Category: Child Health

7 Tips about Co-Sleeping with your Baby

- Co-sleeping with babies is not a common habit in Western countries. This parenting practice, largely used for a long time around the world, may nevertheless have some big advantages for you and your child. The first benefit of co-sleeping – if applied cautiously – is its potential to significantly …
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Spanking Children: “The Primordial Violence”

- In his new book “The Primordial Violence”, Murray Straus, founder and co-director of the Family Research Lab and professor emeritus of sociology at the University of New Hampshire, presents the results of his evaluation of decades of research about spanking in different cultures. – Among more than 100 studies …
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Mother’s Depression May Have a Negative Impact on the Development of her Newborn’s Brain

According to a recent study, high level of depression in expectant women may have a negative impact on the development of their newborn’s brain. Magnetic resonance imaging scans of the amygdala during fetal development showed a significant reduction of the neural connections in the brain of infants whose mothers were severely depressed …
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Fetuses Don’t Like Alcohol at All

Unfortunately, it is still not clear if pregnant women should or should not drink alcohol. Recent research suggests that drinking small amounts of alcohol is safe for the soon-to-be babies of expectant mothers. According to new research by UC Riverside neuroscientists, though, it would seem that drinking any alcoholic beverage …
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Parent Training – Not Drugs – Should Be the First Step to Prevent Children’s ADHD Symptoms

“Incredible Years”, a parent and child training program developed by an international research team, got cheerful results in improving the behavior of children with attention deficit and hyperactivity. The purpose of the courses is to teach parents how to replace harsh discipline and punishment methods by “positive affirmation”, a much nicer and more efficient …
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Children’s Sleep and Brain Maturation Seem to Be Closely Related

According to a study by the University of Colorado Boulder, the connections between the left and the right hemispheres of young children’s brains increased as much as 20% over a night’s sleep. In fact, connections weakened “within” hemispheres but strengthened “between” hemispheres. We know from a long time that drastic changes happen …
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Smartphones Are the Worst Pacifiers and Babysitters in the World

Smartphone apps for babies and young children have become so popular in Japan (as in many other advanced countries) that the Japan Pediatric Association is launching an ad campaign warning parents that smartphones are bad babysitters and pacifiers. It became normal for Japanese parents to use their smartphone to entertain …
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“Talk, Touch, Read and Play”: How to Give your Child an “Early Advantage”

“Talk, touch, read and play” are the four verbs at the core of the mission of the Urban Child Institute, a non-profit organization dedicated to the health and well-being of children from conception to age three in Memphis and Shelby County, Tennessee. The main goal of the institute is to make …
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Tiger Mothers Give More Time… and Emotional Support to their Children

According to a study unveiled at the “Growing Up in Australia” annual conference in Melbourne, non-English speaking immigrant mothers devote three hours a week more to their children than Aussie mums. More time for eating, bathing, health care, and reading activities. But not only. What is amazing is that this extra …
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CHILDUP BESTOF: How to Boost Preschoolers’ Attention

According to a study by researchers from the University of Oregon’s Brain Development Lab, College of Education and Department of Psychology, and a psychologist from Willamette University, parents can play an important role in the enhancement of their children’s attention skills.  “Selective attention” is one of the higher cognitive functions and …
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