A program that helps low-income parents prepare their children for school has benefits that extend beyond kindergarten and into into third grade, including performing better academically, acquiring better social emotional skills and needing fewer additional school services.
Vaccinating asthmatic pre-schoolers against influenza would dramatically reduce their risk of being hospitalized after an attack.
A new parenting study finds that the greater emotional control and problem-solving abilities a mother has, the less likely her children will develop behavioral problems, such as throwing tantrums or fighting.
The pitch of new mothers’ voices temporarily drops after they have had their first baby.
Researchers found that a child’s ability to self-regulate is a critical element in childhood language and literacy development, and that the earlier they can hone these skills, the faster language and literacy skills develop leading to better skills in the long run.
A new study looks at the link between maternal sleep and permissive parenting during late adolescence. Findings show that mothers who don’t get enough sleep or who take longer falling asleep have a greater tendency to engage in permissive parenting — parenting marked by lax or inconsistent discipline.
A new study finds that a child’s language skills in kindergarten can predict his or her future proficiency in other subjects.
The growing demand for children to get involved in organized activities outside of school is placing unprecedented strain upon families.
Parents are more willing to let their children see PG-13 movies with intense gun violence when the violence appears to be ‘justified’ than when it has no socially redeeming purpose, a study finds. But even when the violence in PG-13 movies appears justified, parents think it is more appropriate for teens at least 15 years old, two years older than the PG-13 rating suggests.
Smoking during pregnancy has well-documented negative effects on birth weight in infants and is linked to several childhood health problems. Now, researchers have found that prenatal marijuana use also can have consequences on infants’ weight and can influence behavior problems, especially when combined with tobacco use.