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Psychology professor investigates how stress affects low-income Richmond-area parents' ability to raise children

Over the course of two years, Wendy Kliewer, Ph.D., a psychology professor at Virginia Commonwealth University, surveyed more than 300 low-income female ...

Self-regulation intervention boosts school readiness of at-risk children, study shows

CORVALLIS, Ore. – An intervention that uses music and games to help preschoolers learn self-regulation skills is helping prepare at-risk children for ...

A global report card: Are children better off than they were 25 years ago?

UCLA’s World Policy Analysis Center publishes comprehensive analysis of children’s rights in 190 countries around the world ... Full story

The impact of toxic substances on children’s health: are parents getting the information they need?

OTTAWA — Ever worry about what’s in your household products and how they could affect your family’s health? Over 30 years of research has shown that low-level exposure to common toxic substances in our homes and household products can negatively affect the health of fetuses and young children. Research on parental knowledge of these environmental health risks suggests that not enough is being done to inform families about these risks and possible prevention strategies. ... Full story

The lost child: anxiety over innocence

The lost child isn't a specifically Australian figure, but it's certainly had an important history in this country. For more than a century, we have watched and read narratives about girls and boys who've gone missing in the bush, sometimes never to be found. ... Full story

74 percent of parents would remove their kids from daycare if other children are unvaccinated

41 percent of parents say under-vaccinated kids should be excluded from daycare, according to U-M’s National Poll on Children’s Health ... Full story

CWRU social work researchers to study why some children endure abuse and witnessing violence in the home better than others

The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University received a two-year, $200,000 grant to study why some children thrive, achieve and develop despite being abused and witnessing violence in the home. ... Full story

Caffeine to Viagra: The Medications Saving Preemies May Surprise You

This month is Prematurity Awareness Month and today is World Prematurity Day. What many people may not know is part of the comprehensive care for the tiniest babies includes medications such as Sildenafil and caffeine. ... Full story

Low income families excluded from early childhood services

Low income families value early childhood education highly, but the Productivity Commission draft report risks excluding them from services, UNSW research shows. ... Full story

Poison control data show energy drinks and young kids don’t mix

American Heart Association Meeting Report Abstract 14841 ... Full story

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