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Childhood Tantrums Possibly Related To Early Mental Issues
2012-08-30 16:07:35

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Scientists from Northwestern University recently studied the differences between preschoolers´ typical misbehavior and beginning signs of mental health issues. Researchers believe that the findings could be helpful for parents and professionals to understand the misbehavior of young children. In the project, researchers created a questionnaire that helped differentiate between misbehavior and more alarming misbehavior. The...

2006-07-20 11:20:06

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - There seems to be a link between maternal smoking during pregnancy and behavioral problems in preschool-age children. A study published in the journal Child Development found that two-year-olds whose mothers smoked regularly while they were pregnant were significantly more likely to exhibit an abnormal pattern of behavior over time compared to age-matched toddlers who were not exposed to cigarette smoke before birth. While many toddlers exhibit mild...

Word of the Day
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.