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Monday, September 26th, 2011
How Did Your Childhood Affect Your Sexuality?
Dr. Aline Zoldbrod examines how childhood shapes one’s adult sexual life, and she divides home environments into the seven following types based on how sexual topics are handled.
Thousands of Students Entering Schools Without Vaccines
Last year’s California kindergartners had a record high percentage of parents who used a personal belief exemption to avoid immunization requirements.
Less Play Time Equals More Troubled Kids, Experts Say
Researchers find that children in the United States have far less time to play than kids 50 years ago, a trend that may have consequences for their development and mental health.
Do Hospitals’ Formula Freebies Undermine Breastfeeding?
Hospitals sending newborns home with formula may undermine a woman’s determination to breastfeed.
D.C. Parents Raise Concerns About Middle Schools
Middle schools are the latest hot spot in D.C. Public education. With preschool and elementary enrollment ticking up for the first time in decades, parents and policymakers are scrutinizing the lack of attractive middle-grade options with increasing urgency.
A New Law On School Fitness Data Faces Obstacles
Under the new law, researchers can access unidentified individual student data, which they say will help bolster aggregate analyses that already show correlations between physical fitness and academic performance, gang activity and absenteeism.
Thursday, September 15th, 2011
Global Child Deaths Plunge by 12,000 a Day
The annual number of children who die before they reach age five is shrinking, falling to 7.6 million global deaths in 2010 from more than 12 million in 1990, according to UNICEF and the World Health Organization.
Parents Still Struggle With Proper Child-Seat Use, Study Finds
With National Child Passenger Safety Week approaching, the nonprofit organization Safe Kids USA released on Thursday new research relating to the use of child safety seats.
Average Scores Slip on SAT
Average scores on the SAT fell across the nation this year, with the reading score for the high school class of 2011 falling three points to 497, the lowest on record, according to a report Wednesday by the College Board, which administers the exams.
My Family’s Experiment in Extreme Schooling
What happens when you take three American kids and throw them in a classroom 5,000 miles from home where they can’t speak the language?
Formula Doesn’t Keep Kids from Gaining Weight: Study
Kids who were fed on formula for the first few months of life gained just as much weight up to age ten as those who were exclusively breastfed, according to new research from Germany.
Teen Driving Restrictions Show Mixed Results
Programs that keep young drivers from taking the wheel at night, or with a car full of teens, may reduce the risk of fatal crashes in some drivers — but increase that risk in others.
Wednesday, January 12th, 2011
Research from the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Ethiopia, appearing in the journal Pediatrics, found that Parents will chose to feed their sons better portions than their daughters in times of food shortages. Female youths generally should be healthier than males, but under these circumstances girls became twice more likely to report illness.
Study Finds Nearly Half of School Social Workers Feel Unequipped to Handle Cyberbullying
In a survey of nearly 400 school social workers at the elementary, middle and high school levels, the researchers found that while all respondents felt that cyber bullying can cause psychological harm, including suicide, about 45 percent felt they were not equipped to handle cyber bullying, even though they recognized it as a problem. Further, only about 20 percent thought their school had an effective cyberbullying policy.
How to teach children to be optimists: listen, don’t label!
A Parent’s outlook on life has the potential to influence their child’s level of optimism. In order to generate a positive approach to life parents must be aware of their influence. Some steps recommended by Dr. Leslie Walker, Chief of Adolescent Medicine at Seattle Children’s Hospital, involve listening, avoiding labels, refrain from dismissive responses, and look for the bright side.
Poor Formula: Fussy Babies Get Solid Food Too Early
The Journal of Pediatrics reported on Monday that the early addition of solid foods and juice adds calories to a baby’s diet. Previous research has linked these excess calories to higher weight and body mass index , a measure of weight per height, in infancy and toddlerhood.
Woman Unaware of Pregnancy Delivers 7-Pound Baby
Jessica Genaw gave birth New Years Eve to a seven pound ten ounce baby boy. But, she did not know she was pregnant until she was an ambulance on her way to deliver. Genaw had been taking birth control pills throughout her pregnancy and attributed her discomfort to bad stomach cramps. Her and her boyfriend are keeping their son, and named him Blake after his father.