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Babies subconsciously process emotions

Infants perceive fearful looks from eye whites ...

Research reveals Germans born after the fall of the Berlin Wall suffered from bad parenting

Children born in East Germany shortly after the fall of the Berlin Wall suffered from poor parenting from “risk loving” mothers and ...

5 Halloween candies to avoid for the sake of your kids' teeth

MAYWOOD, Ill. - A big sack of candy is the top priority for most children on Halloween, but with some easy substitutions, adults can offers kids treats that preserve dental health and Halloween fun. ... Full story

Fame of Maasai not met with good fortune when it comes to child health

Maasai child being measuredIn the first in-depth study of its kind of the Maasai people of Tanzania, research led by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine has revealed that the health of Maasai children is very poor compared to neighbouring ethnic groups. ... Full story

What do American babies eat? A lot depends on Mom’s socioeconomic background, UB study finds

Dietary patterns start developing as early as 6 and 12 months of age ... Full story

Toddlers Copy Their Peers to Fit In, but Apes Don’t

From the playground to the board room, people often follow, or conform, to the behavior of those around them as a way of fitting in. New research shows that this behavioral conformity appears early in human children, but isn’t evidenced by apes like chimpanzees and orangutans. ... Full story

One-third of foster kids returned to their family are abused again

One in three children who have been reunified with their families after being placed in foster care will be maltreated again, according to a study into Quebec's youth protection system by Marie-Andrée Poirier and Sonia Hélie of the University of Montreal's School of Social Services. ... Full story

Time spent in childcare centres linked with poor behaviour

A major national study has found that the length of time a child spends at a childcare centre in the first three years of life is associated with a particular set of problem behaviours by ages 4-5 years. ... Full story

New study finds parents' happiness depends on number of children and age at first birth

A new study by a Western University demographer shows that the happiness trajectories of new parents vary greatly depending on the age when people have their first child and how many children they have. ... Full story

Children as young as three are engaging in bullying behaviour

One in five children aged between three and five years old engage in bullying, according to UOW academic Dr Cathrine Neilsen-Hewett. ... Full story

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