Child Development News

Date Posted
Article Title
12/12/2003
Safe Toys Make for Happy Holidays

Inappropriate gifts can lead straight to the emergency room

12/8/2003
Bullies Rule the School

And their victims suffer in silence, study finds

11/24/2003
Beauty's in the Eye of the Bookholder

Fairy tales may damage girls' self-esteem, study says

11/19/2003
Fragile X: The Story of Luke

Shutdown of one gene changes a little boy's trip through life

11/6/2003
Cut Lunchtime Calories: Eat a Better Breakfast

Fiber-rich foods may help kids control their weight

11/3/2003
Behavior Problems Feed Childhood Obesity

Study finds overweight kids twice as likely to misbehave

11/3/2003
Postpartum Depression Can Lead to Violent Kids

It increases risk of behavior problems in children by age of 11, study finds

10/27/2003
Baby Slings

Use them only for very young infants

9/30/2003
Novel MRI Finds Clues to Developmental Delays

Technology may offer new ways to diagnose childhood disorders, assess treatments

9/16/2003
Your Child's Self-Esteem

How you can promote a positive self-image

9/10/2003
Babies' Brains Hard-Wired for Words

They respond to language like an adult does, study suggests

9/4/2003
Toys For Tots

Choose toys that will stimulate their senses

9/3/2003
9/3/2003
How to Start the School Year Right

Tips to ensure your children's health, safety, happiness

9/1/2003
Can You Hear Me?

How to tell if your child's hearing is sound

8/28/2003
Youngest in Class at Higher Risk of Mental Woes

Study finds no cause-and-effect relationship

8/28/2003
Young Students Need More Bathroom Breaks

Their bladders aren't developed enough to handle restricted access

8/25/2003
Peek-a-Boo, I Learn to See You

Study: Skills for baby's first game are acquired, not innate

7/30/2003
Sleepless in the Nursery

Let your baby fall asleep in the crib

7/29/2003
Growth Hormone Gets New Use

For kids of 'short stature'

7/24/2003
Violence in Childhood Begets Spousal Abuse

Study finds harsh punishment is also a risk factor

7/21/2003
Dyslexia Therapy Gets Kids' Brains on Track

Study finds intense instruction works in three weeks

7/21/2003
More Hours in Day Care, More Behavior Problems Later

But simple measures can correct matters, researchers and experts say

7/7/2003
Preemies Have Tough Time Catching Up

Girls erase weight difference in time while boys do not, but other health risks may await

7/5/2003
Stomach Surgery for the High School Set

Advocates call it life-changing for obese teens; critics say it should be a last resort

6/24/2003
Tiny Babies Suffer Despite Medical Advances

Almost half show developmental damage at age 8, study says

6/23/2003
Bowed Legs Among Newborns

They usually correct themselves

6/23/2003
Kids' Reading Problems Can Emerge Later

Study finds they can begin in fourth and fifth grades

6/20/2003
Genes May Govern Risky Behavior in Girls

Genetics seems to be more of a force than for boys

6/18/2003
Burping Baby

Pat your infant gently on the back

6/17/2003
Do Physical Traits at Puberty Determine a Woman's Health Risks?

Controversial study says so, but critics call research flawed

6/12/2003
Youngsters Drawn to Sound More Than Pictures

They pay more attention to words so they can develop language skills, study says

6/2/2003
A Parents' Guide to Childhood Hazards

New study details health threats to young children

5/30/2003
Nursing Helps Undo Smoking's Damage to Baby

Study supports recommendation that smokers breast-feed

5/22/2003
How Infants Say 'Ouch'

Look for specific finger or leg movements

5/15/2003
Study: Fish Fine for Pregnant Women

No harm seen to baby's brain from mercury

5/12/2003
Irreplaceable Mom?

The blanket truth

5/8/2003
Changing Schools Tough on Kids

Frequent switches can cause behavioral problems, study finds

5/5/2003
Teens Born Tiny Say They're Adjusting Well

But their parents disagree, study finds

5/5/2003
Violent Lyrics Beget Violent Thoughts and Feelings

Study is one of the first to assess song lyrics' impact

4/24/2003
If Weight Matters, She's Bound to be a Smoker

Poor self-image is source of the problem for teenaged girls

4/21/2003
Will the Tooth Fairy Don a Lab Coat?

Pulp of baby teeth a reservoir of stem cells

4/17/2003
'White Noise' May Delay Baby's Speech

Hum of modern conveniences may be to blame

4/7/2003
Toilet Training Goes Faster If Time is Right

Study finds little benefit in starting before 27 months

3/25/2003
Pot Use in Pregnancy May Dull Baby's Brain

Rat study finds cognitive and memory problems in long haul

3/25/2003
Genetic Link to Smith-Magenis Syndrome Found

Developmental disorder traced to one gene

3/10/2003
Boys and Girls Affected by TV Violence

They can grow into aggressive adults

2/27/2003
Self-Absorbed Reject Rejection

Narcissists more likely to be aggressive when spurned

2/27/2003
Extra Help for Kids With ADHD

Classes on behavioral and social skills benefit kids, parents

2/21/2003
Brain Protein Linked to Mental Retardation

Finding could lead to new drugs for the condition