Category Archives: Science Daily


Jun

18

2018
Helicopter parenting may negatively affect children’s emotional well-being, behavior

Helicopter parenting may negatively affect children’s emotional well-being, behavior

It’s natural for parents to do whatever they can to keep their children safe and healthy, but children need space to learn and grow on their own, without Mom or Dad hovering over them, according to new research. The study found that overcontrolling parenting can negatively affect a child’s ability to manage his or her emotions and behavior.


Jun

18

2018
Virtual reality headsets significantly reduce children’s fear of needles

Virtual reality headsets significantly reduce children’s fear of needles

Almost anyone can relate to being afraid of needles and injections. A pilot study is the first to use a 3D virtual reality headset to test this tool as a distraction method in a pediatric setting. Children were given the choice of a roller coaster ride, helicopter ride or a hot-air balloon ride. Results show that anticipated versus actual pain and fear were reduced in…

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Jun

15

2018
Brain matures faster due to childhood stress

Brain matures faster due to childhood stress

Stress in early childhood leads to faster maturation of certain brain regions during adolescence. In contrast, stress experienced later in life leads to slower maturation of the adolescent brain.


Jun

13

2018
Digital devices during family time could exacerbate bad behavior

Digital devices during family time could exacerbate bad behavior

Parents who spend a lot of time on their phones or watching television during family activities such as meals, playtime, and bedtime could influence their long-term relationships with their children. This is according to researchers who say so called ‘technoference’ can lead children to show more frustration, hyperactivity, whining, sulking or tantrums.


Jun

12

2018
Today’s dads are engaging more with their kids

Today’s dads are engaging more with their kids

Whether it’s physically being there for a baseball game or piano recital, or emotionally being there to provide warmth or support in a tough time, there appears to be a shift in how fathers are viewing their roles.



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