Child Development News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

2/16/2003
ADHD: It's a Girl Thing, Too

But it's often overlooked by parents and pediatricians

2/14/2003
Neglect Can Cause Child Development Problems

Infants left alone in orphanages suffer problems for years

2/6/2003
Sexually Abused Kids Don't All Become Adult Abusers: Study

British researchers find only 12 percent became pedophiles

2/5/2003
Anesthesia for Kids Damages Rat Brains

Drugs caused brain cell death, impaired memory and learning

2/3/2003
Girls Who Dine Alone May Pay a High Price

Study finds a link to developing eating disorders

1/31/2003
Costumes Make the Stories Stick

Study found dressing up helped children remember tales better

1/30/2003
Breast-feeding by Vegetarians Linked to Health Ills in Babies

Neurological problems traced to lack of vitamin B12

1/29/2003
Minor Oxygen Deprivation at Birth Can Dull Mental Skills

Threshold for damage is lower than previously believed, study finds

1/27/2003
High-Fat Chow No Friend of Fido's

Research could pinpoint potential hazards for growing children

1/24/2003
Kids in Single-Parent Homes Have Worse Health

At higher risk for mental illness, substance abuse and suicide

1/24/2003
Rock-a-bye Baby, Sleep Through the Night

The key is feeding your infant fewer times

1/22/2003
Help Prevent Colic Attacks

Tips to ward it off

1/22/2003
Tots Tune Into TV

Even babies can pick up emotional cues from television

1/14/2003
More Parents Sharing Beds With Babies

Doctors sharply divided about the dangers, benefits

1/13/2003
Baby Brush Strokes

Care for your baby's teeth

1/9/2003
Does Prenatal Smoking Produce Unruly Kids?

A mother's pattern of behavior may be more to blame

1/1/2003
Oral Thrush

Treat infants' mouths and mothers' nipples

12/30/2002
To Spank or Not to Spank

After 60 years of research, the debate continues

12/23/2002
Going Ape Over Their Toys

Evolution may influence kids' toy choices

12/23/2002
It's My Potty

Know when to toilet train your toddler

12/20/2002
Child Bookworms

How to get your kids to read more

12/17/2002
Pint-Size Pimples

No treatment needed for infant acne

12/11/2002
Teething Timetable

When new teeth appear

12/9/2002
A Slave To Routine?

Studies show routines and rituals confer health benefits

12/5/2002
Infant Brain Makes Sense of Language

Speech processing at 3 months of age, French study suggests

11/28/2002
Playing With Fire Is a Deadly Game

Young children and preschoolers are common victims

11/12/2002
Infants Born Prematurely Take Longer to Process Information

But researchers suggest identifying problem early may help them later in life

11/8/2002
Babies See More Than We Bargained For

Infants are more in tune with visual communication than previously thought

11/4/2002
Leaner Boys, Heavier Girls Mature Early

Study is first to link weight in boys with puberty

10/30/2002
Long-Term Memories Form in Toddlerhood

Study finds babies can remember tasks in second year

10/22/2002
Helping Children Sweat the Small Stuff

Pediatricians can work with parents to overcome common behavioral problems

10/18/2002
Girls Are Made Of Sugar And Spice And Sad Thoughts

They tend to dwell on unhappy feelings, study says

10/18/2002
Baby Bottle Blight Targets Teeth

Avoid juice, milk at night

10/16/2002
Pregnant Drinkers Have Undersized Kids

The problem can last well into the teen years

10/15/2002
Classes Cut Emotional Toll of Divorce on Kids

Counseling leads to fewer mental health problems in children of divorce

10/9/2002
Study Faults Data on Asthma Inhalers and Growth

Researchers say it didn't take compliance into account