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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.

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New Study Addresses Toddler Privacy and Internet Safety

Few parents of toddlers think about Internet safety for their children, but in the technological age, it’s something that all parents should be thinking about. According to recent studies, children are getting online younger and younger – as young as just days old, in fact. They’re gaining access through tablet devices, smartphones and other media […]

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Playful Parenting Helps Raise Happier, Smarter Kids, Research Expert Says

There are few subjects that can raise emotions (and defenses) quite like parenting. Maybe that’s because parenting is hard, exhausting and sometimes comes with very few extrinsic rewards. Or maybe it’s because we’re often doubtful of our own abilities when comparing accomplishments, milestones and behaviors with other parents we know and meet, as if there’s some sort of world’s best parent award.

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Couple Finds and Cares for Boy Left Alone in Car Outside of Bar

When you think “child abduction,” bad things probably come to mind, but this weekend, the term found a whole new meaning.

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Lack of Memories in Early Childhood may Be Hampered by Rapid Brain Growth, Study Says

Very few of us remember anything from our early childhood. And our own children will most likely forget the majority (if not all) of the events – big and small – before they reach their third or fourth birthday. But why is that? It’s something that parents and researchers have pondered for years.