Category Archives: Parenting

Moms of Food-Allergic Kids Need Dietician’s Support

Newswise — ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (December 18, 2014) – Discovering your child has a severe food allergy can be a terrible shock. Even more stressful can be determining what foods your child can and cannot eat, and constructing a new … Continue reading

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Benefits of Naming People, Objects in Baby’s First Year

Newswise — AMHERST, Mass. – In a follow-up to her earlier studies of learning in infancy, developmental psychologist Lisa Scott and colleagues at the University of Massachusetts Amherst are reporting that talking to babies in their first year, in particular … Continue reading

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How fast you age depends on your parents

In the hunt for better knowledge on the aging process, researchers from Lund University have now enlisted the help of small birds. A new study investigates various factors which affect whether chicks are born with long or short chromosome ends, … Continue reading

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Strong Neighborhoods, Parenting Can Bridge ‘Achievement Gap’

Newswise — A University of Illinois at Chicago study of academic achievement suggests that urban youth may benefit from strong families and safe neighborhoods in addition to child-centered interventions. The study aimed to learn what factors influence how young people … Continue reading

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Longer work hours for moms mean less sleep, higher BMIs for preschoolers

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — The majority of preschoolers may not be getting the amount of sleep they need each night, placing them at higher risk of being overweight or obese within a year, according to a new study. Published online by … Continue reading

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Child care disruptions can negatively affect children’s social development

A new study from UNC’s Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute (FPG) reveals that disruptions in child care negatively affect children’s social development as early as age 4. However, the study also shows that the effects of child care instability … Continue reading

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Fathers’ Engagement with Baby Depends on Mother

Newswise — COLUMBUS, Ohio – Fathers’ involvement with their newborns depends on mothers’ preparation for parenthood, even for fathers who show the most parenting skills, a new study suggests. Researchers found that fathers who showed high levels of intuitive parenting … Continue reading

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Childhood obesity cure: Mom

Newswise — BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – As the waistlines of children in the United States continue to grow, scientists continue to seek causes of the childhood obesity epidemic. One University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health researcher has published … Continue reading

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74 percent of parents would remove their kids from daycare if others are unvaccinated

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Most parents agree that all children in daycare centers should be vaccinated, and that daycare providers should be checking vaccine records every year, according to the University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on … Continue reading

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Cooking at Home Frequently May Lead to Healthier Diet

Newswise — New Orleans — Individuals who frequently cook at home tend to maintain a healthier diet than those who cook less frequently, according to new research released today at the American Public Health Association’s 142nd Annual Meeting in New … Continue reading

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Puree helps kids make smooth transition to vegetables

Adding tiny amounts of vegetable puree to milk and then rice at the time of weaning makes children more likely to eat vegetables, new University of Leeds research shows. Infants who consumed either milk (breast milk or formula) followed by … Continue reading

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Mothers and babies benefit from skin-to-skin contact: nursing journal

Research during the past 30 years has found many benefits of skin-to-skin contact between mothers and newborns immediately after birth, particularly with aiding breastfeeding. However, in some hospitals, skin-to-skin contact following cesarean birth is not implemented, due to practices around … Continue reading

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Is There Such a Thing as ‘Daycare Syndrome’ That Causes Most Seasonal Illnesses?

Newswise — Many families and some health professionals mistakenly believe that participation of children in early education and child care causes most of their episodes of seasonal illness. Many parents, friends and family members blame their children’s out-of-home care for … Continue reading

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