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2011-07-31 00:02:08

Advance My Baby believes the study and materials can aide each child reaching his or her greatest potential Tampa Bay Area, Florida (PRWEB) July 30, 2011 Pregnant women who plan to give birth in the next three months and moms who have given birth since June 1 are being sought to participate in a three-year study that gives their child the best opportunity to reach his or her greatest potential, says Jeanne Martin, co-author of Advance My Baby, the manual. According to the U.S. Government,...

2011-07-21 07:00:00

CHICAGO, July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- More than a dozen child advocacy organizations have kicked off the National Movement for America's Children to help ensure that every child in America is given an opportunity for healthy growth and development. The Movement is founded on the basic principle that all of our children deserve nurturing environments that support healthy brain development so they are prepared to learn in school, grow into productive, contributing adults and help their...

2011-06-21 07:28:14

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- It is known that poor social and physical environments can harm young children's cognitive and behavioral development, and that development typically improves in better environments. Now a new study of children living in institutions has found that intervening early can help young children develop language, with those placed in better care by 15 months showing language skills similar to children raised by their biological parents. The study was conducted by researchers...

2011-06-17 13:30:26

We know that poor social and physical environments can harm young children's cognitive and behavioral development, and that development often improves in better environments. Now a new study of children living in institutions has found that intervening early can help young children develop language, with those placed in better care by 15 months showing language skills similar to children raised by their biological parents. The study, in the journal Child Development, was conducted by...

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2011-05-11 07:27:15

Couples having marital difficulties may have infants who are losing sleep, according to a new study "“ and that may have a continuing impact on the children. Specifically, researchers found that marital instability when the child was ninth months old was related to child sleep problems at 18 months, including difficulties falling asleep and staying asleep, according to Anne Mannering, an Oregon State University faculty member in the Department of Human Development and Family Sciences....

2011-04-28 08:40:00

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the past year alone, Children's Advocacy Centers in Illinois provided support and service to over 10,162 children. "We know that on your street, on your block, in your community, children are abused and neglected every day. The statistics are staggering. But we also know that Children's Advocacy Centers are the everyday heroes to the children in the state of Illinois, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. They answer the call...

2011-03-31 14:53:56

Researchers consider how sleep affects teens' daily functioning Although adolescents need just as much sleep as younger children, sleep times decrease over the course of development, leaving many teens chronically sleep-deprived. Studies have consistently indicated that insufficient sleep can have a negative effect on many aspects of adolescents' lives, leading to mood disturbances, poorer physical health, and academic difficulties. But few studies have examined how sleep affects the ways...

2011-03-31 14:53:07

Researchers examine peer victimization and acceptance School victimization of sexual-minority youths"”those who identify as lesbian, gay, or bisexual, for example"”is well documented. This type of victimization has been linked to a variety of negative psychosocial and academic outcomes. But a number of questions about the effects of victimization on sexual-minority youths remain. The Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) will host a symposium during its Biennial Meeting...

2011-03-31 14:49:26

Researchers examine 'threshold effect' of extracurricular involvement Popular books and media reports have perpetuated the belief that children and adolescents are overscheduled in their extracurricular activities, and that this can disrupt how families function and undermine young people's opportunities for success. Although there is little empirical research to support this idea, some studies suggest a threshold effect in which the benefits of involvement stabilize or drop slightly after a...

2011-03-31 14:32:48

Researchers consider topic from diverse perspectives Most research studies that look at parenting focus on mothers. But fathers also exert direct, unique influences on their children, most likely because they engage with their children in different activities and have different styles of interaction than mothers"”such as greater encouragement of risk taking and children's independence. Today, there is renewed attention to the role played by fathers, and there's new research on fathers...


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glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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