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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


Self-inflation harms kids' relationships at school (11/25/2014)

'I am the smartest kid in class.' We all want our kids to be self-confident, but unrealistic perceptions of their academic abilities can be harmful. These unrealistic views, a new study of eighth-graders finds, damage the a child's relationship with others in the classroom: The more one student feels unrealistically superior to another, the less the two students like each other. ...> Full Article



What do American babies eat? A lot depends on Mom's socioeconomic background (11/13/2014)

What do American babies eat? A lot depends on Mom's socioeconomic backgroundPediatrics researchers at the University at Buffalo have found that dietary patterns of babies vary according to the racial, ethnic and educational backgrounds of their mothers. ...> Full Article



Ultrasound guides tongue to pronounce 'r' sounds (11/4/2014)

Ultrasound guides tongue to pronounce 'r' soundsUsing ultrasound technology to visualize the tongue's shape and movement can help children with difficulty pronouncing 'r' sounds, according to a small study by NYU's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development and Montclair State University. ...> 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



Giving the breath of life to infants (9/11/2014)

Giving the breath of life to infantsAn innovative new resuscitation technique being tested in a clinical trial in Edmonton is giving hope to parents whose children need medical assistance moments after being born. Every year, hundreds of thousands of babies across the globe die after resuscitation efforts fail. The new technique, pioneered in Edmonton, shows survival rates of infants could more than double using the new method of resuscitation as compared to the conventional method. ...> Full Article



Do probiotics help kids with stomach bugs? (7/7/2014)

Do probiotics help kids with stomach bugs?To better understand probiotics' capabilities, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis are leading a nationwide clinical trial to determine whether one of the most commonly used probiotics can safely and effectively treat infants and toddlers suffering from acute gastroenteritis, otherwise known as stomach virus or 'stomach flu.' ...> 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


Ice Storm Project and maternal stress (6/6/2014)

A new study finds a link between prenatal maternal stress and the development of symptoms of asthma and autism in children. ...> Full Article


Probiotics do not help infants with colic (4/7/2014)

Giving probiotics to infants with colic does not appear to have any benefit, according to a large trial published today. ...> Full Article



One out of 2 parents do not see their child's weight problem (3/20/2014)

One out of 2 parents do not see their child's weight problemOne out of two parents of children with overweight feel that their child's weight is normal. Four out of ten parents of children with overweight or obesity are even worried that their child will get too thin. These are the findings of a European study of parents of more than 16,000 children, including 1,800 children from Sweden. ...> Full Article


Pointing is infants' first communicative gesture (2/25/2014)

Catalan researchers have studied the acquisition and development of language in babies on the basis of the temporary coordination of gestures and speech. The results are the first in showing how and when they acquire the pattern of coordination between the two elements which allows them to communicate very early. ...> Full Article


Study: Pay kids to eat fruits and vegetables (12/19/2013)

Study: Pay kids to eat fruits and vegetablesResearchers observed three schools adjust to new school lunch standards that require a serving of fruits or vegetables on every student's tray -- whether the child intends to eat it or not. Students discarded 70 percent of the extra fruits and vegetables -- wasting about $3.8 million each day. ...> Full Article


Musical myth (12/15/2013)

Though it has been embraced by everyone from advocates for arts education to parents hoping to encourage their kids to stick with piano lessons, two new studies conducted by Harvard researchers show no effect of music training on the cognitive abilities of young children. ...> Full Article


Bad boys: Research predicts whether boys will grow out of it -- or not (11/16/2013)

Using the hi-tech tools of a new field called neurogenetics and a few simple questions for parents, a University of Michigan researcher is beginning to understand which boys are simply being boys and which may be headed for trouble. ...> Full Article


Babies can learn their first lullabies in the womb (11/9/2013)

Babies can learn their first lullabies in the wombAn infant can recognize a lullaby heard in the womb for several months after birth, potentially supporting later speech development. This is indicated in a new study at the University of Helsinki. ...> Full Article


Nurturing may protect kids from brain changes linked to poverty (11/8/2013)

Nurturing may protect kids from brain changes linked to povertyResearchers at Washington University School of Medicine have identified changes in the brains of children growing up in poverty. Those changes can lead to lifelong problems like depression, learning difficulties and limitations in the ability to cope with stress. But the study showed that the extent of those changes was influenced strongly by whether parents were attentive and nurturing. ...> Full Article


Something in the (expecting mother's) water (10/19/2013)

Pregnant women living in areas with contaminated drinking water may be more likely to have babies that are premature or with low birth weights (considered less than 5.5 pounds), according to a study based at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. ...> Full Article


Study finds antisocial texting by teens linked to bad behavior (9/17/2013)

University of Texas at Dallas researchers published a new study online in the Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology examining antisocial texting habits in teenagers as a predictor for later deviant behavior. Dr. Samuel Ehrenreich and colleagues tracked teenagers' texts throughout the ninth grade. Self-reports and parent/teacher assessments revealed that students who texted about antisocial behaviors, such as fighting or drug use, were more likely to engage in the activities by the end of the year. ...> Full Article


Study: Loan debt can shape students' college years, experiences (8/23/2013)

An Indiana University study found that college students' experiences are largely shaped by the debt they accrue, with debt-free students more likely to live the "play hard" lifestyle often associated with the college years, where social lives can trump academics. "These patterns could affect the social connections and networking students develop in college, where these relationships can lead to friendships, employment, marriage partners and other benefits." ...> Full Article


Babies can read each other's signals (7/6/2013)

Babies can read each other's signalsResearch shows that babies can understand each others emotional signals at five months of age. This study comes on the heels of research on infants' ability to understand the moods of dogs, monkeys and classical music. ...> Full Article


The verdict on tiger-parenting? (6/28/2013)

Long before Amy Chua's provocative 2011 memoir, "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother," raised the bar for tough-love parenting, psychologists at UC Berkeley were studying the effects of three kinds of child-rearing: authoritarian (too hard), permissive (too soft) and authoritative (combo). Now, with the recent release of Berkeley alumna Kim Wong Keltner's memoir, "Tiger Babies Strike Back," along with other scholarly works and testimonials, the results are in. ...> Full Article


'Back to sleep' does not affect baby's ability to roll (6/4/2013)

University of Alberta research shows little change in babies' ability to roll from their tummy to back and vice versa 20 years after 'back to sleep' campaign. ...> Full Article


Which study strategies make the grade? (1/14/2013)

Students everywhere, put down those highlighters and pick up some flashcards! Some of the most popular study strategies -- such as highlighting and even rereading -- don't show much promise for improving student learning, according to a new report published in Psychological Science in the Public Interest, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. ...> Full Article

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