Tag: "parenting toddlers"

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Could Surgery during Infancy Hold Possible Repercussions?

There’s nothing more frightening than watching your baby be wheeled off into an operating room, but when it comes to surgery during infancy, procedures are generally done out of necessity. Parents are advised (as is anyone undergoing surgery) that anesthesia comes with risks.

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Altruism in Children Linked to Better Physiological Regulation

Altruism—the giving of something that is personally costly—has been shown to promote physical and psychological well-being adults, but until now, no one really knew if that benefit transferred to children.

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8 Reasons to Enroll Your Toddler in Preschool

It can be hard to let go of your baby, especially if it’s your first or your last. But there are some serious benefits for both your child and you if you enroll your child in preschool.

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Debate over Television for Children Continues

Over the years, we’ve shared quite a few studies about television viewing among children. Some of the information is conflicting and confusing. Some of it is downright scary. And still some remind us that life is all about balance.

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After 65 Surgeries, Boy that Swallowed a Button Battery is Doing Well

Button batteries can be found in everything from children’s toys to remote controls to greeting cards. Potentially lethal, they have put many children in danger. Emmett Rauch was one of those children.

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Toddler Aggression and Lack of Communication Skills may be Linked to Parenting Style

For quite some time—since the 1940s—it’s been assumed that toddlers struggle with aggression because of their lack of communication skills. However, a new study may debunk this theory altogether by associating both language development and aggression levels with particular styles of parenting.

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Search Continues for Toddler with Autism Gone Missing

At just two-and-a-half, Sam Trott should be home with his mother and father. He’s not. In fact, he hasn’t been since about 10:30 Tuesday morning; ever since, his parents and police have been searching frantically to find him.

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Toddlers Mimic Peers but Apes Don’t

In many ways, apes are our closest relation on the planet, but there are some distinguishing differences between us and them. One of those differences is how we socialize. In fact, according to scientists, “fitting in,” otherwise known as behavioral conformity, is a distinctly human behavior.

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Study: Language Learning Changes as Babies Get Older

While a great deal of research has gone into understanding the language skills of young toddlers, there is little known about how language skills change over time for children. The University of Missouri set out to change that with their recent study, which focused on toddlers between 18 and 36 of age.

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Study: Shopping Carts Pose Serious Injury Risk to Young Children

If you’re like most busy moms, you consider the shopping cart your very best friend while at the store. It gives you a place to put your goods AND your child. They’re especially helpful when your tot is getting sleepy or too rambunctious to handle.

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Study: Parents may be Putting Toddlers to Bed Too Early

Bedtime…for some parents, it’s a relaxing time to wind down before heading off to bed themselves. For others, it’s a constant battle that is stressful for both parent and child. Why is it so different from one child to the next? Melatonin may very well be the answer, researchers say.

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Study Ties Spanking at Age Five to Higher Levels of Aggression in Children

Spanking isn’t a new concept in parenting, but is this ancient method of discipline even effective? While there are still many parents who defend their decision to use spanking as a form of behavior modification, more and more studies are suggesting that spanking, at best, is ineffective.