Working Odd Shifts Can Hurt Parent-Child Relationships

Research from North Carolina State University shows that working a job that doesn’t keep 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. hours can hurt the relationships between parents and adolescents, increasing the likelihood that children will engage in delinquent ...

Dec 9

Categories: Child Development, Parenting

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How Important are Dads to their Children?

Even with today’s technology, it still takes both a male and a female to make a baby. But is it important for both parents to raise that child? Many studies have outlined the value of a mother, but few have clearly defined the importance of a ...

Dec 6

Categories: Child Development, Parenting

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Kids whose bond with mother was disrupted early in life show changes ...

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.

Dec 4

Categories: Child Development, Parenting

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A single spray of oxytocin improves brain function in children with ...

A single dose of the hormone oxytocin, delivered via nasal spray, has been shown to enhance brain activity while processing social information in children with autism spectrum disorders, Yale School of Medicine researchers report in a new study ...

Dec 3

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders, Child Development

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Children in orphanages suffer emotionally

Children should not be kept in orphanages as it compromises their mental health, says a counsellor and foster care specialist. Mental health counsellor and foster care specialist Lari Baty Cannon said keeping children in orphanages affected their ...

Nov 29

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development

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Newborn body odor may contribute to building maternal-child ...

Body odor conveys a wide variety of cues about gender, age, family, stress, and disease states. Body odors are also believed to direct mating and bonding between individuals. Now, a new study finds that newborn body odor may contribute to building ...

Nov 22

Categories: Child Development, Parenting

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Playing video games boosts mental health in young

Playing video games can improve mood, reduce stress levels and boost self-esteem in young people, a new study has found. Researchers from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Australia also found that playing video games as a family ...

Nov 19

Categories: Child Development

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Soda Consumption Connected to Behavioural Problems in Children

The US researchers found that children who drank more soda were more likely to be aggressive, to have attention problems, to get into fights and to destroy other people’s belongings.

Nov 15

Categories: Child Development

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Toddlers' focus on hands rather than gaze opens new approach to ...

Shifting the emphasis from gaze to hand, a study by Indiana University cognitive scientists provides compelling evidence for a new and possibly dominant way for social partners -- in this case, 1-year-olds and their parents -- to coordinate the ...

Nov 15

Categories: Child Development, Parenting

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Problem-Solving Education Reduces Parental Stress After Child Autism ...

A cognitive-behavioral intervention known as problem-solving education (PSE) may help reduce parental stress and depressive symptoms immediately after their child is diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to a study by Emily ...

Nov 15

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders, Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child ...

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ADHD's Wider Definition Could Lead to Unnecessary Treatments

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a behavioral disorder characterized by the inability to focus and a lack of control over behaviors often leading to an overactive state. ADHD is often diagnosed in children, who are usually ...

Nov 8

Categories: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Child and/or ...

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Protecting Children From Toxic Stress

Imagine if scientists discovered a toxic substance that increased the risks of cancer, diabetes and heart, lung and liver disease for millions of people. Something that also increased one’s risks for smoking, drug abuse, suicide, teen pregnancy, ...

Nov 6

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development, Parenting, Stress ...

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Research Finds Pain In Infancy Alters Response To Stress, Anxiety ...

Early life pain alters neural circuits in the brain that regulate stress, suggesting pain experienced by infants who often do not receive analgesics while undergoing tests and treatment in neonatal intensive care may permanently alter future ...

Oct 31

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development, Pain management

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Nurturing may protect kids from brain changes linked to poverty

Growing up in poverty can have long-lasting, negative consequences for a child. But for poor children raised by parents who lack nurturing skills, the effects may be particularly worrisome, according to a new study at Washington University School of ...

Oct 29

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development

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Substandard housing impact children's development

Sifting through a massive study of low-income children and their families, Lynch School of Education Professor Rebekah Levine Coley and colleagues have gleaned new insights into the harmful effects of substandard housing on families and ...

Oct 26

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child Development

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