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Hispanic immigrants spank children less

ANN ARBOR—Immigrant Hispanic parents spank their young children less often than U.S.-born Hispanic parents, a new University of Michigan study found. ...

Infants create new knowledge while sleeping

Sleep improves and structures infant memory ...

Four out of Every Ten American Children Live in Low-income Families

Four out of every ten American children live in low-income families, according to the National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP), a research center based at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. ... Full story

Children Feel Most Positively about Mothers Who Respect Their Autonomy

By Sarah Clinton - COLUMBIA, Mo. - Research shows that the quality of mother-child relationships greatly influences children’s development socially, emotionally and academically. ... Full story

Children Feel Most Positively about Mothers Who Respect Their Autonomy

By Sarah Clinton - COLUMBIA, Mo. —Research shows that the quality of mother-child relationships greatly influences children’s development socially, emotionally and academically. ... Full story

Study finds infants can learn to communicate from videos

Children under two years old can learn certain communication skills from a video, such as how to use signs in sign language, and perform similarly in tests when compared to babies taught by their parents, according to a new paper in the journal Child Development. ... Full story

Parents’ belief that a child will attend college plays big role in early academic success

Socioeconomic factors affect students’ cognitive ability by the time they’re in kindergarten ... Full story

Alternative DNA repair mechanism could provide better treatment for neuroblastoma in kids

Targeting DNA repair pathways could provide new treatment options for children with high-risk cancer ... Full story

Two hour screen limit for kids 'virtually impossible' to enforce

A world-first longitudinal study by The University of Western Australia researchers examining the links between mental health and screen use by children and teenagers has found that guidelines to limit screen-based media-use to less than two hours a day are out of date and ‘virtually impossible' to enforce. ... Full story

Trial shows autism-risk babies benefit from new video therapy

Researchers at The University of Manchester have, for the first time, shown that video-based therapy for families with babies at risk of autism improves infants’ engagement, attention and social behaviour, and might reduce the likelihood of such children developing later autism. ... Full story

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