For vulnerable families, the pandemic’s effect on mental health is swift and harsh

In just a few months, the COVID-19 pandemic swiftly and substantially worsened mental health among US hourly service workers and their children — especially those experiencing multiple hardships, according to new research. Parenting News — ScienceDaily SPECIAL CHILDREN DEAL UPDATE:

‘My girl grew up in black culture – allow her’: Stars defend Adele after Instagram photo backlash

High-profile black figures including Naomi Campbell and MP David Lammy have defended Adele over claims of cultural appropriation, following a backlash for an image she posted on social media. Entertainment News – Latest Celebrity & Showbiz News | Sky News … Read more…

New The Crown trailer offers first glimpse of Margaret Thatcher and Princess Diana – and series four release date

The Crown’s highly anticipated fourth series has its first trailer – giving fans a first look at Gillian Anderson as Margaret Thatcher and Princess Diana in her wedding dress. Entertainment News – Latest Celebrity & Showbiz News | Sky News … Read more…

Study of one million Danish children: Childhood adversity increases the risk of early death

Social adversity in early childhood appears to be a significant risk factor for death in early adulthood. Children who have experienced repeated serious adversity such as losing a parent, mental illness in the family, poverty or being placed in foster … Read more…

GI symptoms linked to behavioral problems in children, especially those with autism

A new study found that common gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms such as diarrhea, constipation and bloating are linked to troubling sleep problems, self-harm and physical complaints in preschool children. According to the study, these GI symptoms are much more common and … Read more…

Helicopter parents should step back and watch, study recommends

Researchers conducted the world’s first data-driven study of parenting classes based on the Respectful Approach intervention. The Respectful Approach, modeled on Resources for Infant Educators (RIE)TM, guides parents to treat young children as capable and independent humans who can flourish … Read more…

Health, well-being and food security of families deteriorating under COVID-19 stress

The ongoing disruptive changes from efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19 are having a substantial negative impact on the physical and mental well-being of parents and their children across the United States, according to a new national survey. Parenting … Read more…

Early life stress is associated with youth-onset depression for some types of stress but not others

Examining the association between eight different types of early life stress (ELS) and youth-onset depression, a study reports that individuals exposed to ELS were more likely to develop a major depressive disorder (MDD) in childhood or adolescence than individuals who … Read more…

Troubling connection between workplace pregnancy discrimination and health of mothers, babies

Perceived pregnancy discrimination indirectly relates to increased levels of postpartum depressive symptoms for mothers and lower birth weights, lower gestational ages and increased numbers of doctor visits for babies, according to a management study. Parenting News — ScienceDaily SPECIAL CHILDREN … Read more…

Pioneering brain haemorrhage treatment reduces long-term disability in premature babies

Premature babies with serious brain haemorrhage treated with a ‘brain washing’ technique were twice as likely to survive without severe learning disability when compared with infants given standard treatment. Parenting News — ScienceDaily SPECIAL CHILDREN DEAL UPDATE: