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Higher birth weight indicates better performance in school (12/15/2014)

It's no secret that low-birth-weight babies face significantly greater risks for certain health problems early on, such as respiratory distress or infection. Now, a new study from researchers at the University of Florida and Northwestern University shows that lower weights at birth also have an adverse effect on children's performance in school, which is likely due to the early health struggles small babies often face. ...> Full Article


Heavier newborns show academic edge in school (12/11/2014)

Birth weight makes a difference to a child's future academic performance, according to new Northwestern University research that found heavier newborns do better in elementary and middle school than infants with lower birth weights. Led by a multidisciplinary team of Northwestern researchers, the study raises an intriguing question: Does a fetus benefit from a longer stay in the mother's womb? ...> Full Article



Can parents make their kids smarter? (11/12/2014)

Can parents make their kids smarter?Florida State University criminology professor Kevin Beaver examined a nationally representative sample of youth alongside a sample of adopted children from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health and found evidence to support the argument that IQ is not the result of parental socialization. ...> 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


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


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


Middle school dilemma: Girls' body image affected by older peers (9/29/2014)

The media is highly criticized for contributing to body image issues in adolescents. However, a study out today in Psychology of Women Quarterly finds a different source for body dissatisfaction among young girls: older girls at school. ...> Full Article


Kids eat better if their parents went to college (9/28/2014)

Children of college-educated parents eat more vegetables and drink less sugar, according to a new study from the University of British Columbia. But it's still not enough, the study goes on to say, as all kids are falling short when it comes to eating healthier at school. The research suggests a parent's educational attainment, an indicator of socioeconomic status, may inform a child's diet. ...> Full Article


Smart teens rub off on teammates (9/25/2014)

Having smart teammates can double a high school student's odds of going to college. The type of team or club did not matter. Participating in more than one extra-curricular activity didn't bring bigger benefits. ...> Full Article


Young teens who receive sexts are 6 times more likely to report having had sex (7/10/2014)

A study provides new understanding of the relationship between 'sexting' and sexual behavior in early adolescence, contributing to the ongoing conversation about whether sexually explicit text messaging is a risk behavior or just a technologically enabled extension of normal teenage flirtation. The latest research found that among middle school students, those who reported receiving a sext were six times more likely to also report being sexually active. ...> Full Article


National network to evaluate fatherhood programs (6/14/2014)

To evaluate fatherhood programs and learn how to best serve low-income fathers, Temple University, in collaboration with the Center for Policy Research, has launched the Fatherhood Research and Practice Network. ...> Full Article



Your high school GPA could affect your income (5/21/2014)

Your high school GPA could affect your incomeA team of researchers led by Michael T. French, professor of health economics at the University of Miami, finds that high school grade point average (GPA) is a strong predictor of future earnings. The findings, published recently in the Eastern Economic Journal, show that a one-point increase in high school GPA raises annual earnings in adulthood by around 12 percent for men and 14 percent for women. ...> Full Article


How Asian American 'tiger mothers' motivate their children (5/19/2014)

An article titled 'Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior,' published in The Wall Street Journal in 2011, has continued to provoke a cultural debate among parents after self-proclaimed 'tiger mother' Amy Chua asserted that Asian American parenting methods produce more successful children. Researchers at Stanford University delved deeper into Chua's 'tiger mother' approach, and their research sheds light on key fundamental differences in parenting methods between Asian Americans and European Americans.    ...> Full Article


After single moms get laid off, their kids may suffer for years (5/10/2014)

When single mothers lose their jobs, their children suffer significantly as young adults, according to a new study by researchers from the California Center for Population Research at UCLA. They found that the children of mothers who were laid off were less likely to complete high school than children whose moms were not laid off. They also were less likely to attend college, less likely to graduate from college and more likely to experience depression. ...> Full Article


Study highlights importance of parents talking to kids about money (5/1/2014)

A new study from North Carolina State University and the University of Texas finds that children pay close attention to issues related to money, and that parents should make an effort to talk with their children to ensure that kids don't develop misconceptions about finance. ...> Full Article


Parents less likely to spank after reading briefly about its links to problems in children (1/30/2014)

Parents who spank believe it's an effective way to discipline children. But extensive research has linked spanking to short- and long-term child behavior problems. New studies by child psychologist George Holden and three colleagues at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, found that brief exposure to the research significantly altered parents' positive views toward spanking. "If we can educate people about corporal punishment, these studies show that we can in a very quick way begin changing attitudes." ...> Full Article


Teens 'eat more, cheat more' after playing violent video games (12/2/2013)

Playing violent video games not only increases aggression, it also leads to less self-control and more cheating, a new study finds. ...> Full Article


New study finds spike in sugary drink consumption among California adolescents (10/27/2013)

While consumption of soda and other sugary drinks among young children in California is starting to decline, a new study released today by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and the California Center for Public Health Advocacy shows an alarming 8 percent spike among adolescents, the biggest consumers of these beverages. ...> Full Article


A 'yes' to 1 drug could become 'yes' for other drugs (10/17/2013)

High school seniors who frown upon the use of drugs are most likely to be female, nonsmokers or hold strong religious beliefs, according to a study by Joseph Palamar of New York University. Palamar examines how teenagers' attitudes toward marijuana influenced their thoughts on the further use of other illicit drugs. The work appears online in the journal Prevention Science, published by Springer. ...> Full Article


Abusive parenting may have a biological basis (10/12/2013)

Abusive parenting may have a biological basisParents who physically abuse their children appear to have a physiological response that subsequently triggers more harsh parenting when they attempt parenting in warm, positive ways, according to new research. ...> 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


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


Diets of pregnant women contain harmful, hidden toxins (8/21/2013)

Pregnant women regularly consume food and beverages containing toxins believed to pose potential risks to developing fetuses, according to researchers at the University of California in Riverside and San Diego, suggesting that health care providers must do more to counsel their patients about the dangers of hidden toxins in the food supply. ...> Full Article


Injuries from teen fighting deal a blow to IQ (8/16/2013)

A new Florida State University study has found that adolescent boys who are hurt in just two physical fights suffer a loss in IQ that is roughly equivalent to missing an entire year of school. Girls experience a similar loss of IQ after only a single fighting-related injury. ...> Full Article


Head hits can be reduced in youth football (8/12/2013)

Less contact during practice could mean a lot less exposure to head injuries for young football players, according to researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and Virginia Tech. ...> Full Article


Parents can help their children avoid alcohol pitfalls during transition from high school to college (4/19/2013)

The transition from high school to college is a particularly vulnerable time for alcohol experimentation. A new study looks at which student characteristics may enhance parent-based interventions. Results indicate that teens who perceive their friends as more approving of alcohol consumption also seem to be more influenced by communication with their parents about drinking. ...> Full Article


Poor parents not encouraging high school completion: Study (10/19/2012)

Parents from poorer backgrounds are less likely to encourage their kids to finish high school, according to a new analysis from the University of Melbourne. ...> Full Article

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