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At What Age Do Babies Stop Being Irresistibly Adorable? | Psychology Today

At What Age Do Babies Stop Being Irresistibly Adorable? | Psychology Today | Mom Psych | Scoop.it
Babies are universally adorable --until a certain age By Jena Pincott...

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Why Parents Make Awesome Managers

Why Parents Make Awesome Managers | Mom Psych | Scoop.it
Parents are often taught not to give into their children’s tantrums. Many workplaces also have their share of highly volatile, yet talented personalities. Managers are challenged when dealing with these types.
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'Look at me' toddlers eager to collaborate and learn

'Look at me' toddlers eager to collaborate and learn | Mom Psych | Scoop.it

Parents should think twice before brushing off their child's calls to "look at me!" Toddlers whose parents have consistently responded positively to their attention-seeking expect interactions to be fulfilling. As a result, they're eager to collaborate with their parents' attempts to socialize them."

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“Indulgent” parents raise better kids?

“Indulgent” parents raise better kids? | Mom Psych | Scoop.it
Can you spoil a baby with love? Too much physical affection and warmth?

Do parents breed selfish, anti-social brats by responding promptly to a baby’s cries? By refusing to use corporal punishment on defiant toddlers?

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Feeding your baby on demand 'may contribute to higher IQ'

Feeding your baby on demand 'may contribute to higher IQ' | Mom Psych | Scoop.it
A new study suggests that babies who are breast-fed or bottle-fed to a schedule do not perform academically as well at school as their demand-fed peers. Dr Maria Iacovou, who led the research from ISER, said: "At this stage, we must be very cautious about claiming a causal link between feeding patterns and IQ. We cannot definitively say why these differences occur, although we do have a range of hypotheses. This is the first study to explore this area and more research is needed to understand the processes involved."
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Gina Stepp's comment, March 21, 2012 10:22 AM
I wonder if it has something to do with the fact that the need-response interactions between mothers and children help self-regulation? (See self-regulation articles on this page). This isn't a huge leap. Self-regulation is also associated with higher IQ scores.
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Self-Control: (a) Innate, or (b) Dependent on Mom and Dad? | Psychology Today

Self-Control: (a) Innate, or (b) Dependent on Mom and Dad? | Psychology Today | Mom Psych | Scoop.it

A recent study has been reported as indicative of inborn capacities for self-control. BIG MISTAKE, says Darcia Narvaez, PhD. It's easy to jump to the incorrect conclusion that self-control is in the genes, but there is much more evidence for an alternative conclusion. What else do children share besides the same genetic material? Yes, of course, the caregiving environment. Here are three examples how self-control capacities are shaped by early caregiving.

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7 Things You Don't Know About A Special Needs Parent

7 Things You Don't Know About A Special Needs Parent | Mom Psych | Scoop.it
Raising a special needs child has changed my life. I was raised in a family that valued performance and perfection above all else, and unconsciously I'd come to judge myself and others through this lens. Nothing breaks this lens more than having a sweet, innocent child who is born with impairments that make ordinary living and ordinary "performance" difficult or even impossible.
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Velvet Martin's comment, March 19, 2012 2:52 PM
This was written by one of "our" chromosome 18 moms. My own daughter was born with a rare genetic condition, Tetrasomy 18p. I administrate for Tetrasomy 18p Canada: http://www.tetrasomy18p.ca/ "Samantha's Syndrome"
Gina Stepp's comment, March 19, 2012 5:17 PM
Thanks for the link, Velvet~ much appreciated!
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French report calls for end to sexualisation of children

French report calls for end to sexualisation of children | Mom Psych | Scoop.it
Former minister wants ban on beauty contests for under-16s and children's lingerie in wake of 10-year-old's Vogue spread...

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Brain imaging study finds evidence of basis for caregiving impulse

Brain imaging study finds evidence of basis for caregiving impulse | Mom Psych | Scoop.it

Distinct patterns of activity -- which may indicate a predisposition to care for infants -- appear in the brains of adults who view an image of an infant face -- even when the child is not theirs. Studying this activity may yield insights into child neglect and abuse.

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Shyness study examines how human brain adapts to stimuli

Shyness study examines how human brain adapts to stimuli | Mom Psych | Scoop.it

Shyness may be the result of deficits in two areas of the brain, new research finds. In fMRI studies, everyone responds similarly to unfamiliar faces, but non-shy people habituate as faces become familiar. Shy people, on the other hand, do not. Familiar faces trigger the same brain response as unfamiliar faces.

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Coke and Pepsi alter drink recipe

Coke and Pepsi alter drink recipe | Mom Psych | Scoop.it
Coca-Cola and Pepsi alter their fizzy drink recipe in the United States to avoid having to put a cancer warning label on the bottle.

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Child abuse shrinks key brain memory centre - health - 13 February 2012 - New Scientist

Child abuse shrinks key brain memory centre - health - 13 February 2012 - New Scientist | Mom Psych | Scoop.it

Brain scans reveal that young adults who were abused as children have a smaller hippocampus. "This explains why these individuals are at risk of developing a host of stress-related disorders later in life – because they have an impaired ability to cope with stress," says Carmine Pariante, who studies the effects of stress on child development at the Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London.


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Tom Perran's comment, March 14, 2012 8:15 PM
Thanks, Gina. I think I found that through an article I found on your site!I look forward to sharing resources with you!
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Nasty people in the media prime the brain for aggression

Nasty people in the media prime the brain for aggression | Mom Psych | Scoop.it
Research over the past few decades has shown that viewing physical violence in the media can increase aggression in adults and children.
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This is a study which claims to show that viewing violence can result in increased aggression. My research continues to show a wide variety of mixed results!

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Mothers and babies can instantly synchronize their hearts just by smiling at each other

Mothers and babies can instantly synchronize their hearts just by smiling at each other | Mom Psych | Scoop.it
Mothers and their babies are often said to share a deep, intimate connection...but even so, this new discovery is weird. Simply by looking and smiling at each other, moms and babies synchronize their heartbeats to within milliseconds of each other.
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The Only Child: Debunking the Myths

The Only Child: Debunking the Myths | Mom Psych | Scoop.it
Only children are supposed to be spoiled, selfish and lonely.

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Bouncing Back: Relationships as the Core of Resilience

Bouncing Back: Relationships as the Core of Resilience | Mom Psych | Scoop.it
Parent-infant attachment is crucial to the development of the areas of the brain that foster resilience and the success of future family relationships.

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Neuroscience from Annie Murphy Paul: Your Brain on Fiction

Neuroscience from Annie Murphy Paul:  Your Brain on Fiction | Mom Psych | Scoop.it
Brain scans are revealing what happens in our heads when we read a detailed description, an evocative metaphor or an emotional exchange between characters. Stories, this research is showing, stimulate the brain and even change how we act in life.
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Gina Stepp's comment, March 22, 2012 1:57 AM
While it doesn't really have anything to do with the article (other than the connection to fiction) I love this illustration. It's from a children's book by a friend of mine named Eric Anderson. A father of a young daughter, Eric was frustrated that he couldn't find many books to read his daughter that cast "dad" in a supportive role. So he wrote this one: http://www.amazon.com/Alena-Favorite-Thing-Eric-Anderson/dp/0615151531 Every dad should read this with his daughter.
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Self Regulation: Teaching Children The Art of Self-Control

Self Regulation: Teaching Children The Art of Self-Control | Mom Psych | Scoop.it
The most important skill parents can give children is the ability to regulate thoughts, emotions and behavior. Self control is crucial to success.
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marcialynncollum's comment, March 21, 2012 11:59 AM
So true!
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Why Bébé Doesn't Have ADHD

Why Bébé Doesn't Have ADHD | Mom Psych | Scoop.it
How come the epidemic of ADHD -- which has established itself firmly in the United States -- has almost completely passed over children in France?
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Teen Pregnancy: The Tangled Web

Teen Pregnancy: The Tangled Web | Mom Psych | Scoop.it

Statistics say very little about how to address the complex problem of teen pregnancy. What are the issues, and what can parents do to help?

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"Pink slime" to be dropped from some school lunches

"Pink slime" to be dropped from some school lunches | Mom Psych | Scoop.it

Following a very public outcry against "pink slime," it seems some school districts are listening—and doing something about it.


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Babies' natural bonds with mothers 'eroded by pushy parents' - Telegraph

Babies' natural bonds with mothers 'eroded by pushy parents' - Telegraph | Mom Psych | Scoop.it
Babies’ natural bonds with their mothers are being eroded as pushy parents
attempt to fill children’s time with increasingly busy schedules, according
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Experts Answer: How Do You Tell if Someone Has an Eating Disorder? | Signs & Symptoms of Anorexia, Bulimia | MyHealthNewsDaily.com

Experts Answer: How Do You Tell if Someone Has an Eating Disorder? | Signs & Symptoms of Anorexia, Bulimia | MyHealthNewsDaily.com | Mom Psych | Scoop.it
Experts say the diagnosis of eating disorders should be left to professionals. Still, there are some signs to look for.
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The Myth of the "Mama's Boy"

The Myth of the "Mama's Boy" | Mom Psych | Scoop.it
We never worry about an involved father "masculinizing" his daughter; why do such fears persist about a feminizing aspect of mothering?
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Meaningful Busywork: Parsing the Oxymoron | Psychology Today

Meaningful Busywork: Parsing the Oxymoron | Psychology Today | Mom Psych | Scoop.it
The upsides and downsides of "busywork." By Christopher Taibbi, M.A.T....

 

If you have gifted capabilities, push youself: and support firms like Academic Sciences can help.


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