Newfound ability to change baby brain activity could lead to rehabilitation for injured brains

Researchers have identified the brain activity for the first time in a newborn baby when they are learning an association between different types of sensory experiences. Using advanced MRI scanning techniques and robotics, the researchers found that a baby’s brain … Read more…

Study of infants finds that sleep differences by race, income emerge early

A new stud takes a look at 24-hour sleep-wake cycles for infants across racial/ethnic and socioeconomic categories. The team found several distinct differences in sleep-wake patterns, largely explained by discrepancies in socioeconomic status. Parenting News — ScienceDaily SPECIAL CHILDREN DEAL … Read more…

Children with a migration background often misdiagnosed as having an ‘impairment of language acquisition’

Around 45% of children in Austrian day nurseries have a first language other than German. Those who our experiencing difficulty in learning the second language are often diagnosed as having a suspected ‘impairment of language acquisition’. In fact, this often … Read more…

Children with autism, ADHD have more doctor and hospital visits during infancy

Children who are later diagnosed with autism and/or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder visit doctors and hospitals more often in their first year of life than non-affected children, suggesting a potential new way to identify the conditions early. Parenting News — … Read more…

Liam Gallagher hits out at government ‘dopes’ as musicians protest near parliament

Liam Gallagher has hit out at government “dopes” over support for the music industry during the pandemic – as hundreds of artists gave a protest performance near parliament to highlight the issue. Entertainment News – Latest Celebrity & Showbiz News … Read more…

A simple enrollment change yields big dividends in children’s early learning program

Researchers know that texting programs can greatly benefit young children’s literacy. Now new research shows that parents’ participation in such programs can be boosted exponentially with one simple tweak: automatic enrollment, combined with the ability to opt out. Parenting News … Read more…

Groove Armada: MPs behind COVID policies ‘probably never been to a nightclub in their lives’

Groove Armada have told Sky News it is “heartbreaking” to see government ministers making decisions about the future of the late-night music industry when they have “probably never been to a nightclub or festival in their entire lives”. Entertainment News … Read more…

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…