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Early Behavior Problems Impact Long-Term Educational Attainment More for Boys Than Girls

A new study finds that behavioral problems in early childhood have a larger negative effect on high school and college completion rates for boys than girls, which partially explains the substantial gender gap in educational attainment that currently exists in the United States.

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Kids Coping with Disaster Need Guidance. UCLA App Helps Parents Give It

A new UCLA app helps families cope with the trauma of natural disasters, including wildfires and extreme weather events like heat waves.

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Harsh Parenting, Food Insecurity Predicts Obesity for Young Women

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The adolescent years can be full of changes. A new study by Iowa State University researchers suggests that when these years include prolonged periods of food insecurity coupled with harsh parenting practices, females are prone to obesity in early adulthood.

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Intrusive Parents May Lead Children to Be Overly Self-Critical

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In a five-year study on primary school children in Singapore, researchers from the National University of Singapore found that children with intrusive parents had a higher tendency to be overly critical of themselves, and this tendency increased over the years.

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Sharing Treatment Decisions Is a Challenge for Doctors and Parents of Young Children with Autism

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Parents of young children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may experience significant difficulties in discussing treatment options with the child’s pediatrician, according to new research. Among the barriers are problems with communication, physicians’ lack of knowledge about specific ASD treatments and community resources, and uncertainty about the pediatrician’s role in making treatment recommendations for a child with ASD.

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How Patients-Practitioners Communicate About Infertility Focus of Research

With the prevalence of infertility cases, how caregivers and patients communicate around this medical condition takes on greater importance, which is why two UNC Charlotte researchers are investigating ways to improve discourse on the subject.

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Pregnant Women's High-Fat, High-Sugar Diets May Affect Future Generations

A mouse study by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis suggests that a pregnant woman's high-fat, high-sugar diet may have consequences for later generations. The study indicates that a woman's obesity can cause genetic abnormalities that are passed through the female bloodline to at least three subsequent generations, increasing the risk of obesity-related conditions.

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Survival of the Fittest Sperm: How New FAU Technology Might Help Infertile Couples

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Of the millions of sperm that enter the vagina, only about 10 or so make it to the egg, showing how rigorous the natural sperm selection process really is. So how is it possible to select only the best sperm for assisted reproductive technologies like in vitro fertilization? A new device developed at FAU can quickly, easily and cost effectively select only the healthiest sperm without causing DNA damage.

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Six Summer Essentials for Families to Follow

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While it’s important for children of all ages to embrace the down time away from the high expectations and heavy workloads of being in school, summer is not necessarily the time to abandon a structured schedule and learning opportunities. Here are a few tips for families to follow to help make this summer season productive and enjoyable.

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Four Tips to Help Parents Cope with Their Child’s Transition From High School to College

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The transition from high school to college can be as difficult for parents as it is for the students leaving the house. Becky Scott, M.S.W., lecturer in Baylor University’s Diana R. Garland School of Social Work, shares four tips to help parents adjust when their children transition to college.







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