New System Shown to Improve Early Diagnosis of Autism

Researchers at Indiana University School of Medicine have developed a new system to screen and evaluate children for autism spectrum disorders. The primary care-driven system will be implemented statewide with … Read More

Having a Pet Dog Linked to Improved Social-Emotional Development in Young Children

Young children who grow up in households with a pet dog have better social and emotional wellbeing than children from households that do not own a dog, according to new … Read More

Infant Sleep Issues May Predict Teen Mental Health Disorders

Emerging research from the UK suggests that specific sleep problems among babies and very young children can be linked to mental disorders in adolescence. Experts say the study findings support … Read More

Teen Use of Social Media for Social Support – Tips to Optimize Benefits

For parents, it goes without saying that youth are using social media to connect and support each other. The embrace of social media has been extraordinary among adolescents well before … Read More

Brief Prenatal Role-Play Predicts New Fathers’ Parenting Skills

A new study suggests a five-minute role-play done with men before the birth of their first child can predict the quality of their parenting after the baby arrives. The knowledge … Read More

Helicopter Parents Harm Adult Relationships and Educational Achievement

New research suggests helicopter parenting may be detrimental rather than beneficial for an adolescent. In a longitudinal study, investigators found that overbearing and overcontrolling tactics by parents when children were … Read More