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Health - Pedagogy - 28.10.2016
The nose knows - even newborns get viruses
The nose knows - even newborns get viruses
Almost one in five babies has a respiratory virus in their first month of life, research shows, but many do not exhibit signs of illness. The University of Queensland study worked with 157 healthy full-term infants born in Brisbane, and their families, from September 2010 to October 2012. PhD candidate Minda Sarna from the UQ Child Health Research Centre undertook the research.

Life Sciences - Pedagogy - 14.10.2016
Toddlers' food fussiness is heavily influenced by genes
Toddlers’ food fussiness is heavily influenced by genes
Toddlers' fussy eating habits are mainly the result of genetic influences rather than the result of poor parenting, according to new research led by scientists at UCL. The research, published in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry , investigated to what extent genes and environmental factors can explain why some children tend to refuse to try new foods or are very selective about what foods they eat.

Philosophy - Pedagogy - 05.10.2016
The truth about lying? Children’s perceptions get more nuanced with age
Moral development study suggests that younger children have a binary take on truth and lies - while older children take intent and outcomes more into consideration Parents don't like it when children lie. But what do the kids themselves think about it? New research suggests truth telling isn't black and white.

Health - Pedagogy - 03.10.2016
Motion tests suggest car seats not necessarily safe for infants
Motion tests suggest car seats not necessarily safe for infants
Newborn infants may be at risk of breathing difficulties if left in car safety seats for long periods, particularly when travelling, new research from the University of Bristol has shown. Most UK hospitals require premature infants to complete a 'car seat challenge' before discharge. Infants are observed for breathing difficulties or changes in heart rate while in a car seat.

Pedagogy - Health - 29.09.2016
Online program helps families of pre-schoolers with ADHD
A University of Queensland online program has been shown to alleviate children's attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms and parents' stress. UQ Parenting and Family Support Centre Director and study co-author Professor Matt Sanders said a University of Auckland study trialed Triple P Online , a self-directed, interactive positive parenting program currently available free to Queensland families.

Pedagogy - 09.09.2016
How play impacts language learning in toddlers
Over time that the conversational nature of symbolic play proved to be predictive of more advanced language growth. A new study from The Australian National University (ANU) has found that symbolic play in toddlers, which involves use of the imagination, is more beneficial to language development than functional play like puzzles, blocks or drawing.

Economics / Business - Pedagogy - 01.09.2016
Research concludes that Head Start’s worth the investment
Berkeley - Expanding Head Start is good public policy and will pay for itself, according to new research by faculty in the University of California, Berkeley's economics department and Goldman School of Public Policy. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the average Head Start expenditure per child is about $8,000.

Pedagogy - Psychology - 20.06.2016
Partner perils associated with FIFO life
Partners of fly-in fly-out (FIFO) workers have higher levels of emotional problems than other parents in the community, and are at a greater risk of using harsh discipline with their children, University of Queensland research suggests. School of Psychology's Parenting and Family Support Centre researcher Dr Cassandra Dittman said a UQ survey showed FIFO partners were more depressed, stressed and anxious than parents from the general community.

Health - Pedagogy - 25.05.2016
Study seeks sweet sleep relief for children with ADHD
Parents of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are hoping a University of Queensland trial could help their families get a decent night's sleep. Researchers are recruiting participants for the study into the effectiveness of the natural hormone melatonin for children with ADHD who are struggling at bedtime.

Pedagogy - Psychology - 25.04.2016
Spanking does more harm than good
ANN ARBOR-An analysis of 50 years of research showed no evidence that spanking does any good for children; instead, it increases their risk of detrimental outcomes. Experts at the University of Michigan and University of Texas looked at decades of research from 75 studies involving more than 160,000 children, who showed increased signs of aggression, mental health problems and cognitive difficulties.

Pedagogy - 22.04.2016
Gender stereotyping may start as young as three months, study of babies' cries shows
Gender stereotyping may start as young as three months, study of babies’ cries shows
Gender stereotyping may start as young as three months, study of babies' cries shows Gender stereotyping may start as young as three months, according to a study of babies' cries from the University of Sussex. Adults attribute degrees of femininity and masculinity to babies based on the pitch of their cries, as shown by a new study by researchers from the University of Sussex, the University of Lyon/Saint-Etienne and Hunter College City University of New York.

Pedagogy - 11.04.2016
’Parents know best about effects of video games on children’
A study has found that parents who reported playing video games with their children are about three times more likely to have a handle on the effects gaming have on young people as compared with adults who are not parents and those who have never played. The research by the University of Oxford and Cardiff University looks at how the actual experience of playing video games may affect people's attitudes on their benefits and potential harm.

Pedagogy - 08.04.2016
Nature and nurture of the terrible twos: New insights into later behavior problems
ANN ARBOR-Some parents worry about whether their child's early behavior is just the "terrible twos" or actions that will escalate to aggression, stealing and fighting over time. Researchers from the University of Michigan, Penn State University, the University of Oregon and several other universities have found new clues identifying which children may be at risk for the worst antisocial outcomes and the source of these early problems.

Media - Pedagogy - 04.04.2016
Social media as a force for families
Social media and electronic gaming strategies can have an extremely positive influence on the lives of impoverished families, a study of The University of Queensland's Triple P Online program has found. A version of Triple P Online, the web-based version of UQ's Triple P - Positive Parenting Program , was ramped up with social media and gaming smarts and made available to disadvantaged families in Los Angeles.

Pedagogy - Health - 30.03.2016
Parents' binge eating, restrictive feeding practices may be reactions to children's emotions
Parents’ binge eating, restrictive feeding practices may be reactions to children’s emotions
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — A new study of more than 440 parents and their preschoolers offers insight into why some parents who binge eat also may try to restrict their children's food intake, placing their children at higher risk for unhealthy eating habits and weight problems. Parents who reported feeling distress when their child was angry, crying or fearful were more likely to engage in episodes of binge eating - and to limit the amounts or types of food they provided to their children, University of Illinois researchers found.

Health - Pedagogy - 22.03.2016
Parental conflict damages children's mental health and life chances
Parental conflict damages children’s mental health and life chances
Parental conflict damages children's mental health and life chances Children's exposure to conflict between their parents - whether parents are together or separated - can put children's mental health and long-term life chances at risk, new research warns today (Tuesday 22 March). A review carried out by the Early Intervention Foundation ( EIF ) and Professor Gordon Harold , of the University of Sussex, for the Department for Work and Pensions found that children's wellbeing can be affected by the quality of the parental relationship.

Health - Pedagogy - 09.03.2016
Communication is key for clinicians when it comes to viral illness
Communication is key for clinicians when it comes to viral illness
Clinicians tend to use language that minimises the severity of viral illness in children with respiratory tract infections (RTIs), a new study has found. The University of Bristol study, funded by the Scientific Foundation Board of the Royal College of General Practitioners looked at communication between doctors and parents about antibiotic prescribing for children with cough.

Pedagogy - Health - 26.02.2016
Researchers aim to improve the use of antibiotics in primary care
Researchers aim to improve the use of antibiotics in primary care
New research led by Bristol NHS CCG and the University of Bristol, aimed at improving the quality of primary care for children with respiratory tract infections (RTIs) will be presented in London today. Carried out by the Centre for Academic Primary Care (CAPC) , the TARGET programme included the largest and most rigorous set of studies of their kind.

Pedagogy - 10.02.2016
Make Time for Your Spouse -- Couples That Spend Time Together Are Happier Individuals
Two researchers from the Minnesota Population Center at the University of Minnesota have found that married couples in the U.S. are happier and more fulfilled when they are together rather than apart, underscoring the importance of spending time with a spouse for individual well-being.

Health - Pedagogy - 10.02.2016
Parents over peers: new study shines light on teenage drinking and parental influence
A study of adolescents' drinking habits between the ages of 11 to 17 has found that the heaviest consumers of alcohol were teenagers who were under the lowest levels of parental control, and who were also the most secretive about their drinking.‌ Dr Mark McCann of the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit at the University of Glasgow led the study, which is published today, working with researchers from Queen's University Belfast.