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Breastfeeding can erase effects of prenatal violence for newborns

How infants adjust in their first months of life depends on many factors, including what their mothers experienced while they are in utero.

by Staff Reporter

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Simple directions from parents can guide children's discovery

Whether it's probing a child's understanding of a topic through questions or engaging in hands-on activities alongside them, parents can guide their children to learn in new ways through simple directions, according to a study by psychology researchers at The University of Texas at Austin.

by Staff Reporter

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Vitamin D may protect against pollution-associated asthma symptoms in obese children

A new study finds vitamin D may be protective among asthmatic obese children living in urban environments with high indoor air pollution. The study out of John Hopkins University School of Medicine, funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of the National Institutes of Health, was published in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice.

by Staff Reporter

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Keep calm and don't carry on when parenting teens

Researchers look at how mothers and fathers control themselves (and their rising anger) in difficult interactions with their teenagers

by Staff Reporter

Teenager texting

Teens need to text, talk with parents often to maintain youth resiliency after a divorce

Texting, FaceTime and other popular communication methods among teens may help build supportive parent-youth relationships after a divorce, according to a Kansas State University family studies researcher.

by Staff Reporter

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Parents: Keep medical marijuana dispensaries away from children

About 3/4 of parents say dispensaries should not be near schools; 1/2 concerned about the risks of people driving while impaired near children's areas

by Staff Reporter

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'Old' sperm produces healthier offspring

Sperm that lives for longer before fertilizing an egg produces healthier offspring - according to new research from the University of East Anglia and Uppsala University in Sweden.

by Staff Reporter

Child hurt

Book offers hope to parents of children who self-torture

Parents who discover their children intentionally hurt themselves - by cutting, carving, scratching or burning their skin - often feel guilty and ashamed, assuming they somehow caused their children's emotional distress. A new book by experts in self-injury offers parents hope: assurance that they didn't cause their child's self-injuring, and guidance on how they can become key allies in helping their child heal.

by Staff Reporter

Family Parenting

Time parents spend with children key to academic success

The time parents spend with their children has a powerful effect on their educational achievement, according to a large study with a novel approach.

by Staff Reporter

baby feeding

Keeping the peace when mom and grandma disagree on feeding the kids

Many mothers have to navigate a sea of advice from family and experts when it comes to feeding their babies. Nonetheless, nutrition educators typically focus only on the mother, even in Latino communities where grandmothers and other older female relatives often play major roles in caring for children.

by Staff Reporter

Rice University Researchers

No sweat? That's an issue for home-schooled children

Parents who home-school their children may think putting them into organized sports and physical activities keeps them fit, but Rice University researchers say young people need more.

by Staff Reporter

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Delaying newborn baths increases rates of breastfeeding

While it has been standard practice for decades to whisk newborns off to a bath within the first few hours of their birth, a new Cleveland Clinic study found that waiting to bathe a healthy newborn 12 or more hours after birth increased the rate of breastfeeding exclusivity during the newborn hospital stay.

by Staff Reporter

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Managing gender dysphoria in adolescents: A practical guide for family physicians

As a growing number of adolescents identify as transgender, a review aims to help primary care physicians care for this vulnerable group and its unique needs.

by Staff Reporter

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At least half of parents try non-evidence-based cold prevention methods for kids

National Poll: Many parents still believe 'folklore strategies' or use vitamins or supplements for cold prevention that are not scientifically supported

by Staff Reporter

Child centered

Most parents say hands-on, intensive parenting is best

Most parents say a child-centered, time-intensive approach to parenting is the best way to raise their kids, regardless of education, income or race.

by Staff Reporter

Rachel Garthe, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Youth dating violence shaped by parents' conflict-handling views, study finds

Parents who talk to their children about nonviolent ways of resolving conflict may reduce children's likelihood of physically or psychologically abusing their dating partners later - even when parents give contradictory messages indicating that violence is acceptable in certain circumstances.

by Staff Reporter

Meghan Burke, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Study: Many parents of children with disabilities don't make care plans

Fewer than half of parents of children with intellectual and developmental disabilities make long-term plans about who will take over their child's care if the parent or other relative providing care dies or becomes incapacitated, a new study suggests.

by Staff Reporter

Scientists identify new genetic causes linked to abnormal pregnancies and miscarriages

Scientists identify new genetic causes linked to abnormal pregnancies and miscarriages

Scientists identify new genetic causes linked to abnormal pregnancies and miscarriages

by Staff Reporter

Stress over fussy eating prompts parents to pressure or reward at mealtime

Study: Stress over fussy eating prompts parents to pressure or reward at mealtime

Stress over fussy eating prompts parents to pressure or reward at mealtime

by Staff Reporter

Do mothers' parenting attitudes change with their first- and second-born

Do mothers' parenting attitudes change with their first- and second-born?

Do mothers' parenting attitudes change with their first- and second-born?

by Staff Reporter

First ever study of serious case reviews of sudden unexpected infant deaths conducted

First ever study of serious case reviews of sudden unexpected infant deaths conducted

Domestic violence, mental health problems and substance misuse highlighted as factors.Most cases occurred when intoxicated parents shared sleeping surfaces with child Many happen following a sudden change in family circumstances.For the first time in England a study has been conducted of official investigations of unexpected infant deaths.

by Staff Reporter

2-Year-Old Boy In Sacramento Dies After He Was Left In Hot Car Outside His Home

2-Year-Old Boy In Sacramento Dies After He Was Left In Hot Car Outside His Home

A young boy was found unresponsive inside a car parked across his home under 98-degree heat. According to reports, the toddler may have died from heat-related causes.

by Tanya Diente

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