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2010-06-21 20:44:01

In a new Biological Psychiatry article, Dr. Regina Sullivan and colleagues have dissected the behavior of mother rats and their infant pups, modeling nurturing by stroking and abuse with electric shock. In this animal model of infant abuse, they took into consideration the unique infant neurobehavioral learning attachment system that ensures infant rats' attachment to their caregiver regardless of the quality of care received. Upon this background, the pups responded to a natural maternal...

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2010-06-10 12:28:25

New study suggests parents expose their children to gender stereotypes early on The differences in mothers' and fathers' interactions with their children, particularly in play situations, may influence toddlers' associations of specific behaviors with male and female genders. According to Eric Lindsey from Penn State Berks in the US, and his colleagues, context, gender of the parent and gender of the child combine in a complex pattern to shape parent-child interaction. Their findings are...

2010-05-27 11:48:00

SYDNEY, May 27/PRNewswire/ -- Vivid Sydney, the largest light and music festival in the Southern Hemisphere, starts tonight with new events and large scale urban lighting never seen before in Sydney. New South Wales Minister for Tourism Jodi McKay said Vivid Sydney is a major celebration of Australia's only global city between 27 May and 21 June. "The sails of the iconic Sydney Opera House will be illuminated with a stunning light art design by Vivid Live co-curator and internationally...

2010-04-09 15:06:00

SANTA ANA, Calif., April 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Racing Ahead, an organization providing assessments, early intervention services and individual instruction for infants and toddlers and their parents is offering free developmental screenings on Saturday, April 10, 2010, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Santa Ana, CA. The developmental screenings will assess a child's language, motor and social development. It is important to identify developmental delays in infants and toddlers as early as...

2010-03-31 11:46:13

Universite de Montreal study rethinks attachment theory Montreal -- A new study has found that fathers give toddlers more leeway and that allows them to actively explore their environments, according to a new study on parent-child attachment published in Early Child Development and Care. Daniel Paquette, a professor at the Universit© de Montr©al School of Psychoeducation, says the 'activation theory' is just as important as the 'attachment theory.' The latter was the prevailing...

2010-03-30 05:00:00

Linking Forces conference brings top practitioners and researchers to Miami MIAMI, March 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Institute for Child and Family Health (ICFH) presents Sir Richard Bowlby and other top researchers and practitioners at the Sixteenth Linking Forces Conference, April 8-9, 2010 in Miami. An important community event with a history of bringing together people and agencies that care for and work with children and adolescents, Linking Forces has an agenda rich in...

2010-03-23 05:00:00

http://www.icfhinc.org/default.asp Sir Richard Bowlby keynotes 'Linking Forces,' educational event with 16-year history in community MIAMI, March 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Institute for Child and Family Health (ICFH) presents the sixteenth Linking Forces Conference, bringing together the people who care for and work with children and adolescents in the community. The conference, held April 8-9, 2010 in Miami, includes presentations from top practitioners and researchers on...

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2010-03-02 08:07:25

Teens who spend more time watching television or using computers appear to have poorer relationships with their parents and peers, according to a report in the March issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Over the past 20 years, teens have used an ever-expanding array of screen-based tools for communication and entertainment, according to background information in the article. "The availability and attractiveness of screen time activities...

2010-02-05 14:39:52

A new study of young children in orphanages in Bucharest, Romania, has found that children placed in foster care before age 2 were more apt to develop secure attachments to their foster parents than those who entered foster care after age 2. The study is based on data from the Bucharest Early Intervention Project, the first randomized controlled trial of foster care as an alternative to institutional care. It was carried out by researchers at Tulane University School of Medicine, the...

2010-01-27 16:20:01

Following an argument or a particularly heated discussion with our partner, they may remember details of the conversation very differently than we do. This may lead to even more arguments, as we try to convince the other that our recollection of the argument is more correct then theirs. It can be frustrating when our partners remember things differently than we do, but according to new research from Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, they are not...