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Sleep makes it possible for babies to associate words with content, and not with noise

For babies every moment is a new experience -- until the infant brain organizes the flood of stimulations. It has to save new information in its long-term memory, aggregate similar experiences and categorize them. Therefore, one thing seems to be crucial: sufficient sleep. Show More Summary

Like father like son? How we balance work, family life may be learned from our parents

The extent to which we prioritize work versus family life may be shaped by our childhood experiences in the family home, according to a study.

Bilingual babies listen to language

Scientists report that bilingual infants as young as 20 months of age efficiently and accurately process two languages.

Media portrayals of pregnant women, new moms unrealistic

Media portrayals of pregnant, postpartum women unrealistic, women said in a new study. Exposure to unrealistic images and messages fostered a host of negative emotions, such as self-consciousness about their bodies and feelings of depression, frustration and hopelessness when they were unable to lose weight as rapidly after childbirth as celebrities purportedly do.

Increasing risk of drug withdrawal in newborns as US opioid epidemic accelerates

Taking a combination of opioids (strong prescription painkillers) and psychotropic medications (widely used to treat mental health conditions such as anxiety and depression) during pregnancy is associated with a greater risk of drug withdrawal in newborns, finds a study.

How do dads fit in? Engaging fathers in family-centered early intervention services for children

Early intervention services for children with disabilities or developmental delays are focused on being family centered and are ideally conducted in the home setting. Even so, fathers — custodial or noncustodial — are often left out of the process.

Effects of cognitive behavior therapy on parents of children with autism

Researchers have discovered that parents who participate in cognitive therapy with their children with autism also experience improvements in their own depression, emotion regulation.

Spanking can be detrimental for children's behavior, even 10 years later

Physical discipline experienced during infancy can negatively impact temperament and behavior among children in the fifth grade and into their teenage years, new research indicates.

How mice babies ensure mother's protection

The calls of new-born mice draw the attention of their mother. A group of neuronal cells in the brain stem, which coordinate exhalation and tension of muscles in the larynx is essential for this process. Without these cells, the mice are mute. The cries of human babies may well depend on similar connections, which could also be impaired in speech disorders.

Trauma-informed, mindfulness-based intervention significantly improves parenting

Researchers found significant improvement in the quality of parenting among mothers who participated in a trauma-informed, mindfulness-based parenting intervention while also in medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder.

Infants know what we like best

Behind the chubby cheeks and bright eyes of babies as young as 8 months lies the smoothly whirring mind of a social statistician, logging our every move and making odds on what a person is most likely to do next, suggests new resear...

No statistically significant risk of intellectual disability in children from mothers using antidepressants

In a first-of its kind study, researchers found an elevated risk of intellectual disability (ID) in children born to mothers treated with antidepressants, but the risk was not statistically significant and is likely due to other factors, including parental age and the parents' psychiatric history.

Adulthood wellbeing lower for single-parent kids

People who grew up in single-parent families have lower levels of wellbeing and life satisfaction in adulthood, according to new research.

How far does the apple fall from the tree?

Parents who want their children to have prosocial values are the most successful in instilling all their values in their children compared to those who promote selfishness, new research indicates.

Support in childhood makes midlife the prime time of life

There is a tendency to highlight the importance of cognitive achievements and the family’s socioeconomic background for people’s success in the future, but this study shows that children’s self-regulation, which comprises children’sShow More Summary

Overweight children are being excluded from friendships, study finds

Overweight children have more unreciprocated friendships and frenemies than their thinner counterparts, a new study has found. In a survey of 504 preteens in the Netherlands, researchers found that overweight children are excluded from friendships, call classmates friends when the feeling is not mutual and are disliked by peers. Show More Summary

Mom and baby sleeping in same room associated with less sleep, unsafe sleep habits

Room sharing between babies and mothers beyond the first four months is associated with less sleep for babies and unsafe sleeping practices.

Take control to become a better parent

A new study found that a parent's outlook on life can have a profound influence on the behavior of their child.

Pediatricians can play a pivotal role in reducing pediatric firearm-related injuries

While firearms are present in 18 percent to 64 percent of US homes, almost 40 percent of parents erroneously believe that their children are unaware where weapons are stored, and 22 percent of parents wrongly think that their children have never handled household firearms.

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