May

10

2018
Prenatal marijuana use can affect infant size, behavior, study finds

Prenatal marijuana use can affect infant size, behavior, study finds

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.


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

10

2018
Under A Trump Proposal, Lawful Immigrants Might Shun Medical Care

Under A Trump Proposal, Lawful Immigrants Might Shun Medical Care

A proposed change in immigration policy from the Trump administration could make it harder for immigrants to obtain a green card if family members use Medicaid, WIC or other federal medical benefits. (Image credit: Paula Andalo/Kaiser Health News)


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.



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