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Pedagogy - 28.03.2017
If at first you don't succeed: Why repetition may hold key to helping children with specific language impairment
If at first you don’t succeed: Why repetition may hold key to helping children with specific language impairment
If at first you don't succeed: Why repetition may hold key to helping children with specific language impairment Simple repetition learning techniques could help young children struggling with language to learn vocabulary faster, according to the latest research from scientists from the UK and Germany.

Pedagogy - Health - 20.03.2017
Researchers gain insight into day-to-day lives of parents raising children with autism
Like all parents, couples who have a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) share the ups and downs of parenting. A new study by Waisman Center researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison looks at the daily experiences of these parents to provide a more detailed picture of the strengths and vulnerabilities of couples raising a child with ASD.

Health - Pedagogy - 08.03.2017
Parental concerns reduce uptake of child flu vaccine
The first study investigating parental attitudes towards the UK's child flu vaccine has found concerns about safety and side effects may negatively influence uptake, and recommends that public health messages need to be reinforced. Led by King's College London and published today in Vaccine , the research shows that not having the vaccine was associated with concerns about its safety, short-term side effects and long-term health problems.

Pedagogy - Career - 17.01.2017
Talking to children about STEM fields boosts test scores and career interest
A new study finds parents who talk with their high schoolers about the relevance of science and math can increase competency and career interest in the fields. The findings, to be published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, show a 12 percentage point increase on the math and science ACT for students whose parents were provided with information on how to effectively convey the importance of science, technology, engineering and math.

Health - Pedagogy - 17.01.2017
Eating disorders are affecting more UK women in their 40s and 50s than expected, finds new study
Eating disorders are affecting more UK women in their 40s and 50s than expected, finds new study
In a UK study of 5,320 women, three per cent were found to have an active eating disorder in mid-life, a figure higher than expected as eating disorders are primarily associated with adolescence or early adulthood. The research, using data from the University of Bristol's Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children cohort, is published in the open access journal BMC Medicine.

Pedagogy - 09.01.2017
Children are more apt to confess misdeeds if they think parents will react positively
ANN ARBOR'Even if they believe they could be punished, older kids are more likely than younger children to view confessing to a misdeed as the right thing to do. And kids of all ages who anticipate that a parent would feel happy about a child's confession'even if they might be punished for the misdeed'are more likely to come forward rather than conceal transgressions, according to a new study from the University of Michigan.

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.

Business / Economics - 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.

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