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2011-02-04 11:52:09

Decades of research have demonstrated the importance of the resources in children's homes and the benefits of high-quality interactions with parents in supporting healthy development. High-quality child care plays a similar, albeit less powerful, role. Children who come from more difficult home environments and have lower-quality child care have more social and emotional problems, but high-quality child care may help make up for their home environments. Those are the findings of a new study...

2011-02-04 11:45:46

Many teens work part-time during the school year, and in the current economic climate, more youths may take jobs to help out with family finances. But caution is advised: Among high school students, working more than 20 hours a week during the school year can lead to academic and behavior problems. That's the finding of a new study by researchers at the University of Washington, University of Virginia, and Temple University. It appears in the January/February issue of the journal, Child...

2011-01-20 16:12:00

Santa Barbara, Calif., Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An experienced educator and nursing leader, Dr. Kathleen Schrader has joined Santa Barbara Graduate Institute, a unique graduate institution offering graduate degrees in prenatal and perinatal psychology and in somatic psychology. Dr. Schrader will serve as the institution's dean of academic affairs. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100614/DC20676LOGO) "We are extremely pleased to have such a distinguished and...

2011-01-04 04:10:21

Study finds interventions aimed at infants can improve school readiness and achievement Parent education programs delivered through pediatric primary care offices increased parent-child play and reading activities critical for child development and school readiness during infancy in at-risk families, according to two concurrent reports in the January issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. "Research has shown that children growing up in...

2010-12-02 21:01:40

New theory bridges longtime gap in child-development research, which traditionally overlooked impact of parental guidance in how children turn out Why does a child grow up to become a lawyer, a politician, a professional athlete, an environmentalist or a churchgoer? It's determined by our inherited genes, say some researchers. Still others say the driving force is our upbringing and the nurturing we get from our parents. But a new child-development theory bridges those two models, says...

2010-11-16 18:55:09

At ages 1 and 1-1/2, children who get most of their sleep at night (as opposed to during the day) do better in a variety of skill areas than children who don't sleep as much at night. That's the finding of a new longitudinal study conducted by researchers at the University of Montreal and the University of Minnesota. The research appears in the November/December 2010 issue of the journal Child Development. The study, of 60 Canadian children at ages 1, 1-1/2, and 2, looked at the effects of...

2010-10-30 00:00:00

An extended edition of the bestselling parental guidebook, The Wonder Weeks, is now available, it was announced today. This new edition of the worldwide phenomenon picks up where the original left off, taking parents "“ and their babies "“ through the critical first 20 months of mental development and into the first stages of toddlerhood New York, NY (PRWEB) October 28, 2010 Research shows that the so-called "terrible twos" don't need to exist when it comes to child development....

2010-09-15 17:12:54

People with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are thought to have a specific profile of cognitive strengths and weaknesses"”difficulties appreciating others' thoughts and feelings, problems regulating and controlling their behavior, and an enhanced ability to perceive details"”but few studies have tracked children's cognitive skills over time. Now new longitudinal research provides clues that can inform our understanding of ASD. "Parents and clinicians already know that the...

2010-08-17 13:29:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In late July, 2010, Teresa Huizar, executive director of National Children's Alliance, joined Turkish child welfare professionals to provide training and share best practices around the internationally implemented children's advocacy center model. The Turkish Ministry of Health called upon Ms. Huizar and her 17 years of child abuse intervention experience to support preparations for the opening of the Ankara Children's Advocacy Center, which...

2010-05-14 14:15:27

Promoting parent involvement has been a big part of efforts to improve school performance. A new study has found that children whose parents were more involved across elementary school had fewer problem behaviors and better social skills, but that children's academics weren't affected. The study, in the May/June 2010 issue of the journal Child Development, is based on information about more than 1,300 children from 10 U.S. cities who were followed from birth to fifth grade. They are part of...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'