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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.

Pedagogy - 26.01.2016
Aggressive behavior more common in children with half- and step-siblings
ANN ARBOR-About one in six U.S. children-more than previously thought-live with halfor step-siblings just before starting kindergarten, according to a new study. And these children behave aggressively more often, on average, than do other children. Many previous studies on how family complexity affects children's development has focused on the union status of parents and their relationship to the child.

Health - Pedagogy - 15.01.2016
Mothers comments affect eating in Asian young adults »
Researchers studying eating behaviour in Singapore have found negative comments made by mothers have more impact on their children than their father's comments. Co-author Dr Daniel Fassnacht from The Australian National University said the study found significant differences with Western culture. "In Singapore, negative maternal comments on their child's weight and shape were linked to greater body dissatisfaction and disordered eating," he said.

Pedagogy - Economics / Business - 12.01.2016
Study suggests academic benefits to ethnic studies courses
Study suggests academic benefits to ethnic studies courses
New research shows gains in attendance, GPA of at-risk high school students from incorporating culturally relevant pedagogy. A high school ethnic studies course examining the roles of race, nationality and culture on identity and experience boosted attendance and academic performance of students at risk of dropping out, a new study by scholars at Stanford Graduate School of Education (GSE) found.

Administration - Pedagogy - 18.12.2015
Children’s centres ’improve parenting skills of disadvantaged families’
An Oxford University study says children's centres across England have successfully reached out to support vulnerable families in disadvantaged communities, especially in supporting parenting skills and confidence Organised activities, such as 'Stay and Play' sessions where parents and their children played and learned songs, were linked to small but significant reductions in parenting stress, improvements in mothers' health, and better learning environments in the children's own homes.

Pedagogy - Health - 17.12.2015
Parents need more guidance to prevent toddlers overeating
Parents need more guidance to prevent toddlers overeating
Reducing toddlers' portion sizes or number of eating occasions could potentially help to target weight gain in later life according to new research from UCL. It is the first study to look at how the appetitive traits of 'food responsiveness' (the urge to eat in response to the sight or smell of appetising food) and 'satiety responsiveness' (sensitivity to internal 'fullness' signals') relate to the eating behaviours of toddlers in an everyday context.

Pedagogy - 30.10.2015
Divorce rate doesn’t go up as families of children with disabilities grow
Couples raising a child with developmental disabilities do not face a higher risk of divorce if they have larger families, according to a new study by researchers from the Waisman Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The study, published in the American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities , also compares divorce rates of couples who have at least one child with a developmental disability to that of their peers who have typically developing children.
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