Parents Daily News Roundup
Missouri National Guard Joins Search For Missing Baby Lisa Irwin
Missouri National Guard officials joined the search for a Kansas City baby on Sunday, one day after investigators reportedly found soiled diapers and baby wipes in the area of a vacant home near the missing girl’s residence.
Profanity on TV Linked to Foul-Mouthed Kids
Is TV turning our kids into fountains of four-letter words? Maybe so, says a new study that finds a link between foul-mouthed inner-city children and profanity-ridden shows and video games.
Risk of Autism Is Five Times Higher in Low-Birthweight Babies
Low-birthweight babies are at risk for all sorts of motor and cognitive delays, and researchers have just added autism to the list. A new study from the University of Pennsylvania finds that premature babies weighing less than 4.5 lbs. at birth are five times more likely than babies born at a normal weight to have an autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
Pediatric Experts Expand ADHD Guidelines to Include Preschoolers and Older Teens
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released new guidelines for diagnosing and treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in preschoolers as young as 4. Previous guidelines, issued in 2000 and 2001, focused on children aged 6 to 12, but the new recommendations expand the targeted age group to 4 to 18 to include both preschoolers and older teens.