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How parents can help prevent the development of ADHD symptoms      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Parents of young children with an excitable or exuberant temperament could adapt their parenting style to help moderate their child's potential development of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), according to a new study.

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A closer look at cannabis use and binge eating      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

New research examined how often people experiencing binge eating are also using cannabis recreationally, and whether patients who use cannabis experience more severe eating disorder symptoms or symptoms of struggling with mental health.

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Early drawing and building skills linked to enhanced education and behavior in children      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Fine motor skills in young children are linked to better GCSE scores and fewer behavioral problems in childhood and adolescence, according to a new study.

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Navigating the 'big little leap' to kindergarten      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

No matter how well children are prepared for kindergarten, their transition to the classroom during the first few months plays a key role in their success, a new study suggests.

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Seizures identified as potential cause of sudden unexplained death in children      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

In a study designed to better understand sudden, unexpected deaths in young children, which usually occur during sleep, researchers have identified brief seizures, accompanied by muscle convulsions, as a potential cause.

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Study reveals new genetic link between anorexia nervosa and being an early riser      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

New research indicates that the eating disorder anorexia nervosa is associated with being an early riser, unlike many other disorders that tend to be evening-based such as depression, binge eating disorder and schizophrenia.

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Enlarged spaces in infant brains linked to higher risk of autism, sleep problems      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Researchers have found that enlarged perivascular spaces in the brains of babies, caused by an accumulation of excess cerebrospinal fluid, have a 2.2 times greater chance of developing autism later in life.

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Parents' top resolutions: More patience, less time on phones      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Among many parents' top resolutions for the New Year: More patience, less time on phones, better consistency with discipline and healthier family habits.

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Mothers and children have their birthday in the same month more often than you'd think -- and here's why      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Do you celebrate your birthday in the same month as your mum?  If so, you are not alone. The phenomenon occurs more commonly than expected -- a new study of millions of families has revealed. 

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Breastfeeding alters infant gut in ways that boost brain development, may improve test scores      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Breastfeeding, even partially alongside formula feeding, changes the chemical makeup -- or metabolome -- of an infant's gut in ways that positively influence brain development and may boost test scores years later, suggests new research.  

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Mothers need more 'exclusive breastfeeding' support      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life is proven to protect both mother and child health. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), between 2015 and 2021, 48% of mothers exclusively breastfed, meaning that their babies were not given any other food or liquids. However, this figure is based on data collected from surveys which report what a child was given in the previous 24 hours. A research team has found that this '24-hour recall' method overestimates exclusive breastfeeding by about six times compared to a 'since-birth recall' method.

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Discrimination during pregnancy may alter circuits in infants' brains      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Racial discrimination and bias are painful realities and increasingly recognized as detrimental to the health of adults and children. These stressful experiences also appear to be transmitted from mother to child during pregnancy, altering the strength of infants' brain circuits, according to a new study.

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Children born moderately early are at an increased risk of developmental disorders      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Children born between 32 and 38 weeks' gestation are more likely to have developmental disorders -- such as language delay, cognitive impairment, ADHD and Cerebral palsy -- compared with children born at full term, according to a major new study.

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Adversity accelerates epigenetic aging in children with developmental delays, but positive parenting can reverse course      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Research has shown that children who experience adversity during their early years may undergo faster biological aging. Nonetheless, a recent study reveals that positive parenting interventions can potentially shield children from this consequence, helping slow the epigenetic aging process.

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Why reading nursery rhymes and singing to babies may help them to learn language      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Phonetic information -- the smallest sound elements of speech -- may not be the basis of language learning in babies as previously thought. Babies don't begin to process phonetic information reliably until seven months old -- which researchers say is too late to form the foundation of language. Instead, babies learn from rhythmic information -- the changing emphasis of syllables in speech -- which unlike phonetic information, can be heard in the womb.

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How pre- and postnatal B-12 vitamins improve breast milk vitamin B-12 levels, which supports infant brain development      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

According to a new study B-12 vitamins increase the presence of the micronutrient in mothers' breast milk, which is especially helpful in countries where it can be difficult to eat what is needed for the body to produce B-12 naturally.

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Despite pressures facing young families, parents take precious moments to play with their babies      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Four in five primary caregivers of nine-month-old babies reported cuddling, talking and playing with their little one several times a day, in the first national long-term study of babies in over two decades.

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Early body contact develops premature babies' social skills      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Skin-to-skin contact between parent and infant during the first hours after a very premature birth helps develop the child's social skills. The study also shows that fathers may play a more important role than previous research has shown.

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Genes influence whether infants prefer to look at faces or non-social objects      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Whether infants at five months of age look mostly at faces or non-social objects such as cars or mobile phones is largely determined by genes. The findings suggest that there is a biological basis for how infants create their unique visual experiences and which things they learn most about.

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New study on experience of adopted people as they become parents      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

A new piece of research looks at the challenges faced by adopted people when they become parents. The study investigated the lived experiences of adopted people in the UK as they become parents. Until now research in this area has been very limited and hasn't tended to included the experiences of adopted men as fathers.