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Harsh Parenting

Chronic Harsh Parenting Might Alter Kids’ Brains

Children whose parents often get angry at them, spank them; yell at them or shake them as a way to discipline them could be adversely affected right into their teenage years, researchers at Université de Montréal and CHU Sainte-Justine Research Center have found. And the effects of these kinds of “harsh parenting” can observed; not…

Baby Food

Improving The Nutritional Quality Of Baby Food

A nutritional survey of baby food on sale in Europe has shown that a significant number of products; contain high sugar levels that contradict World Health Organisation (WHO) recommendations. In collaboration with WHO Regional Office for Europe (WHO/Europe); researchers from the University of Leeds’ School of Food Science; and Nutrition and the School of Medicine…

Children

Mental Health Services For Children: Child Psychiatry Telephone Programs

Telephone lines allows primary care doctors to immediately consult with a child psychiatrist; about mental health problems appears to increase the number of children who receive aid; offering strategy to help more children to receive mental health services, according to a new study. Researchers found that parents of children who lived in states with child…

Language Disorder

Researchers Write ABCs Of Language Disorder

Reviewers for their newest scholarly paper, “Developmental Language Disorder: The Childhood Condition We Need to Talk About,” are ages 8, 10 and 13. When not reviewing science papers for Frontiers for Young Minds; young Amelie feeds elderly elephants in Thailand, while co-reviewers Ari and Elliot describe themselves as “book hounds and lifelong neighbors.” While they…

Suicidal Ideation

Between 16% And 18% Of Early Adolescents Have Suicidal Ideation

The aim of the study was to collect data on suicidal ideation; and suicidal risk prevalence in a three-phase epidemiological study. However, in the first phase, 1,514 participants (720 boys; mean-age = 10.2) filled out; the Children’s Depression Inventory (CDI) and other psychopathological tests. 562 individuals (mean-age = 11.3) are select to participate in the second phase; as at-risk…

Children

Parents Need To Help When Your Children Weighs Too Much

Seventeen % of American children and teens are obese and a nearly equal number are overweight; and those who are taunted about their weight tend to gain even more in response; according to a study from the U.S. National Institutes of Health. What’s even worse, excess weight puts youngsters at risk for lifelong health problems. Right…

Eating Behaviors

Unusual Eating Behaviors May Be New Diagnostic Indicator For Autism

Atypical eating behaviors may be a sign a child should be screened for autism; according to a new study from Penn State College of Medicine. Research by Susan Mayes, professor of psychiatry; found that atypical eating behaviors were present in 70% of children with autism, which is 15 times more common than in neurotypical children.…

Cartoons

Study Explores Use Of Cartoons To Cultivate Children’s Narrative Skills

A study by the UPV/EHU’s Department of Evolutionary Psychology and Education has explored the validity of narrative and non-narrative cartoons for developing narrative skills, moral reasoning and values and counter values in children in mainstream and non-mainstream education. The effect that may be exert by the structure of the cartoons; on these aspects when the…

Preschoolers

Impact Of Preterm Birth On Language Outcomes In Preschoolers

About 1 in 10 babies in the United States is born premature. These children are at an increase risk for adverse outcomes across a broad spectrum of neurodevelopmental domains; including language skills as preschoolers. They also are at an increased risk for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) as well as other behavioral problems. Preschool is a crucial…

Preterm Children

Potential Development Delays In Preterm Children: Study Required

Researchers from the College of Health and Medicine’s Division of Psychology studied how preterm children; are at a higher risk of developing executive function difficulties than their peers, who were born full-term. Preterm participants involved in the study had an average gestation of 33 weeks. Preschool is a crucial time for language development. Children born preterm who…

Kids

Sister, Friend: Thinking About Multiple Roles Boosts Kids Performance

Typical kids plays many roles, such as friend, neighbor, son or daughter. Simply reminding children of that fact can lead to better problem-solving and more flexible thinking;finds new research from Duke University. “This is some of the first research on reminding kids about their multi-facet selves,” said lead author Sarah Gaither, an assistant professor of…

Immigration

Immigration Proposal May Harm Health Of Many Children

As many as 1.9 million children with specific medical problems are project to drop out of federal health; and nutrition benefit programs if the administration follows through on a plan to broaden the definition of “public charge,” researchers estimate. When an immigrant applies for entry into the United States or a green card; immigration officials…