Category Archives: Science Daily


May

10

2018
How parents cause children’s friendships to end

How parents cause children’s friendships to end

A new study reveals why childhood friendships fall apart and is the first to demonstrate that parents are an important source of these breakups. Using data from 1,523 children, researchers examined parenting styles as well as mother and father self-reported depressive symptoms to predict the occurrence and timing of best friendships breaking up from the start to the end of elementary school (grades one to…

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May

09

2018
From the mouths of babes: Infants really enjoy hearing from their peers

From the mouths of babes: Infants really enjoy hearing from their peers

Sorry, new parents — even though your infants appreciate your coos, they prefer to hear sounds from their peers — other babies. Even at the pre-babbling stage, infants recognize vowel-like sounds, but they tend to dwell on these sounds when from the mouths of babes.A new line of research focuses on one aspect of infant speech development: how babies perceive speech with infant vocal properties.


May

08

2018
Help with homework can affect child’s persistence

Help with homework can affect child’s persistence

Different types of maternal homework assistance have a different impact on the child’s way of completing school assignments in grades 2 to 4 of elementary school, according to a new study. Although all homework assistance presumably aims at helping the child, not all types of homework assistance lead to equally positive outcomes.


May

07

2018
New evidence that infants track others’ mental states

New evidence that infants track others’ mental states

A brain-imaging study offers new support for the idea that infants can accurately track other people’s beliefs. When 7-month-old infants in the study viewed videos of an actor who saw — or failed to see — an object being moved to a new location, activity in a brain region known to play a role in processing others’ beliefs changed in the infants just as it…

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May

07

2018
For mothers with advanced cancer, parenting concerns affect emotional well-being

For mothers with advanced cancer, parenting concerns affect emotional well-being

A new study shows that parenting concerns have a significant impact on the mental and emotional health of women with advanced cancer. In particular, they found that a mother’s emotional well-being was significantly linked with whether she had communicated with her children about her illness, and her concerns about how her illness will financially impact her children.


May

05

2018
Mothers of children born with NAS are more likely to experience mental health problems

Mothers of children born with NAS are more likely to experience mental health problems

Women with a history of substance use disorders (SUD) have a high incidence of coexisting psychiatric and mood disorders as well as difficulty managing adversity. These characteristics may affect the ability of a pregnant woman with a history of SUD to cope with an infant with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS), particularly one with a protracted neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) course, exacerbating symptoms of mental…

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