagnose and treat psychosis-risk kidsPenn Medicine researchers have developed a better way to assess and diagnose psychosis in young children. By "growth charting" cognitive development alongside the presentation of psychotic symptoms, they have demonstrated that the most significant lags in cognitive development correlate with the most severe cases of psychosis. Their findings are published online this month in JAMA Psychiatry. ...> Full Article


Kids whose bond with mother was disrupted early in life show changes in brain (12/9/2013)

Children who experience profound neglect have been found to be more prone to a behavior known as "indiscriminate friendliness," characterized by an inappropriate willingness to approach adults, including strangers. Now UCLA researchers are reporting some of the first evidence from human studies suggesting that this behavior is rooted in brain adaptations associated with early life experiences. ...> Full Article


Large dishes increase how much cereal kids request, eat, and waste (11/28/2013)

Bigger dishes can cause adults to serve and consume more food, but this study reveals that kids are also vulnerable to this bowl-size bias. Researchers Brian Wansink, Koert van Ittersum, and Collin Payne found that children will not only ask for more food to fill larger bowls -- they'll also eat 52 percent more. ...> Full Article


Behavior problems in preschool and child care centers may be an issue of genes (11/2/2013)

A new study suggests that some children may be genetically predisposed to developing behavioral problems in child care and preschool settings.Previous research has found that some children develop behavior problems at child care centers and preschools, despite the benefit of academic gains. It was never known, however, why some youngsters struggle in these settings and others flourish. The new study indicates that some children may be acting out due to poor self-control and temperament problems that they inherited from their parents. ...> Full Article


Optimizing the early years to ensure a lifetime of health (11/1/2013)

The Pediatrics for the 21st Century (Peds21) symposium, "Promoting Early Brain and Childhood Development: Building Brains, Forging Futures," beginning at 12:45 p.m. ET Friday, Oct. 25, at the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition in Orlando, brings together child development experts to discuss the latest research regarding the role of parents and caregivers and early childhood experiences in shaping future health. ...> Full Article


Children born to teen mothers have delayed development, likely due to social factors (10/25/2013)

Babies born to teen mothers have less developed speaking skills at age five than children of older mothers, a new study has found. ...> 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


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


Research examines how books can have a positive impact on a child's social struggles (8/28/2013)

New research explores the positive effects of reading as part of a parental intervention strategy for children struggling with social issues. ...> Full Article


Flow restrictors may reduce young children's accidental ingestion of liquid medications (8/4/2013)

Over 500,000 calls are made to poison control centers each year after accidental ingestion of medications by young children, and the number of emergency department visits for unsupervised medication ingestions is rising. In a new study scheduled for publication in The Journal of Pediatrics, researchers studied whether adding flow restrictors to bottles can limit the amount of liquid medication a child could access even if child-resistant caps are missing or improperly closed. ...> Full Article


Overnights away from home affect children's attachments, U.Va. study shows (7/29/2013)

In joint custody arrangements, infants who spent overnights away from their mothers had less attachment to their mothers, a University of Virginia study shows. ...> Full Article


High costs of raising a child challenges state's most vulnerable caregivers: Grandparents (6/30/2013)

A new study from UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and the Insight Center for Community Economic Development shows that older adults raising grandchildren alone may be among the most vulnerable residents in California due to the state's high cost of living and low levels of public assistance. ...> Full Article


Sibling aggression, often dismissed, linked to poor mental health (6/19/2013)

Sibling aggression, often dismissed, linked to poor mental healthFights between siblings -- from toy-snatching to clandestine whacks to being banished from the bedroom -- are so common they're often dismissed as simply part of growing up. Yet a new study from researchers at the University of New Hampshire finds that sibling aggression is associated with significantly worse mental health in children and adolescents. In some cases, effects of sibling aggression on mental health were the same as those of peer aggression. ...> Full Article


Parents with heavy TV viewing more likely to feed children junk food (6/7/2013)

If your preschooler thinks a cheeseburger is healthy, you may want to reconsider how you watch TV. A recent study by researchers at the University of Michigan found commercial TV viewing, as opposed to commercial-free digitally recorded TV or other media without food advertising, in the home was related to greater junk food consumption. ...> Full Article


Many grandparent caregivers unaware of newer safety guidelines (10/27/2012)

The number of grandparent caregivers continues to grow, and while these older adults may be experienced in caring for young children, many are unaware of more recent safety and other recommendations -- including those related to appropriate child sleep position, crib safety, car seat and walker use, according to research presented Oct. 21 at the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition in New Orleans. ...> Full Article

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