Category Archives: Science Daily


Jul

09

2019
Teens ‘mocked’ by their parents are at greater risk for bullying, victimization

Teens ‘mocked’ by their parents are at greater risk for bullying, victimization

New evidence suggests that adolescent bullying and victimization may have origins in the home. Many bullies have parents who are hostile, punitive and rejecting. A unique longitudinal study provides a more complete understanding of how parents’ belittling and critical interactions with adolescents thwart their ability to maintain positive relationships with peers. Derisive parenting precipitates a cycle of negative affect and anger between parents and adolescents,…

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Jul

02

2019
Dramatic differences in tests assessing preschoolers’ language skills

Dramatic differences in tests assessing preschoolers’ language skills

Researchers examined the impact of preterm birth on language outcomes in preschoolers born preterm and full-term, using both standardized assessment and language sample analysis. They also explored semantic skills and grammatical ability, and nonlinguistic developmental skills of nonverbal intelligence, attention, and hyperactivity. Results show that language difficulties at the discourse level may still exist even when children who are born preterm appear to be developing…

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Jul

02

2019
What do sick kids really want in hospital?

What do sick kids really want in hospital?

Researchers developed the ‘Needs of Children Questionnaire’ (NCQ), the first of its kind to measure children’s self-reported psychosocial, physical and emotional needs in pediatric wards.



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