Child Development News

Date Posted
Article Title
6/25/2004
Popular Program Fails to Prevent Child Abuse

Study calls for better training of professionals who visit homes

6/24/2004
Study Details Possible Cause of Autism

Brain cell differences may help to explain the disorder

6/23/2004
Teens Skilled at Manipulating Divorced Parents

They often play one parent off against the other, study finds

6/21/2004
New Clues to Learning Disabilities Found

Delayed brain development and puberty may slow children down

6/21/2004
Health Tip: Baby's First Solids

Start with rice cereal

6/18/2004
Early Intervention Helps Kids With Autism

Survey finds those treated sooner progress better

6/15/2004
Health Tip: Pacifier Practice

Control when and how often your baby sucks on a soother

6/10/2004
Dog Sheds Light on Language Development

Collie fetches words by employing technique toddlers use

6/7/2004
Constipation, Personality Traits Delay Toilet Training

Parenting styles aren't to blame, study finds

6/7/2004
PC-Savvy Toddlers Leap Ahead in Learning

They score better on IQ, school readiness tests

6/4/2004
Many Parents Are Blind to Their Kids' Weight Problems

And those overweight children are at risk of diabetes, new research says

6/1/2004
Getting Your Kids to Crack the Books

Homework advice for parents

5/14/2004
Breast-Feeding May Protect Against Heart Disease

Study finds lower cholesterol levels in teens who were breastfed as infants

5/13/2004
Don't Worry When Kids Can't Size Things Up

Attempts to use toys that are too small part of normal development, study says

5/12/2004
Schools Struggle to Control Steroid Use

Scare tactics don't work, but peer-education programs offer hope

5/9/2004
Fish Still a Good Health Bet

But pregnant women and children should limit their intake

5/6/2004
Health Tip: Recording Your Child's Development

It's more than a way to create memories

5/3/2004
Spare the Rod, Spare the Child

White kids more likely to suffer ill effects of early spanking

4/27/2004
Boys More Likely to Have Reading Problems

Review of studies confirms suspicions of experts

4/15/2004
Girl Chimps Get Ahead by Aping Mom

Likelier than males to be good at tasks through observation

4/14/2004
Priming Your Toddler for the Potty

Make sure she's ready

4/5/2004
Toddler TV Time May Shorten Attention Spans

Early exposure linked to focus problems by age 7, study finds

4/5/2004
ADHD Drugs May Slow Growth

While beneficial, stimulant medications may affect height -- at least temporarily

4/2/2004
Teens and Dieting a Losing Proposition

Experts urge lifestyle changes, not fad weight-loss plans

3/24/2004
Gene Tied to Deadly Lung Problem in Newborns

Mutations found in babies with respiratory distress

3/24/2004
Report Gives Mixed Grades on Kids' Health

U.S. children much safer now, but obesity epidemic looms

3/22/2004
Parents' Smoking Raises Kids' Allergy Risk

Secondhand exposure may undermine anti-allergy benefits of pets

3/2/2004
Iron Deficiency Anemia

Some treatment tips

3/1/2004
Diaper Duty

Marks on your baby's skin mean the diaper is too tight

3/1/2004
Pregnancy Tests Speak Volumes About Teen Girls

Those who use them are less likely to use contraception

2/26/2004
For Teens, It's Often Not Just Rewards

Research may explain typical adolescent risk-taking

2/20/2004
What's Happening to My Body?

Tell your daughter what to expect during puberty

2/15/2004
The Fight Against Osteoporosis Should Start in Childhood

Adequate calcium intake can prevent problems later in life

2/13/2004
Infants Pay Attention As Well As Get It

Studies find observation skills develop remarkably young

2/11/2004
Dental Care: A Lesson Best Learned Early in Life

Children's teeth should be brushed as soon as they appear

2/11/2004
A Mother Learns About Kids and Tooth Decay the Hard Way

At age 4, her son needed $3,000 in dental work

2/10/2004
Lullaby of the Womb

Unborn children hear 'melody' of speech, study suggests

2/6/2004
Mercury Tied to Irreversible Brain Damage

Study finds prenatal exposure affects children through adolescence

2/3/2004
Breast-feeding Produces Trimmer Kids

The finding holds true for non-Hispanic white children

2/2/2004
Program Keeps Kids Away From TV

Key is finding other things for them to do, study finds

1/28/2004
Maternal Diet Affects Offspring's Life Span

Mouse study might have implications for humans

1/26/2004
In Vitro Mice Develop Mental Problems

Study ties problem to embryos being cultured longer

1/23/2004
Healthy Habits Big Part of Home Schooling

Survey finds many parents who teach at home skip sexual health, however

1/21/2004
You've (Still) Got Male

Boys with genital defects, raised as girls, revert back to original gender

1/14/2004
Hangovers Don't Deter Booze-Loving Teens

They suffer far less than adults, new rat study finds

1/9/2004
Docs Say They're Ill Prepared to Spot Mental Problems in Teens

Half don't ask their young patients about their well-being

1/7/2004
New Picture of Rare Childhood Disorder

Brain scan of boy with hyperplexia provides new insight

1/6/2004
Maternal Smoking Linked to Low Sperm Counts

Sons of women who smoked also have smaller testes

12/16/2003
'Healthy Steps' Puts Parents on Path to Better Child-Rearing

The program emphasizes greater access to health-care professionals

12/12/2003
A Toy Story With a Twist

Consumer Product Safety Commission expert checks to make sure toys are kid-friendly