Child Development News

Date Posted
Article Title
2/5/2002
When It Comes to Napping, Kids are Kids

Their nap patterns are very similar

2/4/2002
Pediatricians Show Some Support for Same-Sex Adoptions

But critic says decision is based on flawed research

1/20/2002
Even Young Kids Now Fixate on Weight

Parents' obsessions about diet, body image get much of the blame

1/16/2002
Preemie Growth Study Finds a Few Surprises

They struggle in school but stay out of trouble, says long-running study

1/11/2002
Baby, Talk To Me

New study says baby talk best way to prepare infants for speech

1/11/2002
Perfect Preemie Pacifier

Early infants give it a thumbs up

1/7/2002
Diabetes Care Not Linked to Learning Problems

Insulin therapy doesn't hurt kids' schoolwork, scientists say

1/2/2002
Keeping Kids Out of Gangs

Parents have more influence than they might think

1/2/2002
Fossil Teeth Offer Something to Chew On

Humans' extended adolescence may be 'recent' evolutionary development

12/18/2001
A Cordless Child

Should parents sterilize umbilical stump?

12/16/2001
'Tis the Season of Receiving

Materialistic parents breed materialistic children, study suggests

11/30/2001
Thin Have-Not Tots Face Ticker Trouble

Later poverty raises risk of coronary heart disease, study says

11/28/2001
Air Pollution Linked to Lung Disease in Children

X-rays reveal abnormalities in Mexico City kids

11/24/2001
Teaching Tolerance

Educators can unwittingly encourage prejudices in their students, study says

11/24/2001
Parenting, an Evolutionary Idea

Moms and Dads who really care about their kids play a key role in human survival, study says

11/21/2001
Preemies Thrive When Mom's the Incubator

'Kangaroo' care stresses breast milk, constant skin contact

11/20/2001
Formula Safe for Babies of HIV-Positive Women

But African study has many ifs and buts

11/17/2001
Brain 'Asymmetry' Works for Reading Skills

Extra space on left side of brain may boost language skills, study suggests

11/12/2001
Get Serious About Play Time

Free-form fun is vital to a child's intellectual development, experts say

11/9/2001
City Gives Up Violent-Video Fight

Courts strike down bid by Indianapolis to prevent kids from playing coin-operated games

11/8/2001
PCBs May Stunt Baby's Growth

Exposure to toxins affects mental, motor development, German study suggests

11/5/2001
Doctors Seek Universal Rating System for Media

Pediatricians want to curb violence in all forms

10/31/2001
Holy Mackerel!

Is fish brain food?

10/29/2001
Snips, Snails, and Dyslexia

Boys, girls may have different risks for reading problems

10/27/2001
Trauma Counseling for Parents Helps Kids

New research on war refugee mothers proves there are emotional, physical benefits

10/23/2001
No Proof Newborn Hearing Test Improves Language

But study finds screening highly effective

10/22/2001
Tics More Common in Kids Than Suspected

May play role in academic problems, says study

10/21/2001
Preschool's a Smart Start

Head Start participants less likely to end up in special ed programs if they get preschooling, study finds

10/20/2001
Suffering for Their Art

Young dancers and musicians can fall victim to certain injuries

10/10/2001
Sesame Street Plants Seed of Achievement

Educational television prepares kids for school, says study

10/6/2001
School Daze

Not all kids are emotionally ready to learn

10/2/2001
Kids With TV Curbs Do More Homework

They hit the books when there's no set in their bedroom, study shows

9/22/2001
Spanking Study Sparks Outcry

Conclusions renew debate over whether such punishment harms kids

9/21/2001
High Schools Not Always High on Healthy Habits

But anti-violence education is up

9/19/2001
From Temper Tantrums to Time Served

Study links pre-school behavior and adult crime

9/19/2001
The Name of the Game Is Crossing the Street

Kids who can focus on game tend to cross streets safely

9/18/2001
Sweet Dreams

Tips to protect sleeping babies

9/18/2001
Kids' Vaccine in Short Supply

Meningitis, pneumonia drug limited to most vulnerable, say officials

9/17/2001
Don't Spoil That Child

Giving kids too much is unhealthy for children and parents

9/14/2001
Baby Meningitis Can Damage Long-Term Health

Learning, behavior problems rise 10-fold in infants who get meningitis, says new study

9/13/2001
ATLAS Doesn't Shrug

Program targets sports supplements abuse by male high school students

9/9/2001
Bedtime: The Start of a Great Day at School

Students, even high schoolers, need to sleep nine hours a night

9/7/2001
The Good Humor Man as Truant Officer

N.Y. schools to fight absenteeism by offering ice cream

9/7/2001
Walker with Wheels No Deal for Tots

Claiming they're unsafe, pediatricians want devices banned

9/5/2001
Babies Can Babble With Their Fingers

Study finds they can communicate with deaf parents

9/4/2001
No Need to Spare the Rod

Study finds some spanking is OK

8/30/2001
Big League Difference in Little Boys

Older boys in Little League baseball have unfair edge, say experts

8/27/2001
Occasional Spanking OK, Study Says

Conclusion likely to stir debate again

8/19/2001
Baby Molds

Shape of their future starts with their heads

8/14/2001
Health Raves for Soy Babes

Soy formulas as healthy as cow's milk, says study