Child Development

At the cellular level, a child's loss of a father is associated with increased stress

At the cellular level, a child’s loss of a father is associated with increased...

The absence of a father—due to incarceration, death, separation or divorce—has adverse physical and behavioral consequences for a growing child. But little is known about...
PTSD in children can be treated effectively within hours

PTSD in children can be treated effectively within hours

Children and adolescents with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can be successfully treated with only a few hours of EMDR or cognitive behavioral writing therapy...
How to stay sane when your child can’t sleep

How to stay sane when your child can’t sleep?

Your child's sleep problems may be making you depressed and unsure of your parenting skills, says a new paper by UBC sleep expert and nursing professor...
Nearly two-thirds of mothers 'shamed' by others about their parenting skills

Nearly two-thirds of mothers ‘shamed’ by others about their parenting skills

Some mommy-shaming "wars" become national news headlines. Actress Reese Witherspoon was recently food-shamed for feeding her toddler cinnamon buns for breakfast. Critics were quick to judge...
Fever during pregnancy may increase the autism risk for child

Fever during pregnancy may increase the autism risk for child

Prenatal exposure to maternal fever during the second trimester raised odds of autism spectrum disorder by 40 percent. Fever during pregnancy may raise the risk...
How to Protect Your Baby from the Harms of Hot Weather

How to Protect Your Baby from the Harms of Hot Weather

When summer is coming, parents need to prepare to make sure their little ones keep cool when temperatures rise. “I think the dangers are overlooked,”...
After ’13 Reasons Why,’ a spotlight on teen suicide warning signs

After ’13 Reasons Why’, a spotlight on teen suicide warning signs

The new Netflix series “13 Reasons Why” follows a high school student who takes her life by suicide after a series of traumatic but...
Cannabis compound shows promise for severe epilepsy

Cannabis compound shows promise for severe epilepsy

For the first time, a form of medicinal cannabis has been shown to reduce—and even stop—seizures in some children with a severe form of...
Folic acid supplements could improve children’s emotional intelligence

Folic acid supplements could improve children’s emotional intelligence

Taking folic acid supplements throughout pregnancy may improve psychological development in children. That is the finding of research by Professor Tony Cassidy and colleagues from...
Drinking non-cow's milk associated with lower height in children

Drinking non-cow’s milk associated with lower height in children

Children who drink non-cow's milk--including other animal milk and plant-based milk beverages--are shorter than children who drink cow's milk, new research suggests. For each daily...

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