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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...

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2010-01-26 11:00:00

When South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford was caught red-handed returning from a tryst with his Argentine mistress last June, he told the Associated Press that he had met his "soul mate." His choice of words seemed to suggest that having a deep emotional and spiritual connection with Maria Belen Chapur somehow made his sexual infidelity to his wife Jenny Sanford less tawdry. What the two-timing governor didn't understand is that most women view emotional infidelity as worse, not better, than...

2010-01-19 17:57:03

 Conducted at the Department of Developmental and Educational Psychology from the University of Granada, the research reveals that the negative effects on the caregiver's physical, psychological and social development are highly associated with previous life history between caregiver and care receiver. To carry out this work, researchers applied a questionnaire to a population of 203 subjects whose only requirement was to be the informal caregiver of a dependent elderly person. UGR News...

2009-11-10 07:20:00

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Adoption parenting expert Bryan Post's latest book, The Great Behavior Breakdown, offers parents proven formulas for handling problem behaviors in children - particularly adopted children who may have experienced traumas in their early lives. The book is divided into chapters that deal with some of the most common behavioral issues, like lying and bedtime problems, as well as more severe behaviors like self-mutilation and lack of conscience. "I...

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2009-10-11 12:50:00

Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death among children despite the widespread availability of effective child passenger restraint systems (CPRSs) such as child safety seats. However, even when provided with free CPRSs and education about how to use them properly, many caregivers do not make them a part of their daily routine, according to the authors of a new study published in the Wisconsin Medical Journal (Vol. 108, No. 7). Researchers from The Medical College of Wisconsin in...

2009-09-24 11:17:00

More than one-third of infants and toddlers live with the television on most of the time and it may hinder parent/child interaction, U.S. researchers say. University of Massachusetts researchers studied about 50 1-, 2- and 3-year-old children, each of whom was with one parent, at a university child study center. For half of the one-hour session, parents and children were in a playroom without TV. For the other half-hour, parents chose an adult-directed program to watch, such as the...

2009-09-22 10:30:00

SAN MATEO, Calif., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Caring.com, the leading site for caregivers, is using social media to help support a cause or honor a loved one. Caring Candles brings together the emotion of caregiving with the interactivity of social media, allowing caregivers to share their caring experience with family and friends across their social networks, blogs and websites. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070921/AQF020LOGO) "Just as rubber wrist bracelets have been...

2009-08-24 23:01:00

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Hatch, Inc. (www.hatchearlychildhood.com) announced today the launch of It's in the Bag(TM) Infant & Toddler kits. These seven compact, portable kits containing high-quality educational products and pre-designed activities for caregivers support infants and toddlers by reinforcing nationally recognized developmental milestones. Each research-based, themed kit includes age-appropriate books; Guided Reading Labels that ensure meaningful and...

2009-08-17 13:43:33

Language is a central element of social life. It is not only a prerequisite for personal relationships, but also for employment prospects. If a child's language development is impaired, this can have far-reaching negative consequences. Thus, it would be beneficial if those children who would benefit from targeted help could be identified at a very early stage.However, the Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG) could not find any proof of benefit from language screening...