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Co-Parent Training Helps Kids Adjust to School

January 20th, 2015
New research finds that a prenatal program aimed at enhancing couples' co-parenting relationship helped the parents raise children who were better adjusted and ready for school at age seven. Pennsylvania State researchers found that teachers reported significantly better adjustment and positive school engagement ...

Kids’ Poor Sleep Can Up Risk for Substance Abuse

January 19th, 2015
It is not a secret that sleep issues are common among American youth. A new study now finds that sleep problems can predict specific substance-related problems. Using a nationally representative sample, researchers discover that sleep difficulties and hours of sleep can predict a number ...

Drinking Before Bedtime Can Disrupt Sleep

January 17th, 2015
For many, an alcoholic drink before sleeping acts as a sedative, but will later disrupt sleep, according to a new study. The sedative effect is marked by the delta frequency electroencephalogram (EEG) activity of Slow Wave Sleep (SWS), but is later associated with ...

Stress Influences Ability to Display Empathy

January 16th, 2015
New research seeks to answer the question of how people can at times be very empathetic to others while at others times present a short fuse with little compassion? Researchers believe stress is a major factor in the observational paradox. As published in ...

Difficult Kids May Have Challenges Later in Life

January 16th, 2015
The belief that a child will outgrow a tendency to display disruptive behavior may be the wrong tactic for a parent. While it is normal for a young child to have tantrums and be otherwise disruptive, researchers have found that ...

Specialized Approach Aids Early Education of Disruptive Children

January 13th, 2015
A new study finds a tailored educational program can improve the kindergartner and first grade experience of children displaying disruptive behaviors. Researchers explain that children with high maintenance temperaments have fewer opportunities to learn in school than their focused peers, and are at ...

Teens Have Strong Misperceptions of Peers’ Behavior

January 9th, 2015
Teens significantly overestimate their peers involvement in substance use and sexual behaviors, but underestimate the amount of time their peers spend studying or exercising, according to new research based at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Since teens are sensitive to ...

Parents Can Make a Difference in Teen Drinking Practices

January 9th, 2015
Emerging research finds parenting practices and restrictions when it comes to alcohol use can significantly influence adolescent drinking behaviors. University of Buffalo psychologist Craig Colder discovered consistent and sustained parental attitudes can make a difference in a child's use of alcohol. This ...

New Laws Boost Concussion Treatment

January 2nd, 2015
New laws have resulted in a large increase in the treatment of concussion-related injuries for student athletes, according to a new study in the American Medical Association journal JAMA Pediatrics. Over the past decade, concerns about concussion injuries and media coverage of them have ...

Preterm Birth Can Impair Contextual Memory

January 2nd, 2015
New research has discovered that children born prematurely show differences in a subtle but important aspect of memory -- the ability to form and retrieve memories about context, such as what, when, and where something happened. This type of memory is important, but ...
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