Monday, February 7th, 2011
3 Ingredients In The Right Amounts Is The Recipe For Family Mealtime
A University of Illinois scientist has determined the ABC’s for a successful family meal: action, behavior control, and communication. The average mealtime lasts 18 minutes; 12 minutes of that time should be designated to the most important ingredient, communication. Action calls for the turning off of all devices, which should be done in just two minutes, while behavior control should receive about four minutes. (Medical News Today)
Study Shows That Parents Can Play Valuable Role In Helping Young Children Succeed Despite Stressful Circumstances
Researchers at NYU Child Study Center analyzed a program called Parent Corps, effectiveness and found results promising. ParentCorps includes a series of 13 group sessions for parents and children held at the school during early evening hours, facilitated by trained school staff and mental health professionals. The program is unique by reaching parents through public schools in underserved communities to help them learn a set of parenting strategies. (Medical News Today)
Mom’s age linked to newborn’s size
Dutch researchers found that mothers who give birth later in life have on average heavier babies than younger moms. Age alone is not the only factor that may contribute to a baby’s weight, but links have proven to be steady, and researchers are still interested in the probability.